Georgia January 10, 2019
Georgia’s Creepiest Urban Legend Might Just Be The Scariest Story You’ve Never Heard
Every state seemingly has at least one urban legend that makes the rounds over cups of coffee, cold beers, or a campfire or two. Since Georgia is such a historical state, there are seemingly quite a few
urban legends and creepy stories that people are more than willing to share. But this one in particular involves a most coveted place in Georgia, which is why it might just be the creepiest urban legend of them all.
One of the most revered places in Georgia, especially around the summertime is the fabulous Lake Lanier.
While this beautiful man-made lake has become a real gem for the residents and visitors to Georgia, there is quite the sordid history that most are unaware of, which has lead many to believe the lake is cursed.
Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta, is a bit unnerving to some not only due to the reputation for being engulfed in tragedy, but also because of the disproportionately high number of boating accidents, drownings, and unexplained homicides.
For instance in 1958, a construction crew came across the remains of a women who disappeared in the 1950s, still trapped in her car at the bottom of the lake 30 years later.
Since her disappearance, residents of the area have reported sightings of a female apparition on the lake’s waters roaming aimlessly.
But it’s not just the singular story that makes Lake Lanier an urban legend worth noting, it’s also the terrifying stories of evil catfish lurking at the bottom of the lake, big enough to swallow a dog whole.
The urban legend of Lake Lanier being cursed can be traced back to the construction of the lake in the 1950s, which had many issues including displacing families and businesses, and even cemeteries.
Some area residents have said that these structures which were demolished may still have a ghostly presence or two lurking about their final resting place.
Others may explain the curse of the lake to just being irresponsible behavior on behalf of some of the visitors, including the combination of alcohol, swimming, and boating.
However, since some of the deaths that happened at Lake Lanier occurred without boats or swimming being involved, it is hard to declare whether or not this creepy urban legend of the lake being cursed is true or not.
What do you think? Is Lake Lanier cursed? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section!