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“The Unexplained Files: Spontaneous Human Combustion and Mexican Pilot UFO” (S1 E4)

Thursday, October 27, 2022; 4:00-5:00PM ET

Another rebroadcast of this classic from 2013 when we meet with the first-responders and a county sheriff with a 20-year background in fire investigation, who are willing to consider SHC when a puzzling localized human inferno happens in their jurisdiction. Can the wick hypothesis explain this fire fatality that “began, and ended, in the body”?

ScienceChannel.com/live-now … also via cable providers’ upper-tier packages.




Thursday, October 20, 2022; 7:00-8:00PM ET release date

Part 2 (60 minutes): a follow-up encore that delves into lesser known cases that have been witnessed and survived.







“Forbidden Knowledge News” podcasts with Christopher Mathieu

Thursday, September 8, 2022; 7:00-8:30PM ET release date

Part 1 (90 minutes): explores several well-known classic spon-com cases we discovered and document.






MEDIA ALERT: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 11:00AM-Noon EST.


ScienceChannel will again re-telecast the episode (S1E4) of its superb series "The Unexplained Files" that examines the phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion aka Sudden Human Cremation. Featured is the debut of a classic case - body nearly consumed by a fearsome and highly localized fire in a combustible environment that escapes the expected damage - that happened in Oklahoma in 2013 plus a survivor case - partial burns occurring without a known external ignition source - in Vermont. We appear as an advocate for SHC and attempt to demonstrate why the "the wick effect" promulgated by Orthodoxy is a laughable explain-away. Tune in and decide which side of the SHC debate - no it's all bulls**t or yes it happens and is a true mystery - makes sense to you.



ScienceChannel is again telecasting the program we did for "The Unexplained Files"  (S1E4) about SHC. Includes the most recent case we field-investigated: 2013 in Oklahoma.

Friday, March 11, 2022; 10:00-11:00PM EST

Saturday, March 12, 2022; 1:00-2:00AM EST



Also tonight (Mar 11): live interview with Gary Anderson on NightDreamsTalk Radio. Topic is SHC and wherever else Gary chooses to take the 90 minutes.

Friday, March 11, 2022; 10:00-11:30PM EST




Larry Arnold will be featured guest on NightDreamsTalkRadio with Gary Anderson this Friday, March 11, 2022, 10:00-11:30PM EST. Topic is SHC, of course. :)


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MEDIA ALERT: program about SHC on The Science Channel - Friday, Oct. 8, 2021-


Friday, Oct 8, at 3:00-4:00PM EDT, Science Channel will again re-telecast "The Unexplained Files" episode that explores with Larry Arnold the conundrum of SHC - Spontaneous Human Combustion aka Sudden Human Cremation. This episode is among the most re-aired of all programs on The Science Channel since it debuted in 2013. Tune in if you haven't seen this before, or wanna see it again, as Larry interviews first-responders who found themselves mystified when called to a classic SHC-style fatality that occurred inside this otherwise intact house in Oklahoma. Believe it. Or not?


SEE PICTURE OF HOUSE HERE: http://parascience.com/images/SHC%20house.jpg



ScienceChannel has our "The Unexplained Files" episode slated again for next Tues. 8/17 4-5AM



ScienceChannel reran our "The Unexplained Files" episode June 23rd, 2021, 11AM-Noon EDT.                                                                         



Just discovered that "Science Channel" will today at 3:00-4:00PM EDT rebroadcast its S1E4 program of "The Unexplained Files" that explores Spontaneous Human Combustion and, of course, our advocacy of the phenomenon. Features a classic case that had just happened in Oklahoma, and this program is its national debut. Tune in and decide for yourself: can people incinerate more completely in their homes than in a retort, or are we making up the 'evidence' and making a flaming fool of ourself?





MEDIA ALERT: Pleased to announce that ScienceChannel is rebroadcasting "The Unexplained Files" episode w/ us about Sudden Human Cremation (SHC) and survival, too, this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:00-8:00AM EST.


Other episodes of this fine series precede and follow.


Professor Ford in the U.K. asserts SHC is solved by people becoming 100% saturated with acetone. Does that make sense to you? Tune in and see if your thinking is confirmed or refuted ...



For those interested in strange stuff or/and have been following our research into the definitely strange subject of Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC), we will be discussing aspects of its high strangeness with CoastToCoastAM host George Noory on Thursday morning, February 18, between 3:00-5:00AM EST. His website is www.CoasToCoastAM.com and the program is available online via any iHeart.com radio station that carries C2C. Tune in and discover where George takes the conversation; might be full of surprises, as with SHC one never quite knows what will happen. 😲






On this weekend before Christmas, Science Channel’s gift is a marathon from 9AM-8PM today of its excellent series “The Unexplained Files.” As a gift to us, it includes the episode (S1E4) about Spontaneous Human Combustion, airing in the 5-6PM EST time slot.


