The Lagarfljót Worm is Real! Well, Maybe.
According to Iceland Review, a “truth commission” has officially decided that the country’s resident lake monster, Lagarfljótsormurinn, is real.
The commission primarily focused on a viral video taken in 2012 by Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, which shows an unidentified snake-like object slowly moving on the lake’s surface.
Now that they’ve finished their investigation and declared the object proof of Lagarfljótsormurinn, Kjerúlf has been awarded what converts to roughly $4,200.
For this video. This video right here:
Way, way back in February of 2012, when the video first surfaced, it seemed the mystery had been put to rest – most drew the conclusion that it was just a snagged fishing net or something along those lines. But maybe this commission’s determination will make you think twice before doubting the audacity of these videos in the future!
Then again, as Iceland Review points out, even the commission’s chair, Stefán Bogi Sveinsson, is just kind of going along for the ride, saying, “I’ve long since lost sight of whether its establishment was serious or a joke but we were given the task of taking a position and finish this project.”