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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DALE DRINNON: Champ sightings Mock-up

I was going through Lake Champlain sightings recently and I decided to do this little demonstration of what the common physical characteristics and size ascribed to Champ are actually supposed to be. This subtracts obvious sightings of fish and swimming moose, and the occasional stray seal.

I make no remarks about what this means at this point; this mock-up is merely to demonstrate what one series of witnesses are describing with a fair degree of consistency. Sightings like this have been recorded for the whole length of the 20th century.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

BTW, this is meant as a two-part demonstration: I wanted this part established before bringin in Paul Le Blonde's analysis of The Mansi photo of "Champ" again. Theses sightings were made for a long time before the photo was published.

It is incidentally a Sinclair Oil Company logo dinosaur: several of the reports specify the resemblance.