It looks like Iceland can officially be added to the “We have a lake monster!” club.
In 2012 a video gained worldwide attention for its content, what looks to be a giant serpentine cryptid swimming through an ice cold, churning lake in Iceland. To me, it looks like light layers of ice being carried down through the current or maybe a piece of rope or other flexible material receiving the same treatment. The video, however, re-ignited the countries interest in lake monsters. There have been reported sightings of a lake monster, dubbed Lagarfljótsormurinn or Lagarfljót Worm for short, inhabiting Lake Lagarfljot dating as far back as the early 1800s.
This “evidence” was apparently so startling that the Icelandic government launched a full fledged commission into determining whether the worm/lake monster was fact or fiction. Not only was the video carefully examined for authenticity, but a series of other tests in and around the lake were conducted. The government reportedly spent $4,000 ($478,200 in Icelandic Krona) in this truth seeking venture, and it was released earlier this week that, according to sources, the existence of Lagarfljótsormurinn is highly probably to fairly certain and the before mentioned video is indeed authentic.
This news story is currently featured on Discovery News and alternative topic websites. Personally, I don’t think the video shows anything worth debating. Although, I firmly believe there are species of mammals and reptiles we haven’t discovered yet, especially in the polar regions of countries such as Iceland. Whether Iceland is trolling the internet or not, I’m sure they’re about to see a boom in tourism very soon.