This photo has been floating around our family for years and we finally got
it scanned in. My Aunt Ruth claims she out at the camp on Lake Champlain
gardening one afternoon. She was taking some pictures of pegonias and roses
that she planted earlier in the rose garden. She was walking down to the
dock to take a swim when she heard a splash! She looked up and saw Champ!
She snapped off one picture before he was gone.
Needless to say she didn’t swim there for a while!!
Of course everyone thinks that somehow it was a fake. We’ve had it analyzed
by the SUNY school of forensics and they can’t seem to verfiy it one way or
the other. One Scientist did say, off the record: “I’ve been a biologist
for 23 years and I have never seen a more compelling picture.”