Applause-o-Meter Extra: Mysterious Washed-up Feet Explained

It turns out the explanation is pretty straight-forward, but still creepy.
Brangien Davis  |   May 2012   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION

Remember how creepy it was when those disembodied feet kept washing up on the shores of BC? Some posited that it was the result of a serial killer, or a plane crash, or a human trafficking ring.

But it turns out the explanation is much simpler (though no less creepy): The feet—almost always found in sneakers—belonged to people whotook their own lives by jumping off a bridge. Their decomposing bodies were eaten away by fish, but the feet were protected by rubber-soled shoes. Thus the grisly feet-in-shoes eventually made their way to shore.

 

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