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Friday, February 10, 2012


The other day we posted a story about a purported river monster in Iceland. Dale Drinnon was less than impressed and said that in his opinion it was some kind of mechanical construct. Independently, Loren Coleman said much the same thing over on cryptomundo.

I have no axe to grind either way on the subject, although I have to admit that the idea of a mechanical toy wasn't the first thing to come into my mind. However, I was surprised to see quite how many websites now carry the story...

Is This Iceland's Loch Ness Monster?
ABC News (blog)
The alleged monster, known as Lagarfljótsormurinn, Iceland's version of Scotland's Loch Ness Monster, has been a part of Icelandic folklore since 1345. The story goes that the mythical creature has lived in the 25-mile long and 376-feet deep Lagarfljót ...See all stories on this topic »

Iceland's Loch Ness Monster? [Video]
Long Island Press
By Maria Vultaggio on February 9th, 2012 We have all heard tales about the Loch Ness Monster: what it looks like, where it lives and of its enormous size. But is sea-serpent actually real? New footage of the sea-serpent has surfaced so you can decide ...See all stories on this topic »

'Iceland Worm Monster': Video Proof of Iceland's Loch Ness?
International Business Times
According to legend, the 25-mile-long 367-foot-deep Lake Lagarfljót is home to the worm, Iceland's answer to the Loch Ness Monster. Tales of Lagarfljót date back to the 14 th century. As the story goes, the monster grew from a tiny worm to a fierce sea ...See all stories on this topic »
International Business Times

Lagarfljot river worm sighting video: Icelandic Loch Ness Monster, or fishing net?3News NZA video which some say proves the existence of Iceland's answer to the Loch Ness Monster has sparked fierce debate in the country. The footage shows what looks like a creature swimming in the Jokulsa River. It is believed, by many, to be a legendary ...See all stories on this topic »
3News NZ

Is This Iceland's Loch Ness Monster? - World News - ABC News Radio
By Joshua Cohan
World News and Headlines From ABC News Radio.World News - ABC News Radio

Iceland's Loch Ness Worm Monster Real Or Hoax? Mediaite
By Nando Di Fino
Cryptozoology translates, loosely, into the study of hidden animals. Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra -- these are the big ones. But what about the minor cryptids? The ones that are the subject of obscure folklore? The Gnome of ...Mediaite

Is This Iceland's Loch Ness Monster? - ABC News
Does the fabled Loch Ness monster of Iceland really exist? Scientists are skeptical. But a new video alleged to have captured images of the monster has gone ...

Iceland's Loch Ness monster: Giant 'serpent-like sea creature ...
The video, captured last week by Hjörtur Kjerúlf, shows a mysterious creature swimming through the cold water of the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, in east ...

Iceland's Loch Ness monster? - The ...
Alleged Iceland river worm caught on tape Read more by Felipe Maya on CBS News' The Feed Blog.www.cbsnews.com/8301...162.../icelands-loch-ness-monster/

Iceland's Loch Ness Worm Monster: Real Or Robot? (VIDEO)
Something that looks very much like a giant snake -- or worm -- is slithering its way out of Iceland and causing viral speculation around the Internet.

Video: Iceland's 'Loch Ness' monster ...Iceland's 'Loch Ness' monster spotted? Amateur footage claiming to show proof of Iceland's answer to the Loch Ness monster - a gigantic mythical river worm ...www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Icelands-Loch-Ness-monster-spotted...

Iceland's Loch Ness monster?
CBS News
(CBS) - A video which allegedly captured the Loch Ness monster of Iceland - better known as the Lagarfljot river worm -- has quickly become an Internet sensation. The footage, taken by local resident Hjortur Kjerulf and published on Icelandic ...

Loch Ness Monster in Iceland? Giant Serpent-Like Creature on Video ...
Does Iceland have its own Loch Ness Monster? A video captured a giant serpent-like creature swimming in a Icelandic river giving rise to the comparison. Some people watched the footage, and saw the country's mythical creature called Lagarfljótsormurinn ...

Caught on camera - Icelandic monster or fishing net?
Herald Sun
Cameraman captures footage of giant serpentine creature Footage could show the mythical "Icelandic worm monster" But sceptics say it's just a floating fishing net IT'S the cooler, more socially progressive cousin of the Loch Ness monster, ...

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