On this day in 1951, the charred remains of Mary Reeser were found by her land lady in her St. Petersburg Florida apartment. Most of Reeser’s body was consumed by fire, leaving only a single foot untouched by the fire. Additionally, parts of her severely burned skull and spine survived the blaze. Curiously, the surrounding areas of her apartment were essentially undamaged. It remains one of the most documented cases of spontaneous human combustion in history.