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The Bottomless Theory

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Hidden : 10/01/2006
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Located in Lake Ronkonkoma County Park

THE BOTTOMLESS THEORY
During their inhabitation of the region surrounding Lake Ronkonkoma, the Indians were known to be mystified and fearful of its waters. Situated near the geographic center of Long Island, the lake is completely surrounded by hills making it impossible for it to have an outlet overland, nor are there any ample visible inlets for supply.

Many natives thought the lake to be bottomless, as bodies would often drown and disappear into it depths. There were stories of people drowning only to have their bodies be found in distant waterways, furthering their beliefs of the bottomless theory. Many Indians also thought that the lake was connected with the Great South Bay at a place called Pattersquash, which translated means little round place.
It is unknown whether these underground waterways are the answer to the various myths of a bottomless lake that falls forever into an unfathomable infinity. While science has solved certain questions regarding the depth of the lake, old legends detailing its ability to swallow bodies continue to arouse bewilderment. Even today, mystery surrounds the water as local police have consistently reported drowning cases at the lake where the body does not appear for two months or more and they have candidly admitted that this is unusual in a body of water so relatively small.

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