If you know your Friday the 13th lore, you’ll recall that at the end of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Tommy Jarvis was able to drag Jason to the bottom of Crystal Lake in chains attached to a boulder where he floated underwater, still alive, but powerless to escape. It’s a terrifying visual, one that has prevented me from doing any deep lake swims for YEARS, lest a mottled hand reaches out and pulls me under. You can never be too sure.
Now an unknown prankster has recreated the famous death scene by planting a Jason statue, complete with mask and machete, 120 feet deep in a Minnesotan lake that is supposedly very popular with divers.
via Dread Central:
Having been down in the water, the statue has developed a worn, algae-covered appearance that almost makes it seem all the more lifelike. My only complaint is that it looks very rigid, like it’s clearly a mannequin or some sort of statue. But that’s such a small gripe when you stop and realize that someone put a freakin’ Jason Voorhees statue in the bottom of a lake!
The statue was planted in 2013 and, as such, has gone through some wear and tear over the years. In the first video below, you can see the statue looking pretty solid. The second video, however, shows what a few years of water can do to the installation.
Terrifying. The lake is located near Crosby MN, if you desire to do a bit of diving this summer.