Mrs. Patrick Rooney's Fiery Death (sources)

Mentions & Repeaters

  • Charles Berlitz’s World of the Incredible but True, by Charles Berlitz, 1991 Ballantine Books.
  • “Did woman just burst into flames?,” by Tom Zito (The Washington Post), Article in the Anchorage Daily News, newspaper of Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Sunday, August 8, 1982, Pgs. A-1,A-12. Online at:,3057692&dq=phyllis-newcombe&hl=en
  • Mysterious Fires and Lights, by Vincent H. Gaddis, August 1968 Dell Publishing Co., Inc, New York, NY, USA. Pg. 185-186.
  • Mysteries of the Unexplained, 1982 Reader’s Digest Association, ISBN: 0-89577-146-2. Pg. 84
  • Secrets of the Supernatural, Joe Nickell (with John F. Fischer), 1988 Prometheus Books. ISBN: 0879756853, 9780879756857. Pg. 166
  • Spontaneous Human Combustion, by Jenny Randles and Peter Hough, 2007 Robert Hale Limited (first published in 1992). ISBN: 978-0-7090-8402-0. Pg. 195-196.
  • “Woman catches fire on street,” article in The Citizen, newspaper of Ottawa, Friday, August 6, 1982. Pg. 6. Online at:,1540559&dq=phyllis-newcombe&hl=en