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Italy’s Lake Maggiore is the reported home of a little known lake monster referred to as the Lake Maggiore Monster. One of the first reported sightings of the creature came in 1934 when a group of fishermen reportedly saw the beast where the River Ticino runs into Lake Maggiore. The fishermen described the creature as having the head of a horse, the body of a serpent and a diet which consisted of fish.

Reference to the Lake Maggiore Monster was made in Peter Costello’s classic book In Search of Lake Monsters and appeared again at the beginning of the 19th century in one of novelist Stendhal’s travel books. The odd thing about the Lake Maggiore Monster is that the locals do not seem to even known about the presence of a monster in their lake, rather most sightings are reported by tourist, possibly mistaking fairy boat waves for the moment of a large creature.

The Evidence
There no physical evidence that would suggest a creature like the Lake Maggiore Monster dwells in the depths of the Italian, Lake Maggiore.

The Sightings
In 1934 a group of fishermen reported a run in with a serpent like creature with the end of the horse in Lake Maggiore.

The Stats– (Where applicable)

• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Carnivorous
• Location: Lake Maggiore, Italy
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Lake