Monster at Lake Hornindal in Norway

Guys claim to see lake monster.

“We’ve seen it, there’s no doubt about that” says Andreas Solvik to NRK.no.

Together with his friends Finn Nyhammer and Arvid Otterdal he was out on Lake Hornindal in Sogn & Fjordane on a short trip Wednesday this week.

All of a sudden they became aware of some ripples in the water, Fjordingen newspaper writes.

For decades there has been talk about the existence of a lake monster in Lake Hornindal, which is the deepest lake in Europe. At the deepest it’s 514 meter to the bottom and many people have wondered over the years what can be hiding in its depths.

Both he and Otterdal pulled out their mobile phone cameras and snapped a picture of what they saw. From the pictures you can see something lying on the surface with two arches.

“It happened very suddenly. But when we looked at the pictures we were sure that this must be the lake monster people have been talking about.”


Tip: @VeronicaInPink via Twitter

Looks like a bent log or perhaps a broken tree branch to me. No known animals moves like this. Fish and snakes move side-to-side, not up and down.

What do you think?

Photo credit: Andreas Solvik

*Article in Norwegian. For a full translated version via Google Translator, go here.

  6 comments for “Monster at Lake Hornindal in Norway

  1. Zeee
    August 3, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    It’s great for a monster photo–not too blurry, but not staged-looking, hard to judge scale. You’re right that maybe it looks too much like a classic sea serpent, though. That said, I caution you that someone could argue that it is an aquatic mammal. They do flex their spines vertically when swimming: whales, seals, even humans like Michael Phelps. The orientation of the flat tail is also rotated, if present.

    • Zeee
      August 3, 2012 at 9:49 PM

      (I mean fish have vertical tails)

  2. xxi_centuryboy
    August 3, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    What else could it be?

  3. HP
    August 3, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    I usually give folks the benefit of the doubt and go with the “tree branch” answer. But in that low-res photo, it really looks a couple of inner tubes with weights tied to them. I vote deliberate hoax.

  4. Stevarious
    August 4, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Capsized rowboat with some flexible gutter tube wrapped loosely around the bottom. Deliberate hoax.

    They say they both snapped a picture. Where’s the other pic?

  5. August 5, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Looks like someone lost their bicycle.

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