August 18, 2016

This Is What The Government Won’t Tell You About One Of Wisconsin’s Most Popular Lakes

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What is the issue?

You’ve all probably heard about the incident, but I need to tell my own story. Everything you’ve heard is wrong. I’m sick of the lies our Governor and the CDC has been spreading about what happened to us. I was there yesterday. I know what I saw.

Like most people, my family and I made plans for Memorial Day. Our plan was to go to Devil’s lake. It’s an extremely popular spot in Wisconsin for camping, swimming, and hiking. I’ve been there hundreds of times. Devil’s lake is unique because it doesn’t empty into a river. The water is what’s left over from a glacier getting stuck more than 10,000 years ago. The glacier also deposited debris, leaving behind 500 ft high rock peaks. They are literally just towers of boulders surrounding a huge pool of water. The lake is a little over a mile long.

I have no idea how it got its name. But it makes more sense to me now.

I took my three kids (Abby, Zach, and Kether) to the lake yesterday. We planned to do some light hiking and have a picnic. My husband Bill stayed home. Our family friends Ester and Claire (as well as their infant son Ezra) joined us. On any other day it would have been a totally normal summer outing.

I don’t know what happened to the lake. I don’t know what’s going on. I know for certain my friends are dead. And the baby…dear God I still have a hard time believing it. But I saw exactly what occurred and I know it’s true. The government is lying to you. The CDC is lying to you.

I’ll try to tell it exactly as I remember.