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Selma (lake monster)

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Selma (lake monster)

Selma depicted in the coat of arms of Seljord municipality in Telemark county, Norway

Selma is a large snake-like lake monster said to live in Lake Seljord in Seljord, Telemark, Norway.

According to most who have seen the supposed creature, Selma closely resembles other reported lake monsters, such as Nessie, Champ, and Ogopogo. The first eyewitness accounts date back to the 18th century. Selma was possibly recorded in video by a Norwegian girl, who was visiting the lake with her parents. Locals think the video looks reliable, and the phenomenon is real.

Various expeditions have repeatedly visited Seljord in a vain attempt to prove that Selma exist. Swedish cryptozoologist, Jan Ove Sundberg, has been trying to capture Selma for a number of years, but has not succeeded. [1]

The sea serpent Selma has been depicted in the coat of arms of Seljord since 1989. Designed by local artist, Halvor Holtskog, the arms show Selma in a gold-color on a red background.[2]


  1. ^ (Blather Net)Lake Monster Expedition to Seljord, Norway, 1998
  2. ^ (Seljord kommune)Kommunevåpenet

External links

  • Article from Aftenposten
  • The Seljord Orm
  • TV2 (Norwegian, 2012)
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