Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 15th, 2012
These are videos from the July 2011 trip to Lake Champlain, taken by Precious Ortiz Anderson:
What has been written with them follows:
“This is a video I took ar Button Bay State Park in Vergennes Vermont on July 30, 2011. I am a 16 year old amature videophotographer and this is the first video I shot of ‘champ’/’champs’. I own all rights to this video.”
“This is the second film I shot at lake champlain of ‘champ’/’champs’. If you watch from 1:23-1:55 and look toward the horizon you will see a couple champ animals moving in the direction of the boat. From 3:00 to about 3:15 there is a champ moving behind the ducks.
I own all rights to this video.”
The individuals involved ran out of funding before they could get these analyzed. But Ms. Anderson uploaded them on YouTube to share, as we have done here. Since November 2011, the videos have virally spread through travel and other non-cryptozoology sites, as far afield as even “Pakistan Tube,” due to them being on YouTube. Perhaps it is time we took a serious look at these “Champ” videos?
I look forward to Cryptomundians who have done screen captures and stabilizations before, as well as other forms of analyses, to contribute to more clearly observing what is shown on these videos. Thank you.
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.