>Editors Note: I am having a problem finding any sort of follow up to this story<
A mysterious and horrific find by two young boys at Quincy, Massachusetts, has left police and residents baffled. The young boys found a decomposed big foot. Police officials are trying their best to determine whether the big foot unearthed from the woods of Lakeville is a foot, and if it is, then who the big foot belongs to. According to the Patriot Ledger newspaper, “On March 29, Sgt. Steven Leanues picked up what appears to be a decomposed foot that the boys found in the woods off Pantheon Road. Police Chief Frank Alvilhiera sent it to the medical examiner, who determined it is not human, although it appears to have five toes.”
Alvilhiera predicts it to be a bear paw and says it could belong to an animal despite its resemblance to a human foot. Prior to this, in several cases, animal bone fragments have been mistakenly considered as human remains.
The identity of the present find remains a mystery until strong evidence is yielded from medical examinations.
The ‘big foot’ will remain a mystery, as more time is required to declare the official results. Most often, parts of a bear are mistaken as human remains.
In the year 2004, a five-finger bone with a rubber band around the bones was found inside a manila envelope by a man in Fort Gay. It was considered to be the hand of a child or small woman until reports from the forensic lab clearly revealed that the five-finger bone was actually a bear paw. Apart from the five-finger bone, the rest of the skeleton was missing, which added to the mystery, reports Discovery News.
Original article: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/6378/20130422/two-boys-find-decomposed-foot-thought-bigfoots.htm
I have actually called the Lakeville PD about 1 yr ago, to see whats going on with this… I have family and friends in that area, mutual friends with PD…… they have never heard back from state medical examiner….. Black bears have not been seen in that area since the 40’s, so i dont think its a bear.. I know the area well……I have friends still looking into this… who knows.. Ciao
This was determined to be a black bear foot. It’s been so long ago I don’t recall the exact source but it was reported in at least one newspaper’s on line site. There was another incident in Florida, last year I believe, where someone found a similar item and thought it might be a hand from a juvenile Skunk Ape. It was actually the foot of an alligator.
Someone must have brought that foot into area…….. There is a pic of it out there……… http://bfro.net/GDB/show_article.asp?id=669
Could be a bear, yes probably a bear….
your just throwing dout…… hmmmm
Sounds like bear is the most likely culprit, however according to this article the M.E. only reported that it was not human.
DonRay, have you asked your sources whether they have checked with the M.E. to see if the sample is still in their custody, or if they even have a record of it? If it has mysteriously been misplaced or, their record of it has disappeared, that would be quite telling. The Lakeville P.D. should have an evidence receipt from the M.E.
I for one, really enjoy all these stories you post between shows. Thanks Wes!!
Bear paw – http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20130428/News/304289861
So it says.
Close but no cigar………………..
It is interesting. Look into the Bridgwater Triangle. It brings up some interesting Bigfoot stories.its about 50 miles from me.
Very odd looking bear foot to me. Even if it was a full foot they would still say it’s a bear so nothing to see here just keep moving!
I’m lost. Has anyone seen my Paw? (ba-dump bump) Is this thing on? Testing one, two…
Did they ever print the dimensions ? How big are we talking about ? That’s pretty important criteria .