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Two submerged cars containing five bodies are found by chance after FIFTY YEARS
Mail Online ^ | Mystery of Foss Lake: Two submerged cars containing five bodies are found by chance after FIFTY YEAR

Posted on 09/17/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer

They had lain undiscovered under an Oklahoma lake for fifty years.

And now the discovery of two rusting vintage cars containing five bodies has reignited the mystery of how three teenagers and one couple vanished more than five decades ago.

Highway patrol officers testing their sonar equipment Foss Lake near Elk City, Oklahoma on Friday stumbled upon the rusting 1969 Camaro and a Chevrolet dating from the 1950s.

Inside the Camaro were three bodies believed to be of local teenagers who vanished after going out for a drive in 1970. Inside the Chevrolet were two bodies – thought to be a couple who went missing in the state in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Ok this is just too weird
1 posted on 09/17/2013 9:02:54 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

Sort of reminds me of Jeeper’s Creeper’s back story


2 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:27 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: hedgetrimmer

Sounds like a serial killer


3 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:58 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

Or both cars missed the same turn?


4 posted on 09/17/2013 9:09:59 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: hedgetrimmer

They may not be connected.

Boat ramp, booze... driving to fast..


5 posted on 09/17/2013 9:10:02 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Does anyone know where Teddy Kennedy was on those 2 nights?


6 posted on 09/17/2013 9:10:20 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: doc1019

That would be my guess.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 9:10:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Rory Calhoun?


8 posted on 09/17/2013 9:10:52 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Where was Ted Kennedy around that time?


9 posted on 09/17/2013 9:10:53 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Veggie Todd

Lol.. seconds apart ;^)


10 posted on 09/17/2013 9:11:40 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Veggie Todd

Touche!


11 posted on 09/17/2013 9:12:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Bikkuri

Great minds think alike....


12 posted on 09/17/2013 9:12:50 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Jimmy Hoffa and a couple of LT’s....


13 posted on 09/17/2013 9:14:04 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Veggie Todd; Bikkuri

LOL - as soon as i saw the headline, for some reason a strange word popped into my head: Chappaquiddick

Hmmmmmm, trying to figure out why...

Chap pa quid dick???

And why was I compelled to respond to your posts?

Curiouser and curiouser


14 posted on 09/17/2013 9:18:55 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


15 posted on 09/17/2013 9:36:52 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: hedgetrimmer

If one’s a ‘69 then those bodies haven’t been there for 50 years. 1969 is only 44 years ago. Still incredible.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 9:44:52 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Uhh, one of the cars went missing about 1960. That would be 53 years.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 9:59:06 PM PDT by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: hedgetrimmer

Stuff of movies and creepy.


18 posted on 09/17/2013 9:59:09 PM PDT by madison10
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To: hedgetrimmer; a fool in paradise

Nothing happens by chance.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 10:00:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Has Ted Kennedy ever visited the area, by chance?


20 posted on 09/17/2013 10:22:36 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: hedgetrimmer

Have we reached the minimum required number of references to Ted Kennedy yet?


21 posted on 09/17/2013 10:23:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

50 years? So the Camaro went into the lake some years before it was built?


22 posted on 09/17/2013 10:24:28 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: doc1019

That, or aliens.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 10:24:57 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Emmett McCarthy

2 separate incidents, one in the 50’s-60’s, one in 1970.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 10:25:27 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Emmett McCarthy

It might have been Camaro the concept car, which could explain the circumstances of the tragic event.


25 posted on 09/17/2013 10:25:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TBP

Yes, might not have been new when crashed


26 posted on 09/17/2013 10:25:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Revolting cat!
Nothing happens by chance.

Not even nothing.

27 posted on 09/17/2013 10:27:26 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

True,I stand corrected. Let me rephrase it: Nothing doesn’t happen by chance!


28 posted on 09/17/2013 10:29:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Boogieman

There is that. LOL!


29 posted on 09/17/2013 10:30:13 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Revolting cat!
Have we reached the minimum required number of references to Ted Kennedy yet?

No, because

the rusting 1969 Camaro and a Chevrolet dating from the 1950s are oldmobiles!

30 posted on 09/17/2013 10:36:58 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Carnival of Souls


31 posted on 09/17/2013 10:41:51 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Wow, that is some story!

Amazing what they are finding using modern technology.


32 posted on 09/17/2013 10:48:37 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: hedgetrimmer
Ain't a story without the pix.


