Ah, a vacation at the lake. It sounds like the perfect retreat. But, if you like a bit of romantic atmosphere, spooky lingering fog, stomping monsters in the woods, strange lights, a lake vacation can be so much more than a paddle boat and some Smores.
If you're looking for UFOs, pick a lake away from big city lights.
If you're looking to have a Bigfoot encounter, pick a higher elevation wooded area lake.
If you're looking for a cursed lake, do a google search for a prospective lake and the word "haunted."
How about a haunted or cursed lake?
Lake Ronkonkoma in New York
Hold onto your blanket and pull your feet up off the floor and be safe. Here's a legend of a lake haunted by a beautiful Indian Princess who likes to claim men at the lake to join her in the deep recesses for eternity.
The legend says this princess fell in love with a white settler who claimed a homestead near the lake. Her father forbade her marrying the man. They would repeatedly send each other love messages. The princess would paddle halfway out on the lake and push a message toward his shore. After years of this lovesick connection, the princess lost her mind. She supposedly sent her lover one last note of farewell and the note and her boat washed up on his shore. She had killed herself on the lake. The legend also says that over the past 200 years, one man has died on the lake each year.
Stow Lake in California
The legend has lasted for 100 years that a woman was strolling her baby near the lake in Golden Gate Park and she stopped to sit down, talked to another lady, and her strolled rolled down hill into the lake, drowning the baby. It is said that, after searching for her baby all day, during the night she checked the lake, entering it and never coming back. Her supposed spirit has taken on a "white lady" theme.
Source: It is rumored that if someone goes to Stow Lake at night, weird occurrences take place. Stories have been told that the lady comes up from the lake, or the statue in her honor comes to life, or she will come up to you and ask, “Have you seen my baby?” Other reports say if you drive there with your friends in a group of cars, all the cars will stall at the same time. Another rumor is said that, if someone says “White lady, white lady, I have your baby” three times, the lady will appear. She’ll ask you, “Have you seen my baby?” If you say yes, she’ll haunt you and if you say no, she’ll kill you.
Drew University Lake in New Jersey
In the woods close to the arboretum at Drew University is a lake. It is reportedly haunted by a lady in blue. The spirit apparently likes to trip people and her apparition has been seen. People also report things such as feeling uneasy, as if they are being watched, and even cold spots.
How about a lake that has Bigfoot sightings?
Lake James, North Carolina
Avacado Lake, California
Salt Fork State Park lakes, Ohio
Pat Mayse Lake, Texas
Crater Lake, Oregon
Want a UFO sighting?
This deepest lake in Oregon has had many missing planes, helicopters, people, Bigfoot, and UFO sightings.
Eagle Lake, Allagash, Maine
In the mid 1970s, two brothers and their two friends went camping at a lake in Maine and had missing time. Later on, after hypnosis, they were able to recall abduction by aliens.
Falcon Lake, Manitoba
Lake Elsinore, California
If you don't plan to go away this summer, at least make some smores and hunker down for some good horror movies that take place at lakes (*my favorites) -
*The People Across the Lake (free on YouTube)
*Friday the 13th (series)
Mermaid: Lake of the Dead
*Cabin by the Lake
House by the Lake