Lake Lanier is the strangest lake in the United States. If you live in Georgia, you may have heard the urban legends about it. There have been many deaths due to drowning, and other strange occurrences. It’s an abnormal amount of deaths, around 700+ since 1956; allegedly. Could there be a curse on the lake? What’s hidden beneath the lake? You’ll have these questions answered by the end of the article.
Lake Lanier was made to give citizens of Atlanta and surrounding counties of Atlanta water, power, and flood protection. It was manufactured by the United States Army Engineers. The government had to go through tough negotiations for the land in order to build the lake on 56,000 acres. They ended up successful and built Lake Lanier from making a dam on the Chattahoochee River.
Lake Lanier is named after Sidney Lanier, who was a poet. He made “The Song of the Chattahoochee” and lived from 1842-1881. When Lake Lanier was being destroyed, it’s said that many things were left behind. Some of these things include: boats, roads, and grave-sites. There have been many sightings of strange things such as boat parts, church bells, and a Lady of the Lake.
The Lady of the Lake is Susie Roberts. She crashed into the wall of the highway on the lake and fell into the lake inside her vehicle in 1958. Her car was found in 1990 by construction crews working on building the bridge. People claim that the strange hands they feel creeping on them and random sightings of a ghost must be Susie Roberts, the Lady of the Lake. Personally, I just went for my first time earlier today. It does not seem like the terrifying place that urban legends make it seem, at all. There’s a nice (manufactured) beach there with places to eat and a waterpark (this is not an ad). Although, there are spirits lying beneath the lake. With everything that’s happened, it’s hard to say that there isn’t some sort of curse.