I am the Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water; ready to trap the unwary, the show-off, the fool.

–The Spirit, revealing its ambitions

The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water was a malevolent presence that existed wherever there was a body of water that could prove fatal to young swimmers, ranging from the dank marshlands to the rivers at your family cottage. Wherever there were children at play, the Spirit would lay in wait, gleeful at the misfortunes of the unwary, the showoffs, and the fools.