Icelandic River Monster?
– – A video reportedly showing an apparent subarctic anaconda snaking its way upstream through Iceland’s Jokulsa River as shot by a 67-year-old farmer has been subjected to an analysis in which the position of the monster’s head were matched up with relation to static reference points. It was concluded that the “monster” was actually stuck in one place on the river, with moving water creating the illusion of a swimming snake.
The object is thought to be a fishing net or long piece of cloth caught on a branch or a rock lying beneath the surface of the water. The serpentine shape is caused by chunks of ice hanging onto the net.
Iceland does have a legendary Lagafljot Worm, the Icelandic equivalent of the Loch Ness monster…but this was no Nessie cousin.