|Diana's Midgard Serpent Sighting
in Norway, September 15, 2009
Diana made this wooden Nessie toy.
|This wooden Nessie toy is modeled after a
Viking toy that Diana saw on her travels.
husband and I were in Norway, this year, Sept 11-20
the Flam Fjord, we Definitely, 'saw' what we Never expected to see.
had been, years ago, to Loch Ness/Scotland,...and like everyone else,
had 'looked' hoping to see, Nessie, but, didn't.
didn't even Know there was a Nessie type beastie in Norway's
fjords,.....till we Saw one.
were so stunned, we couldn't take our eyes off of it,...and didn't even
think about the camera.
were just busy, staring, for as long as we could, and making SURE we
were Both seeing the same thing, and that it Wasn't a boat of any kind.
could see boats, closer to us/our side of the fjord, and boats, docked,
on the other side of the fjord.
NONE were very close to the two large humps we saw. We looked for
a head, but couldn't, clearly, make one out.
was a Clear, long wake behind the humps,...and the animal
was moving Fast.
watched it, until we couldn't see it, anymore.
we just held our breath, sorta, afraid to blink,...but talking to each
other, about what we were seeing.
Know what we saw, was NO BOAT.
are Fjord porpoises,....and later, we saw some,.....of those,....but
THIS was No porpoise and it was no whale(s) The
humps stayed, Clearly, always, above the surface of the water, always
the same distance, apart,....never going down into the water.
were two, distinct, humps, but, only, One wake.
In a follow-up email, Diana wrote:
husband and I got in a strong disagreement, coming home, from the
INSISTED, that what we'd seen, had been seen, From the deck of a boat
cruise, on the (a) fjord,......
much discussion, I got him to at least, agree, that I'd pointed
something out to him, in A fjord,....something with two humps, and
moving, fast, with a good wake, and it Wasn't a boat.
THAT, he acknowledged, witnessing, but still, insisted, that it
was from the boat, that he'd seen it.
told him "We DID see, dolphins/porpoises, from the boat,....but
they were playing, fairly close to the boat,...."
agreed, with That, but still insisted that, I had, later, pointed out
the two humps, and wake,...While we, were, still, on the boat.
were getting no-where, Fast.
told him I would just settle the whole thing, with my journal, when we
is what my journal, says (along with a crude line drawing, of two
humps, about equal, in size, to accompany, my words. They were,
it appears, written on 09-15-09
in Flam, we saw a (humps drawing) of 'Something' in the fjord - that
was leaving a < (Drawing) wake - no pix"
pages, later, I wrote " Niles (merchant in Bergen Viking Shop)
gave me his info on a postcard w/sea serpent like we'd seen, in Flam,
and we came back" (to our Hotel room, feeling hot and
hungry, so I'd made up a bowl of instant grits,...the thing true
Southerners MUST have)()
I wrote any more in the journal, about it, I haven't made it out, from
my horrid scrawl that I call 'writing'
journal, while we were on the road, was mostly snatched up, to make
quick observations, of un-usual sights, plants, etc. so they wouldn't
didn't want to take my eyes off the passing scenery, for more than a
few moments, for fear of missing things, so my evenings in the motel,
were used to add summaries of the days activities, not mentioned
husband, Definitely remembered the humps, etc. just not the when and
where. (except that they were at a distance, in 'a' fjord,....I asked
him, if HE'D seen a 'head' ? But he said 'No' he hadn't been
able to make out one (He also didn't remember the Cruise ship,
sitting further up the fjord, that I'd noted, when checking out boats,
etc. for comparison)
agreed, that my journal notes, would pretty much settle the issue, as
to the 'when' and where. I told him That was one
reason I journaled,....because memory can often be, distorted, by
Diana says this about herself:
live in Georgia, out in the country. (Blue Ridge Foothills) Lotta
folks out this way have cattle, or horses. My Mom likens the area
to Upstate N.Y (we lived in Cape Cod when I was 5-9) My folks moved
here, to raise Tennessee Walker horses,..long time back.
husband and I are historical re-enactors. (Medieval, I'm a woodcarver,
and he's a blacksmith,...our Historical personas, are of Norse/Celt
our reason for travel to the UK areas and Finally, at Long last, to
see museums, and bring back 'books' for our research library (Many, this
trip, were in Norse, which we plan, to learn, to read, but for now, the
Museum catalog pictures are an enormous help, to our wood and metal
met and married within the Historical community.
two sons, found their own brides, among the Medieval ladies.
we've been doing this, a Very long time.
husband and I are in our 50s)
in Rural GA, we're growing our own Medieval 'Village' to live in.
a public place,...just an expanded 'home' with 'rooms' in the form of
village houses, spread out over about 200 sq. feet of lovely woods, with
pathways, for 'halls' (no lawn)
'rooms/houses' are actually, mostly, workshops and storage, and a separate
feline. Pretty much all rescue ones.
House baby, was dumped out, on a cold Dec. night, at my son's home.
