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Lake Lagarfljot, shot by Brian Rueb of brianruebphotography.com, where the "monster" is said to dwell.

Here’s some amazing footage straight out of one of the most beautiful places in the world, Iceland. Well, more specifically this footage was captured at the river of Jökulsá í Fljótsdal in eastern Iceland and is remarkably clear for a “monster” sighting of any kind, let alone this one in particular which seems to have never been caught on film before.

A still frame from the video of the Lagarfljotsormurinn, found on Youtube.

 From the still frame above it would seem as though this “monster” has a very snake-like head and body, almost one of a python or a constrictor type that have been known and documented to grow into some of the largest snakes in the world.

Here is the Lagarfljotsormurinn caught on film in Iceland just days ago:

Iceland Review writes:

Footage was captured of an obscure phenomenon yesterday which appeared to be swimming in the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, east Iceland

People speculate whether this may be the notorious snake-like monster Lagarfljótsormurinn, which is said to reside in the lake Lagarfljót.

The video was taken by Hjörtur Kjerúlf and posted on ruv.is.

Lagarfljótsormurinn is Iceland’s equivalent to Scotland’s Loch Ness monster. It was first mentioned in sources dating back to 1345. According to legend, it was at first a tiny worm which was placed on a ring of gold to make the gold grow.

When the owner of the ring returned she noticed to her great terror that the worm had grown immensely but not the gold. She tossed the ring and worm into Lagarfljót where the worm continued to grow.

Read more at icelandreview.com


  1. Zach Luebke

    They have a video on the net now of what is supposed to be a Mammoth crossing a stream in Siberia. There was a few years ago a Baby Mammoth Found in Siberia so perfectly preserved they expected they could if they wanted to, to clone it. I think the Mammoth crossing the river is computerized and a response to the hype of a few years ago. Here is the new video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hQ1E3wWBpn4

    here is a video of the real one found in Siberia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl73TOqid0w&feature=related

    February 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    • Thanks for the heads up! Meant to have that story posted this morning but forgot to schedule it. Pretty much looks like a bear crossing a stream with a fish in it’s mouth. It got dissected and torn apart by the internet pretty quickly.Too bad too, would’ve loved to see some real woolly mammoths still running around. I’m sure they’ll have one cloned pretty soon so, hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer.

      February 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  2. Mock26

    That is NOT Crater Lake in Iceland. That is Crater Lake from Oregon in the United States. You can tell by the island. Crate Lake in Iceland is much smaller, more barren, and has no island.

    February 10, 2012 at 1:56 am

  3. Thank you Mock26, all fixed! That’s what I get for not researching further! Thanks for reading!

    February 10, 2012 at 11:53 am