Creatures, Myths & Legends
Has Lake Champlain's monster 'Champ' been picked up on sonar ?
By T.K. Randall
September 22, 2022 · 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.
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