Story on museum hotter than expected

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Jämtland (County), My photographs, Retrofuture 6 - Celebration issue, The Great Lake Monster


One of the last articles that I have been working on for RETROFUTURE 6 deals with a wonderful museum called ArveMuseet in a village called Arvesund in the northern part of The Great Lake (Storsjön). Here you can spend hours looking at cool stuff and a friend and I visited the place in July last year and had a really good time. The museum is situated right by the shore of the lake and there is a small harbour as well with some cool vessels, new and old.

The interesting thing is that I just got word that two witnesses saw The Great Lake Monster (Storsjöodjuret) here in September (19th) last year, 75 meters from the shore. I have added this report within the article about the museum, which fits in nicely with the magazine since it will have a good chunk of material regarding this ongoing mystery (as always – it´s part of the fun).

As for the new report, the two witnesses (Christer Söderbäck and Gunnar Berglund) saw it at 12 o´clock. A large unknown animal rose in the lake several times, four to five meters long. The sighting lasted for 10 minutes and the men could see that the dark object was in fact dark green (using binoculars). At times a smaller part, not unlike a horses head in size, rose. According to Gunnar, the animal has been spotted on this location before. The witnesses reported the sighting to an active organisation called Föreningen Storsjöodjuret, that deals with the subject and collect reports for the ever growing archives. I read the report in the latest issue of Odjursbladet (1 2013).

I guess my article about this place just got a tad more interesting.

Arvesund is located north of Östersund, it takes about 45 minutes to get there by car. I have to say that it is one of the most beautiful places around the lake. I can recommend a visit. You can dine down by the lake and as I said, you can spend hours looking at cool stuff at the museum and the harbour next to it.

Seeing our elusive friends in the lake is just one of these things that just might happen to you when you travel these parts.

(Above: page from the RETROFUTURE 6 article)

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