The Truth is Out ThereNot sure why I can’t find one damn thing on the recent release of footage taken last August by two upstate New York fisherman of Lake Champlain’s legendary monster, Champ - and believe me, I just spent over a half hour searching, including Good Morning America’s website (GMA is where I first saw the story), which does have the story listed, and does have a video clip, but unfortunately, isn’t the footage that was splashed all over the news this morning. Why is this, I wonder? Why would they have the story listed, but no text, and a video, but a different one other than what was shot by the fisherman? In fact, the GMA website video is useless, only blurry, sun-drenched nothingness, not even an approximation of Champ.
Hmmm. I need a Scooby snack.
Well, in lieu of linking to the actual footage, I’ll just say that the pictures are spectacular, really wonderful and chilling and adorable and absolute OH MY GOD, I’M IN HEAVEN goodness for a cryptozoology nerd like myself. There she was, Champ, in all her splendorous glory, her big snakey head and everything. Aiiii-eeeeee! Love it!
For any of my fellow weird creature-lovers out there, here‘s the story behind the story. And if I ever do find the actual footage, I’ll be sure to post it asap. ‘Cause, you know, it’s seriously freaking cool.
ADDENDUM: More coolness...
Last week, I was approached by St. Martin’s Press to review a soon-to-be-released book, and I just found out this morning that the PR person for St. Martin’s, the one who contacted me, is a homegirl! Small, awesome, weird world, isn’t it?