Lake Champlain tourist bosses have created the ‘Champ Challenge’ to find Nessie’s North American cousin after a recent Loch Ness Monster sighting.
Officials at Lake Champlain are asking for photos or videos of the “American Nessie” from tourists. Any evidence of the creature’s existence should be posted to their Facebook page.
With hundreds of sightings over the years, officials have also offered a number of great spots to potentially capture a photo or video of Champ, including Bulwagga Bay and Port Henry Pier.
Loch Ness Monster Sighting on Sonar
In late September, a sonar image taken in Scotland’s Loch Ness made headlines. It showed a creature, roughly 33 feet in length, swimming 600 feet below the surface. This could be the most compelling Loch Ness Monster evidence in history.
The sonar image left many wondering if it’s only a matter of time before Nessie is discovered.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power cut the odds on the Loch Ness Monster being found in 2020 from 10/1 to 4/1 after the sonar image was released. That moves the percentage chance from 10 percent to 25 percent. They’re also offering 2/1 odds, or a 50 percent chance, that the Loch Ness Monster will be discovered by the end of 2021.
“The latest sonar probe sighting has forced us to cut the odds into the shortest price they’ve ever been that the creature is proven to be real,” a Paddy Power spokesperson said. “And that could happen before the end of 2021.”
“2020 is truly the year that keeps on giving.” the spokesperson continued. “And this time, we believe the latest gift is in the form of the maybe not-so-mythical creature, the Loch Ness Monster.”
More information on the ‘Champ Challenge’ can be found on the Lake Champlain Region website.
Which cryptid do you think is going to be discovered first? Champ or the Loch Ness Monster?