It Came Towards Him
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Most fishermen get a thrill when they throw their line in the water in the sheer hope that they’ll reel in a big fish. Others simply do it to escape from the stress of everyday city life. Brad Meck’s day started out calm, which is what he wanted. The water beneath him was serene, and he wanted to relish each moment of his alone time and, of course, focus on fishing. But then, he saw a large brown shape out of the corner of his eyes. It was floating in his direction. But Meck assumed that it was a branch, so he didn’t give it a second thought. Then, the unusual shape got closer, and it was about to mess with his perfect day. He finally saw what it was, and it certainly wasn’t a branch. He felt a sudden chill at the sight of it. He needed to escape, and fast.
It Was Stressful
Meck took off from his home in Pennsylvania one morning in May. He was headed to Raystown Lake to enjoy sun fishing, some silence, and some sun. It had been a tough week at work, and he was really looking forward to this getaway in order to destress. By the time this day was over, Meck would have an encounter he would likely never forget.
Small Town, Big Lake
Meck lived in Everett, Pennsylvania. It was a small town with a lot of history. But it’s mainly known for its breathtaking surroundings. There are tons of mountains in the valley of the Allegheny Mountains. It’s what gives this town its everlasting presence. Everett is also known for having a massive lake that’s surrounded by wildlife and trees. People often came here with their boats, which they used in the lake. He initially considered spending most of the day on the water, but he could have never foreseen what happened next.
It Started Okay
Meck grabbed his fishing gear and some lunch. Once he was on the boat, he cast the fishing line. With the sun on his back, Meck got comfortable and gave his feet a rest. Then, he saw the long log in the water. Meck took his sunglasses off when he saw that the log was heading towards him. He got nervous as it continued to approach, and it was coming rapidly.
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He grabbed his paddle and took a look around the lake to see if he could figure out what that thing was. Was it really a log? There was no way the log was caught in a current. The lake was too quiet. And without a current, there couldn’t be movement. Meck kept the mysterious object in his sight, but he was growing nervous. It got closer to his boat with each passing second. Something about this situation had put Meck on alert, but what was it?