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27th Oct 2023

Evil or Genius? The underwater shark statue that’s terrifying divers

Ryan Grace

An underwater troll has hidden a giant shark statue at the bottom of a lake… and it’s horrifying.

Social media users have been feasting their eyes, once again, on a one-of-a-kind shark statue living at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland.

Multiple videos of the sharp-toothed behemoth have gone viral on Instagram and TikTok in recent days.

It’s leaving viewers with one burning question; what would you do if you saw this…

Shark statue at bottom of lake (Credit: YouTube)

Movie prop or ultimate prank?

So where exactly is this monstrosity and how did it get there?

The terrifying shark statue lives at the bottom of lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

Some Redditor sleuths have come up with the theory that the statues was used as a movie prop for Choc au Lac! produced by the association La Jeunesse de la Côte. The film the shark allegedly starred in was from 1975 and made by a group of 176 kids from the town of Neuchâtel.

The film was fittingly about a giant shark that terrorised the town. The shark statue was first discovered over 20 years ago, in 2002.

It’s believed to be around 20 feet long and made of fibreglass with menacing smile you won’t forget in a hurry. Here’s some of the best footage out there of the Neuchâte shark statue…

Many Instagram users were quick to draw comparisons between the shark statue and Bruce from the film Jaws (eerily also released in 1975).

Some sceptics are convinced by the idea the shark is a film prop.

They believe it’s more likely an elaborate prank designed to send any divers or tourists running for the hills.

Whatever the origin of the statue it, one thing is for sure, you won’t find me swimming in lake Neuchâtel any time soon.

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