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Icelandic Government Says Their Sea Monster Is Real (VIDEO)

Friday, September 18, 2015 8:53
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Scotland’s Loch Ness is home to the world-famous creature known as Nessie but sightings are reported all over the globe. In recent years, a serpent-like cryptid from Iceland has stolen the spotlight.
Icelandic Government Says Their Sea Monster Is Real (VIDEO)
Called Lagarfljótsormur or the Iceland Worm Monster, it gained popularity due to a 2012 video that showed it swimming in an ice-covered lake called Lagarfljót from which the creature got its name.
The first recorded sighting took place in the 14th century but folklore points to even earlier origins. The worm monster sightings were considered omens that foretold the coming of disaster. According to legend, a girl was given a gold ring and wanted to keep it safe so she placed it in her linen chest and set a small lizard ( or snake) to guard it.
In the following days, the lizard grew and the frightened girl threw both the lizard and the ring into the nearby lake. It continued to grow and terrorize people until it was tied to the bottom of the lake but not killed.
The Lagarfljótsormur is described as being over 300 feet in length and having multiple humps. Although aquatic, it was sighted an the lake shore as well, lying coiled in the sun or even slithering up in trees.
The creature has been sighted several times in recent years, with the most interesting incident occurring in 1983. Contractors were laying a telephone cable when they noticed a large mass moving near the shore as they were performing depth measurements
When they retrieved the cable, it was badly torn and damaged in 22 places. The workers believed they dragged the cable over the beast or even through its jaws.
Though the 2012 video was met with skepticism by some, an Icelandic truth commission determined the video was authentic and recommended further investigation.
Even if the Iceland worm monster proves to be nothing more than an old tale, there are plenty other mysterious creatures lurking in Earth’s lakes and oceans.
The video of the 2012 sighting is below:

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