- "He is poison. Pure poison."
- — A bartender on Oskar Sigurdsson[src]
On the 14 April 1962, Sigurdsson met Lee Scoresby in a bar. The two discussed the politics of the island, including Ivan Poliakov's policy on the panserbjørne. Oskar offered to narrate the poem he was working on about the fall of the last great king of Svalbard, Ragnar Lokisson. In the evening, they met once again at the political rally at the Novy Odense town hall. He introduced Scoresby to Olga Poliakova and her father, Poliakov, who offered Scoresby a job.
On the 15 April 1962, after Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison helped Captain H van Breda to escape the island, Sigurdsson asked the former for an interview. Scoresby's response was to kick Sigurdsson off the jetty. Sigurdsson later wrote an article on the events of 15 April which was biased and filled with errors.
Sigurdsson was a thin, hungry-looking man.