Elsie's cousin the Loch Ness Monster.
So, is there a sea serpent lurking within the depths of Lake Elsinore?
In 1884, a creature that appeared to be a cross between a plesiosaur and a sea serpent was sighted in the lake at the small town of Lake Elsinore. Since then at least once a decade, the creature has apparently been seen.
Lake Elsinore was named after the Danish city Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Besides a lake monster, Lake Elsinore is rumored to also have ghosts, UFO's and even a group of citizens who claim to all have known each other in past lives and have all been mass reincarnated.
But, the lake monster remains the most talked about super natural aspect of the area.
Native Americans have claimed to witnessed Elsie lurking on the waters. Although some people believe that a rupture in the suplphur springs on the north shore of the lake produced a big enough black bulge of mud in the water that it was mistaken for a lake monster.
In 1934, a C. B. Greenstreet along with his wife and children reported seeing the serpent. He described it as 100 feet long with a thirty foot tail. He also stated that waves as high as light posts washed on the shore in its wake.
1967 saw a family boating on the lake capturing a view of the monster. It supposedly rolled by them making dark high humps in the water. In 1970 the creature was sighted twice by a Bonnie Play. It was described as being twelve feet long and three feet wide with a series of humps and a dinosaur head.
After 1970, three state park officials reportedly saw it surface about fifty feet from their craft.