Loch Ness-like creature that supposedly resides in the 109 mile long Lake Champlain, on the boarders of New York and Vermont at the Great Lakes area.
There are over three hundred recorded sightings of this monster, all widely investigated and researched.
Reports about it date back hundreds of years Samuel de Champlain, the explorer for whom the lake is named, sighted Champ in July 1609 the first of modern times being an article from the July 9, 1873 issue of the New York Times, describing the encounter that a crew of several railroad workers had with the creature, while they laid train tracks around the lake.
P. T. Barnum once offered $50,000 for the "hide of the beast", but laws now exist to protect Champ, and any such creature.
The beast, like its Scottish cousin the Loch Ness Monster, is said to resemble a plesiosaur, but is also sometimes described as snake-like.
There are skeptics that propose Champ is probably just a very large lake sturgeon. Maybe one day mankind will uncover this mystery of what may be a creature living some millions of years beyond the age when we thought it died out.
Long-time Champ searcher and author Joseph W. Zarzynski has produced a sonar image of a creature or something with the help of Rochester Engineering Laboratories.
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