Friday, July 15, 2011

The Blue Hole

"An interesting group of Hoosier place legends deals with bottomless lakes, a ubiquitous motif in American folklore. What may be unusual, however, is that several of the Hoosier bottomless lakes are named Blue Hole, a descriptive name suggesting a deep pool of blue water...

Often accompanying the bottomless lake motif in lakes named Blue Hole...are accounts of hidden treasure, enormous fish, giant montsters, lost buggies or wagons, wrecked automobiles, and especially derailed trains in the lake..."

From "Hoosier Folk Legends" by Ronald L. Baker

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