Lake Lanier 8/21/2021Read Now
For a while, we'd had the idea that we wanted to check out Lake Lanier. The lake is notorious for drownings and deaths, as well as having a submerged town beneath it. There were only two ways we could pull this off - find a boat to rent that would allow us to be out overnight, or camp along the lakeshore. We opted for the latter.
Our campsite at Don Carter State Park was in the woods, with a short path down to the lakeshore. We were near the boat dock, so it was loud during the day and early evening.
The first part of our investigation started just after sundown, but after about an hour of standing and asking questions and inviting the dead of the lake to speak to us, we began to agree the continuing noise around us was going to corrupt our audio recordings. We retired back up to the campsite and hung out by the fire for a while. At around 11PM, everything had gone quiet except for the cicadas, so we grabbed our gear and headed back to the shore.
We set up our Flux tool about a foot and a half from the waterline. Kristin held the dowsing rods, Sam had the FLIR, the K2 was somewhere. We began to ask questions again, and named a specific individual a friend had told us about, who had drowned three years prior on the lake. Kristin's dowsing rods began to cross slowly, seemingly in answer to questions, but we had nothing to confirm it with until...
We came around to asking whether the dead would like anything, and then made some suggestions like "a beer," and when we came around to offering "a coke," the dowsing rods crossed. We decided to go with it, and Erin went up to the camp to get a cold Coke and a plastic cup. She brought the can of Coke and a cup with ice down to the shore. We placed the cup in front of the Flux - outside of its sensor range - and poured Coke over the ice. We left the can next to the cup.
The Flux began to beep and flash on both sides. The Flux has motion sensors on two sides, as well as temperature sensors. We moved the Coke around, and the Flux around, and found that if the Coke was removed, the Flux would stop reacting. When the Coke was replaced, it would start again. At one point, the cup tipped over and all the Coke and ice fell out. We refilled the cup with the can of Coke, and the Flux did not react. We asked if our guest would like some more ice, and the dowsing rods slowly crossed. So, Kristin ran up to camp to get some more ice. Once the ice was added back to the cup, the Flux began to react again, the same as before.
Since the K2, which we had placed next to the Coke once the activity began, was not reacting, we were concerned there was some kind of fluke happening. Perhaps the icy Coke was cold enough to set off the temperature sensors. So we agreed someone would test it at home and recreate the scenario with the same cup, with ice, and a cold Coke. When recreated, the Flux did not react. Not a peep.
Unfortunately, we received no audio confirmation besides the recording of the Flux beeping - no EVPs. We have no context about this encounter except to assume that someone who came to our call really wanted a cold Coca-Cola over ice on a summer's night. We were glad we could oblige.
Listen to the beginning of the Flux reacting below:
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