What is this?

16juli2013In the afternoon sun yesterday there was something weird sticking out from the surface of lake Lagarfljót just across from the farm Brekka by the south end of the lake. It was not there the morning after!?

Mysterious movements on the wyrm lake

New Youtube footage from lake Lagarfljot
New Youtube footage from lake Lagarfljot

As has often been mentioned on this website there are many sightings of mysterious movements or phenomens on or in the Lagarfljot lake. Is it the wyrm or some other monsters? Usually the eye-witnesses don’t have their camera by hand. But sometimes they have, just like Hjortur Kjerulf in February 2012. And here is a link to a new footage taken in February 2013 of some mysterious movements on the monster lake.

Our Wyrm in River Monsters

Jeremy Wade by LagarfljotJeremy Wade was one of those who visited Lagarfljot region last summer after having heard about the lake monster in the world news. He spent some time trying to catch our wyrm and of course he dropped by at Hjörtur Kjerulf’s home and got good advice and description. This episode in the 5th season of River Monsters is called Legend of Loch Ness and will go out on Animal Planet US on 27th May.

 

The head of the monster?

Atlavik, spring 2013. Photo SBG.
Atlavik, spring 2013. Photo SBG.

The winter is drifting away around the monster lake. But the ice on the shore has various forms, some of them reminds you of the mysterious creatures that many have seen in the lake. This is pictures taken yesterday in Atlavik where the north wind has blown drifting ice to the shore and the sun has melted it into forms. Is this sculpture a copy of the monsters head?

Russian TV-program about our wyrm

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On 23rd February the Lagarfljotsormur was on Russian TV. A program about water monsters around the world spent good 10 minutes in interviews and stories about our famous worm monster. They interviewed Skúli Björn Gunnarsson, director of the Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson at Skriðuklaustur and two eye-witnesses, Elín Kröyer who saw the monster in the sixties and Þurý Bára Birgisdóttir who saw something big and strange out on the lake in April 2012. Of course the world famous footage from Hjörtur Kjerúlf was also mentioned. Here is the link to the program which starts with our wyrm. Good information for those who speak Russian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeXB38d2rpc

The Worm Monster – fact or faked?

A group of experts from the TV program Fact or faked came to Iceland last spring. They did research the location where Hjortur Kjerulf shot his footage in February and tried to make things moving in the water there just like the “monster” on the footage. But they also went out to the big Lagarfljot lake in hunt for the worm monster. The episode can now been seen on the web.

Fact or faked visiting Hjortur Kjerulf
The team from Fact or faked program doing research by Lagarfljot