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Liz Grille, Ph.D. being escorted in Lake Memphremagog (Lac Memphrémagog) in search of Memphre on the Canadian side of the lake that borders both Quebec, Canada and the State of Vermont, U.S.A.
Memphré t-shirt design
Memphré coin

Memphré (or Memphre©) is a reptile-like lake monster that is said to live in the murky Lake Memphremagog that borders Québec in Canada and the state of Vermont in the United States of America.


Memphré is often described as much like the Loch Ness Monster with an American twist. While Memphré and most other lake monsters are disputed by scientists and much of the general public, many sightings persist and Memphré was last reported seen in 2005. It is the reason why Lake Memphremagog is part of the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims.

Memphré has been described as a whale or a sauropterygian-like animal, a description commonly brought up for other lake monsters.

Lake Memphremagog is often the site of quarterly and annual meetings of the International Society of Cryptozoological Researchers. In 1997, the University of Sherbrooke released data by Sonia Bolduc stating there had been 215 well-documented sightings of Memphre.

The Sea Serpent Legend

The Sea Serpent Legend, a novel by Norman Bingham published in 1926 describes Memphre as follows: "They saw a monster dark and grim, Coming with coiling surge and swim, With lifted head and tusk and horn, Fierce as the spirit of Hades born."


In August 2011, an artistic impression of Memphré was featured on a colored Canadian quarter.

In Search of Memphré

There is a cross-border international 25-mile marathon swimming race in Lake Memphremagog called In Search of Memphré.

Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims

Lake Memphremagog, Lake Tahoe and Loch Ness consist of the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims.

Loch Ness Monster and Memphre

The Loch Ness Monster in Scotland and Memphre in Lake Memphremagog may be holders of common DNA. If further investigation by the open water swimming prove to be true, then the open water world will have formally share its findings with the International Society of Cryptozoological Researchers and The Science of Cryptids.

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