In theory, fishing is a supremely peaceful activity, it's just you, your fishing gear, and an open sea full of swimming critters. But in reality, the lakes and oceans of the world are polluted with bizarre garbage, secret keepsakes, and murder victims. While the dark underbelly of fishing waters can hamper plans of peacefully communing with nature, the creepy findings do make for fascinating stories.
In a popular Reddit thread, fishermen (and women) of Reddit shared the creepiest things they've reeled up, and it just emphasizes how much we need to clean up our waters.
I was fishing with my Dad off the coast of Mallorca in Spain when I was about 15. It was really warm and we weren't catching anything much, so we got some snorkels and went for a swim around to see if we could see anything interesting, (it was only about 20 feet deep).
Around these cave-like rocks I spotted what looked like a dead body. I started trying to dive down, but I'm not a super strong swimmer so when I would get to about 10 feet away from it I would have to come back up for air.