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Someone Put A Jason Statue At The Bottom Of A Lake In Arizona

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Someone Put A Jason Statue At The Bottom Of A Lake In Arizona

A super creepy statue of Friday the 13th killer Jason Voorhees was dumped at the bottom of an Arizona lake before park officials stepped in and ordered it be removed.

The statue was placed deep down in Lake Pleasant back in 2018 by diver Zachary Nagy who said it took 'weeks' to construct.

Nagy told Arizona Central: "Almost everyone who dives at Lake Pleasant knows about it."

Imagine going for a dive and running into this:

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Credit: YouTube/Steele Scuba Diving
Credit: YouTube/Steele Scuba Diving

When asked why he did it, Nagy explained that divers often place unusual objects underwater as personal projects or to act as markers - as well as the fictional serial killer, Nagy said there was also some fake skeletons, a poker table and a Christmas tree.

He said: "There's not much out there [to see]. "They put it out there to kind of practice skills."

However, when officials from the park found out about it they were less than impressed and ordered for it to be dredged out the lake.

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Lake Pleasant Regional Park supervisor David Jordan told Arizona Central at the time: "We really have to be mindful and respectful of nature. That's one of our biggest things."

He added: "I was a little surprised to see something of that nature.

"There's always a little bit of humour behind it but at the same time, we're very much concerned about... trying to maintain clean facilities for people to enjoy."

When news broke that the statue was being removed a petition urging people to #savejason was launched and soon racked up almost 2,000 signatures.

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The team behind Slasher Radio launched the change.org petition which called for a U-turn on the statue's removal and asked people to 'help us preserve this underwater horror passion project'.

Credit: YouTube/Steele Scuba Diving
Credit: YouTube/Steele Scuba Diving

But that's not quite the end of the tale; to add a creepy twist to an already bizarre story - a follow-up report by AZ Central claimed that when divers went down to retrieve the statue, in true slasher movie style, Voorhees was nowhere to be found.

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation spokesperson Dawna Taylor told the news outlet that 150 volunteers spent five-hours scouring the lake for the statue on 22 September 2018, and managed to clean up a whopping 200 bags of litter - but were unable to find Voorhees.

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Cue the creepy music...

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Steele Scuba Diving

Topics: TV and Film, Weird, US

Claire Reid
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