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The Lough Dubh monster was a cryptid reported from Ireland's Lough Dubh.

It was allegedly hooked by schoolmaster Alphonsus Mullaney and his son whilst out fishing in the early 1960s. Mullaney described it as an aggressive animal the size of a cow or an ass, and said it had "short thick legs with small ears and a white pointed horn on the snout. It was dark grey in colour, and covered with bristles or short hair, like a pig". The line broke and the animal escaped; the Mullaneys later returned to the area with a posse of armed men, but could find no trace of the animal.

It was allegedly sighted again in Lough Dubh, and had supposedly been seen before, in other lakes, as early as 1912.

Lough Dubh monster
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    The possible explanation could be a new species of hippopotamus or a group of surviving tylosaurs that evolved.

    Karl Shuker classified it as an ultra-mysterious beast. According to Dale A. Drinnon, the easiest explanation would be that the monster was an oversized wild boar (hog) which entered the water when it smelled the bait.
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