More severed feet in British Columbia

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48 Responses to “More severed feet in British Columbia”

  1. Tenn says:

    Thanks for destroying my ever-grander speculations, Jazminecat. Really.

    I hope a fifth foot floats up just to spite you and those so called investigators.

  2. Bonnie says:

    I guess that means that our serial killer has two left feet — and more!

  3. Takuan says:

    four right feet, four locations. No. The sea is stranger than you believe but humans are stranger still.

  4. The Unusual Suspect says:

    Now, let’s not be defeetist about this.

  5. saira says:

    Yikes! This sounds like something out of Agatha Christie or Elizabeth Peters… she had a killer who mangled his victims crocodile-style in Guardian of the Horizon (ebooks version). Scary stuff!

  6. mrfitz says:

    The hard part about being a ninja is that you often have to assassinate pirates at sea. Often ninjas are caught on board. Typically, the right foot is hacked off and the fail-ninja is made to “hop” the plank.

  7. aixwiz says:

    Perhaps only right feet being found in British Columbia is due to the Coriolis Effect. Maybe the left feet end up on a beach in Africa?

  8. coastal says:

    I dont know if someone’s already said this, way too close to the end of the week to read all those comments.

    I live on one of the Island’s where the foot was found, and have a theory: People dumping bodies into the ocean and attaching bricks to hold them down – eventually the rope (I would imagine) will cut through the foot and set it free? Maybe?

    Who knows. Just another theory.

  9. WeightedCompanionCube says:

    Something nefarious is afoot.

  10. pauldrye says:

    So it’s four feet high and risin’? Come on, Johnny Cash needs you to find one more!

  11. keitmo says:

    Update: Further DNA analysis has revealed that the 4 right feet are not all from the same person.

  12. Cazart says:

    “Today’s UK surf report:

    It’s one foot out, and it stinks.”

    Brilliant. (Except now it’s five feet! w00t!)

  13. jeffbell says:

    Perhaps these are the by products of organ trade. Kidneys and Corneas get top dollar, and even Christy Brown needs left feet, but the right foot is not commercially viable and gets thrown over the rail.

    Alternatively, it’s the collective revenge of the soup-fin shark.

  14. Dead Robot says:

    All they need to do is find four people walking in circles.

    I should be a cop!

  15. TEKNA2007 says:

    I would expect a kinder euphemism from you Takuan

    “Intraspecies predator”? Obeying a macabre Right-Hand Rule?

  16. Santa's Knee says:

    I wonder if they were all in Chuck Taylor Hightops…

    Sharks show mad-props for Chucks…

  17. Takuan says:

    I heard a little whisper that the latest showed signs of intentional force – trying to track it down

  18. RJ says:

    I like Jazminecat’s perspective. Of course, you can’t rule out the possibility of a serial killer, but it seems more likely that these feet would be the remains of accident victims.

    This message brought to you by the Council of Covert Cannibals Local #592.

  19. Takuan says:

    might I also point out that there is substantial organized crime activity in that part of the world – another benefit of the Waronsomedrugs Industry.

  20. neurolux says:

    My first thought was the “Great Shoe Spill of 1990″. There was a shipment of Nikes that went overboard (the Hansa Carrier). The left shoes went to one beach and the right shoes went to another beach hundreds of miles away.

  21. Anonymous says:

    2 severed feet in tennis shoes were found in Lake Travis near Austin Texas in the last 3 months or so.

  22. ESQ says:

    Today’s UK surf report:

    It’s one foot out, and it stinks.

  23. Simon Greenwood says:

    So what happens when it’s found that they all belong to the same person?

  24. Bugs says:

    Maybe it’s just a washed up school of sole?

    @ Registrado:
    I’m still laughing at that ten minutes later. Awesome.

  25. loumessing says:

    This sounds similar to blue bottle ‘jellyfish’. They have left and right oriented varieties that allow for the colony to float in different directions in tune with the wind and currents. This happens so the entire species isn’t blown onto the same beach.

    Somewhere else there may be a right-footed beach?

    http://www.marine-medic.com.au/pages/biology/biologyBreakup/physalia.pdf

  26. Anonymous says:

    Wired Science had an episode about tracking floating detritus in the ocean. A shipment of shoes was lost, and the left shoes and right shoes are washing ashore in different places due to the shape of the shoes themselves. The video may be viewed at: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience/video/index-129.html

  27. Beryllium says:

    #11: Exactly what I was thinking when the original two feet were discovered.

    Some sort of grisly advertising campaign for Dexter Season 2 (at the time), and now perhaps Season 3? :)

    It’s extra-funny because (minor Dexter spoils) in Season 2 he starts dumping the body parts into one of those gigantic ocean currents, unlike the prior season where he dumped them in a fixed location on the ocean floor.

  28. maxximoo says:

    my tattoo doesn’t look so silly NOW, does it?
    http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/05/25/maxxs-foot/

  29. max says:

    hahahaha, maximoo you’re a morbid genius!

  30. spazzm says:

    Simon:
    Someone’s running an offshore cloning operation?

  31. Maurik says:

    Sounds like a job for Charlie Eppes.

  32. Agent 86 says:

    They’ve found the location of the bodies, give or take four feet.

  33. Registrado says:

    Some people are way too dedicated when dancing the Hokey Pokey.

  34. seth matthew says:

    Size 12 US? But these boots were made for walkin’. :/

  35. Takuan says:

    that’s a left foot

  36. Frank_in_Virginia says:

    Ask the TSA to identify the shoes. They make everyone take them off at the airport.

  37. noen says:

    Well, everyone knows you want to start on the right foot.

  38. Tenn says:

    Takuan, do you have a distaste for right feet or something? There are starving beings in the Baltic! Finish your dinner!

  39. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    @43
    OW!
    OW!OW!
    Thank you sir. May I have another?

  40. Takuan says:

    no, no,I haven’t the right

  41. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    OW!Shit!OW!

  42. EddieR says:

    “All of them have been right feet inside size 12 sneakers”

    I believe only 2 of the feet were found with size 12 shoes, not all 4. This in no way mitigates the freakiness of this phenomenon. Just sayin’s all.

  43. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    OW!Shit!OW!

  44. Takuan says:

    serial killer

  45. a love supreme says:

    I heard something once about how the arch of one’s foot can get caught in ocean tides and cause them to be pulled in the complete opposite direction of their mates, causing the feet of the same person to end up on completely different shores. I don’t know how true that is if it’s true at all, and it certainly doesn’t explain why they’re all the same size…

  46. Tenn says:

    I would expect a kinder euphemism from you Takuan

  47. jazminecat says:

    There was a plane crash that had four people on board. http://preview.tinyurl.com/527onr

    It’s not out of the realm of possibility that these are from that. why just the feet? shoes float. people decompose in water. joints come apart easily.

  48. dr.psilo says:

    Dexter?

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