Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I haven't updated the blog for a month now because I'm on the road, a traveling man as it were.  Currently I'm in Rio de Janeiro, but before that I was in Argentina and made a brief jaunt to Uruguay.  I've got lots to post about folk saints and Masonic monuments, but that will have to wait until I get home....which will be soon as my flight leaves in about 11 hours.

Just a brief blurb.  My pal Tim turned me on to a film called Severed Footage about the mystery of the feet washing ashore off the coast of British Columbia and Washington.  It's a found footage piece a la The Blair Witch Project, which makes the title a pretty clever pun.  The story is....

In the fall of 2007, a student had been videoing his history project on “Kanaka Pete the Axe Murderer”. In January 2012 that same video was leaked from the local authorities. You decide if this video finally exposes the "Mystery of the Severed Feet".

The Kanaka Pete link is in in the original text.  I was a bit skeptical, thinking maybe it was a clever way to fabricate evidence for the back story, but you can view a PDF version of a short history written in 1972 on the University of Hawaii library's website.

I haven't seen the film, but since we've been keeping abreast of what's afoot in Canada, it seems logical to make a short post about it.  You can see the trailer on YouTube or on the film's website.

BTW, this is the second time we've come across a a history of violence on an island in association with this Canadian mystery.  See Who stole the sole?


  1. I'll have to check that film out! Thanks for posting.

  2. (And I'm groaning over the name of this, er ... "piece" of the blog.)

    1. I see your groan and raise you a wah-wah-wah-waaaah! :)

      The film actually looks kinda terrible though....

  3. Yeah, the trailer wasn't terribly enticing...

    1. Like some talented high school kid! Pretty much a Blair Witch re-hash by the looks of it. Have you seen V/H/S though? Tim tells me there are some genuinely scary parts in that film. I've sort of gone off horror/suspense though, at least temporarily.


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