Selma (lake monster)

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

In Norwegian folklore, Selma is a large snake-like lake monster said to live in the 13 km long Lake Seljord in Seljord, Telemark, Norway.

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]

Telemark is known for stories about Seljord Serpent.

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]

The animal has been discussed for a long time and there is a plethora of witness descriptions of encounters with Seljordsdormen, especially from hot, quiet summer. The oldest written account of the creature is from 1750, when it should have rounded a rowboat with a move lass who belonged to a man from [citation needed], but also in our time alleges certain that they have observed worm or lakeside Skien river. Various expeditions have repeatedly visited Seljord in a vain attempt to prove that Seljord Serpent exists.

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