Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 9th, 2008
Adam Davies (above) in Mongolia.
The following is the video of the “Seljord Serpent” or Selma, which was taken at Lake Seljord, Norway, credited to Adam Davies and Andrew Sanderson.
(Please click on image directly above for a larger sized version.)
Extreme Expeditions’ Adam Davies replies to the comments, questions, and criticisms:
Thank you to everyone who has commented on the Seljord Serpent footage so far.
To answer a few basic questions:
1/ The footage is shaky because Andy was stood up in a boat when he took it. It’s shot on a hand held camera. We had hardly any money, so we did the best with the equipment we had.
2/ There is good, indeed very good science behind it. The film has been professionally analysed (see my book for details). Most importantly, the hydrophone emissions recorded by another team member (which were made AT THE SAME TIME we filmed the serpent) were analysed by no less than the prestigious Marine Research Institute in Bergen. They concluded they were from an unknown species. As UI said, the film has been shown on British TV.
3. Lastly, and as a general note, I don’t mind at all when people say they don’t agree with my opinions, or that they can’t see things in the water etc. What I don’t like, and don’t expect to put up with, is the vitriol that sometimes pours from this site. I don’t expect people to agree with me, but to look at an image on Loren’s site and then describe it as a “fraud,” thereby impinging the character of the person behind it, is disgraceful. I expect fair criticism, but I also expect a little more support from fellow cryptozoologists.
P.S. Looking forward to going to Russia with the CFZ team. Gregorily has got some good leads. Been working hard on it. Will give you an update soon. Adam Davies, June 9, 2008.
Adam Davies is shown, above, with a 2004 cast of an Orang Pendek track.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.