Is this Iceland's Loch Ness monster? Lagarfljot river worm caught on film
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Footage of Iceland’s answer to the Loch Ness monster, otherwise known as the Lagarfljot river worm, slithering through icy water, has been captured by an amateur cameraman.
The monstrous mythical serpent exists in traditional Icelandic folktales, but there have been claims of real sightings of the creature for centuries.
Like Nessie, the Icelandic lake cryptid takes its name from the lake where it is alleged to dwell. Some say the Lagarfljot monster is as long as the lake itself at around 30 kilometres.
Some viewers of the amateur footage of the Lagarfljot worm have suggested it is a fake due to the rather mechanised manner in which it swims through the water.
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