Japanese ChampQuest ‘07

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 19th, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Wireless News Flash…

Japanese Filmakers on “ChampQuest” in Vermont

APRIL 19, 2007

PORTLAND, ME. (Wireless Flash) — The jig may soon be up for a sneaky lake monster who’s been hiding in a Vermont lake for nearly 200 years.

That’s because a group of Japanese filmmakers are converging on Lake Champlain, Vermont, this weekend [April 22-25, 2007] in hopes of snapping footage of “Champ,” a cousin to the Loch Ness Monster that supposedly resides in the lake.

Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, who is helping the filmmakers on what is being called “ChampQuest,” says there have been Champ sightings since 1812 and the creature is invariably described as a snake-like creature about 25 feet long and a horse’s head.

It won’t be easy to pin down Champ. Lake Champlain — which borders Vermont, New York and Quebec — is one of the biggest lakes in North America and is up to 400 feet deep. Plus, much of it is in relatively unexplored territory.

Still, Coleman believes the expedition could bring up some interesting findings since, he points out, “The Japanese are bringing the most updated cameras and sonar technology available.”

Champ is one of Coleman’s chapters in his 2007 book, Mysterious America, which is being released on April 24, 2007.

For media interviews, CONTACT: Loren Coleman.

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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.

9 Responses to “Japanese ChampQuest ‘07”

  1. Bob Michaels responds:

    Looking foward to the footage. Good Luck

  2. dialthree responds:

    Champ sushi? Tastes like eel I hear.

  3. coolzaidi786 responds:

    Yes!!! I really hope you find something, Loren!! I’m behind you 110%!!

  4. richard_from_idaho responds:

    I would sure like to be a deckhand on your boat for this. Good luck.

  5. Raptorial responds:

    Considering what the Japanese managed with the giant squid, I’m hopeful.

  6. Scarfe responds:

    Are these the same filmmakers / journalists who went to Turkey in search of the Van Lake Monster?

  7. Benjamin Radford responds:

    “Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman…says there have been Champ sightings since 1812 and the creature is invariably described as a snake-like creature about 25 feet long and a horse’s head.”

    Ouch, an embarrassing gaffe for Loren; I’m sure he is well aware of the fact that Champ is NOT invariably described as snake-like, 25 feet long, and with a horse’s head.

    In fact, as I and other writers have noted, there is wide variation in the descriptions of Champ’s size, head shape, and details.

  8. Loren Coleman responds:

    Ouch, since when did Ben, who like I wrote a book on the media, believes everything in a press release NOT written by the one being quoted?

  9. Benjamin Radford responds:

    Damn right!!!

    I assumed, apparently incorrectly, that since the contact person was Loren, he’d authored the press release, or had a role in it. My apologies. They really should run these things by us!

    For in-depth analysis of today’s headlines, buy Loren’s book The Copycat Effect. It’s a great book and gives insights into the Cho killing and its copycats.

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