Someone Dropped a Life-Size Jason Vorhees Statue to the Bottom of a Lake to Freak Out Scuba Divers

Imagine scuba-diving in the peaceful waters of a picturesque lake and coming face to face with Friday the 13th killer Jason Vorhees. It’s not the plot of a horror flick, but an actual possibility, thanks to the clever prank thought up by a Minnesota diver.

Inspired by the ending of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, where Megan and Tommy manage to defeat the infamous Jason Vorhees by trapping him in the bottom of Crystal Lake, diver Curtis Lahr came up with one of the scariest pranks ever. In 2013, he created a life-size statue of Jason, complete with his iconic hockey mask and machete, and dumped it to the bottom of Crystal Lake, not the one in New Jersey, but Crosby, Minnesota. It’s been sitting there ever since, waiting to give unsuspecting divers a heart-attack.

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Curtis Lahr shot a video of the submerged nightmare he created in 2013, and uploaded it to YouTube. I get goose bumps just watching the footage, so I won’t be going anywhere near that thing in real life anytime soon. But if you’re actually interested in seeing Jason in person, the artist is kind enough to provide directions, which should come in handy since Crystal Lake features over 50 popular diving spots.

Photo: YouTube screengrab

“He’s in Louise. Very easy to find if you know the pit. Swim straight out from the access to the training platform, continue past it staying to the right and follow the drop-off ledge, on the way you should see a snowmobile, and eventually a sail boat with a dingy behind it will show up on your left. Your computer should say about 60 feet. From there, keep on the drop-off ledge and you’ll see Marissa the mermaid chained to a large diameter pipe. Follow the pipe down and you’ll see Jason. Can’t remember the exact depth, I think the bottom is 120 feet, but Jason is floating above the bottom a bit — maybe 110 feet or so. Visibility hasn’t been very good so I would recommend a light,” Lahr wrote in the description of his YouTube video.


The artist revisited his terrifying Jason Vorhees statue late last year, and again posted a video of the experience on his YouTube channel. Four years 120 meters underwater have taken a toll on the infamous killer, but somehow, it has only made him scarier.


As an amateur prankster, I tip my hat to this guy. Well played, sir, well played! As someone who was already scared of scuba diving due to too watching too many scary movies as a child, I just want to strangle him for making one of my worst nightmares a reality.