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Has Lake Champlain's monster 'Champ' been picked up on sonar ?

By T.K. Randall
September 22, 2022 · Comment icon 35 comments

Is there a monster lurking in the depths of Lake Champlain ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Hbbrown18
A research group has posted up footage of what appears to be a sonar hit of a large creature swimming in the lake.
Spanning parts of New York State, Vermont and Quebec - Lake Champlain is home to an elusive cryptozoological enigma not dissimilar to that of Scotland's Loch Ness.

The legend is believed to date back to 1609 when Samuel de Champlain wrote an account of a serpent-like creature measuring 5 ft long with large teeth, a body as thick as a man's thigh and tough silver-grey scales that his blade could not penetrate.

These days, the lake remains a popular tourist destination and stories of the creature - nicknamed 'Champ' - have endured for decades.

Now a group of researchers who have spent years searching for evidence of the creature believe that they may have found some of their strongest evidence to date in the form of a sonar hit showing a large creature swimming beneath the lake's surface on September 10th.
According to the video, the unidentified creature was 20 ft in length.

What's interesting is that the sonar reading appears to exhibit evidence of a flipper-like appendage being used to propel the creature - whatever it is - through the water.

Of course it's impossible to say for sure what the sonar actually picked up, but it's certainly intriguing.

The footage, which was captured by Champ Search researcher Katy Elizabeth, can be viewed below.

Source: ChampSearch | Comments (35)

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Comment icon #26 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
I use a Humminbird sonar with Mega down and side imaging, in addition to CHIRP sonar. https://www.humminbird.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4c-ZBhAEEiwAZ105RaH877U6BZcHcXyFfQNtwV9b4S4ah50v3BZZnUezh5ZM6qVcjRYb6BoCBQYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds This is a school of fish.
Comment icon #27 Posted by EricB 1 year ago
stereologist, You have a lot to say for having no proof of your own to back up your claims. Let me start with this. Yes, Katy Elizabeth has used regular fish finding sonar early in her investigations.  She well knows the difference between fish and something else. She is a very accomplished angler in her own right. There is a well known term called an "UPGRADE". Just because she is not sharing the brand or style with people does not mean it isn't of Military Grade. Also, her sonar, echolocation, video have all been analyzed by scientists paid for independently, by Science , History, Discov... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
Everything OK at home?
Comment icon #29 Posted by EricB 1 year ago
Never better.   How about with you ?  You can see why it took so long to reply..... We've been busy.   LOL 
Comment icon #30 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
I am golden and right as rain. I was just curious why it took 9 months for such a charged response. 
Comment icon #31 Posted by EricB 1 year ago
I didn't know Truth had an expiration date. Heck most crimes have a 7 year Statute Of Limitations. So, what's 9 months in the scheme of things. Besides, we are still being taught about Jesus Christ 2023 years after his death.  I have had more important things to do like Field Research. Today I had a Couch Potato Day and happened to pop on this site and figured I would set things right. I'm not sure what the reason for this Unprovoked attack on Katy was but, 2 minutes in google popped up a huge array of info especially about her law being passed. The attack sounds like the ranting of a jealous... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
Truth you say? Interesting. Anyway, it didn't really seem like an 'attack' as you say after reading through it again. Your exception to his posts would have better suited as a PM to that person directly.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Occupational Hubris 1 year ago
lol this **** was boring but now it's really amped up. 
Comment icon #34 Posted by EricB 1 year ago
They made it a PUBLIC POST;  I simply responded in the same.  Sorry if YOU were somehow offended by my response. Besides, why is it up to YOU to decide if I felt it was an "attack" ?  And YES, "TRUTH" I do say.  Thank you so much for being the "Post PO PO".  
Comment icon #35 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
That is funny, I don't get offended, certainly not by folks like yourself. Truly amazing that an adult makes comments like that, yikes!  I simply made a recommendation, no need to get your blood pressure up. But back on topic about dodgy sonar readings and an imaginary creature.

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