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He’s Still Here! Elusive Lake Champlain Monster Surfaces to Serenade Onlookers With Strange Sounds

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With all this talk about Bigfoot lately, the Lake Champlain monster took the time out of his busy schedule to scare the crap out of an unsuspecting family and remind everyone why he really is the coolest monster.

Martin Jones and his family were enjoying a quiet day on Lake Champlain last week when out of nowhere a “big greenish thing” surfaced on the water in order to eyeball the group fishing on the nearby shore.

A 1977 shot of Champ

A 1977 shot of Champ

“I was like, is that an alligator? But right away I saw the round head and big black eyes, kind of an empty look, there was nothing that resembled a reptile of any kind” said eyewitness Peter Clark.

“I could make up some scales on the side of the head, but most of the skin I’d say looked like that of a catfish. Then, some sort of horn or spike or something, that was freaky, really. It was there for 20 seconds and then it left.”

Before leaving, Champ made sure to serenade Clark and the Jones family with a sound that all eyewitnesses agreed sounded like a whale before splashing off into the depths of the Champlain lake.

Unfortunately neither party were able to get photographs of the beast as they were most likely all standing around in awe with their mouths hanging open. Next time, guys.

If you have any photos of old Champ that you want to share, make sure to shoot them over to us! Have you ever seen a strange monster? We want to hear your story! Drop us a line on Facebook, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a comment below!

Dana Matthews
Dana Newkirk is a co-creator and regular contributor to WF? 'Zine. Dana hosted the internationally syndicated television series The Girly Ghost Hunters, which originally aired on the Space Channel in Canada. It was pretty terrible. If you so choose, you can catch the reruns on Sunday mornings around 4:30am on channel 44. Her main interests lie within the genre of vintage fringe, though she has been known to stand awkwardly in the background of many Who Forted videos.
Dana Matthews

4 Comments

  1. Coppertop

    07/26/2013 at 12:13 PM

    Man, anybody going on Lake Champlain should be legally required to wear a hat with a camera on it that runs 24/7. Jeez. You’d think in this day and age we’d be used to taking pictures of every little thing, but nooooo.

  2. Sergei

    07/28/2013 at 7:10 PM

    That sounds… completely like a sturgeon.

  3. Jeff Stewart

    07/30/2013 at 7:05 AM

    I live near lake Champlain here in Vermont, and have been investigating the lake for 10 years with no luck. Would love the chance to talk with the witnesses if possible? I also wanted to post we have a couple of lake cryptids and many other monsters here in Vermont!

  4. Bill

    03/28/2014 at 7:33 AM

    I saw it back in 1993. A large head and neck coming out of the water, and a small baby following behind it. It was just sitting there in 20 feet of water checking me out for several minutes, then it swam away, with the baby of course. It seemed to look a lot like the phenomenon they see in Cadborough Bay, which they call Caddie. What I saw had features on it’s head and mouth just like a camel, but much larger. Very strange. I now have a fear of swimming in the lake which has kind of ruined the enjoyment of swimming in the Adirondacks for me, but I think it was a gift to have been able to see this creature. A woman saw the same creature and the baby 15 minutes later about 2 miles down the lake at the Champlain bridge. I got a chance to meet her and talk to her that week. Great experience! These things are really out there. I wonder if they come in from the ocean to mate and raise their young and then go back again??

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