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Date: 2009-11-01 17:08
Subject: another dispatch from the islands of lost feet
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After quite a while without any activity, it seems that things are jumping again on the Sneaker Coast, with another disarticulated foot being found in a sneaker on a beach in British Columbia. This makes seven, one of which has been identified and four of which have been matched up into two pairs. The Telegraph covered this most recent discovery, and miscounted, saying the latest foot is the eighth. It seems, though, that this is not over yet.
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User: jmward14
Date: 2009-11-01 21:07 (UTC)
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I watched a History Channel show on the subject last week, and although several interesting forensic techniques were created to investigate the situation, they still don't know what's happening. To me, the really interesting thing is, except for the lone identified sneaker, the feet don't match up with any missing persons. Which begs the inevitable SF/fantasy writer's question: does that mean they've been replaced?
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Mari
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-11-01 23:42 (UTC)
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This is how long this thing has been going on: there's a History Channel documentary about it.
I seem to remember, early on, that they thought the feet could have been from the victims of a light-aircraft crash. Presumably they've done DNA and ruled that out.
You know the only thing these people have in common? Apart from being dead and having lost their feet? They all wore sneakers. Not a brogue or a boot among them. Do brogues float?
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User: jmward14
Date: 2009-11-02 00:51 (UTC)
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They managed to eliminate the victims of the air crash pretty early on. Seems the gender/size/DNA (I can't remember which) didn't line up.
They think the reason the feet are still recognizable as such is because they were in sneakers. Apparently, the underwater fauna that dispose of organic remains can't do a thing with sneakers. Plus, sneakers are somewhat bouyant. So when the body reaches the stage of deconstruction where the bones separate, the sneaker-shod feet detach and start traveling.
One other thing they've determined: the feet show no sign of being cut off. It appears they simply detached from their respective corpses once enough decomposition/nibbling from underwater wildlife took place.
Hugs and grisly smiles,
Jean Marie
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