Omer Pratt used to fish this pond. He said it was somehow connected to the Saluda River. "Catfish as big as gators get swept in and trapped, makin' it awful easy to catch them things," Omer said.
The last time he fished this place he thought he caught a big one. "Just about bent my pole in two, but my hook got snagged on a rope that bound up the body of a man. He was tied up real good, it was a terrible site, cause the fish had gotten to his eyes." Omer just sighed.
Turned out that man, in the local jail on a charge of rape, somehow escaped. Made the papers and everything. Omer lost his taste for fishing after that.
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