Firewalking - Skeptic's Version

Left, Firewalking in the Fuji Islands, South Pacific. Note how the fire has been reduced to coals.

The many modern debunkers of firewalking say that an insulating layer of ash over the coals, or tough feet, keep firewalkers from getting burned. It's almost an oxymoron, but there are such things as cool fires. Cool fires smolder instead of blaze, and smolder is what is happening to the coals in these firewalks. Notice how a path of glowing embers has been raked between the flames, they walk on glowing coals, not flaming wood.  


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