I was looking at the lake using Google Earth and noticed a funny shape in the water. It is about 1.58 miles SW of Mud Island at:
Lat: 44° 7’3.59″N
Is this just an artifact of the imaging used or something else?
Thanks for your dedication to the search, it must have taken hours of hunting to find Champ in satellite photos from google maps. I have no idea what that object is, I am embedding the map below so that our readers can decide for themselves.
Keep up the great work,
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I am doing a research on Champ, but on the Canadian side. I try to know if there is some people who had seeing Champ on the Canadian side. Do you know a group who is getting together the sightings of Champ on that part of Champlain Lake?
I am glad that you are taking up the cause of researching Champ. I have not had any reported sightings from Canada, nor do I know of any groups collecting Champ sighting info from north of the border. Please stay in touch and keep me up to date with your findings.
Good luck searching!
dear charlie champ chaser,
my name is andie guran, i am ten years old, and i have a few questions. i watched a show on discovery channel, and a woman reported a sighting of some dinosaur-looking creature on her lake champlain property. she said at night when her dogs started barking, she looked out her window and saw the creature walk under the light-post. she described both of the ones she saw(on different nights), as a plaseosaur-lookind creature without flapper fin things. my question is, do you think that champ could’ve evolved from a plaseosaur, into all these funny sea monsters we’ve been seeing? and do you think they could’ve developed sonar like that other woman captured on tape like no other sonar?(i’ll explain it to you some other time, if you don’t know that story. but i think you do)
please write back, your friend,
Thanks for your email, I’m sorry it took me so long to respond, its been a busy summer of searching for Champ. Regarding the monster walking under the street lamp… there have been a lot of sightings of Champ lounging on the shore of the lake or coming up on shore. It is entirely possible that one was walking across her property as long as it was somewhat near the water. Personally, I believe that Champ has flippers, but I have never seen one myself so I can’t be sure. I would be interested in learning more about the sonar you speak of, believe it or not I have not had the opportunity to watch the history channel documentary. Looking forward to hearing from you.
They are calling this monster “Puff” but I think we all know better.
You can view the google search result page here… 162 sources!
July 11, 1887, Wednesday
Page 1, 168 words
BURLINGTON, Vt., July 10.–That there is a Lake
Champlain sea serpent is stoutly maintained by a party from Charlotte
who were holding a picnic on the lake shore Saturday afternoon.
Read the article…
May 22, 1887, Wednesday
Page 13, 984 words
When any considerable number of truthful people agree in their
testimony touching anything it naturally receives human credence. That
an appearance of strange and extraordinary character has been seen in
Lake Champlain by many people both intelligent and truthful cannot be
Read the article…
May 29, 1887, Wednesday
Page 5, 520 words
While the general public were exulting over Adirondack Murray’s
explanation and disposition of the so-called sea serpent, as published
in the Burlington Free Press and copied into many other papers
throughout the country, which no doubt was a fair description of what
Read the article…
“From the Land to the Lake,” the Henry Sheldon Museum’s
first online learning kit, offers web access to articles, lessons,
primary source materials and other resources supporting a place-based
curriculum focused on the historical relationships between people and
water in the Champlain Valley. This rich subject area lends itself to
extended study through a variety of disciplines.
The Lake Champlain Basin Project has a great series of pages on the history of the lake. From their site:
pproximately 10,000 years ago, the glacier’s retreat allowed marine
waters from the St. Lawrence estuary to flood the Basin, forming the
Champlain Sea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The extent of this salty
sea is shown on the Champlain Sea Map [182 KB].
Many marine animals, including Beluga whales, Atlantic cod, seals, and
blue mussels lived in the Champlain Sea. In 1849, railroad workers
found a Beluga whale skeleton in Charlotte, VT, which is now on display
at the University of Vermont. Many other fossils of the Champlain Sea
time period have been found in Canada.