Saturday, 3 October 2015
KUNGSTORN - EUROPE'S BIG BIRD
The Kungstorn is a gigantic bird of European legend. An incident supposedly involving a Kungstorn occurred in 1932. Svanhild Hansen, a girl of three, living in Norway, was carried off by a huge bird. It deposited her on Hagafjell, a mountain on the island of Leka, but it does not appear to have harmed her in any way. Attempts to identify the bird with the White-tailed eagle are unconvincing. However, the Kungstorn is now sometimes referred to as the Svanhildsorn as a result of this incident. The bird would seem to have been an unknown species.