Can a house itself be a ghost? Strange tales have been sung of the sunken house at the bottom of Gardner Lake since it went through the ice so many years ago. And on quiet nights if you really listen, you can sometimes hear the piano of the house play music from underwater. 

The house of Gardner Lake was supposed to be moved over the lake when it was covered in ice in the cold winters of Connecticut. Thomas LeCount was a grocer from Connecticut that wanted to move his beloved and fully furnished two-story summer house over the lake to the east side for the perfect spot back in 1895. 

He thought moving the house over the ice would be more efficient than by land, but miscalculated how much the ice could take and on its travel it slipped and the ice cracked. They tried to get the house back on track, but gave up in the night to try again at first light. But they never managed to get the house over the lake and it remained stuck. 

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The Piano Playing from Underwater

But it took years to reach the bottom of the lake though and children would fish and swim around it in the summer and skate through it in the winter until it eventually disappeared forever under the dark water. 

The moving of the house didn’t demand any human lifes, neither were there any rumours of the owners circulating of hauntings and ghosts. So where do the haunting rumours come from then?

By now, most of the sunken house has rotted away, but the local fishermen still tell the legend that the sound of music, og the piano of the house can still be heard on quiet nights.

Can a house itself be a ghost? Strange tales have been sung of the sunken house at the bottom of Gardner Lake since it went through the ice so many years ago. And on quiet nights if you really listen, you can sometimes hear the piano of the house play music from underwater. 
The Sunken House: The house remained for years dipping in the Gardner Lake before it became fully submerged and sank to the bottom.

Horror Movie Inspired by the House

In 2021 a movie based on the story of the house at the bottom of the lake was released. Called Deep Dive the movie takes the legend further and makes it a haunting horror movie set in France. 

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