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Another human foot found washed up on Washington beach (9 so far, footloose and fancy free)
The Province ^ | August 28, 2010 | Yolande Cole

Posted on 08/30/2010 6:14:32 PM PDT by Mister Ghost

A human foot was found washed ashore on Whidbey Island in Washington state on Friday.

The bare foot was found at about 11:15 a.m. by a tourist on the east side of the island, near the town of Greenbank.

It is the ninth severed foot to be found on the B.C.-Washington coast since August 2007, with seven of those in B.C.

“Based on what we’re seeing, we’re estimating that it either belongs to a female or a juvenile, because it’s a smaller size,” said Island County Det. Ed Wallace.

(Excerpt) Read more at theprovince.com ...


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This story doesn't have a leg to stand on...
1 posted on 08/30/2010 6:14:37 PM PDT by Mister Ghost
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To: Mister Ghost

Another one. This is simply one of the more bizarre stories...

What’s with all these feet washing up?


2 posted on 08/30/2010 6:18:11 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Mister Ghost

...the search continues in 9 feet of water


3 posted on 08/30/2010 6:18:23 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Mister Ghost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBbMXYDsXw


4 posted on 08/30/2010 6:18:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: CrappieLuck

The story gets deep with every new find.
We’re up to 9 feet now.


5 posted on 08/30/2010 6:19:39 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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6 posted on 08/30/2010 6:20:55 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Mister Ghost
Still trying to put the best foot forward...
7 posted on 08/30/2010 6:21:57 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Mister Ghost

The game is afoot, Watson!


8 posted on 08/30/2010 6:24:02 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Mister Ghost
It is the ninth severed foot to be found on the B.C.-Washington coast since August 2007, with seven of those in B.C.

Who's to blame?

How many are "right" feet and how many are "left" feet, are they all left?

9 posted on 08/30/2010 6:24:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Mister Ghost
In related news, officials on the Canadian coast were at a loss to explain the meters that had washed up there. "One electric meter and two gas meters have washed up" explained Bob Mackenzie.

"That's even more than the nine American feet, eh?", added his brother Doug.

10 posted on 08/30/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mister Ghost

We are foot loose and fancy free.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 6:26:55 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Mister Ghost

There are three yards the police should be searching right about now.


12 posted on 08/30/2010 6:27:07 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Mister Ghost
These are feet from the Muslim parts of Indonesia, the Phillipines and the Pacific rim? They come from Sharia Courts who punish their people by cutting off a foot.

No worries folks, its when the matching pairs show up that will mean trouble!/s

(I'd say we have a problem.Any forensics being done?)

Janet Napolitano, our Homeland Security lesbian pumpernill is likely right on it, just as soon as she calls Obatma for permission.

13 posted on 08/30/2010 6:28:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Ramius

Stowaways tossed off container ships imo. The sneakers float so the foot is all thats left by the time it reaches a beach.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 6:29:20 PM PDT by omega4179 (Thank you for a good run JD!)
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To: Ramius

It’s pretty apparent there is a serial killer on the loose.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 6:30:31 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: windcliff

ping


17 posted on 08/30/2010 6:33:08 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Ramius

Serial killer?

(OK, I’ve seen too many cop shows, but it’s the first thing I thought of when I read the story.)


18 posted on 08/30/2010 6:33:41 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Mister Ghost

If the shoe fits................or is it “Looks like the shoe is on the other foot now”?


19 posted on 08/30/2010 6:35:51 PM PDT by skimask
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To: Bronzy

I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time’s just holding me down
I’ll hit the ceiling
Or else I’ll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C’mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You’re playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You’re yearning, burning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain’t passing you by
I’m trying to tell you
It will if you don’t even try
You can fly if you’d only cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oowhee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C’mon, c’mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
FIRST - we got to turn you around
SECOND - You put your feet on the ground
THIRD - Now take a hold of your soul
FOUR - Whooooooooa, I’m turning it
Loose, FOOTLOOSE
(Chorus)


20 posted on 08/30/2010 6:47:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: skimask

Sounds like it’s the work of Shamu - the killer whale !


