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Spontaneous Human Combustion - Dr. John Irving Bentley

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Spontaneous Human Combustion - Dr. John Irving Bentley

Spontaneous Human Combustion - Dr. John Irving Bentley

This 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.
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