Has Iceland’s Loch Ness Monster Really Been Caught on Tape?
A new amateur video that recently surfaced online purports to show an image of Iceland’s version of the Loch Ness monster. Real or hoax? You be the judge.
The video above was shot on Feb 2nd by local resident Hjortur Kjerulf and it appears to show a snake-like creature slithering through the frozen water of the Jökulsá í Fljótsdal river in east Iceland.
The monster is known as Lagarfljótsormurinn and has been a part of Icelandic folklore since 1345. According to legend, a young girl once placed a gold ring around a worm, which she believed would make the ring grow. Instead, the worm grew to a frightening size and she tossed it into the river, where it remains today.
But according to some experts, this footage may not be what it seems. Loren Coleman, who authored a book on the creature, doubts that the video is real, pointing out that it appears to show a “constructed” object with “rigid sections.” What do you think? Are we seeing an actual sea creature, or a special effect created as digital marking for Michael Bay’s ‘Nessie’? (You know he’ll make that one eventually.)
[via ABC News]