Odd And Mysterious Things Found At The Bottom Of Lakes

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Vote up the strangest things ever found at the bottom of a lake.

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 having reemerged 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 Slaying That Wasn't, Apparently

    The Slaying That Wasn't, Apparently
    Video: YouTube

    On December 11, 2012, investigators discovered the remains of Tom Sublett, the commissioner of Glynn County, GA, 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 that Sublett's hands were bound together and there was a bullet cavity in his head. Police found an empty holster in his car and ammunition, but the weapon never turned up.

    According to a Glynn County medical examiner, they determined Sublett had taken his own life.  

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    The Baltic Sea Anomaly Looks Like The Millennium Falcon

    The Baltic Sea Anomaly Looks Like The Millennium Falcon
    Video: YouTube

    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 human-made or a naturally occurring phenomenon, no one can definitively say.  

    Some, of course, speculate the object is a piece of Atlantis or a meteor. This is a popular theory, since it is clearly shaped like the Millennium Falcon.

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    An Especially Deadly Oklahoma Lake

    An Especially Deadly Oklahoma Lake
    Video: YouTube

    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 John Alva Porter, who went missing in the late 1950s or 1960s. Police do not suspect foul play in either case, but the proximity of the disappearances, and the fact that the vehicles were found nearly side-by-side, makes for an eyebrow-raising coincidence.

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    A Mini-Stonehenge Located In Lake Michigan

    A Mini-Stonehenge Located In Lake Michigan
    Video: YouTube

    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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    Mysterious Cone-Shaped Structure Found In The Sea Of Galilee

    Mysterious Cone-Shaped Structure Found In The Sea Of Galilee
    Photo: Zachi Evenor / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

    Researchers testing sonar equipment picked up a strange mound at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel in 2013. It was revealed to be a cone-shaped structure roughly 230 feet at its base, with a height of 39 feet and an estimated weight of 60,000 tons.  

    Researchers say the structure is similar to burial sites discovered in the region and could have been some kind of ceremonial structure. Because the object is submerged so deep underwater, it is incredibly difficult to study. Scientists estimate the structure to be 6,000 years old.

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    Jawbone Of Fabled Sea 'Devil' Discovered In Russian Lake

    Jawbone Of Fabled Sea 'Devil' Discovered In Russian Lake
    Photo: Soloviev, Andrey Vladimirovich / Wikimedia Commons / CC0 1.0

    Researchers using scanning equipment in Lake Labynkyr announced on February 1, 2013, that they had discovered what they claimed were the skeletal remains of an ancient sea serpent, described locally as a "devil," not unlike the Loch Ness monster.  

    Though evidence was scant, the researchers said they found a jawbone and other bone fragments at the bottom of the lake. This is a "pics or it didn't happen" situation, however, so no jawbone, no sea devil.

    Still, Lake Labynkyr is interesting, as it often reaches temperatures of almost minus 80 degrees but does not freeze.

    3,247 votes