GUST98 Expedition Scrapbook by Davy Russell
POSTED: 29 August 98
Here are some of the photos
taken during the 1998 expedition to find the Soormen, the serpent of Lake Seljordsvatnet
in Telemark, Norway. PLEASE NOTE: All images are copyrighted by Davy Russell, and should not be
used without permission.
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This is a shot of the lake from the shore.
This is the research vessel (MS BRAEGEN) which
was made from scratch by owner Arne Tompson (Norway). It was referred to as "Mother
This is the thermal printer for the Side-Scan Sonar,
which took readings off the sides of the boat, and the bottom of the lake.
This was one of the remotely operated submarines
we used. It was equipped with video cameras which sent live images back to the
monitors of the boat.
Divers were sent underwater to search out clues
and investigate suspicious areas.
Expedition leader Jan-Ove Sundberg is
interviewed by Cicada Films, who are putting together a documentary of the expedition
for the Discovery Channel.
The Seljord Serpent is great for local businesses
as it attracts tourists. Some businesses which benefit directly form the legend is the
Sjoorm Safari, which takes tourists out on a boat to catch a glimpse of the serpent.