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Exploring American Monsters: Vermont

 Jason Offutt Vermont is small. At 9,616 square miles the entire state could be dropped into Africa’s Lake Victoria. Not many people live there, either. According to U.S. Census data, Vermont is the second least populous state (behind Wyoming) with 626,042 residents. It is bordered by New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Canadian province of Quebec. There are mountains in Vermont, along with forests. What Vermont lacks in human population, it makes up for in trees. The state is 78 per cent woodland with 4.46 million acres of forest. The state’s firsts include the first state to join the original Continue Reading

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2014: New Lake Champlain Mystery

Since the early 19th century Lake Champlain, spanning the border between Vermont and New York state has been considered home to an American cousin of Nessie. Similar surveys of its waters have been done, with as inconclusive results. One modern search for the creature known as Champ has netted and intersiting if inconclusive and equally mystifying result. According to WCAX News. BURLINGTON, Vt. – Dennis Hall spends much of his time monitoring Lake Champlain. “Normally there’s no noise. It was different. Different. And so clear,” said Hall. The Panton man is looking for a legend. He made headlines in 1985 when Continue Reading

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