Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Ok, by now I'm sure you have all heard of the mysterious shoes, WITH FEET INSIDE, that are washing up on various shores around British Columbia - five in the last year. Well, aside from the fact that eight others have washed up around the world over the last couple years, this is getting a LOT of press so I thought I'd throw in my two cents worth.
My suspicion is that these belonged to unfortunate people that somehow met their demise at sea. They could have fallen overboard, met with some unscrupulous types who hastened their departure or just had an accident while on shore or a pier. Is it not plausible that their remains were then eaten, or perhaps decomposed naturally, and when the time came for the foot to detatch from the leg that perhaps the air built into the sole of the shoe caused it to float to the surface and drift around until it was found washed up on a beach somewhere? Makes complete sense to me. The oceans are vast and with a few billion people on this planet it would stand to reason that many meet their unltimate fate at the hands of the sea. And these types of shoes are so universal that they could have come from anywhere.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Thanks for tuning in...