The Lagarfljót Worm is a cryptid, an animal unrecognized by science, alleged to live in Iceland’s Lagarfljót lake.

The first mentions of the creature date back to 1345 and it has been sited numerous times since then. Legend says that the worm was originally a small lingworm. A girl placed the worm on a gold ring, hoping that the ring would grow. When she returned and found that instead the worm had grown, she threw both into the lake. 

[Picture: Artist’s interpretation of the worm from the television show Destination Truth.]

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