A piece of video shows something snaking through the waters of a river in Iceland. Some say it is Lagarfljótsormurinn, a snakelike creature said to inhabit the river, while skeptics say it is merely a frozen net. The video clearly shows something that appears to be swimming upstream, against the current.
Lagarfljótsormurinn was said to have been thrown into the Lagarfljót river by a ring owner who had wrapped a worm around a piece of jewelry to make it grow. When the owner returned, the worm had grown to immense size, but not the ring, so he threw both into the river. It first appears in literature in 1345.
© C Harris Lynn, 2012