A man in Cienega Springs, Arizona, was snorkeling in the Colorado River when he was startled by a disturbing sight about 40 feet below him: two skeletons sitting in lawn chairs.
Frightened, he reported the chilled-out cadavers to local police, who promptly investigated. Lawn chairs aside, when bodies are found at the bottom of the river, it”s not very relaxing to the community.
After some deep-sea investigating, it turned out that the skeletons were fake, and had been placed in jest to appear as though they were having an underwater tea party.
Both skeletons are wearing sunglasses, and one has a sign that appears to say “Bernie” on it, though the message has been distorted by the water.
The message could be a reference to the 1989 movie Weekend at Bernie”s, which is about two young insurance workers finding their boss, Bernie, dead and pretending he”s still alive. At one point, Bernie”s body falls in the water. It”s all very silly, you see.
The police don”t intend on finding who actually put these fake skeletons at the bottom of the Colorado, and will be displaying them outside their own department as a joke.
Part of me wishes that I could read the rest of the message the skeleton was holding, but then again, I”d have to watch the movie Weekend at Bernie”s to understand it, and that honestly makes me a little bit sick. At the very least, I”m glad nobody was actually thrown into a river while having a tea party.
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