Two new cases debuted in this program: the classic SHC of a man in Oklahoma in 2013 – the year this episode first aired – and a Purple Heart-awarded SHC veteran in Vermont, veteran in the sense that he says he twice survived not-so-typical SHC. Tune in and see if you agree, or can offer an alternative explanation.


A Meaningful Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.





ScienceChannel is rebroadcasting on 10/31, 11AM-Noon EDT - its episode of "The Unexplained Files" about SHC as part of its Halloween day programming. It discusses the OK case and a VT survivor/witnessed case. Can be viewed live, online at www.ScienceChannel.com  



October 31, 2020
Here's the URL for the 2-hr interview we did last evening, now posted, for Truth Defender Podcast out of TX.


Says Paul, the host: "I had a blast, I really appreciate you taking the time. I would like to think that my many years as an investigator in the NAVY played some part of asking those questions, but it was mostly my genuine curiosity on the topic. I have the episode up and ready to go on YouTube, will have the audio version up in a couple of hours. Thanks."







MEDIA ALERT: Science Channel, Friday, August 21, 2020, 6:00-7:00PM EDT.

We will again be appearing on TV to discuss a few of the many myths, marvels and mysteries of SHC - Spontaneous Human Combustion aka Sudden Human Cremation - as ScienceChannel reruns this Friday our program in its excellent series "The Unexplained Files." Tune in, watch exert first-responders and an arson investigator attest to the oddity of SHC and other experts attempt to explain it all away, decide whether a man who says his body twice burst into flame and the witness who says he saw it happen are credible, and boost the ratings! 




MEDIA ALERT: Friday, June 19, 2020, 7:00-8:00AM EDT


ScienceChannel will re-air the episode (S1E4) of its superb series "The Unexplained Files" that examines two recent examples of the phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion -- aka Sudden Human Cremation: a classic case in Oklahoma in 2013 and the case in Vermont of a Purple Heart recipient who says he twice survived partial SHC. We appear as the advocate for SHC and demonstrate why the explain-away of "the wick effect" promulgated by spon-com debunkers does not work; a British researcher offers his theory that acetone is the solution (so to speak). Tune in and decide for yourself.





"Paranormal Caught on Camera" episode at 10-11PM ESTon May 17, 2020 - think this was the original airing of this episode - titled "Screams of Terror..." a segment about an Arkansas father/son walking in woodland, father filming son and then capturing roar-and-grunt sounds from something moving in the underbrush, ending w/ what appears (ever so briefly, because this program chop-cut edits much of the submitted footage) to be a humanoid dark creature behind a tree trunk. Footage appears quite genuine. Didn't catch the name of the gentleman. Contact the show for details(?) at submitparanormal@gmail.com




ScienceChannel is rerunning our most recent program for them. Thursday, 5/14/2020, 6-7AM EST (our segment is actually 6:30-7:00AM).

Can be accessed currently online if one has a Fios or Comcast account, here:




Spontaneous Human Combustion and Mexican Pilot UFO


Spontaneous Human Combustion: In Oklahoma, a man is reduced to a pile of ashes in his own home. Carlos de los Santos/UFO: Pilot Carlos de los Santos recounts his midair encounter with three UFO’s en route to Mexico City's airport.

41 min|TV-PG|Premiered 10/02/2013




Friday, February 28, 2020; 11:00AM-Noon EST.

ScienceChannel is doing another marathon of "The Unexplained Files" on this date. And again, telecasting the episode we did for this wonderful series that deals with multiple cases of - gasp! - Spontaneous Human Combustion. Finally, a civilized time slot for a rerun. Both fatal and survived cases are documented - not that the debunkers and naysayers will give any credence to the cases presented but for those with true critical thinking skills, you'll have much to ponder. (This episode was also telecast on Friday, February 21, 2020, in the same time slot.)


Can be viewed online live too, at ScienceChannel.com during the on-air broadcast.



"The Unexplained Files" examines the phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion both fatal and, yes, survived with Larry E Arnold, director of ParaScience International, documenting for the first time on national TV the death of Danny Vanzandt in Oklahoma and the witnessed inflaming of survivor Frank Baker.


Science Channel

Friday, February 21, 2020; 11AM-Noon EST

Friday, February 28, 2020; 11AM-Noon EST




You can see Larry Arnold tomorrow on ScienceChannel - "The Unexplained Files" - Tuesday, 6-7PM.






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