Eric Olsen of Burlington, VT shot the following video of something in the lake on the morning of May 31. Champ? Or a Moose? You decide. You can also check out the Burlington Free Press‘ coverage of the sighting.
From the article:
“I was just filming the water when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something move, and I turned toward it and tried to zoom in on it,” said Olsen, a Web site developer and musician.
“You can see that it is moving both horizontally, across the water, and vertically, going under the surface and coming back up,” he said. “It struck me as something that was long, that it didn’t have much girth.”
Update: A couple things have happened since this video was originally posted. Eric Olsen has backed off from the suggestion that he saw a lake monster, causing some to wonder if he knows what was in his video:
“I put this up because it was strange, not because I think it is Champ.”
The Burlington Free Press has posted a follow-up article about the Champ Video, in which they interviewed Cedric Anderson, a Moose specialist with the VT Department of Fish and wildlife. He says the following:
“The head shape is not right for a moose, and the body’s too long. Also, there’s no ears that I can see. Moose have ears that look like donkey ears.”
Update 2: ABC News weighs in with a very thorough 4 (web)page article covering a variety of Champ-related topics. You can read the ABC Champ article here.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.