The 109 mile long Lake Champlain is located on the boarders of New York and Vermont. Throughout the years it has been the home of a long time lake monster nicknamed Champ . The first sighting of champ in Lake Champlain was likely in 1819 by settlers to the area of Port Henry , New York. Sightings of champ continued on throughout the years with another documented sighting in 1883 by Nathan Mooney a county sheriff who was quoted as seeing " an enormous water serpent or snake approximately 25-30 feet in length".
One of the most famous documented champ sightings were by the Mansi's in 1977. Sarah Mansi and her husband on vacation in Vermont close to the Canadian border and while watching over the lake seen the creature. This sighting also produced one of the best lake sighting photo's to date known as the mansi photo (photo above). The Mansi photo has been analyzed by various scientist and was concluded that it was not a fake but a creature that could possibly be a plesiosaur surviving from centuries ago.
Lake Champlain is said by many to be an ideal lake to sustain such a creature with depths in the ranges of 400 ft and being an outlet to the open Atlantic Ocean. The lake also contain a viable source of food along with a steady enough water temperature and underwater habitat with many archeology sites and sanctuaries to sustain a creature of great size.
The hunt for champ continues in Lake Champlain with more sighting and even reports of smaller creatures being seen along with the larger ones possibly pointing to a breading population of what ever creature inhabits the waters there. Scientist agree that there would have to be a breading population in the lake to cover the span of reports throughout the years. As of today there have been 130 or more documented sightings of champ since 1982.
Will the myth of champ finally be proven ? Is there a monster inhabiting the waters of Lake Champlain yet to be discovered ?
"The Search Never Ends"
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