The Icelandic river monster viral video was not actually the fabled LagarfljÃ³tsormurinn. A theory has emerged that appears to make the most sense.
What happened is a 67-year-old farmer named Hjortur Kjerulf took the video without making a claim about what it included. Other people came up with the LagarfljÃ³tsormurinn Icelandic river monster idea when the video went viral. In fact, the farmer said of the possibility that he made a computer generated or robotic hoax "is ridiculous. This is no joke."
While some people thought that perhaps Kjerulf created some type of hoax on purpose to film in the Jokulsa River, the theory that makes the most sense is that the farmer filmed something that was caught in a fishing net.
In fact, a close observation of the river monster video shows that the creature is not actually moving through the water. The illusion of movement happened because of the water rushing by.
Isn't it nice to have a theory about this would-be Loch Ness Monster of Iceland? No doubt, Kjerulf was seriously upset when people claimed he had made the entire thing up to fool people. How exciting for him to have gotten so much attention from the simple video he took one morning while he was drinking coffee looking out the window.
Did you see the viral video? Do you buy the fishing net theory? So far it looks like people are still searching for the elusive LagarfljÃ³tsormurinn.
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