I know the title may sound like a story line for a movie, but authorities in India are afraid the story is true.

Yes, there have been cases of spontaneous human combustion. Read on:


The baby boy was born in May, and his parents say his body first caught fire when he was just nine days old and that the event has happened three times since then.

Believe it or not, there have been cases of this terrifying phenomenon over the years. At least one such case dates back to 1663 and in 2011 a coroner in Ireland actually listed 'spontaneous combustion' as the cause of death.

Doctors in India say they are conducting an extensive number of tests on the child to see if there is an underlying cause for this strange condition.