In autumn 2013 a team from French-Canadian TV producers visited the region of the Lagarfljot wyrm monster. The interview many people in search of the truth about the Lagarfljotsormur, this monster that has been seen since 1345 in the lake Lagarfljot in East-Iceland. Here you can see a trailer for this episode.
Yesterday this picture was taken from Klifá sightseeing place. This movement in the surface of Lagarfljót look suspicious and reminds us of descriptions from last year of three humps, one larger then others, rising above the surface and then slowly disappearing again.
The mysterious lake Lagarfljót appears different everyday. Some days it reflects the red sky while others the dark grey-brownish color of the glacier water hides the creatures of the lake. And in February and March we can expect the lake to be covered with ice, but no one dares to go skating. It might be related to the wyrm monster.
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.
Jeremy 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 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?
There is no ice on the monster lake this winter. It has not been cold enough. But the wind gathers the ice crystals in the end of the lake where from it drifts as big white plates, shield for the monsterous wyrm to hide under!
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
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.
Guided tours around lake Lagarfljot are now available for iPhone & Android smartphones. Local guides tell stories from the past and of course the tale of Lagarfljotsormur is one of the main stories. The smartguide is available both in Icelandic and English and the small Fljotsdalur valley circle is free for download. And you even don’t have to be on the spot using the GPS directed programs. You can just as well download it to your phone or pad and travel around the lake, looking at pictures and listening to stories, sitting comfortably in your sofa at home.