Is this Iceland’s version of the Loch Ness Monster?
Many have been quick to claim the video is proof of the existence of the Lagarfljótsormurinn – Iceland’s own version of the Loch Ness monster.
Grainy footage of a serpent like creature slithering through the waters of Jökulsá í Fljótsdal lake, in Iceland has become an online hit as viewers try to work out exactly what it is they’re seeing.
The Lagarfljótsormurinn roughly translates as ‘river worm’, and has existed in Icelandic folklore since 1345.
The legendary monster is said to reside in the lake, and much like in Scotland, has been the subject of many ‘sightings’ over the years.
But even Lagarfljótsormurinn experts believe the footage is a fake. If you look closely, you can clearly see an object. It is stationary and the flowing water is creating the illusion in the movement.
So this video is actually not a hoax. It just records a natural, inanimate object in the water. What could be this underwater object will remain a mystery… Probably just a fishing net. But it is an amazing optical illusion looking almost like a monster of Icelandic legend.