Selma (lake monster)
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Various expeditions have repeatedly visited Seljord in a vain attempt to prove that Selma exist. In 1997, Swedish cryptozoologist, Jan Ove Sundberg (1947-2011) founded GUST (Global Underwater Search Team) and began to search for unknown aquatic animals throughout Europe. He tried to capture Selma for a number of years without success. 
The sea serpent has been discussed for a long time and there have been witness descriptions of encounters, especially from hot, quiet summer. The oldest written account of the creature dates from 1750, when it was said to have rounded a rowboat belonging to a man from Bø rowing across from Ulvenes to Nes. 
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