A Jason Voorhees Statue Lurks at the Bottom of a Minnesota Lake - Nerdist
A Jason Voorhees Statue Lurks at the Bottom of a Minnesota Lake

No matter how much Jason Vorhees, the goalie mask-wearing unstoppable slasher from the Friday the 13th franchise, has scared us over the years, we can take solace in the fact that he is not real. Everyone knows he’s merely a fictional character. But something tells us that knowledge isn’t particularly comforting for scuba divers in Minnesota when they unexpectedly come across his statue at the bottom of a lake.We learned about this terrifying real world horror at Bloody Disgusting, and it’s the work of artist Curtis Lahr, who built this nightmarish/fantastic piece, replete with machete in hand, and placed it 120 feet at the bottom of a popular spot for divers in Crosby, Minnesota. This is what the statue looked like originally…

Oh dear god that is NOT okay.After a few years underwater, the Jason statue (and we have to keep reminding ourselves this IS just a statue), is starting to show some wear and tear. But honestly, that just makes him look even more terrifying, like he’s long overdue for a murder spree.
We know Jason Vorhees is a fictional character, but if we had ever gone into a lake and come across this we would have been dead all the same.Is this the coolest horror movie homage you’ve ever seen? How would you have reacted to stumbling on it? Don’t be afraid to dive into our comments section below and share your thoughts with us.

Featured Image: Curtis Lahr

More spooky stuff

[brightcove video_id=”5741502161001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=“rJs2ZD8xâ€]