Fire officials dig through the remains of Mary Reeser, July 1951
Photo of fire officials digging through the the corner of Mary Reeser's apartment in which her burned remains were found in July 1951. Mary Reeser was declared by many to be a victim of spontaneous human combustion, a proposed situation where a human body ignites itself from within.
Photographer unknown, July 1951. Collection of St. Petersburg, Florida, Police & Fortean Picture Library. Non-copyright image.