True Stories Odd and Mysterious Things Found at the Bottom of Lakes  

Christopher Shultz
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Trawl the bottom of any inland body of water and you're likely to find all manner of junk and detritus, the value or intrigue of which might be quite low. And yet, some stuff found in lakes sparks perplexing mysteries, or provides fuel for terrifying nightmares. Whether discovered by divers or re-emerged due to a drained lake, several compelling and horrific items have come to the surface over the decades. Here are some of the oddest, most mysterious things found at the bottom of lakes, and the sometimes creepy stories behind them.
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The Murder That Was a Suicide, Apparently

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On December 11, 2012, investigators discovered the body of Glynn County, Georgia commissioner Tom Sublett at the bottom of a nearby lake. Of course, numerous bodies turn up in and around lakes all the time. What makes this particular case intriguing is the fact Sublett's hands were bound together and there was a bullet hole in his head. Police found an empty gun holster in his car and bullets, but the gun never turned up.  

He was murdered, right? Not according to a Glynn County medical examiner, who determined Sublett's death was a suicide.  

That's right. Despite leaving no note and displaying no behavior that might indicate thoughts of suicide, despite having no financial issues or problems with drugs and/or alcohol, and despite the fact the man's hands were bound together and no firearm was found in the area, authorities determined that Sublett committed suicide.  

Smacks a bit of cover up, doesn't it?

The above photo is a screenshot of a "Christmas Greetings" video Sublett produced just before his death.
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The Baltic Sea Anomaly Is Probably the Millenium Falcon

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There's much speculation about the history of an object discovered deep at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland in 2012. It is roughly 200 feet in length and circular, but this is about the extent of researchers' knowledge. Whether it was man-made or a naturally-occurring phenomena, no one can definitively say.  

Some, of course, speculate the object is in fact an alien spacecraft, and this does seem to be the most probable answer, since it is clearly the Millennium Falcon.
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An Especially Deadly Oklahoma Lake

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In September 2013, two cars were discovered at the bottom of Foss Lake, near Elk City, OK, bringing to an end two decades-old disappearances. The first car, a 1969 Camaro, contained the remains of three individuals, believed to be a trio of teenagers who went missing on November 20, 1970.

The second vehicle, a 1950s-era Chevy, contained three more skeletons, one of which is believed to be Alvi Porter, who went missing in 1969, though the three other sets of remains have yet to be identified. Police do not suspect foul play in either case, but the proximity of the disappearances, and the fact the vehicles were found nearly side by side, makes for an eyebrow-raising (and hair-rasing) coincidence.
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A Mini-Stonehenge Located in Lake Michigan

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In 2007 a team of archaeologists from Northwestern Michigan College discovered a Stonehenge-like structure at the bottom of Lake Michigan, some 200 miles away from Chicago, IL. One of the rocks even appeared to feature an engraving of a mastodon.
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