Lake Tahoe is a beloved United States landmark, found in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, that is a destination for many travelers each year. However, for those who live near the lake, Lake Tahoe urban legends give the area a slightly more sinister atmosphere. Locals have long exchanged stories of the secret graveyard buried in the depths of Lake Tahoe. Are there bodies in Lake Tahoe? This is a hotly debated subject by scientists, locals, and visitors. Even Jacques Cousteau has something to say about it.
Rumors are fueled due to documented cases where bodies were found in Lake Tahoe. Bodies that had been underwater for years emerged shockingly well preserved. As rumors have long circulated that the lake is a dumping grounds for murder victims, some speculate the lake is the final resting place for many missing people. Bodies hidden in lakes are always spooky for the public, but people are particularly invested in Lake Tahoe bodies as they're seen as evidence of a full-on underwater graveyard. Read up on the facts and decide for yourself whether you think the lake is harboring hundreds of corpses.