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Icelandic monster worm is real, says official panel

Iceland, a place of mythical landscapes and now mythical creatures.
Iceland, a place of mythical landscapes and now mythical creatures. Image by clement127 / CC BY 2.0

An official panel has declared that footage of an object moving through icy water does show a legendary Icelandic sea monster. The 13-strong Slate panel said that the video, which has been circulating since 2012, captures Lagarfljotsormur, a ‘monster worm’, moving beneath the surface of Lagarfljót lake, East Iceland. Other observers say the footage just shows a fishing net. Read more: ice news.is