Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Truth is Out There

Not 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?


At 11:25 AM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

I'm trying to get my brother in law to change his affections from Bigfoot to Champ...this link helps :)

Do you know that I worked for the small documentary film company (Indigo Films--alas, not a porn co despite the name) that produced the Champ doc. for the Discovery Channel?

That muggenthaler lady is quite the insaniac I remember hearing...though I don't disrepute her science.

In my memory, our producer and crew spent some very boring hours on Lake Champlain...but who doesn't love Champ??


At 12:15 PM, Blogger Ms. Lori said...

I love Bigfoot, too, and proudly so. ;-)

Awesome, awesome, awesome that you worked on that documentary, Jordan! And yes, I imagine there were many hours of boredom, but Champ is a lady worth waiting for!

I'm so excited by this new footage, I've been on a high all morning.

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Alice said...

Tell you the freakiest creature I ever laid eyes on, and this is a completely true story:

It was a dark and stormy night. I crept downstairs hoping to not wake up the dog, so I could grab a glass of water.

I heard it's footsteps, shuffling, creaking, and froze, the glass trembling in my shaking hand. I whirled round and saw nothing in the darkened doorway, but the noise continued getting closer.

I backed slowly away until I felt the edge of the cupboards bump into me.
The footsteps continued getting closer, louder, more menacing.

I looked about me wildly. I was trapped! Trapped like a rat!

The door swung slowly open.

And it came in.

The light switched on, and, my God, oh my God! It was worse than I feared, more hedious than my most horrible nightmare! It was...It was...

...My brother.

- Had you going??

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Ms. Lori said...

That, dear lady, is slap-worthy. ;-)

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

So you think Champ is a lady? Now that makes sense...


At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Editor at Large said...

Just don't let Dick Cheney near Champ--he might mistake her for a quail!

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Ms. Lori said...

Why, of course, Jordan! Champ's powerful, mysterious, and she scares the hell out of the manliest of men. ;-)

Editor, Champ would eat the piddly birdshot like a...champ. And then she would promptly eat the Cheney. So, I'm thinking that would be a good thing.


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