It's truly a creepy site that's laden in mystery and any paranormal seeker would definitely fancy a visit to Lake Okeechobee.
The state of Florida is well known to have several interesting haunted locations scattered all over the peninsula. In fact, one of the more prominent ones known for its spine-tingling and goosebump-causing tales were from the haunted St. Augustine Lighthouse in the state. But what we uncovered recently is far more surprising and spookier than we could ever imagine. There is an actual underwater ghost town in Florida and the degree to which it scared us was truly immense.
It's time to head to Lake Okeechobee, which is a famous destination in Florida that makes most travelers fall in love when they visit. The lake itself is the second-largest body of fresh water in the entire United States, stretching well over seven hundred square miles of land. The spot quickly became a popular fishing resort and many vacations were planned by residents and visitors alike for decades now. Yet, there is more to it than meets the eye as Lake Okeechobee has a dark history that many are not aware of.
Every single year, the locals speak tales of ghost sightings, reported paranormal phenomena, and several unexplained mysteries that occur around Lake Okeechobee, reports Only In Your State. These stories might seem harmless and childish at first, but they speak of ancient monsters that dwell under the water's surface. There are also whispers of spirits that lurk in the depths of the lake's current. GribbleNation reports that it might have something to do with the Hurricane of 1928 which resulted in thousands of deaths and a massive gravesite located nearby. All the lives taken from this monster storm were buried at the gravesite nearby, which can still be visited even to this day.
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Even so, none of the ghostly apparitions or haunted tales can compare to the underwater ghost town that lies below the surface. Sometime in the early 1900s, at the southernmost part of the lake, the water appeared to dry up way more than usual. The dried-up portion of the lake ended up revealing an underwater ghost town of actual graves and it's truly a sight that no one has ever beheld before. There were hundreds of skeletons lying in the lake bed, and just resting in their watery graves. The history behind the bodies which remain at the bottom of the lake is still a mystery and the passing of time has given us only rumors and stories.
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From the surface, it is not possible to see the underwater ghost town of bodies. However, some fishermen still claim that they are able to pull up skulls when they cast a line, or even find bone fragments mixed with the shells that line the shore. Several of the local legends claim that the skeletons are from the bodies of Seminole Tribesmen and women who were affected by famine, war, and disease. Others go on to say that the underwater graveyard dates even further back to ancient settlements dating all the way to the 1700s. It's truly a spooky site that's laden in mystery and any paranormal seeker would definitely fancy a visit to Lake Okeechobee.