Footage allegedly showing Lagarfljótsormurinn, a legendary snake-like monster in east Iceland, is spreading like wildfire in Japan where approximately 500,000 people have viewed it. The video was posted on ruv.is on February 2.
A screenshot from the video, shot by Hjörtur Kjerúlf.
The video immediately became one of the most read stories on ruv.is, was posted on icelandreview.com and spread to the international media, including the Japanese version of Yahoo!
Subsequently, hundreds of thousands of people visited ruv.is to view the video, most of whom come from Japan. Forums debate whether the clip is indeed evidence that the monster really exists.
Click here to read more about Lagarfljótsormurinn and to watch the video.