Confessions Of A Dude Who Ate Part Of His Amputated Leg

June 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Experiences


So my friends and I always had this joke, If you could try human flesh in an ethical and health way, would you. And we always said of course. Well the opportunity came up and I called them on it

What drugs made you decide that it was a good idea to do that?

The drugs were not a factor in the decision That being said, contemplating my death while tripping through space and time while on ketamine in the helicopter did change my outlook on life

You said you only invited people you knew well. Did that feel like an intimate thing? Having people eat you?

It really was. There were some people very dear to me there, who supported me through that time and who’s friendship I will cherish.

How did you tell people you were going forth with the plan? Like send out an evite?

I called folks who might be amenable. It was only about 2-3 oz that I took off the leg so it couldnt be a big group Plus only people I knew very well

How many friends showed up?

10 of my friends joined in for a brunch.

How did your friends react when you called them on the bluff? Did anyone refuse/back out?

I had one person back out, and it’s totally understandable. I think there was a lot of “wait really” Kinda hoping that I’m joking But it was all happy people who showed up that day Lots of dark jokes

Was there a lot of pressure to prepare it just right because it was (I’m super hoping) your last shot at tasting human flesh?

Not really Im pretty sure we would have eaten it if it was just fried We were not looking to go all Hanibal and get gourmet, just to make it so no one gagged

Did it taste like chicken?

No, Like bison, but chewy

On a scale of 1-10, how good was it? How does it compare to steak, or bacon, or other meats you’ve tried?

On this scale I would give it a solid 6.5, but keep in mind that I have had a lot of good food. So it’s way better that a hot dog or regular burger. Maybe equal with regular bacon, which is pretty decent. But no where near as good as butter seared sea scallops or a rare sous vide tenderloin seared in grape seed oil in a cast iron pan.

What kind of sauce?

No sauce, cooked with some lime and onions and peppers

I feel like you squandered an opportunity to have it with fava beans and a nice chianti.

I have heard this a lot. Next time

Did you throw up after?

No, but one friend had to spit me into a napkin after chewing for a while. They apologized but it was too funny for me to be upset

Did eating your own flesh ethically or morally bother you then or now? And how about your friends that also tried it?

No It was from a healthy part of the amputation, Im a healthy person, waste not want not, and they all consented. As far as I know they are all still cool with it. Its a fun weird thing

What is it like knowing you are one of the few (if not only) person who can claim to have eaten their own leg?

It was a neat experience, and I wouldnt change it.

There’s apparently a community interested in devouring human flesh. Would you have sold the remainder to them if they offered to pay, and at what price?

No I wouldnt. 1. Im pretty sure thats illegal 2. I know a guy in Japan I think did something like this, but I felt that selling myself would cheapen the experience. I did this as a way of closure and to share in a unique experience with people close to me. Monetizing that would go against that

What were the details surrounding the motorcycle accident?

I was riding down a mountain road on memorial day, 45mph(speed limit), with one truck and one car ahead of me. Ahead of me a car coming the opposite direction was stopped and indicating they wanted to turn across the road to the fishing area to my right. They stayed stopped in the road as both the car and truck ahead of me passed, and did not move as I approached. I figured they saw me and were waiting for me to pass. As I approached within 15 feet the hit the gas and clipped the back of my bike. It locked up and I fishtailed and then flipped into the forest. I sat up and took off my helmet and saw the burning pain that was my foot.

What was the process like in getting your amputated foot/leg back?

It wasnt that hard. The doctors didnt know if I could or not, no one ever asked I guess. But I said it was mine and I wanted it. So I signed some release paperwork from the pathology lab, and picked it up a couple of weeks later

Was it in a freezer?

It was sealed in an airtight bag and then in the fridge ata the hospital. 

Would you do it over again if given the opportunity?

if it was in an ethical situation, sure

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