Champ – Monster of Lake Champlain

April 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Lake Monsters

Lake Champlain is located on the US Canada border. It is approximately 125 miles long and consists of fresh water. It is also the home of the lake monster – Champ. Local Natives refer to the creature as Tatoskok.

The first recorded sighting of this monster came in 1883 when Sherriff Nathan Mooney sighted a strange animal in the lake about fifty yards off shore. He said that this creature was at least 25 to 30 feet in length and he could see round white spots in its mouth.

One of the strangest things to occur in this lake happened in 2003. The Fauna Research Team was using echolocation as part of a Discovery Channel program. They recorded sounds, which are similar to that of a Killer Whale or a Beluga Whale, and there is no known animal in the lake that would be capable of making these strange sounds.

In the early part of the 19th century P.T. Barnum interested in the claims of Champ posted a $50 000 reward for the body of the creature.

The most famous picture of Champ was taken by Sandra Mani and is very similar to that of the “Surgeon’s Photo” which has now known to be a fake.

Unsolved Mysteries – Champ

Hundreds claim to have seen this serpent, similar to the Loch Ness monster, in Lake Champlain.

While working outside, this was spotted out in the lake. Unfortunately all the author had was a little digital camera with limited video ability. Is it Champ?

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