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Lake Lanier Trends on Twitter After 'Haunted' Spot Claims Another Victim

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Just north of Atlanta, Georgia lies Lake Lanier – known to locals not for its idyllic vistas and serene coves, (of which there are plenty), but rather for its grim and gruesome reputation.

Lake Lanier is a man-made body of water whose creation came at the expense of an entire town of residents who were forcibly removed before the valley in which they lived was flooded.  This includes churches, homes, gas stations, and even a cemetery now obscured by the millions of gallons of water that were pumped into the area.

This, along with the lake’s numerous deaths and drownings, have pushed locals to avoid the summertime spot at all costs.

This week, Lake Lanier’s body count rose again.

A 20-year-old man drowned while swimming in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that its game wardens responded to the scene to assist in locating the man using side scan sonar. The body of the man, who was not identified, was then recovered by the county fire department.

Lake Lanier, on the outskirts of Atlanta, was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, in part for flood management. At its deepest, the lake is roughly 160 feet deep, according to the Corps.

Twitter users were quick to remind the world of the lake’s worrisome record.

We’ll stick to the water park, thank you very much.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.