8.7 – CREATURES OF THE DEEP (9.4.15)


Lake Champlain. July 5, 1977. While taking a drive along the Eastern shore, just north of St. Albans, Vermont, Sandra and Anthony Mansi pull over to let their two children play in the lake. As they begin to wade in, Sandra notices a disturbance in the water. And then, something shocking.

“And I’m watching out there, and all of a sudden, I could see turbulence. Something broke the surface of the water. And it broke the surface like this, right here the back of the head and the neck. I went down, and that’s when it turned to look over its back. And I snapped the photograph.”

Sandra Mansi (Eyewitness to Champ)

The photograph that Sandra Mansi took that day is considered by many to be definitive evidence that Lake Champlain is home to a monster. Lake Champlain is named for the French explorer Samuel De Champlain, and in 1609, he claimed that he saw a strange creature emerging from the waters while on an expedition. This sighting was just the first of hundreds. And for many who believe the stories are true, Sandra Mansi’s photograph is the ultimate proof that Champ really exists.

In 1981, the famous photo was submitted for authentication to the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.

“The findings from the optical college in Arizona was that this was an authentic photograph. It was not tampered. It was genuine.”

Sandra Mansi (Eyewitness to Champ)

Curiously, there have been sightings of very similar creatures reported all over the world, like Cressie and Ogopogo in Canada; the Japanese sea monster Issie; Mokele-mbembe, sighted off the West Coast of Africa; and the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland.

“One of the most compelling aspects of the mystery is that descriptions are very similar. And we’re talking about decades of sightings, numbering in the thousands. To me, this indicates that we’re dealing with variations of the exact same species here a breeding population worldwide.”

Ken Gerhard (Cryptozoologist / Author)

Could the fact that stories of similar sea monsters are told throughout the world be evidence that these strange creatures really exist? And if so, just what are they? According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, there is evidence that they may have extraterrestrial origins.

“The story of the Loch Ness Monster reminds me of a UFO sighting that happened north of Nashville back in the ’90s. A man hears the sound of rain beating down on the roof, and he goes outside, and it’s a perfectly clear night. And he looks up in the sky, and he sees a giant UFO that’s firing at a creature on his deck that looks like – He calls it the one-footed snorkel monster, because it looked like an elephant’s trunk with one foot. In his police report, the man described how the snorkel monster spun itself into a vortex or a ball of light and disappeared. One wonders if this is evidence of a portal that this creature was opening up, and, in fact, if this creature and the Loch Ness Monster are part of the same family of creatures that travel the world through these portals or gateways.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Could it be that there are alien life-forms inhabiting our oceans that have traveled here through portals in time and space? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest further proof can be found with the story of another underwater monster: the Kraken. This squid-like creature of enormous proportions was described in 1755 by Norwegian historian and bishop Erik Pontoppidan. He included it in not a fictional text, but in an encyclopedic account of the diverse life-forms in his home country called The Natural History of Norway.

“This is very compelling because it indicates that the Kraken was viewed as a real and very viable animal. In Norse mythology, the Kraken was an island-sized, multi-tentacled monster, capable of sinking ships by way of the massive whirlpools that it left in its wake.”

Ken Gerhard (Cryptozoologist / Author)

“Many of the ancient classic authors talked about Kraken as really being the object that was in the middle of a whirlpool, so they saw the Kraken as a shipping danger.”

– Loren Coleman (Dir., International Cryptozoology Museum),
(Author, Cryptozoology, From A to Z)

Norwegian accounts of the Kraken creating whirlpools through which ships would disappear date back to the 13th-century. But could the truth about these sea monsters be even more incredible than our ancestors believed? Do the stories of the Kraken, and the mysterious whirlpools it creates, provide further evidence of alien entities coming to Earth through underwater portals?

“These legends suggest that there is a highly intelligent species in the ocean. We don’t even really know where they came from. Perhaps our definition of extraterrestrial life is a little too strict. And it could be that these are species that came here from somewhere else.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“Of course, there’s a lot of the ocean that hasn’t actually been well explored, so we’re constantly finding new and exciting creatures that maybe before may have only been legendary.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

Could there be alien life inhabiting our seas that is much larger, more intelligent, and more dangerous than furry crabs and strange jellyfish? And is it possible that the Earth’s waters contain portals that allow these creatures to travel here from other parts of the Universe undetected? To find out, Ancient Astronaut Theorist, David Childress will dive into the waters of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where according to ancient legends, there is an underwater gateway to another realm.


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