These are no creepy underwater statues, but the giant crucifix has a special significance for the people of Petoskey since 60 years now.
In 1956, a farming accident brought death to Gerald Schipinski who was 15 years old then. His family commissioned an 11 feet crucifix statue from Italy. But, it was damaged during the transfer and the family refused to keep it.
The statue was purchased at $50 by a local diving group. They plunged the statue into the waters of Little Traverse Bay in 1962 as a tribute to all those who lost their lives while researching in the freezing bottom.
The original arm broke off and it was fixed in 1985.
In 1986 it was the first time that the stature was viewed publically when the lake was completely frozen. It can be viewed through an etched-out hole.
Get down to Petoskey, Michigan this winters and walk across this master piece!