*This is not a news story, but is based off of a real incident.

There is no way to prove that the following story is real. It does use facts, but sounds like something from the X-Files. Elements of the story are similar to some myths and legends like the Greek Siren or the Native American Water Baby. These mythical creatures lure male victims with sounds and temptation to a watery death. This story is a first person account of what "really happened" in Yellowstone when a man fell into a hot spring the Norris Geyser Basin in 2016.

Yellowstoneyoda posted on Reddit that he was a first responder at the death of the man who fell into the hot pot. The majority of the tale matches what the news stories have, but the twist comes when he views the video that the sister recorded of the event.

[He] stands at the far edge of the thermal pool. He's holding eye contact with a figure that stands at the center of the spring, suspended unnaturally, just a few inches above the water. The figure is female nearly four feet tall, completely nude with white, shoulder length hair. The figure carries no pigmentation, due to its skin appearing to be near translucent. While it displays the outward definition of breasts, its pubic region lacks any sort of sexual characteristics. The figure's mouth is partially open as it emanates a low hum. - Yellowstoneyoda posted on Reddit

This account is full of facts that are in the news stories. The description of a girl in shock is on par for the trauma that took place. The sister did have a recording of the incident that was never released. Plus the recovery of the body was hindered by a lightning storm.

Everything you're about to read is 100% factual. While they may try to silence me, and or discredit the legitimacy of my claims, I can't sit back in good conscience and let the media spread such blatant fabrications. Lies generated by an elaborate coverup.” - Yellowstoneyoda posted on Reddit

Without the video there is no concrete proof that this story is real, and there are plenty of good reasons why that video should never be released. The website Reddit is not the most credible source. It comes from a section called NoSleep which allows users to post original horror stories that are both fiction and non-fiction. Here is the description of the forum:

NoSleep is a community for original horror stories. Stories may be true or not (but they are almost never true). While our stories are fiction, we treat all stories like true, real life experiences, because the best scares come when you are immersed in the story. If it helps, don’t think of it as reading a story. Think of it as witnessing an event.

Even if the story is a work of fiction, this is a great Wyoming horror story. You can read the full story HERE or watch this  narrated video.