Oregon fisherman reports plastic skeleton in Lake Wallowa
A fisherman looked down and saw something 45 feet underwater.
He thought he saw bones sitting at the Wallowa lake bottomOregon State Police said.
“Last week, a Wallowa Lake fisherman reported seeing something suspicious about 45 feet deep at the bottom of the lake, which looked like possible skeletal remains,” authorities said on Facebook on Monday.
The report launched an investigation. Police examined the “skeletal remains” and did not believe it was an actual human skeleton.
They sent a diver into the lake to retrieve the remains, police said. It was a Halloween decoration.
âThe next day, the OSP and members of the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office with the help of a diver were able to retrieve the plastic skeleton,â authorities said.
Even if the bone remains reported by the fisherman were plastic, it is best to report any suspicious activity.
Across the country, human bodies have already been mistaken for Halloween props.
Last year, a driver in Maryland thought he spotted a halloween decoration, but instead discovered a body.
Baltimore County Police investigated a homicide after a passerby found a body lying in the parking lot of a former inn, McClatchy News reported.
In 2009, neighbors in Los Angeles believed that a sagging body on a third-floor balcony was part of a Halloween exhibit, according to McClatchy News. No one called 911 for four days.
“He looked fake,” Austin Raishbrook, 33, reported The New York Times. “It looked like someone had threw a dummy on the back of a chair.