Freshwater Monster of Norway. Etymology: Norwegian, "water troll." Physical description: Length, 15-18 feet. Hump resembling an overturned boat. Behavior: Causes unusual waves. Tracks: Round prints and drag marks. One report mentions cloven hooves.
Distribution: Sandnesvatnet, on Hamaroy Island, Nordland County, Norway.
Significant sighting: Oline Sandnes was rowing on the lake in the summer of 1910 when her boat collided with an animal 15-20 feet long.
Sources: Peter Costello, In Search of Lake Monsters (New York: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1974), p. 196; John Kirk, In the Domain of Lake Monsters (Toronto, Canada: Key Porter Books, 1998), pp. 218-222.
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