Located in central Sweden, between Hudiksvall and Ljusda, Lake Gryttjen is a large, deep, cold and land locked body of water thought to harbor a mystery in the form of a creature the locals have dubbed Gryttie. There are two main descriptions of Gryttie; the first describes the creature as a large serpent like creature while the other describes it as large and round.
First brought to the public’s attention in the mid 1980’s, legends of this large, marine animal have circulated amongst the people of region for decades. Believed at first to be a hoaxer’s reaction to the growing popularity of the Loch Ness Monster, however it soon became apparent to investigators that not all the eyewitness reports could have been the work of hoaxers and some eyewitnesses had to have been reporting a genuine animal.
Following the sightings when occurred in the mid 1980’s there have been multiple research teams who have led expeditions to Lake Gryttjen in search of Gryttie. There has also been at least one documentary about Gryttie, produced for Swedish television.
There are a hand full of researchers who believe that Gryttie is a form of land locked sea serpent, possibly finding its way into the lake through underground caverns and steams. However it would appear that the majority of modern researchers feel that the creature sightings in Lake Gryttjen is a form of sea cow, though no evidence to support either of these theories has been discovered to date.
No physical evidence has been found that would suggest the existence of Gryttie.
No documented sightings of Gryttie could be found at this time.
The Stats– (Where applicable)
• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Lake Gryttjen, Sweden
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Lake