Lake Cryptid Video

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 28th, 2007

Here is the Norwegian so-called “Sea Serpent” (apparently a Lake Monster?) video footage.

Please see the previous post here for the background details.

What do you think?

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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.

23 Responses to “Lake Cryptid Video”

  1. BadState responds:

    The setup of the video seems contrived — playing baseball in the dark and filming it? I suppose they could be testing a new camera, but still fishy. Also, the video ends too abruptly. Just as the cameraman was getting a steady shot of the “creature” the clip ends and we’re left with the inevitable blob. Wouldn’t you have continued filming the thing until it went out of view? It reminds me too much of the “yowie” video a while back.

  2. sticklez responds:

    >>The setup of the video seems contrived — playing baseball in the dark and filming it?>Also, the video ends too abruptly. Just as the cameraman was getting a steady shot of the “creature” the clip ends and we’re left with the inevitable blob. Wouldn’t you have continued filming the thing until it went out of view?

  3. Scarfe responds:

    Kind of hard to tell, given that youtube videos are usually so pixelated, but the object certainly has the stereotypical humped “serpent” shape. The object seems to be moving to the left of the screen, cause it is leaving a trail in the water, but the object itself doesn’t seem to be moving in any way that would propel it under its own power.

  4. shovethenos responds:

    Set-up seems contived as others have mentioned. Why would you play catch, in the dark, holding a video camera in the other hand?

    Footage is blurry and stops immediately after focusing on the object in question, also as other have mentioned.

    I would say this is suspect, probable hoax. (Sometimes I don’t feel comfortable giving feedback on these, because hoaxers paying attention may use the comments to come up with better hoaxes.)

  5. jonom responds:

    Looks like 2 guys in a kayak.

  6. kittenz responds:

    Could be just about anything.

  7. Muskie Murawski responds:

    I would like to know more about the lake and its history of sightings.

  8. a_welch90 responds:

    The Setup is very contrived, playing catch in the dark. The camera appears to bounce around just enough to put the “thing” out of clear view. The video ends just as it is in focus. It is classic YouTube quality, making it all the less credible. The hoaxes make my fun little hobby that is cryptozoology a bit less fun. I’m not calling this an outright hoax, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

  9. CryptoGoji responds:

    The problem with this video is that they went into the digital zoom of the camera. You see something that seems like a head, but then it goes into the digital zoom and it could be just be about anything, a dog, a deer, any medium to large sized animal. The camera is in NightShot (possibly a Sony digital with super night shot?) at the first when they are playing catch then they switch to the normal mode to film the “creature”. This is sketchy footage at best. I would like to know more about the lake and the region its located in. The history and such behind the lake.

  10. JSMOKE responds:

    Two guys in Norway throwing a baseball around? Looks fishy to me.

  11. DeBo responds:

    yeah, why arent they kicking a footy around? haha

  12. mahone responds:

    That’s like, soooooo bogus! Playing catch in the near dark? A third party filming playing a casual game of catch? A sea serpent with a loop of hump “that doesn’t undulate” streaming by. Bad effort guys.

  13. DWA responds:

    Blair Nessie Project.

    shovethenos is right. I’m not telling them how to improve this. Just telling them to go looking for a cryptid that really exists.

    (Sorry. Bad Blobsquatch Day.)

  14. Nachzehrer responds:

    I think it’s a hoax but even if it isn’t, what good is a glimpse of a vaguely lake-monsterish blob?

    I miss Doc Shiels.

  15. catvmex responds:

    My video works this time.:-)

    Video too dark to see anything.

  16. sbdance responds:

    A video of the only baseball in Norway.

  17. alanborky responds:

    Having spent an even weirder than normal period of my life in that part of the world, I know from personal experience that when you haven’t got access to a telly, kids’ games can suddenly seem deeply engrossing; and as for playing such games in the Norwegian dark, my experience is human eyes adjust to the conditions far better than videocams seem to.

    It could be a set-up, but I err towards it being authentic.

    As for the ‘serpent’, it looks to me to have almost pig-like ears, before it goes out of focus, so I’d plump for a hog or a dog.

  18. DARHOP responds:

    Are you kidding me? Remote whatever…

  19. dogu4 responds:

    It’s a moose, or as it’s called in Europe, an elk (alces, at any rate). I’ve seen this before. The typical palmate antlers for a relatively young male. It looks like it’s still in velvet, late spring, early summer, and that would jive nicely with the fact that our two guys playing out for a bit of a barbeque at the lake cottage and are simply taking advantage of the long daylight following the sun-starved months of winter they’d just come through. Baseball? Rounders? Just plain catch…the pitcher is holding a video camera and so I can believe the catch would be off the target.

  20. MK2_Bigfoot responds:

    That is 40 seconds I will never get back….

  21. Darkstream responds:

    What a joke. Thanks for the laugh. 🙂

  22. mystery_man responds:

    Everyone has pretty much said what i was going to say. I don’t know how they do it over there, but I usually don’t play catch with a camcorder in one hand. It feels very staged. In addition, the video is so pixelated and it is so hard to see what they are looking at, that in the end this is simply not acceptable as evidence of anything other than a thousand things that could have been floating on the water’s surface.

  23. Shihan responds:

    Truly bad acting in the “set-up” not a chance this was a real situation.

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