Amateur zoologists in Vermont claim they have new proof of Champ, a distant cousin of the Loch Ness Monster said to inhabit the waters of Lake Champlain.
As the Daily Mail
notes, the researchers used a DolphinEar hydrophone system to record loud clicking noises that they assert are the echolocation of the monster. Cryptozoologists Katy Elizabeth and Dennis Hall made the recording in July, near a section of the lake known as Scotch Bonnet. Elizabeth captured a second sound in October, which she believes may belong to a large animal, possibly a Beluga whale. She cites differences between the two recordings, however, in asserting that the sounds captured in July belong to the monster.
“It was wild. I had seen Champ before, but getting that communication from this animal made the hair on the back of my neck stand up,” she said. “That feeling you get when you know a sound is made by a biological thing, that it’s not a man made sound—that really fascinated me.”
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