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Stunning fog bank rolls in over Lake Michigan

Huge Fog Bank Rolls Over Lake Michigan

Andrew Ballard and his father were fishing at Platte Bay, Lake Michigan, when they noticed some clouds in the distance. As the Ballards watched, the clouds came closer, and got much lower to the water.

Despite their misgivings, curiosity got the better of them, and they hung around to see what would happen. As the fog rolled in, the winds picked up and the temperature dropped significantly, but not before Andrew got this great footage of the phenomenon.

Andrew also snapped incredible shots of the scene. He captured everything from the initial 'uh oh!' moment until when they were able to pull up their lines and finally make it to their launch.

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Bob May 23 2014 at 12:09 PM

Interesting how bright and clear these pictures are. If this had been a UFO or BigFoot or Loch Ness Monster, they would be blurred and grainy.

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juststeve35 May 23 2014 at 12:11 PM

Stephen King novel brought to life

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Shane juststeve35 May 23 2014 at 1:30 PM

I rooted so hard for Maricia Gay Harden to die in that movie haha.

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ameliabelladonna Shane May 23 2014 at 2:24 PM

The book was way better than the movie...:)

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marcis71kb Shane May 24 2014 at 6:56 AM

So did I!

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equusvt juststeve35 May 23 2014 at 3:34 PM

I was thinking the same thing....the mist coming across the lake...

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wwp2003 May 23 2014 at 12:24 PM

You KNOW there are pirate ghosts in that fog bank!!! There is no way I would wait for it to reach me.

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animalasylum wwp2003 May 23 2014 at 3:57 PM

Pirate ghosts or Ghost pirates?

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donahuepapad123 animalasylum May 23 2014 at 4:36 PM

pirate ghost , you know , regular city ghost that go out and attack and loot ships for something to do when not haunting the pent house ???

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henryusmale animalasylum May 24 2014 at 1:14 AM


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klunkerboy wwp2003 May 24 2014 at 12:24 AM

You watched John Carpenters "The Fog" too many times, and they were leapers, not pirates BTW

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kaipur klunkerboy May 24 2014 at 2:25 AM

They're quoting the argument of Korn from a halloween episode of South Park.

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Kate May 23 2014 at 12:04 PM

He must have had a very good camera or phone with him! That was spectacular, and I bet it was scary and exciting at the same time, smile.

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jimt224 Kate May 24 2014 at 2:44 AM

Yes. You can hear the trembling in his voice when he nonchalantly says: cool.

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realrambo May 23 2014 at 11:32 AM

Come to San Francisco and you will see this one of the life time event happening almost daily in the summer

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jonny.banana May 23 2014 at 11:53 AM

Blake's back for his gold and 6 must die...

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lhjelmaa jonny.banana May 23 2014 at 12:39 PM

OMG that is too funny!! I was going to say the same thing "Geeze haven't they seen the FOG with Adriaane Barbooby!" I would haave so played that one on my kids if they were in the boat :) However, pretty cool picture!

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sutt202 lhjelmaa May 24 2014 at 11:52 AM

Adriaane Barbooby. And she did have some fine looking boobies. Good god, how old are we??

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brennemanbelkin lhjelmaa May 24 2014 at 11:22 PM

Barbooby, lol. She has some ledgendary mcguffies.

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Intense Insanity jonny.banana May 24 2014 at 2:02 AM

lol ... awesome show!! I went to the theater and seen that show ... damn it's good to see other old folk like me here.

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AMedicGary May 23 2014 at 12:30 PM

right out of the movie 'the fog' ....... a pirate ship emerging from the fog would have been great.

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Hello Bill May 23 2014 at 2:36 PM

Wow. That is crazy wild...Flash back from the movie The Fog

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japhets May 23 2014 at 11:32 AM


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arkfault May 23 2014 at 12:32 PM

THE FOG! was there a monster in it? this is a perfect ex sample of how fast things change on the lakes. they are lucky it wasn't a thunder storm. most the the you don't have time to get to shore. this one is cool and calm. always be ready, keep radio on updates for lakes weather change in minutes. have you got the right gear before you go out.

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kingofswords72 arkfault May 23 2014 at 1:01 PM

They were only a few hundred feet from shore, plenty of time to get back on land.

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