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US Television Crew in Search of Iceland Monster

A television crew from the American show Fact or Faked, Paranormal Files were in east Iceland this week, allegedly to search for the infamous river worm monster Lagarfljótsormurinn, which may have been caught on video in February.


Hjörtur’s video.

The video, shot by local Hjörtur Kjerúlf showing a phenomenon some argued was the legendary worm, garnered worldwide attention when posted on the website of national broadcaster RÚV and covered on

According to, the crew’s actions were cloaked in a veil of secrecy and the show’s representatives wouldn’t confirm that the monster video was the reason for their stay.

On Fact or Faked, Paranormal Files, which is aired on the television channel Syfy, a group of specialists either tries to prove or refute the existence of various supernatural beings.

The footage shot in the Fljótsdalur region where Lagarfljót, the monster’s reputed residence, is located, will be shown in the final episode of the program’s next series.

Even though the program makers wouldn’t comment much on their trip to east Iceland, they did state that it had been “successful”.

Click here to read more about the video’s popularity.


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