Worldwide travel assistance firm Europ Assistance also has a stack of bizarre claims.

Once concerns a horror film fan who realised his worst nightmare when he went skinny dipping late at night in his Florida hotel pool.

Lying in wait was a vampire bat, a potential carrier of rabies, which became disturbed by the man's swimming strokes and promptly bit him.

The health scare led to the man's hospitalisation and no doubt his sudden loss of interest in Vincent Price horror flicks.