There is a new book out on Champ, the monster of Lake Champlain. And the author has concluded there really is something fishy in there, a monster even, but not what people love to think it is.
Bartholomew’s long investigation and endless fascination has resulted in a book, “The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster,” published in December by SUNY Press.
It’s a full-fledged biography of perhaps the second-most famous sea monster in the world after Nessie, the Loch Ness monster.
“I really want to believe and I can’t completely discount it. Lacking any concrete evidence like a serpent’s body or bones, though, science has to err on the side of caution. I consider it a fascinating mystery.”
Bartholomew looks into the “best” evidence for Champ – the photo by Sandra Mansi. He concludes her case has big holes. He also discounts the “research” by another. What’s there? There are some sightings of animals but he believes people see a giant sturgeon instead – an actual big fish that looks very weird and would be a surprising sight for most people.
Here is link to the new book. The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster