Friday, November 14, 2008

Sixth Foot Ashore

Only 3 days after discovering "meatometers", LoS has learned of a sixth human foot apparently washed ashore in British Columbia.

A brief timeline of the BC6:
  1. 8/20/07 – male right foot; size 12 Campus near Jedidiah Island
  2. 8/26/07 – male right foot; size 12 Reebok on Gabriola Island
  3. 2/2/08 – male right foot; size 11 Nike on Valdez Island
  4. 5/22/08 – female right foot; size 7 New Balance on Kirkland Island
  5. 6/16/08 – male left foot; size 11 Nike on Westham Island
  6. 11/11/08 – female left foot; New Balance on the Fraser River
DNA match feet # 3 and 5.

Curiously, all six feet were found in running shoes. The confirmed five were disarticulated (not cut) and clad in shoes made between 2003 & 2004, with the exception of the 1999 shoe on foot # 4. CNN suggests this is evidence that the feet belong to victims of a plane crash, but local news reports that this theory has been discounted by the RCMP.

One more grisly clue: a lustrative, footless body (male 5'10'') washed ashore on the Orcas Islands approximately 4 months before the first foot was found. As far as LoS can tell, the body has not been definitively linked to any of the feet.

We are still waiting confirmation that foot # 6 is not a hoax. On June 18, 2008, police were japed by an animal paw stuffed in an Adidas human shoe on the Campbell River.

CNN has a nice interactive map.

Previously on LoS:


  1. Holy cow! Do you suppose four and six will turn out to be a matching set?

  2. That'd make sense, although one of the news
    outlets brave
    enough to report on this potential hoax is describing the shoe as a "small woman's New Balance running shoe" -- size 9 is average to slightly above average for a woman ... I think.


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