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Truth Commission: Lake Monster Does Exist

Posted by: John Kirk on August 28th, 2014

An Icelandic truth commission has found a video depicting floating debris is the Lagarfljot lake cryptid.

They got it so wrong.

You can decide for yourself here:

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A screen shot from Hjörtur’s video. Photo: Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf.

Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljót near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in 2012 by the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council.

The commission was given the task of determining whether a video of the alleged monster shot by Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, which went viral, was authentic and whether he was entitled to a prize of ISK 500,000 (USD 4,300, EUR 3,300).

“I was told about the commission’s conclusion and I’d like to say that I’m extremely pleased to confirm that the majority of the commission was right,” Hjörtur told austurfrett.is.

While concluding that Hjörtur’s video was authentic, the commission determined that a photo shot by Sigurður Aðalsteinsson, who had also made claim to the prize money, did not show the actual serpent.

Hjörtur shot the footage through his kitchen window at farm Hrafnkelsstaðir in Fljótsdalur early one morning in February 2012.

Source

See also:

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Lake Monster Commission Needs More Time
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John Kirk About John Kirk
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.


4 Responses to “Truth Commission: Lake Monster Does Exist”

  1. dconstrukt responds:

    whats the verdict on this?

    i mean, it LOOKS like a snake… a big ass snake swimming in the water….

  2. sasquatch responds:

    You’ll notice that although there is movement, the object doesn’t go anywhere. It’s as if it is tethered to the shoreline. I don’t think this is an animal.

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    The “Truth Commission”…give me a break. The Russian propaganda news vehicle is also called “Pravda”…truth, although any motive similarities are probably coincidental since Iceland is one the oldest democracies in existence.

  4. bitchSpray responds:

    This to me looks like an obvious fake. Simply because of the way the thing moves.

    No animal I know about moves like this. When snakes swim or crawl, their bodies always make smooth curves because of their bone structure. This thing looks like it’s broken into sections connected with some sort of joints. The first thing that came to my mind was some sort of remotely operated device designed to look like a giant snake.

    And the fact that — for no good reason — the camera just casually decides to zoom on the hills above the lake in the middle of shooting the “snake”, doesn’t really help to build up the credibility either.



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