MIND YOUR STEP
AMAZING BREAKING NEWS
Shannon Whisnant purchased a preowned
barbecue grill and found hidden
inside nothing other than a mummified
human leg. After the initial surprise of the
grotesque discovery, Whisnant, an
aspiring TV personality, saw it as an
opportunity for visibility. Whisnant
branded himself “The Foot Man” while
spreading the news of the mummified
leg through media and planned to turn it
into a roadside attraction.
Notoriety was growing as planned, until one day John Wood, a man with only one leg, came forward to claim his lost leg. Wood’s story is unbelievable: after a plane crash where his father died, his leg was amputated. The hospital returned the leg to Wood because he wanted to turn it into a shrine for his father. The leg ended up in a barbecue grill in Wood's storage shed, undergoing a primitive mummification process. That same grill was then auctioned off after his shed was repossessed.
Creepy, but the crazy part is yet to come.
Whisnant “ The Foot Man” refused to give up his “leg-acy", and there is a full documentary that chronicles the legal battle to determine the rightful owner of the leg.