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Champ

Postby antiskeptic » 21 Jun 2009, 10:25

I noticed that the possible Champ video was not posted here, so I decided to post it. They say that he lives in lake Champlain in the United States. I wonder if it's real?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT49LQMxthg

Well, I tried to embed the video, but apparently for some reason the person who posted the video does not allow it to be embedded on other sites besides youtube. You have to follow the link directly, unfortunately.
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Re: Champ

Postby Scepcop » 25 Jun 2009, 11:15

Hard to say. Could be anything. Maybe a deer, moose or floating log.
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Possible Follow-up

Postby antiskeptic » 18 Jul 2009, 14:57

Well, there definitely seems to be something odd going on in lake Champlain:

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/champ-sonar/

This might not have anything to do with the video, but then again, it just might.
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Re: Champ

Postby ciscop » 04 Aug 2009, 11:10

Scepcop wrote:Hard to say. Could be anything. Maybe a deer, moose or floating log.


its quite good video
one of the best i have seen about cryptostuff
i think it is a deer or moose
but its quite cool
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Re: Champ

Postby Nostradamus » 09 Aug 2009, 21:24

It's more likely to be a white tail deer. Moose, a member of the deer family, are less common in Vermont especially along the western border by Lake Champlain due to a parasite carried by the deer. The buoy behind the moving object is small making it seem more reasonable that the object is a deer. Pretty scene. Looks like it might be shot just south of Burlington. Too bad the video is cut off right before the deer emerges from the water.

There is often a Champ get together in Vermont. Sonar studies of the lake have turned up no creatures, but have turned up many interesting shipwrecks including parts of Benedict Arnold's fleet that prevented the British from making their way south from Montreal.
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Re: Champ

Postby ciscop » 10 Aug 2009, 01:21

thanks for the info

just one doubt
is it common for those kind of deers to go in the water?
seems like he is pretty deep in the water
didnt know deers could swim that well
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Re: Champ

Postby NinjaPuppy » 10 Aug 2009, 02:23

ciscop wrote:just one doubt
is it common for those kind of deers to go in the water?
seems like he is pretty deep in the water
didnt know deers could swim that well


If a deer were being chased by a predator or put in a panic situation, jumping in the water would be a normal reaction for a deer if it was suddenly spooked. They can swim so to speak but of course are not at home at all in the water. The same for a moose but moose seem to be more comfortable with large bodies of water.
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Re: Champ

Postby Nostradamus » 10 Aug 2009, 08:53

I've seen deer swimming across hundreds of yards of water. I have not seen moose swim far. Deer appear to be good swimmers. The deer I've seen swim were not motivated by predators. They were crossing a long lake by swimming.

What I think is interesting by this shot is that the deer population of Vermont isn't that big and deer are not seen as often as places such as New Jersey, Virginia or PA.
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Re: Champ

Postby ciscop » 11 Aug 2009, 08:06

cool info
well.. so i didnt learn about champ
but i did learn that deers and mooses can swim
quite intriguing
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Re: Champ

Postby Nostradamus » 11 Aug 2009, 09:42

Don't know what the rules are for posting images, but try typing "deer swimming" into a search engine and see all of the photos pop up.
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