More Feet Washing Up On Canadian Coastline
The shoreline of the Salish Sea, is a cold expanse of water where the Vancouver Island is separated from the Canadian mainland.
Perhaps, the strangest thing you can find, is a severed human foot washed up into the shallows!
On this expanse, there is no telling what you could stumble upon. There are logs from fallen trees sitting on the beaches, also cormorant birds dotting the rocky outcrops of the beach.
On rare occasions, you may catch a glimpse of Staqeya, a lone wolf that has inhabited the beach for years, roaming the sea fringes for seal to consume.
How Long Have Feet Been Washing Up?
Since the year 2007, a large number of severed feet have been found on this beach, each one entombed within a shoe, without an exception. As recently as 2016, a lady identified as Charlotte Stevens was taking a walk with her husband on the island, when he discovered a single shoe stranded on sand.
The couple examined the shoe and saw what resembled an actual foot bone in it. In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Charlotte Stevens recounted on their experience and how they reacted to discovering the single shoe on the beach.
In May 2018, the 14th foot of similar nature was washed ashore the Salish Sea. This one was discovered by a man taking a walk on Gabriola, an island close to Nanaimo, a port city in Canada. He found the human foot, stuck in a hiking boot crammed within a pile of logs.
How Do The Feet Get There?
The source of these decayed feet has been a long standing mystery, and has been a subject of speculations from locals and authorities alike.
Some believe the feet come from the fatalities of plane crashes or ships. Others believe the feet are from the 2004 Asian Tsunami, belonging to those that perished in the tsunami.
The source of these decayed feet has been a long standing mystery, and has been a subject of speculations from locals and authorities alike. Some believe the feet come from the fatalities of plane crashes or ships. Others believe the feet are from the 2004 Asian Tsunami, belonging to those that perished in the tsunami.
The feet then must have traveled long distances, being carried by water. Another theory is that the feet are from victims of organised crime syndicates; or a serial killer, who dismembers his them and tosses them in the sea.
No Foul Play…Hopefully
Despite these numerous speculations, the Coroner’s office in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, has maintained its stance of ruling out foul play. They maintained this stance having not found any foot with signs of trauma or surgical removal.
In 2011, two of the eight feet found were proven to belong to a woman who committed suicide in Vancouver, as far back as 2004. DNA was employed in identifying her after which her family was notified.
One clue in this case, is all the feet have been found with hiking boots or trainers. This explains why the feet can float ashore, as these boots and trainers act as flotation device.
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