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May 31, 2009 Champ Sighting & VIDEO!

June 3rd, 2009 · 5 Comments

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.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 matt_e_o // Jun 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    well obviously the local government cut the ears off of a dying moose and threw it into the water then filmed it so they could make money by people coming to the lake to try to see it for themselves. QUESTION YOUR LEADERS!

  • 2 frogosity // Nov 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    that is soooo champ and this site is soo cool

  • 3 Brett // Mar 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I think that it is real. people like real stuff. realness is in all our hearts and minds. if it is real, then real is reality not factuality. Zombie squids arent real on the other hand. from ellis

  • 4 Champ // Mar 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I am the monster. i ate a guy and took his laptop. of course i am real. you guys are stupid. me and my bro nessie are goin out to shoot some hoops. catch you on the flip side.

  • 5 Myron // Feb 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    its champ it dosnts look like a mosse or a Dog what do you think of the manes photo of champ

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