Scoff if you must at the idea of spontaneous human combustion, the evidence in favor of the phenomenon is out there -- just ask 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt of Muldrow of Oklahoma. Oh wait, you can't! Because Danny Muldrow spontaneously combusted, that's why. Seriously, there's no other explanation for his death. According to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, when officers found Muldrow, "the body was burned and it was incinerated," but strangely, "there was no damage to the furniture or anything around the fire." An autopsy ruled out the possibility of homicide, and while Muldrow was a smoker, Lockhart says there's no way an accidental cigarette burn could incinerate a human body. So what's left? Spontaneous combustion (maybe), says Lockhart:
"I think there's only about 200 cases worldwide [of spontaneous human combustion] and I'm not saying this happened. I'm just saying that we haven't ruled it out."