• Welcome to Sleuth the Wild, a new space with room to stretch out and explore the nooks and crannies of wilderness mysteries, mishaps, and the missing. Start by hitting that REGISTER button, and email Lost Mitten to increase privileges. Bring your friends, sleuths, outdoorsy folks, experts, newbies...Help us develop something special here, find some answers, and learn new skills. You never know, one day you could be the missing or the mystery we solve...
  • Temporary contact for Admin: lostmitten@sleuththewild.com

Casualty Disembodied foot found in Yellowstone Hot Pool

I Am A Rock

Groovy
This brings "missing, mishaps, and mysteries" to new depths....

It seems a foot survived a fall into a hot pool, but not the owner. They finally identified it, but I guess no one saw the guy actually fall in?

In case you're wondering what a hot pool is versus a geyser, and how a foot can end up floating....

Abyss Pool is 53 feet (16 meters) deep and about 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius). In such springs, hot water cools as it reaches the surface and then sinks as it is replaced by hotter water from below. The circulation prevents the water from reaching the temperature needed to set off an eruption like those that happen in the park’s geysers.

 
Top