Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 2nd, 2009
The following is mookiebone’s video of something in Lake Champlain at Oakledge Park, Vermont, taken on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at about 5:30 am Eastern. No claims have been made that this is the Lake Champlain Monster or Champ, although my information is that the media is investigating this as a “Champ video.”
Furthermore, in many ways, this video fits into the overall more mammalian description of Champ that I deduced from my investigations, and have spoken of in The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep.
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Compared to an “unknown animal” taped swimming across a small river, March 31, 2007 in Northern Maine.
Other known animals swimming in creeks, rivers, and lakes.
The name and background of the 37-year-old individual who took the footage has been revealed and enhanced enlarged photos have been added to the greatly revised posting, “Media and Others Take Closer Look At ‘Champ Video’” of June 3rd. Please examine those images, and leave comments there, if you wish.
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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.