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The Most Exciting Crypto News This Summer!

Bald Evil

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For me, at least. Not ceph-related, but fascinating nevertheless.

Scientists from the Fauna Communications Research Institute were on Lake Champlain this summer, assisting the Discovery Channel by doing underwater audio research for a special on the purported "monster" of Lake Champlain, dubbed "Champ". On three separate occasions, the researchers detected and recorded what they are certain is echolocating sonar from an unknown aquatic animal (or animals). The link is here:

http://www.animalvoice.com/LakeChamplain.htm

As a long-time Loch Ness Monster devotee and cryptozoology fan, this is absolutely riveting news to me. Something is there! Maybe they're freshwater dolphins, maybe they're descendants of zeuglodons, maybe they're something entirely unknown to science. Echolocating reptiles? Who knows? But I want to know! :bugout:
 

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Ah yes, the elusive Basilisaurus!
Much more likely than an aquatic archosaur, if you ask me...fascinating stuff!
Greg
 

Clem

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Bald Evil,

Provocative results, indeed. Have Belugas ever been known to come inland via rivers?

I hope the crew wasn't so riveted to their hydrophone equipment that they forgot to go on deck and look around.

:roll:

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"Damnit Jim, I am not a sonar operator!"
:lol:

Yeah, sometimes the cryptozoologist crack me up...you should attend one of the meetings in Tucson sometime...you would have enough entertainment material for a plethora of parties!
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Bald Evil

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Other crypto fans scare me. :shock: Just because I get enthused about unknown or mysterious animals doesn't mean I want to hear about Bigfoot being a stranded alien colonist, or how the Loch Ness Monster is actually a British military submarine project from World War II. :/ Sometimes a landlocked prehistoric whale is just a landlocked prehistoric whale!

I've been trying to get in contact with any of the researchers who were there to get more info from them, maybe even do an informal interview. Unfortunately, they were only equipped with audio equipment, no cameras at all. The report on their site said some of the signals were generated from within 30 feet of their boat, underwater... man, that would be a thrill. :smile:
 

Clem

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Bald Evil said:
The report on their site said some of the signals were generated from within 30 feet of their boat, underwater... man, that would be a thrill. :smile:

Bald Evil,

Getting "pinged" by a cryptid would be a thrill. I'd be so thrilled, I'd run out on deck and LOOK AROUND, FOR THE LOVE OF--

:roll:

Clem
 

cthulhu77

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Hehe...cryptozoologists are kind of like trekkies sometimes...a little TOO much tunnel-vision! At one meeting, a gentleman was insisting that Pteranodons still exist in Texas...he backed it up with a lot of of half-truths and hooey...of course, anything is possible, but we need to deal with realities, not possibilities.
Fun to think about though...you look out the window of your Cessna and see a 30' reptile gliding through the air next to you!
I'm going to go read some Calvin and Hobbes...lots of dinos in that strip!
Greg
 

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Goes to show you...some people are sooooo desperate for anything, they will believe anything!
 

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