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GEORGIA: The ghost town of Lake Lanier

At the bottom of Lake Lanier lies (almost) fully intact towns, ferries, a racetrack, and multiple cemeteries. The government, in its determination to create Lake Lanier, bought up entire towns in order to clear the space for the lake after they received Congressional approval in 1946. However, they just decided to let the water cover up the towns, rather than demolishing them.

Now, Lake Lanier has a decidedly eerie feel about it. There have been an unusual number of freak accidents and deaths on the lake – in 2011, there were 17 deaths alone. Many of the people who drowned have been recovered. People have reported feeling arms and legs in the water, but have not been able to find them right after, leading people to believe that spirits still roam the lake.

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