But while the beautiful Pyramid Lake, in Nevada, may look tranquil, legend has it the spirits of sick children and a heartbroken mermaid lurk beneath its waters.
Members of the Native American Paiute Tribe, who have lived by the 350 foot sink for centuries, believe the lake is haunted by the ghosts of disabled and premature infants thrown into it.
According to the myth, the lake is haunted by the ghosts of disabled and premature infants thrown into it.
Visitors have reportedly heard the cries of the 'Water Babies', who were hurled into the lake because they would not survive the harsh desert climate.
It is also said to be home to a mermaid who married a member of the tribe but became embittered after being banished from the village.
She apparently swore revenge on anyone who came too close to the water's edge, and locals warn of the dangers of straying close to the shoreline.
The saying goes: 'If you hear them you will have bad luck, if you see them you are dead.'
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