Coroner Thinks They're From Crash Victims; Other Theories
Something strange is afoot near
Vancouver, BC. Residents are becoming increasingly creeped-out by a
recent phenomenon -- human feet washing up on the shores of area
waterways, possible remnants from a plane crash in the area off the
coast three years ago.
The first foot was found last August, on Gabriola Island. The
fifth was found, still wearing a shoe, on Monday by a man walking
along the Fraser River. Police declined to describe the latest foot
by size, left/right or man/woman, but they did reveal that it was
the first left foot to be found. The other four were all right
feet, encased in running shoes.
The coroner insists there's no evidence the feet were severed.
Experts say that feet normally become detached from the legs of
people who die in water as the flesh decays, in a process called
disarticulation. Because they're in shoes, and have a chemical
makeup avoided by microbes, feet may persist longer than other body
Complicating the investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police is the fact that the feet could have travelled a great
distance, carried from the other side of the world by ocean
currents. In the meantime, relatives of the four victims of the
plane crash have provided DNA samples, in case the feet originated
The Mounties, famous for always getting their man, are
determined to solve this mystery, even if it turns out not to
involve foul play. So far, investigators don't even know if the
feet are from a common accident or location.
"We're looking at all possibilities... and that includes that
they could have been connected," RCMP spokeswoman Annie Linteau the
Times of London.
Well, yeah... they all USED to be connected...