River Monster -Bryn Chapter 2

He started running along the path to home.  He got to his village screaming “there’s a dead body in the river!” The villagers did not believe him.  He was frustrated.  He said “I will show you, believe me, I will show you!”  So he set off with a few people back to the river.  They looked for the dead body but did not find it.  In the distance they saw figures.  In the gloomy darkness they thought they were people but they realised they were statues.  They had never been there before.  Where had they come from? Who are they?