Sunday, 12 February 2012

News Bite - The Icelandic Worm Monster

It's been in the news lately - an amateur photographer has apparently captured footage of Iceland's legendary Lagarfll├│t's Worm - their equivalent to Scotland's Loch Ness Monster.
Iceland is known for their belief in trolls and fairies, but could there also be a giant, 100 metre, poison-spitting serpent living under their glacial rivers?

The photographer captured this sighing at a glacial river in the east of the country. It apparently shows a snake-like creature slinking through the water underneath the ice.

According to legend, the monster grew from a tiny worm after a girl placed a gold ring on it in hope to increase the size of her jewellery.
Things didn't go according to plan, and on her return, she found that the ring didn't grow - the creature did.
Terrified, the girl threw the creature into the lake, where it kept on growing into a ferocious beast, capable of spitting a deadly poison.

There have been some more reports of the creature being sighted in the forest, but cryptozoologist Loren Coleman is skeptical.
"What concerns me most is the robotic look of this creature."
"If you look at its head, it appears like somebody's put a constructed anaconda head there, and behind it, the natural movement of a snake should give a much more flowing curve to the sections."






Watch the video and tell me what you think!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Slenderman

You've probably heard of Slenderman - the urban legend and popular Internet meme.
His popularity started when a photoshop contest on the forum Something Awful. The objective was to create creepy pictures to fool people thinking that they were genuine.
On June 10th 2009, user Victor Surge posted in a thread containing the first known mention of Slenderman, a tall, slender creature wearing a black suit, white shirt and necktie with a blank white face and many limbs extending from the back.
Slenderman since then has inspired numerous fan art and music tributes.

Despite knowing that Slenderman was made up by Victor Surge, many poeple claim to have sighted him, and he appears in the background of many photos. However, knowing that he was created using Photoshop, can we be sure that these sightings weren't faked?




What do you think? Does Slenderman really stalk children in the streets or does he really just stalk the Internet? Please tell me in the comments!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Fairy Sightings - Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello everyone!

As you know Valentine's Day is shortly on its way, and I want to show you a few fairy sightings.
First, a quick note on fairies.
Fairies, in Cryptozoology, are considered to be a kind of sprite, angel or winged humanoid. They appear often in myth folklore.

For more information on fairies, take a look at my older post HERE.

I've found this really interesting forum called "Fairy Gardens," where adults come and document their own sightings, photos and eyewitness accounts. Although the site itself doesn't look very convincing, the people taking part in the forum have contributed very detailed accounts. Some stories may seem laughable, and some photos not very convincing, but I thought it would be worth sharing it with you.

Here is one taken by couple Andrew and Susan Macleod:



Andrew says, "My wife was trying out our new digital camera one evening in our back garden, which apparently was the spring equinox although I am not sure as to the significance of this, the moon was full so Sue wanted to take a picture of it with the huge corona."

Here is another taken by the couple:



If you want to take a look at the forum, click HERE.

Fairies - what do you think?

Have a happy Valentines Day, and please tell me what you think in the comments!