Champ: Myth, Reality Or Just A Bit Of Fun?

Jul 15, 2019

Scores of people have seen Champ in Lake Champlain. And Memphre in Lake Memphremagog. So they've got to be real, right? Vermont Edition explores the lore and the biology of our beloved lake monsters.

Joining us to discuss Champ are Nina Ridhibhinyo, programs and exhibits director at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, and Ellen Marsden, wildlife and fisheries biology professor at UVM. We'll also talk to Barbara Malloy of Newport about multiple sightings of Memphre.

The most famous photo ever taken of what is believed to be Champ was taken in 1977 by Vermont resident Sandra Mansi.

Post your questions, comments or sightings of Champ or Memphre below.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.