Ok, my girlfriend and I were arguing about something yesterday (I don't remember what!) and all of a sudden my shirt caught fire. Now, we weren't near any candles or open flame, so I was wondering how this could happen? I pretty much ruled out spontaneous combustion because supposedly it starts in the pit of your stomach! But it freaked both me and my girlfriend out. Is there anyone that can shed some light on this? I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks, and peace be with you.
Spontaneous combustion is still a possibility, the definition states that any fire whatsoever that starts with no apparent cause would be considered spontaneous combustion.
Another possibility is that during your argument you, her, or somebody who did not want you two arguing(or perhaps just did not like how you were handling it) willed the shirt to catch on fire(possibly/probably subconsciously, thus unintentionally) and with the energy from the heated conversation it happened.
Yet another possibility is that there was some source of flame/heat you were just unaware of and your shirt just happened to get close enough to it.
No, there isn't anything that could have done it, now candles, or anything really, I was standing near my computer desk, and there isn't anything there that could have set my shirt on fire. We're no longer arguing, and she doesn't have any how it happened. Thank you, peace be with you.