Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 25th, 2013
News account of Champ sighting last month:
It was getting dark when the Joneses spotted the creature.
Martin Jones, husband and father of two, says he has heard stories about a lake monster before.
“I’m aware of the Champ legend, but I always dismissed it as silly tales that are good for tourism,” he said.
Jones wasn’t the only one person to witness the incident. His wife Tamara and his two children were also present at the lake.
“We thought we’d spend the day somewhere nice, let the kids do some fishing and eat some, you know, but you never expect something like this,” she said.
The event took place after one of the kids reeled in a largemouth bass. A splash turned their heads away from the fish back to the water: a big, greenish thing came up through the surface. At first they weren’t able to make out the shape. There was another man fishing next to them.
“I was like, is that an alligator? But right away I saw the round head and big black eyes, kind of an empty look, there was nothing that resembled a reptile of any kind” said Peter Clark, 48. ” I could make up some scales on the side of the head, but most of the skin I’d say looked like that of a catfish. Then, some sort of horn or spike or something, that was freaky, really. It was there for 20 seconds and then it left.”
But what makes this sighting different from the others is that the beast produced a sound. The five witnesses agree that it reminded them of a whale’s noise followed by a splash.
Read the rest of the article here.