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Swedish sea monster ‘caught on film’

Puts all the Loch Ness Monster videos to shame

I gotta say I am impressed with this video that comes our way from Sweden.  It’s certainly worth a look, but it comes from a group of ‘filmmakers’ which does make me a bit suspicious.  Still, it’s intriguing video of Sweden’s Great Lake Sea Monster, Storsjöodjuret.

Swedish sea monster ‘caught on film’

A group of filmmakers claim to have successfully captured Sweden’s legendary Great Lake Sea Monster (Storsjöodjuret), which is said to lurk in the waters of the Storsjön outside Östersund in northern Sweden.

A film crew which set up cameras on one of the lake’s islets last spring now say that they have an image of the seamonster, according to Svergies Television.

The film clip shows a blurry, long and narrow silhouette moving in the lake’s depths.

“It clearly shows that it’s warm and is made up of cells, otherwise our cameras wouldn’t indicate red, so it can be a sea snake or some other kind of sea animal,” said a female member of the film crew to Sveriges Television news in Jämtland.

The effort to find the monster has generated a great deal of interest, with the American television network NBC planning to document the hunt.

Next summer, the number of special cameras placed in the lake will increase to thirty.

This isn’t the first time that crews have hunted for the Great Lake Sea Monster.

Back in 1894, a Swedish sea captain named Dedering created a stock company with the express purpose of catching the renowned beast.

The hunt, which was also sponsored in part by King Oscar II, even featured whale harpooners.

In 1986, Jämtland’s county administrative board banned anyone from “killing, injuring, or trapping a live animal such as the Great Lake Sea Monster” or from “removing or injuring the Great Lake Sea Monster’s eggs, roe, or dwelling”.

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  1. Hellcat
    August 29th, 2008 at 13:08 | #1

    It looks like it could be some kind of snake. Dunno though.

  2. Thelma
    August 30th, 2009 at 12:42 | #2

    AARRGGHHHHH…my son keeps unplugging the speakers. Now, I can’t hear it. hmph.

  3. Thelma
    August 30th, 2009 at 12:45 | #3

    It does look like a super-sized snake. There are some truly amazing and spectacular sea creatures in the oceans but I don’t know about lakes.

    Here lizard, lizard.

    • September 8th, 2009 at 17:59 | #4

      This looks like it’s worth investigating: let’s send Leonard Nimoy in search of it!

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