There are good practical jokes, and then there are legendary practical jokes. This one definitely falls into the latter category.
Someone created an accurate-looking statue of Jason Voorhees, the “hero” of the Friday the 13th films, and hid it underwater at a popular dive sight in Minnesota. The result has to be one of the best scares divers are ever going to find, although I’m not sure how much fun it would be if you didn’t expect to see the statue. The effect is pretty terrifying in action, and you can check it out in the video above.
The video is pretty old, dating back to 2014, but it’s being passed around again thanks to the Reddit community finding the video and passing it around the front page.
Curtis Lahr, who uploaded the video to YouTube, seems to be a bit frustrated at responses that suggest that the statue is a “fake Jason.”
“Jason is a fictional character, there is no such thing as a ‘real’ Jason,” Lahr stated in the comments. “This is simply a statue of the character. To comment this video is ‘fake’ implies you believe he is a real person. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, he doesn’t exist.“
Let’s not argue over the semantics of canonical Jason statues, and instead just enjoy this prank for its epic nature. Whoever did this, and did it so well, deserves a round of applause.