Vermont's Loch Ness Monster



This monster isn’t in Loch Ness—it’s Champ, the creature thought to reside in Lake Champlain, the 490-square mile body of water on the border of New York, Vermont and Canada. Early reports of a monster in the lake first surfaced in the late 1800s but really hit their peak in the 1980s. Most evidence up to this point, and a famous photograph from 1977, have been discounted or questioned. But two cryptozoologists, or hobbyists who study unknown animals, on the hunt for the creature have made recordings of mysterious sounds that may constitute new evidence in favor of Champ’s existence.

“It was wild. I had seen Champ before, but getting that communication from this animal made the hair on the back of my neck stand up,” said Katy Elizabeth, a horseback riding instructor from Rhode Island who hunts for Champ in her free time with her boyfriend, fellow cryptozoologist Dennis Hall. “That feeling you get when you know a sound is made by a biological thing, that it’s not a man made sound—that really fascinated me.”

Since July, Elizabeth and Hall have made two underwater recordings from the lake using a DolphinEar Hydrophone system. The recordings sound very different, but Elizabeth has an explanation.
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