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Iceland’s ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Caught on Camera

08/02/2012 | By | 2 Replies More


Iceland’s ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Caught on Camera


Loch Ness Monster in Scotland

A video posted online has excited monster hunters in Iceland with apparent proof of the existence of the mythical Icelandic creature Lagarfjóts WormIceland‘s answer to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, see picture here to right.


Cameraman Hjörtur Kjerúlf captured the giant, icy snake swimming in the Jökulsá í Fljótsdal river, which empties into Lake Lagarfljót.

The Lagarfjóts Worm, which is also known as Lagarfljótsormurinn, is first mentioned in sources dating back to 1345AD. According to Nordic legend, it was first a tiny worm which was put on a ring of gold to make the ring grow, Iceland Review explained.

When the owner of the worm returned, she discovered that it had grown enormous but the ring was still the same size as before. In frustration, she threw both the worm and the ring into the lake, where the worm continued to grow even bigger.

Sceptics say the video merely shows a torn fishing net which froze in the river, but the sleek movements of whatever it is that was filmed suggests otherwise.

Take a look at the video and tell us what you think:



What do we know about the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland
The ‘Loch Ness Monster’ (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) is a cryptid that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal has varied since it was brought to the world’s attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.

The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) since the 1950s.

In Iceland we have a similar lake monsters in the Lake Lagarfljót of the east coast of Iceland near Egilsstaðir, the main town of the area.

The Iceland’s ‘Loch Ness Monster‘ has been a mystery in decades. Many Icelander’s has seen this monster with bare eyes and many stories has been told about this monster.


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