posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 12:21 PM
I think what distinguishes this from the run of the mill urban legend is that that the connections between these drownings was discovered by an
intensive investigation by professional investigators.
There is also the similarity between victims--young, athletic, intelligent, male college students.
There is also the presence of the very unusual smiley faces which have been found at the locations at which the bodies entered the water.
If the data are correct, there are some distinctive patterns associated with all these cases that one would not expect to find a group of random
drownings involving drunken college students.