She was about 8 weeks old. He lives, rurally, also, so someone Definitely
tossed her out.
recently lost a little one, and was begging for a replacement fur baby,
so my son's girlfriend called me, to come collect that one. Cinder
is a sweet Doll (but ugly,.. not
Trevor, was rescued from men, feeding his litter mates to pit bulls,
who'd been starved for fighting purposes. The men were
arrested. We gave Trevor a home, and homes were found for his
remaining 2 sisters (pix of Trevor and Cinder are in my albums at
walk on leashes. Trev logged over 6,000 miles, before a dog pack
attack ended his traveling days (he's fine, thanks to a good vet, and 2
weeks in the hospital,...but now, he gets carsick)
long-time Historical re-enactors, with a passion for books, and
learning, hence a need to go See the places we research and the museums
in those countries,...and we bring back plenty of books for our library.
(This time, we brought back a number of museum catalogs, about half, in
Norse) We live in the Blue Ridge Foothills of GA. where
we're building a Medieval Village to live in,...just us, with the occasional
Medieval craftsman to visit. My husband is a Blacksmith, I'm
a Woodcarver. We have several fur-babies, of the feline
nationality, all rescues.
I'm a 'Journal keeper' which my husband regularly teases me, about.
husband was So excited. i.e. he'd been (genuinely, much to
my surprise, disappointed, not to have seen 'Nessie' when we were in
Scotland about 15 years ago)
mean, I, too, had, 'looked' but I'd never, Really, expected to 'see'
time, we didn't even know there was a possibility.
research has all, almost exclusively, been in the area of the
handcrafts, and day-to-day living, i.e. foods, grown/eaten, cooking
techniques, houses (construction,...I'm an occasional 'writer' with a fascination
of all things related to 'wood' like ancient architecture.
husband's interests, was in the metal arts, and combat-related
things,....he was also, determined to see the Viking ships at the Viking
we'd ever been aware of The Midgard Serpent, we hadn't paid any
attention. i.e. we were told to expect to see, maybe, Porpoises
and small whales in the fjords. But I'm the one who spotted
the clear wake (it was a sunny day,...no haze/fog/rain)
I looked at the head of the wake, to see what kind of 'boat' was making
it, all I saw was 2 humps,....I jabbed my husband, sitting next to the
window, (we were in a tour bus, traveling along the fjord) (with
the town of Flam, our destination,....where the cruise ship, mentioned,
was docked near)
jabbed my husband and pointed,..."LOOK !!! at the Wake !!
Do you see the same thing 'I' do ????" (Words to that effect)
He looked and gave a gasp,....totally stunned. And we both
watched in fascination, trying to make out a head/evaluate whether or
not it was a boat (by also taking in things in sight, that were Definitely
'boats') But, it was no boat. We accounted for the
boats. Closer/further away. We could see two clear
humps, at the front of the long wake. We squinted, but couldn't
clearly make out a head. We watched until we were beyond a
point of being able to see.
in our hotel, we excitedly talked about what we'd seen.
husband was baffled,.....He didn't recall ever hearing of anything like
that, except Nessie (As a kid, he had a fascination with 'dinosaurs' and
can still rattle off names of assorted kinds)
merchant, of 'Viking' wares, many hand-crafted,...in Bergen, gave me a
I don't think we'd yet gotten as far as Bergen, when we saw what we saw,
mean, I can check my journal, but I'm pretty sure. i.e. it was a
total surprise, what we saw. The
picture, on the post card. was merely an artist's painting. I had
hardly glanced, at the face of the postcard,....before tucking the card
in my shoulder bag.
Myspace page is at www.myspace.com/
an artist, I have imagination.
a scientist (my husband has his degree, in Physics) but, he believes, in
a mother of two sons, raising them as a young widow,...I've had too many
'realities' in my life, to go 'imagining' things that are not, There.
i.e. I was in no hurry to jump to any conclusions about what I
saw,....My husband and I, Both, eliminated, the possibility of what we
saw, as being any sort of Boat. That left only one thing. Two
humps, belonging to a large animal, moving, very fast.
were no boats, close enough, to it, to make out it's size.
based on the things in the foreground/background, etc. it was large.
for the record,....I KNEW the cruise ship, further up the fjord, was
'larger' but, it sure didn't look as big, as I Knew it was,.....
I just can't give you any idea of size,....except it was
Big,.....enough, to be seen from the distance we saw it,........
This is a wooden hairpin Diana carved to look like Nessie.
The sketch of the dragon boat on the right is one Diana made in ink while
she sat on the stationery bike at the gym.
name is Vivek and I am a marine engineer, so my job involves travelling
around the world. I was reading sighting of Diana Midgard
and I support her bcoz i have seen something similar in the north
atlantic ocean near Norway. I dont have any photographic evidence but i
saw it way back in 2006. What I saw was a long neck protruding
out of water must be atleast 10 ft long and the colour was dark grey. I
saw it nearly for fifteen minutes till it was out of sight. When i saw
this thing it was very still. I didnt tell my crew bcoz i knew they
would laugh at me. Later on I thought it must have been my imagination.
But what ever i saw that day was something weird and the picture is
still clear in my mind. its only after reading Diana's
account I felt like writing to you.