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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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This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, 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! 

Hoaxing, Loch Ness, And Money
The Debunking of George Edwards’ Famous Nessie Photo
By Dorraine Fisher

We don’t like to talk about it much, but monster mysteries are moneymakers. As long as the mystery of the monster exists, there is a whole world of marketable goods and services that surround it. Take the mystery away and we’re not so sure the money would keep flowing in so well. And one of these industries is tourism. Millions of dollars every year come from Bigfoot curiosity seekers in the Pacific Northwest, United States. But what if all the so-called evidence of a monster is hoaxed? And to what lengths will people go to keep a legend alive?

Hoaxing is rampant everywhere there are monster legends and the Loch Ness Monster is no different. A man named George Edwards waited some 26 years of watching the loch to get the perfect photo of Nessie. Or did he?


As he presented his photo (above) in 2012 to the press of a very clear hump protruding out of the water, he insisted it was the real deal. And many believed it…or at least wanted to believe it. But when rumors of hoaxing began to swirl, Edwards told the press he had already confessed it was a fake just a few days after he’d presented it. But strangely, no record of this confession was ever found.

"People come here for a holiday and a bit of fun," Edwards said. "I’m one of the people who has brought thousands of people to the Highlands over the years, and I can tell you they don’t come here for the science."

Edwards had been involved in the 2011 National Geographic documentary Truth Behind The Loch Ness Monster and had access to the carbon fiber fake hump they used in the film.

Edwards said he had spent most of his life on the loch. He said he’d spend 60 hours a week taking Nessie enthusiasts out on the loch on his boat every week, and had led many Nessie hunts over the years. And he claimed he still really believes there’s a monster lurking out there.

But Nessie sightings have been few and very far between over the years. And this is not exactly the best news for tourism around the loch. Was it his intention to stage a sighting to drum up business? Well, whatever his motivation for the hoax might have been, he managed to keep the public focused on the monster for a while longer. Maybe that’s all Nessie lovers needed for now.

[Also Read:Does Loch Ness Monster Exist ]

[Source: dailymail]

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In case you missed Dale Drinnon on Monster Geeks Podcast, here is the show. It was a good one that covered a lot about Sea and Lake monsters and even some bigfoot stuff.

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Could this be a baby Nessie
Is this a baby Nessie?
I know this story is old and many may have heard about it but for me, it's New. I don't know a lot about it and some of the things I'll write may not be completely correct. I do not know where the original story comes from but here is the tale.

Supposedly there was an expedition in 1912 to try and prove the existence of the lake monster we call Nessie.

Alexander Moore, a biologist (?), traveled the lake for three weeks and discovered what was described as a baby Nessie. The baby was already dead when Moore found it but according to the story Moore was able to recover the heart, a kidney and a section of the small intestine. I'm assuming that Moore removed these parts from the dead carcass. These parts are what is seen in the photo above.

Up until 2010 this unusual find was exhibited in the Museum of Curiosity. I'm not sure if this was the somewhat famous traveling museum that was or maybe still is, in London or not.

Now many, from what I gather, say this is nothing more than a hoax and that the mummified creature is nothing more that a creation made out of paper or that it's a known animal that has been altered to appear unusual.

In any case there has been numerous reports of people seeing Nessie over the years, so what if it is really a baby Nessie? What if this creature is really reproducing? I would assume that Nessie sightings will continue for many years but if there is only one Nessie creature then at some point the sightings will stop completely.

  Loch Ness Monster
 - Wikipedia -
The Loch Ness Monster is a crypid, reputedly a large unknown animal that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal's existence has varied since it was first brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.
The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaur. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as including misidentifications of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie.
- Wikipedia -

Now while the Wikipedia gives a date of 1933 for Nessie to have been brought to world attention, if this story of a baby Nessie and the three week expedition is true then sightings must have been happening long before 1933.

Thanks for reading.
[Sources: Wikipedia, Wikimedia]

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monsters of the deep
Is this Nessie?
Monsters of the deep have long struck fear into many people.The darkest and depth of rivers,lakes and oceans are a  source of many movie plots, but the truth of it all is that there has always been a history of odd creatures and stories from our waterways.
Recently James Cameron took his sub deeper than man has ever gone in the ocean. He was almost 7 miles deep.
Sightings of Nessie are still happening, strange creatures have been discovered and filmed in the ocean and stories go back hundreds of years.
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