21 posted on 08/30/2010 6:47:48 PM PDT by petenmi
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To: mylife
It’s pretty apparent there is a serial killer on the loose.

Possible. Except... the feet are washing up all over the Northwest. Out on the ocean, in Puget Sound, up in B.C... all over. If you ~wanted~ the feet to wash up and be found... those are pretty improbable places.

I'm thinking something else. But the question remains... why just feet? It's not like there's hands washing up somewhere else.

22 posted on 08/30/2010 7:02:17 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: petenmi

Sumbody tried to walk on water?


23 posted on 08/30/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Go on, ya hoser!


24 posted on 08/30/2010 7:16:44 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Ramius; Mister Ghost; mylife

>>> It’s pretty apparent there is a serial killer on the loose.

My first question remains, how are so many feet just successfully floating ashore in the first place. Shouldn’t the severed feet be heavy enough to just sink.

Decomposition gasses will float a corpse after a time, but I question if this would apply to the severed foot open to the sea and allowing the gasses to easily escape. I think they are being planted where they can be found.


25 posted on 08/30/2010 7:19:03 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Mister Ghost

Washatonian voters! I present to you the amazing feets of Sen. Patty Murray!


26 posted on 08/30/2010 7:20:03 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: mylife

>>> It’s pretty apparent a serial killer is on the loose.

I suspect Count Chocula.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 7:22:46 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: CrappieLuck
"We’re up to 9 feet now."

That's not very deep. I once read something about 20,000 Legs under the sea....

28 posted on 08/30/2010 7:23:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Sugar Bear.

Bears often leave the appendages behind.


29 posted on 08/30/2010 7:26:29 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Haaa. What inspiring lyrics. Who dat?
30 posted on 08/30/2010 7:26:33 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Mister Ghost
Strange!

Maybe I am mistaken but I think we went to Whidby Island on a trip to the NW. We drove all over the island trying to find a spot where we could actually see a beach and the water. We couldn't find one, all we found were NO TRESSPASSING and KEEP OUT signs. It was before 2007 so we wouldn't have found any feet.

31 posted on 08/30/2010 7:26:57 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mister Ghost

There's EVIL afoot!

32 posted on 08/30/2010 7:31:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mister Ghost

Why did Obama take only one rubber boot with him on his Gulf coast vacation? (Because he heard there was only one foot of oil).....alright alright, so it’s a groaner.


33 posted on 08/30/2010 7:35:29 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: tlb
My first question remains, how are so many feet just successfully floating ashore in the first place. Shouldn’t the severed feet be heavy enough to just sink.

Decomposition gasses will float a corpse after a time, but I question if this would apply to the severed foot open to the sea and allowing the gasses to easily escape. I think they are being planted where they can be found.

I live on a beach in Puget Sound. I've seen a V-8 engine block "wash up" on my beach. Explain that... :-)

34 posted on 08/30/2010 7:38:03 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Was that with Cptn. Knee-mo?


35 posted on 08/30/2010 7:38:03 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Mister Ghost

any idea to race and gender?

sounds like either stowaways gone awry

or foul play

how was the cut...neat or torn

clues


36 posted on 08/30/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (effed up times..)
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To: Mister Ghost

Oddly enough, I’m having manwich for dinner.


37 posted on 08/30/2010 7:51:33 PM PDT by wyokostur
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To: wyokostur

So, how many feet per square mile is that, exactly?


38 posted on 08/30/2010 7:53:31 PM PDT by wyokostur
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To: Mister Ghost

FOOTLOOSE

http://www.amazon.com/Footloose-Kevin-Bacon/dp/B00005JKYI/ref=sr_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1283222943&sr=1-4


39 posted on 08/30/2010 7:57:24 PM PDT by njslim
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To: Mister Ghost

My pal’s name is Foot Foot (Foot Foot)
He always likes to roam
My pal’s name is Foot Foot (Foot Foot)
I never find him home

I go to his house
Knock at his door
People come out and say
Foot Foot don’t live here no more

My pal Foot Foot (Foot Foot)
Always likes to roam
My pal Foot Foot (Foot Foot)
Now he has no home

Where will Foot Foot go
What will Foot Foot do
Oh, Foot Foot
I wish I could find you

I’ve looked here, I’ve looked there
I’ve looked everywhere
Oh, Foot Foot
Why can’t I find you?

