A human foot washed ashore on Vancouver Island in British Columbia last Thursday--which marks the 13th one do so since 2007. The New York Times reports, however, that the locals are not as terrified as one might expect. British Columbia experiences "king tides" in the winter that regularly wash in bones from whales and sea lions.
Combine these strong tides with buoyant shoes and the feet could come from as far south as Oregon or as far north as Alaska. Twelve of the feet have been identified as belonging to six people, none of whom died from foul play. Investigators say the six died by suicide or accident and the shoes continued to float the ankles when the rest of the body decomposed.
Source: NY Times