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The Iceland Worm Monster (Lagarfljóts Worm) Caught on Camera Original
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Uma criatura teria sido filmada em um lago na Islândia. Algumas pessoas acreditam que o vídeo gravado por Hjörtur Kjerúlf mostra o monstro conhecido por Lagarfljótsormurinn, que viveria no lago Lagarfljót, segundo o site 'Iceland Review'. O Lagarfljótsormurinn seria uma criatura parecida com o monstro do Lago Ness. Ele foi mencionado pela primeira vez no ano de 1345. Será que é verdade? Olha só: Lagarfljóts Worm Fonte: Yahoo The Iceland Worm Monster Extraño monstruo del lago en Islandia Le monstre étrange du lac en Islande The Lagarfljótsormur, Lagarfljotsormurinn, Lagarfljót worm or simply Iceland Worm Monster is an Icelandic lake cryptid. The worm is purportedly located in Lagarfljót Lake, a freshwater, below-sea-level, glacial-fed body of water in Egilsstaðir. The water visibility is incredibly poor as a result of siltation, and the creature--if it does exist--has not been scientifically studied. Sightings have been consistently logged since 1345. There are many stories about kynjaskepnur, that is, strange animals or unknown phenomena, in Lagarfljót. The worm-like creature is presumed to be longer than a football field, or 300 feet (91 m), and has been seen coiled near the shore by countless eyewitnesses. According to reports, it has been spotted in both water and dry land. It is believed that it can slither onto land. This video is from IRíkisútvarpið RUV - The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service Cameraman Hjörtur Kjerúlf captured the giant, icy snake swimming in ...
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