Foot Foot, where can you be?
Foot Foot, why won’t you answer me?
Foot Foot, Oh Foot Foot
Wherever you are
I want you to come home with me

I don’t have time to roam
I have things to do
I have to go home
Oh, Foot Foot, where are you?

If Foot Foot didn’t like to roam so well
He would still have a place to dwell
Foot Foot, please answer me
I know where you are
You’re behind that tree

Foot Foot, please come to me
Foot Foot, now that you’re here
Won’t you come home
Foot Foot, promise me this
That you will never again roam

—The Shaggs


40 posted on 08/30/2010 7:57:57 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Mister Ghost

Where’s the rest of the bodies? Thoughts of a cult or sharks come to mind.


41 posted on 08/30/2010 9:43:29 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989; Allegra
Maybe there weren't any bodies. Maybe there were [cue Twilight Zone music] only feet.

Feet. In search of socks.

42 posted on 08/30/2010 9:48:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ramius

I will bet that V-8 was a Chevrolet 350. You can destroy a 350.


43 posted on 08/30/2010 9:51:14 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
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To: namvolunteer; Ramius

I will bet that V-8 was a Chevrolet 350. You can’t destroy a 350.
[edit]


44 posted on 08/30/2010 9:53:08 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
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To: RichInOC

Thank you for introducing me to The Shaggs????!!

The worst band ever or experimental innovators?


45 posted on 08/30/2010 10:13:15 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Mister Ghost
“Based on what we’re seeing, we’re estimating that it either belongs to a female or a juvenile, because it’s a smaller size,”

Anyone seen Kenny Chesney lately?

Seriously, went to BillyBob's in Fort Worth, and they have all the stars hand imprints in concrete hanging on the wall. Kenny's hands are seriously small.

46 posted on 08/30/2010 10:31:54 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: namvolunteer

I didn’t measure it. But I figured it for a smallblock. More like a 287. But like I said... I’m not sure.


47 posted on 08/30/2010 10:38:09 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: EGPWS

This ain’t right.

Of course they’re all left, otherwise they’d be with the whoever left them.


48 posted on 08/30/2010 11:21:34 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Bronzy

It’s a song by Kenny Loggins called “Footloose” which was used in the 1980s movie “Footloose.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBbMXYDsXw


49 posted on 08/31/2010 6:35:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: tlb
Decomposition only floats the body until it sufficiently deteriorates and releases the built-up gases. Then the body sinks to the sea floor where it can be consumed by microbes and other scavenging organisms. However, the material the body is shrouded in makes a difference.

Remember the mystery surrounding the shoes and boots found at the RMS Titanic wreck site? They were always found in pairs and were (and, as far as I know, still are) completely intact even after nearly century underwater. Turns out each pair of shoes marked where a Titanic sinking victim had settled to the ocean floor after drowning/being overcome by hypothermia. The shoes, and only the shoes, remained intact because the microganisms didn't like tanned leather; they consumed everything else.

Leather doesn't float but rubber does.

My sense is that the severed feet are remains from murder victims disposed of at sea by weighting at the ankles with (cement/cinder?) blocks. The feet became detached from the bodies and floated ashore. Okay, master of the obvious. However, why no bodies to go along with them? The process as I envision it is:

1. The victim is killed.

2. The body is tied to weights at the ankle and cast into sea.

3. The body decomposes and becomes bouyant.

4. Current/wave action on the bouyant body (along with decomposition) begins mechanical breakdown of ankle joint.

5. The body eventually outgases, loses bouyancy, and sinks to ocean bottom where microrganisms and scavengers continue to consume it.

6. Differential decompsition of the body occurs due to encasement of feet in rubber shoes.

7. The already-compromised ankle joint eventually fails releasing athletic shoe-encased foot.

8. Due to small size of victim's foot, the natural bouyancy of rubber shoe overcomes the weight of the foot and it floats to surface.

9. Surface currents, wind, and surf carry athletic shoe-encased foot ashore.

50 posted on 08/31/2010 8:56:47 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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