1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. We've had very few donations over the year. I'm going to be short soon as some personal things are keeping me from putting up the money. If you have something small to contribute it's greatly appreciated. Please put your screen name as well so that I can give you credit. Click here: Donations
    Dismiss Notice

Something is afoot again!

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Leto, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Leto

    Leto Slightly Tilted

    This Just In.... a thread in an earlier forum was discussing about what gives with the feet washing ashore in British Columbia

    i.e.: Hey Canadians what with the feet?


    at the risk of sounding pedantic, I can't let this go - another foot in cold water* has been discovered:


    Foot washes ashore in Vancouver, continuing eerie trend

    Published On Tue Aug 30 2011

    The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER—Police in Vancouver say it appears a human foot inside a running shoe has washed ashore, the latest in roughly dozen such cases since 2007.
    A news release says the foot and leg bone were seen late Tuesday afternoon floating in the water along the shore of Vancouver’s False Creek, a body of water that wraps around the downtown core.
    Police so far have no theories about how or why the foot ended up in the water, and say the B.C. Coroners Service is also involved.
    In the past four years, about a dozen feet encased in shoes have washed up on beaches near Vancouver, along the southern Georgia Strait and off Washington State.
    Most of the remains are still unidentified, although investigators have identified at least two of the feet as belonging to men who had been reported missing.
    In previous cases, police have said it appeared the feet separated from bodies naturally in the water and foul play wasn’t been suspected.

    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Foot_in_Coldwater
  2. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache?

    E. Texas
    I think it must be a crazed roofer, or something. Those sun-rays will get to you after a while.

    If only they could mellow out with a few tunes and possibly some homegrown, then they might have a chance.
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Zen

    Zen Very Tilted

    "Pedantic" - lol :)
  4. streak_56

    streak_56 I'm doing something, going somewhere...

    C eh N eh D eh....
    The coast has sort of a fetish... it's their dirty little secret....
  5. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage

    I am with Fremen. It's likely the roofer that done it.

    Checking him out would be step in the right direction.
  6. MeltedMetalGlob

    MeltedMetalGlob Resident Loser Donor

    Who cares, really?
    [edit: really bad joke]
  7. Fly

    Fly music is the answer

    a roofer eh?

    wanna buy some shoes?.......lefties only
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Heard there's a thought these feet are as a result of the Indonesian Tsunami in 2004. All the shoes are no newer than 2004, so that is possible. But we'll probably never really know.
  9. Doris

    Doris Getting Tilted

    Imagine someone having had a dream of setting his foot on Canadian soil one day now posthumously fulfilling the dream.
    • Like Like x 1
  10. the_jazz

    the_jazz Accused old lady puncher

    And WorldsKing moved in the opposite direction..... Hmmmm.
  11. Lordeden

    Lordeden Part of the Problem

    Redneckhell, NC
    I'd say this was a major hooking penalty, someone deserves 5 minutes in the box.
  12. CaptainBob

    CaptainBob Slightly Tilted

    Kingston, eh?
    Seriously, I believe these feet are from victims of a variety of tragedies (tsunamis, refugees getting murdered and tossed overboard, fishing and sailing accidents). The running shoes protect the feet, but the rest of the body is eaten by sealife or broken up by wave action. The natural sea currents bring them to the northwest Pacific where they end up in the straights around Vancouver. I read somewhere that a similar thing happens in the Atlantic where stuff washes up on the shores of Ireland.

    The Pacific has more tsunamis and more refugees than the Atlantic does. We only hear about the boat people that make it to our shores. There might be many boats that take a load of people and kill them all and then go back for another load.
  13. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache?

    E. Texas
    CaptainBob, is it? Maybe it wasn't the roofer after all... ;)
    • Like Like x 1
  14. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    And heck, we're supposed to be getting more soon: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4238311...ience/t/japan-tsunami-debris-wash-west-coast/

    I just find it odd that they're washing up around Vancouver, but we're not getting any down here.
  15. Publicity stunt for the remake of 'Footloose' obviously.
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Zen

    Zen Very Tilted

  17. Leto

    Leto Slightly Tilted

    and this story has legs!

    CBC My Region - Severed human foot found in Ontario Park, police confirm
    Severed human foot found in Ontario Park, police confirm
    Foot found in woman’s running shoe at Presqu’ile Provincial Park

    CBC News

    Posted:Sep 14, 2013 9:17 AM ET

    Last Updated:Sep 14, 2013 10:36 AM ET

    The OPP have confirmed that a human foot was found in a woman's running shoe at an Ontario park last week. Canadian Press
    Suspected human remains found in Presqu’ile Provincial Park, just south of Brighton in eastern Ontario, have been identified as a human foot.
    Park staff found the foot, inside a women’s running shoe, on the north shore of Gull Island in Lake Ontario.
    The shoe is a size 11 Mizuno brand for a left foot and is grey, black and pink.
    Provincial police were called in to investigate on Wednesday. After working with the Ontario Coroner’s office, they confirmed Friday that the remains were human.
    Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is asked to contact provincial police at the Brighton detachment.
    With files from The Canadian Press
  18. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache?

    E. Texas
    And who just happens to show up when this story is posted?
    Fly, that's who!
    Coinkydink? I think not.
  19. Fly

    Fly music is the answer


    I had nothing to do with those feet.

    *that's my story anyways*
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Leto

    Leto Slightly Tilted