Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 23rd, 2009
Today, I am on site, at Lake Champlain, investigating the location from which the new footage was taken and other details. I will be talking to various individuals connected to this incident and there with a regional documentary film crew. I’ll give a overview of what I discover later in the week.
[Noon update, Tuesday: I briefly found a wifi location. It is sunny and in the 80s here. Quite different than over on the Atlantic Coast where I was yesterday. No Champ sightings yet. Only one live woodchuck, and he wasn’t chucking wood but eating some form of plant material. More later, or tomorrow.]
I’ll keep my eye out for misidentified animals. And hidden cryptids.
The following stabilized version of the Eric Olsen-obtained video was produced by John Donald Carlucci of Darke Media.
Bernard Heuvelmans’ Super-Otter (above) compared to an image from Eric Olsen’s new footage (below).
Thanks for enhancements and photos from E. Shephard, Yakcam, Impossible Visits, Sean Viloria, John Donald Carlucci, BoyInTheMachine, Jason Ficks, Sam Hemingway, M.G., during this process, and, of course, Eric Olsen.
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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.