Located in the southern part of Norway, about 62 miles from the capital city of Oslo, Lake Mjosa is the largest lake in Norway with a length of roughly 100 miles, an approximate surface area of 400 miles and a depth of over 1,400 feet. For centuries reports of a long necked, serpentine like marine animal have circulated around the lake. As is the case of with the majority of lake monsters the Mjosa Monster is often described as having an appearance much like that of a plesiosaur, a prehistoric marine reptile thought to have gone extinct millions of years ago.
Though many reports give the Mjosa Monster a reptilian appearance, it has been suggested by some investigators that the creature’s true identity, along with other lake monsters in the region, is that of a yet undiscovered and rare form of long necked pinniped, a name given to large marine mammals like seals and sea lions. Stating that any reptile would be unable to survive in the icy waters of Norway where as a marine mammal would be quite at home in this environment.
There is currently no evidence to support the existence of a large unknown creature living in the depths of Lake Mjosa.
No documented sightings of Mjosa could be found at this time.
The Stats – (Where applicable)
• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Lake Mjosa, Norway
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Icy fresh water lake