David Alexander Johnston's Boots
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David Alexander Johnston/the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens


Leather Boots


Burns anything that the user steps on




Wearing and saying "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!"

Collected by

Warehouse 13


Tranquility Chamber

Date of Collection

May 8, 2007


Origin[edit | edit source]

David Alexander Johnston (December 18, 1949 – May 18, 1980) was an American USGS volcanologist who died during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. A principal scientist on the monitoring team, Johnston perished while manning an observation post 6 miles (10 km) away on the morning of May 18, 1980. He was the first to report the eruption, transmitting "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" before he was swept away by a lateral blast. Johnston's remains were never found, but state highway workers discovered remnants of his USGS trailer in 1993.

Effect[edit | edit source]

These boots were worn by David Alexander Johnston during the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens. When worn, and the activation phrase is said, the boots will burn anything that the user steps on. Once removed, the boots deactivate.

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