How Do People Walk On Hot Coals Without Getting Burned?

Fire walkers can, and few people know how they do it.

These amazing people, who live in Hawaii, India, and on certain islands of the South Pacific, actually walk on fire. A big trench is dug in the ground and is filled with fire.

Eventually, it burns down to a bed of glowing, red-hot coals. The fire walkers then walk for some 45 feet on these hot coals. When they reach the end of the trench, they turn around and walk back over it again.

Fire walkers’ feet have been examined before they make their hot walk to be sure they are not treated in any special way. At no time have their feet been found to be protected in any way.

For some reason, these unusual people are actually able to walk on fire without being hurt. Those who do this sort of thing say it is a question of concentration and faith.

Fire walking ceremonies have been witnessed by many people, including scientists. Never once has there been a report of it being a trick or hoax.

David Willey, a professor of physics, says he believes firewalking is explainable in terms of basic physics and is not supernatural or paranormal. Firewalking if done properly is possible because the human foot is a poor conductor of heat.

Firewalking has existed for several thousand years, with records dating back to 1200 B.C.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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