**SHC AND THE PYROTRON
HYPOTHESIS**

If they don’t outright call photographic evidence to be
hoaxes, debunkers and other disbelievers of SHC (Sudden Human Cremation)
inevitably invoke the wick theory to explain intensely localized incinerations
of human beings. One can say a person has sufficient fat to incinerate bone to
powder, just as easily as one can say the Moon truly is made of Gouda cheese. Doesn’t
make it true.

The wick theory begs a lot of questions. One question is
quite simple, which no SHC naysayer has adequately answered: If a person can
self-incinerate *so completely* in a
chair or on a bed because of the adipose tissue in his/her torso and limbs, why
do crematory owners invest $100,000 for a retort, filtration systems, and a
cremulator to grind up bones that are raked out of the retort, plus the
40-or-so gallons of fuel oil to fuel the process?

We’ve interviewed many crematory managers/owners. As
businessmen, none have given a reason why they don’t instead spend a few cents
on a pack of matches to achieve better burn-ups than their retorts can produce.

Maybe, just maybe, one needs to consider other
hypotheses/theories for SHC?

We have done that throughout *ABLAZE! *One theory advanced
in Chapter 7 examines a theoretical solution based on quantum mechanics and
proposes a hypothetical sub-subatomic high-energy mass we dubbed in 1975 the “pyrotron.” When it smashes into a quark or proton in a
person’s body, the energy release is catastrophic and instantaneous. Kinda like
a scene of classic SHC where a 170-pound adult body has its moisture content
boiled off, to be almost totally dehydrated.

Unfortunately the publisher of *ABLAZE!* did not add an appendix with the math undergirding the pyrotron. Hence, SHC debunkers and naysayers have had a
field-day on-line and on television rebuking the idea. Not to mention ourself,
as well. (Okay, we did mention ourself.)

Not surprisingly they do so *without* knowledge of the mathematical basis for the possibility of
the pyrotron. Which begs another question. Actually
two.

First, why do critics of SHC argue from a position of
ignorance?

Second, critics of SHC who dismiss the idea out of hand
must *reject* a formula crucial to
quantum mechanics and theory. If ya don’t like
Plank’s constant and Einstein’s speed of light, fine. Throw them both out. Just
know that you are also throwing out a lot of science and technology that
depends on both.

So: here’s the formula and the math that supports the
hypothetical existence of the pyrotron. And just
maybe, for some of that Dark Matter/Energy that particle physicists,
astrophysicists, and cosmologist are so eager to find.

PLEASE NOTE: We submit this as a hypothesis, *not* as the proven explanation for the
pile of powder abutting a lower human leg or foot in a room exhibiting little
other thermal/flame damage and no noxious odor of burned flesh.

**QUANTUM THEORY FOR**

**SHC AND THE PYROTRON**

**E = hc/****l**** **or ** ****l**** = hc/E**

E = quantum/photon energy in ergs _{}

h = Planck’s constant (6.62x10^{-27}erg-sec)

c = speed of light (3x10^{10}cm/sec)

l = wavelength of
incident light/photon in cms

**E _{cal}** = energy to
convert water in 175lb human to steam

= __34,385,867 calories__

1 cal = 4.184 joules, 1x10^{-7}
joules = 1 erg

1 erg = 1x10^{-7} j/erg ¸ 4.184 j/cal = 2.39x10^{-8}cal

**E _{erg}** = 34.385867x10

**l**_{cm}** = hc/E** = [6.62x10^{-27}erg-sec x 3x10^{10}cm/sec]
¸ 1.44x10^{15}ergs

**l**** _{cm}** = 1. 986x10

Subatomic photon/pyrotron wavelength l_{ }**@**** **

** 1.38x10 ^{-31}cm.**

ã 1975 by Larry E. Arnold;
all rights reserved;

based on the textbook *Physical
Chemistry* (1955) which takes

particle wavelengths down
only to 1x10^{-11}cm (12.4x10^{6} electron-volts).