The term Benacosaurus Lacustris is the monster’s (Legend,Dino,Mascot) “scientific” name, deriving from the Latin name of the lake, Benacus. Consequently, the monster is commonly referred to as Bennie.
His morphologic characteristics are very similar to those of the monster of Loch Ness and of Lake Como.
Indeed, people say that all three monsters descend from the same family of prehistoric animals.
Judging from the descriptions made by occasional witnesses, it appears that the Benacosaurus Lacustris
measures approximately 7/8 meters in length, and has a snake-like form.
He has never represented any threat to human beings, having a rather docile character.
But he has a great big belly, and four large fins, two front and two back, which make him an excellent swimmer, not to mention his bilobate tail.
His skin is shiny and without scales, and he doesn’t have many teeth, because he mostly feeds on algae and small fish. Indeed, until present he has never represented any threat to human beings, having a rather docile character Exist or not?
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One presumes that the animal lives in the depths of Lake Garda, which is the largest lake in Italy, boasting a maximum depth of 346 meters and a surface area of 368 square kilometers.
The lake borders on three regions: Lombardy (province Brescia), Veneto (province Verona) and Trentino Alto Adige (province Trento).
This Legend exist for more than 500 years! News papers – Online – Television – Youtube – the testimonies of Bennie are many.
Italian Committee for Controlling Statements on the Paranormal is a non profit, scientific and educational organization that promotes scientific and critical research on pseudoscience, the paranormal, mysteries and strange phenomena. Here what they found out about Bennie the lovable mascot of Lake Garda.
Angelo Modina owner of Deep Explorers made the first sagoma of Bennie! Here is the story.