Monster of Lake Champlain hit the sonar screen for the first time

The monster from Lake Champlain, nicknamed Champ, is not as famous in the world as Nessie from the Scottish Loch Ness, but this is the most famous sea monster in America.

Lake Champlain is located on the US-Canada border. It is a large lake with a length of 172 km and a maximum depth of 122 meters. Potentially, it is quite possible for large marine animals to live in it.

According to numerous eyewitness reports that are regularly received today, Champ has a small head on a long neck and a massive body with flippers, that is, he looks like Nessie.

The earliest known sighting of a mysterious animal in Lake Champlain dates back to 1609 and belongs to the man after whom this lake got its name. In his diary, he wrote that he saw in the lake a snake-like creature about 6 meters long, barrel-thick and with a horse’s head.

In the same place, he noted that the local Indians are well acquainted with this creature and gave him the name “chouserow”.

Over the past more than 400 years, hundreds of people have observed this strange creature, but only a few managed to photograph it, and only one person managed to get a more or less clear picture. The photo below is the only known photo of Shampoo that actually shows a very oddly shaped animal.

Lake Champlain, unlike Loch Ness, was never explored with the intention of finding a “lake monster” in it, and the rare cryptozoologists did not succeed until Kathy Elizabeth, a cryptozoologist from Vermont, recently arrived here.

On September 10, 2022, she swept across the lake in a boat with a sonar and it recorded a large floating object at a depth, which, presumably, is the same monster.

Cathy Elizabeth has spent the last decade studying this phenomenon and has been preparing for this trip for a long time, equipping her Kelpie II boat with a host of equipment designed to possibly detect the cult cryptid.



Her sonar footage shows a long object moving across Lake Champlain at a depth of approximately 42.5 feet (13 meters).

The anomaly, which Elizabeth estimates to be 20 feet long, appears to be some sort of living creature that has something long in front of its body, possibly its neck.

Cathy Elizabeth compared the appearance and movement of this anomaly to a shoal of small fish, sturgeon, groupers and even whales. And none of them matched the anomaly recorded by the locator.

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