For over 250 years there has been stories about a mythical sea monster which lives in Seljordsvannet in Telemark, Norway.
In the meantime there has been published images of the “monster”, commonly referred to as “Selma”.
Now a 17 year old girl on family vacation has managed to film some of the best images of the creature, which nobody exactly knows what is.
The video shows a very long object in the water with approximately 40-50 humps on it.
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*Quotes on this site are translated. Original article in Danish.
Here is the video:
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I’m not convinced this is a living creature as much as just waves. I can’t see evidence of anything under the water. There is a boat that may have gone past, you can see this just at the beginning before she zooms in. It may just be a strange effect from the wake of a boat passing by interacting with the wind-created waves on the surface. Subsequently, this is not great evidence. It’s doesn’t answer any questions and doesn’t give us any new information.
The lake was studied by a crew headed by journalist Jan Sundberg and a team of scientists from the Oceanographic Institute of Bergen. They didn’t find anything promising. Here is an interview with Sundberg (who died last year). Also, a Discovery channel crew was there in 1998 and failed to find anything either. The odds are, there really IS not a giant eel-like creature there but other phenomena account for what LOOKS like a serpent in the water.
More: Serpent’s Tale (Strange Magazine)