The Way things go…
If eating butterflies gives you a bellyache quit eating them. It is as simple as that. So if you don’t want a vengeful ghost to drown you, don’t drown Peter Sweeney in Lake Manitoc especially if that lake was being drained due to a dam leak. Leaking dams could put a rush on the ghost. You could end up drowned in that lake just like Sophie Carlton, and even Will Carlton who managed to drown in his own sink that could even have been full of dirty ole lake water.
Folks would not stop drowning like Bill Carlton who didn’t even get to drown because his boat blew up. Andrea had better luck because Sam saved her from drowning in her own bathtub filled with that ole dirty lake water.
Things just couldn’t find a place to stop and that lake was getting lower every day, so Peter’s ole ghost called down Lucas to the lake and got the lad to jump in for a swim. Dean jumped in too and did his level best to find Lucas down in that ole dirty lake water, but they vengeful ghost showed himself with that bloated, blocked dead grey face was having none of it.
Things looked like Peter was going to get a bonus with Dean, when Sheriff Jake Davin’s raced to the lake eaten up with guilt and shame and a goodly amount of fear desperate to save his grandson’s life. Jake confessed that he and his big bully boy Will Carlyon 35 years ago had been having a little fun play drowning little boy Peter, and they just held his head under the water too long. So the ghost grabbed Jake and took him instead. Then Dean, clutching Lucas, punched up high out of the water with both of them gasping for breath. It was over.
What if 35 years ago Jake and Will had ran for help and confessed what they had done? What if all those years of guilt and fear and watching Peter’s mother suffer had never happened and all those folks had not drowned including 18 year old Sophie, just taking a morning swim?
Written By: Southeast….