Selma Lake Monster of Norway

April 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Lake Monsters

In Norway’s Lake Seljordsvatnet near Telemark lives a well-known lake monster. The locals have named this creature Selma. It is said to be between 30 and 45 feet and resembles a giant snake. There have been more than 500 different sightings of this creature dating back hundreds of years.

This creature has attracted worldwide attention including that of such organizations as GUST (Global Underwater Search Team). The team set out in 2000 on a research expedition with the hopes of capturing the creature alive since the Norwegian government has said that creatures like Selma are protected.

For the expedition they brought along a specially designed trap which they named a “Comet”. It was a professionally built monster/eel trap. Although they were not successful in capturing the monster they did get many strange sonar readings.

Therefore, the search for the elusive Selma goes on.

Pictures From The GUST Team

The Global Underwater Search Team (GUST) at lake Seljordsvannet (Photo: Arild Enger)

Selma Lake – Norway (Photo: Arild Enger)

Enlargement of what Sundberg claims to be the Seljord monster. (Photo: Jan-Ove Sundberg)

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