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The Troll Hunter film reveals Norway's long-hidden troll population

Film poster of The Troll Hunter film with giant troll standing over car with student filmmakers and troll hunter inside
Image taken from http://www.trollhunterfilm.com/

Soon after the revelation of the Norwegian Government's cover-up of Norway's troll population with the release of the documentary film The Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren in Norwegian) in November 2010, The Troll Awareness Society was established in order to help the Norwegian people deal with this new reality, which was held to be a myth for so many millions of years.

We encourage all Norwegian citizens to watch this film. Its contents have been confirmed as genuine by a team of investigators who studied the footage for over a year, after it was anonomously delivered to Filmkameratene A/S in Oslo in October 2008.

On 15 April 2011, the Prime Minister of the Norwegian Government, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that the government had in fact been involved in a cover-up and acknowledged the existence of a secret department called the Troll Security Service, which existed to monitor the trolls to ensure that they didn't break out of their reservations. A lot of the damage caused by trolls over the years was attributed to bears by the Wildlife Board.

As the trolls are now allowed to freely move around and are no longer hunted by the government's official troll hunter, it is important for Norwegian citizens to be aware of them and to be fully prepared if they encounter a troll. This website aims to provide useful information for this purpose.

Watch the trailer of The Troll Hunter film

Copyright © 2010 Filmkameratene A/S

Student filmmakers Thomas, Kalle and Johanna with troll hunter Hans standing in the forest at night
     Image taken from http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/trollhunter/

The three film students from the University of Volda, who took the footage for the film, have not been sighted since filming ceased. Thomas, Kalle and Johanna can be seen in the image on the left in the forest with government troll hunter, Hans.

The students initially went out to investigate after there was an unlicensed bear hunter alert by the media. After following Hans, they discovered that he was not in fact a bear hunter but a troll hunter, who was covering-up the damage caused by trolls by placing dead bear carcases at the relevant sites.

Similarly, over the years many other accidents, damage of trees and bridges and carnage of livestock that has been the fault of trolls was never reported as such in the newspapers. Various other explanations were always given.

The film will give you further insight into this amazingly elaborate cover-up.


A recent modern re-working of composer Edvard Grieg's piece In the Hall of the Mountain King is appropriate after this discovery.