33 posted on 09/17/2013 11:00:44 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row.)
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To: doc1019
I'll bet there are literally hundreds of cars and pickups submerged in lakes and rivers as a result of accidents ;that is in addition to many others sent there as part of a murder.There are tens of thousands of places where water deep ,and,or cloudy, enough to hide a car from casual sight, is close to a road.There have been at least three cases in the last couple years of people unfamiliar with the area driving down a boat ramp into a deep lake and drowning.The drivers had time enough to call 9-1-1 on a cell phone before going under.Note it is very hard to open a car door against the pressure of all that water and modern cars electic windows would be shorted out.It isn't easy to break out a window with the usual items found in the passenger compartment. How many must fallen asleep ,swerved to avoid a deer, hit an icy patch,etc. on the decades of auto use?
There have been two men killed in separate accidents on opposite sides of my small town in just the last few years and a neighbor drove into the creek a decade ago.Only one of the three was drunk.One was on his way to work.One was going to get a prescription filled.
34 posted on 09/17/2013 11:02:50 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hedgetrimmer
Yeah, it IS weird, especially the headline:

From the linked story:

Inside the Camaro were three bodies Inside the Chevrolet were three more bodies.

Maybe 3 + 3 = 5 now equals five?

35 posted on 09/17/2013 11:03:38 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row.)
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To: Bikkuri

36 posted on 09/17/2013 11:04:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Bikkuri

37 posted on 09/17/2013 11:04:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: hoosierham

Note when I say “the area” I meany my locale ,not the one in this story.Anyway just take notice of all the places in your area where a car could go into the water.


38 posted on 09/17/2013 11:05:52 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Lakes are the prime spots to look for people missing in vehicles.
Ice is often not strong enough to drive on it but many people don’t care.


39 posted on 09/17/2013 11:10:21 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: hoosierham

>>>>.Note it is very hard to open a car door against the pressure of all that water and modern cars electic windows would be shorted out.<<<<

In fact trying to open a door before a car is submerged makes the biggest chance to die. A vehicle tends to heel on a side of your opened door to sink faster and land on a bottom right above you.

The best idea is to leave a car through your opened window but it is not always possible because most vehicles are sinking nose-down.

If you haven’t managed and sinking with locked windows, you have to undress to fold seats for more room and grab any floating items you have inside (even an empty plastic bottles).

As soon as your car is full of water and there are right enough space just to make a few breaths, get out (doors are opening easily at the time).


40 posted on 09/17/2013 11:32:21 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Bon of Babble

That pic is incredible and sad.


41 posted on 09/17/2013 11:37:00 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: doc1019
Or both cars missed the same turn?

More than likely, given the 69-year-old and friends went missing a decade or two before the teens.

42 posted on 09/17/2013 11:57:06 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: hedgetrimmer

Was the family dog in the car? If nobody claims it, perhaps it can be served at the White House.


43 posted on 09/18/2013 12:20:17 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Talisker

Nothing happens by chance. Not even nothing.
-—Talisker


Hmmm...steal for tagline use or send to niece’s hubby “Chance”? I’ll do both! Thank You Talisker.


44 posted on 09/18/2013 12:20:57 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Upcoming episode of Chasing Classic Cars?


45 posted on 09/18/2013 12:22:02 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Talisker

Oops. Too fast by half. Credit due around.


Nothing happens by chance. Not even nothing.
-— Revolting cat! AND Talisker
++++++++++
Hmmm...steal for tagline use or send to niece’s hubby “Chance”? I’ll do both! Thank You Revolting cat! & Talisker.


46 posted on 09/18/2013 12:27:25 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Apparently the Camaro had a flux capacitor option in ‘69.


47 posted on 09/18/2013 1:18:14 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: hoosierham

>>I’ll bet there are literally hundreds of cars and pickups submerged in lakes and rivers as a result of accidents;<<

Are you anti-ocean? America has what 8,000 or more miles of ocean shoreline and you didn’t even mention it.


48 posted on 09/18/2013 2:19:15 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Bon of Babble
"Maybe 3 + 3 = 5 now equals five? "

I don't imagine the bodies were in very good shape after so many years - just bones, which were scattered further during the process of getting the cars out of the lake. Once they got a closer look, the investigators probably realized they had 6 sets of remains rather than 5 and the story was revised.

49 posted on 09/18/2013 3:07:22 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: doc1019
They had a similar situation in Delaware back in the 80's where the only reason they found out about people missing the turn is that the cars piled up so high underwater that the last cars antenna was sticking out of the water at low tide.
The first words from the diver that was sent to investigate was, "You need a parking lot attendant down there".
50 posted on 09/18/2013 3:36:51 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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