Iceland Loch Ness Monster cameraman says his footage “no joke”

By | February 14, 2012

Iceland Loch Ness Monster cameraman says his footage “no joke”

More than three million people have viewed the recent footage which may or may not be of Iceland’s mythical Lagarfljóts Worm; which is often dubbed the country’s answer to the Loch Ness Monster.

The Worm is one of many in Norse mythology and not directly related to Loch Ness in any way; but the Nessie connotations and the high quality of the video have seen the story sweep the globe this week — especially capturing the imaginations of people in Japan and the USA. It has been featured on many of America’s biggest news programmes.

Now the amateur cameraman responsible for the footage, Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, has told the media that “This is absolutely not a hoax by me, that is ridiculous. This is no joke.”

He explained to Bylgjan Radio that he did not set up the ‘monster footage’ and that he did not ever claim that it was the Lagarfljóts Worm. He left that for others to decide.

Hjörtur says that he noticed the ‘monster’ in the river from his kitchen window and continued to drink his coffee. After finishing his drink and seeing that the strange sight was still there, he says he decided it might be fun to catch it on tape.

Hjörtur says that he did not upload the video to the internet himself, instead taking it to the RÚV television office in Egilsstaðir. From there the national news decided to play his footage and then somebody else put it onto YouTube and Iceland’s English language media also translated the news. The rest, as they say, is history.

An expert interviewed by ABC in the USA claims the video was probably a joke; but Hjörtur says it was not. But neither did he definitively claim it to be the Lagarfljóts Worm. He also says that he has been too busy this week to follow the global media sensation he has caused.

via Iceland Loch Ness Monster cameraman says his footage “no joke” | IceNews – Daily News.

Looks like some branches or other debris following the natural curve of the snow due to flowing water.

4 thoughts on “Iceland Loch Ness Monster cameraman says his footage “no joke”

  1. Robert Myrland

    Its real, its no joke its no fake, but it has a simple solution:

    I seen this many times here I live in North Norway where I have a river not far from me, and I seen this wintertime many times.

    Its just ice that hug together like that and are hung for some reason on something under the water surface.

    The first time I saw this was over 20 years ago and I did wonder at first what it was but at closer I found it to be ice that hung together for some reason and when i put a pin in the water and separated it the ice just separated and did go away.

    Its just so simple like that

    1. Xeno Post author

      Thanks, good to get confirmation of my suspicion from someone who has seen it in person. It’s wild when a non-living thing moves as if it is alive.

  2. Bernard Sinai

    I have this belief that some mythical sea creatures may have actually existed. Take mermaids for example, every known coastal civilization has legends, tales and myths about these half-woman half-fish creatures. Doesn’t this give some credibility to it?

    1. Xeno Post author

      Drawings, photos or stories of strange creatures that appear to be the same thing are most impressive as evidence where the different people or groups had no contact with each other. Your observation is interesting but we should also consider that coastal cities have a better opportunity for strange stories to be spread by sailors. Half naked fish ladies sound like a story lonely sailors would enjoy and spread, and the story may have come originally from the tale of Atargatis, an Asyrian goddess.

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