Few People Know One Of Indiana’s Most Popular Lakeshores Is Hiding A Dark And Terrifying Secret
The Indiana portion of the Lake Michigan shoreline is nothing short of ridiculously awe-inspiring. The lake is so vast that it looks – and often feels – like the seashore much more than an inland lake (albeit an enormous one). It’s easily one of the most popular state parks in Indiana – Indiana Dunes National Park – but did you know the region is also one of the most dangerous regions of Indiana? Year after year, bodies are fished out of Lake Michigan in and nearby the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; the average is a not-insignificant three to four per year, but why?
The importance of respecting the water (and the power of nature in general) cannot be overstated. While Lake Michigan is an amazing place (and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore portion of it is pretty much the best ever), it can also claim the lives of even the strongest swimmers who dare to underestimate it. Never, ever visit the lake without a life vest (if you must wander into the water very far) – it can literally mean life or death.
Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.