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Unusual Things That You've Found

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Capt. T. Goetz, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Contributor

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  2. herr2720

    herr2720 Solo Diver

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    A set of Mormon garments.
     
  3. sagesign

    sagesign Registered

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    This was by far my most unusual. We're always "hunting" for treasure in our local lakes. Sometimes the bottom is hard, but most of the time there is a fair amount of silt, sometimes feet of it. On our way back to the boat we basically have our hands buried in it just hoping to grab something. I never even saw this until I pulled it out of the silt to see what I had. 20201127_182347.jpg 20201127_182445.jpg
     
  4. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Contributor

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    Wow i truly wonder how that got there, how deep do you think it was located? <TG>
     
  5. sagesign

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    Would really like to know myself! Probably 20'-25' deep and maybe 200'-250' from shore and million dollar homes.
     
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  6. CT-Rich

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    He might have been dropped by a Roc flying him back to it’s nest to feed it’s chicks. If it is an artificial lake, it might predate the dam. Last, dead things can float for quite a while...

    In any case, a pretty cool dive trophy...
     
  7. sagesign

    sagesign Registered

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    Had no idea what a Roc was, learned something new tonight! The lake is a natural lake.
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What comprises a set of Mormon garments?
     
  9. OTF

    OTF Contributor

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    Could have been placed there as a (cruel) joke, but I imagine it more likely fell off the gunwale when someone was trying to microwave a freshly caught lobster on deck. Microwaving them alive is also cruel but people do it.
     
  10. herr2720

    herr2720 Solo Diver

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    Per the internet: Ritual, symbolic underwear that Mormons accept and wear as part of ‘going thru the temple’ and receiving their “endowment” and then wear for their lifetimes as a perpetual reminder of sacred covenants they make to their church and their god in the temple ritual.

    Basically for men it's a set of white boxers that go past the knees and a white Tshirt with symbols over the nipples, navel and knee, for women it looks like a 1800s bathing suit also with the symbols. Both sets were just laid out in the silt at the bottom of the lake. I put them on the sunken lake mannequin the local divers like to dress up. Over the years it's worn a speedo, both sets of garments, a wedding dress, and finally a suit with a burlap bag tied over it's head until someone finally removed it.
     
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