Is This Champ, The Monster Of Lake Champlain?
By Dorraine Fisher
Lake Champlain is a 125 mile (201 km) long strip of freshwater lake located between New York State and Vermont, extending all the way up into Quebec, Canada. It is named for Samuel De Champlain, the founder of Quebec. It’s a beautiful area, but the most interesting thing about it is the legend of Champ, the monster that’s believed to live in the lake.
And Champlain was the first recorded European who claimed to have seen the creature. He described it as “20-foot serpent thick as a barrel, and a head like a horse." Many believe the creature could possibly be a relic plesiousaur, a dinosaur believed to have become extinct during the early part of the Jurassic period, but somehow managed to survive after the lake dried up somewhat and was cut off from the larger body of salt water which included the Atlantic Ocean.
Many people in the area believe the stories are just legend with no real basis except to boost tourism around the lake. But since Champlain’s time, there have been hundreds of sightings, but very little concrete evidence.
But that may have changed when two fisherman in the area claimed to have spotted the creature and caught it on video.
Watch this footage carefully and tell us what you think.
This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!
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