This phenomenon is creepy and baffling and has caught the attention of the media for years. Most of the discoveries have been linked to missing people but some are still unidentified.
The first discovery was made on August 20, 2007, in Jedidiah Island in British Columbia. The latest one was discovered on January 1, 2019, in Everett, Washington and officials have linked it to a man who went missing in 2016.
In 2018 when a foot was washed up in Vancouver, police were able to link it to a person who had gone missing earlier that year. The sneaker that was found was a “Nike Free RN” light grey shoe. It had a white base and a black “Nike” swoosh logo.
The discovery of these feet is eerie and morbid and it makes us want to jump to the conclusion that there might be some serial killer lurking out there somewhere. Maybe this killer dismembers his victims and then dumps them into the ocean? But police and health authorities seem to have a different theory.
Among the 15 feet that were found in British Columbia, 13 have been identified. The unidentified feet were found on the Botanical Beach in Vancouver Island in February 2016.
Most of the feet are in connection with people who have gone missing earlier. For instance, a foot found in 2007 belonged to a man who had gone missing in 2006. In 2009, a foot was found in a boot and it is linked to a man who went missing in 1985.
In the US, the feet were identified and noted that they belonged to a woman who committed suicide by jumping off a bridge. The other feet belonged to a fisherman and a depressed person.