Spontaneous Human Combustion - Dr. John Irving Bentley
is one of the most famous photos from an alleged case of spontaneous human
combustion. On December 5, 1966, 92-year-old retired doctor John Bentley died
from a fire of unknown origin in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. The elderly man
walked with the aid of a walking frame, clearly visible in the photo. The fire
apparently was confined to a small area of the doctor's bathroom, which burned a
hole in the floor. Most of his body was reduced to ash.