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Credit: Brad Gregg

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart believes 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt might be a victim
of this strange phenomenon. Vanzandt’s charred remains were found in his
kitchen, but there appeared to be no structural damage to the house and
no evidence of accelerants.

Lockhart, a onetime arson investigator, said he’s never encountered a case like it.

“This
is very bizarre. You’re thinking someone poured something on him, but
there was no fire source,” the sheriff said. “The body was burned and
incinerated. I think there’s only 200 cases worldwide. I’m not saying
this (spontaneous combustion) is what it is, but I haven’t ruled it
out.”

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