Monday, September 24, 2007

Nevada's Mysteries

Steve Fossett is still, unfortunatley, missing. It's all about recovery now.

This article has some other of Nevada's mysteries, and it mentions my favorite:

Another stumper is the business about frozen bodies at the bottom of that
same lake in the Sierra. Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau was supposedly
frightened right out of his wetsuit during a dive in a sub in the mid-1970s.
"The world isn't ready for what was down there," he was quoted as saying.

Cousteau did not release photographs from the deep-water trip, adding
to the mystery. Many divers have since requested to duplicate the dive.

When I went to Lake Tahoe some years ago I heard about this. Lake Tahoe is cold. One of the deepest, coldest lakes in the world. The Native Americans would bury their dead there, letting them drop into the middle of the lake.

I also heard the story of a little girl found dead on the lakeside years ago. Looking recently drowned, there were no reports of missing girls and her case went unsolved for many years until a police officer, who was looking through old unsolved missing cases, came across something familiar.

The girl was missing, but from the turn of the century, early 1900's. She drowned, got stuck on something in the lake, and the coldness preserved her until she was unwedged and floated to the shore.

True story? Who knows. But if there was anything to scare Jacques Cousteau, then it would be a lake bottom full of preserved bodies.

C'mon National Geographic! Get a camera down there and let us see the abyss!

Many have told me that, if you were to take a submarine down 900 feet just
off South Shore, you would see hundreds of bodies suspended in the water,
preserved perfectly like an underwater wax museum, most wearing clothes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

The legend is that this is where the Mafia killers dumped bodies after
executions. Some fishermen even call the spot The Grave. At Tahoe, many locals
talk as if everybody knows about this, that there are lots of gangsters down
there, wearing pinstriped suits, with sneers on their faces and bullet holes in
their foreheads.

This makes sense. It has long been verified that Tahoe is a lake that
does not give up its dead. That is because the lake is so deep, with an average
depth of 989 feet, and so cold, with the temperature hovering just above
freezing. So that prevents the creation of gases that would otherwise bloat and
float corpses to the surface as in other waters.

This reality brings bizarre possibilities.


Anonymous said...

Your a fountain of knowledge,enjoy visiting ya blog. Ya right, been there also really cold.

newbluebaby said...

Well thank you, whoever you are!

Ann Nony Mouse said...

Great blogging, newbluebaby.

The chance that there is some connection between Steve Fossett's disappearance, and just whatever is beneath that lake is very likely.

I think that Steve may have been a modern day Icarus. He encouraged unauthorized Earthlings to fly "to close to the sun" - to close for SOMEBODY's comfort.

Anonymous said...

If physical evidence proves he lived in 700 B.C

12 for 12 -

How did the man Jesus quoted on hell know these things 700
years before they happened?

Where does the Bible say Hell is located?

"Hell from beneath" - Isaiah 14

"They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit,
and the earth closed upon them"- Numbers 16

"When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit,
with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth"
- Ezekiel 26 and 32