Ogopogo Caught On Tape!
Written By: Ken Hulsey
Vancouver native Richard Huls (no he's not a relative) got more than he bargained for this past weekend when he visited a winery on the shores of British Columbia's lake Lake Okanagan. Besides enjoying a little wine tasting he also managed to spot and film the lakes most famous and mysterious resident Ogopogo or Canada's Loch Ness Monster.
“It was not going with the waves," He told the Vancouver Sun. “It was not a wave, obviously, just a darker color. The size and the fact that they were not parallel with the waves made me think it had to be something else.”
Did Huls video a monster or just waves? You make the call:
Ogopogo or Naitaka (Salish: n'ha-a-itk, "lake demon") is the name given to a cryptid lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo has been allegedly seen by First Nations people since the 19th century. The most common description of Ogopogo is a forty- to fifty-foot-long (12 to 15 m) sea serpent. It has supposedly been photographed and caught on tape.
In 1926 a sighting is claimed to have occurred at an Okanagan Mission beach. This event was supposedly witnessed by about thirty cars of people who all claimed to have seen the same thing. In 1968 Art Folden filmed what is claimed to be footage of the alleged creature, showing a large wake moving across the water. A computer analysis of the footage concluded it was a solid, three-dimensional object.
British cryptozoologist Karl Shuker has categorized the Ogopogo as a 'many hump' variety of lake monster, and suggested it may be a kind of primitive serpentine whale such as Basilosaurus. However, because the physical evidence for the beast is limited to unclear photographs and film, it has also been suggested that the sightings are misidentifications of common animals, such as otters, and inanimate objects, such as floating logs.
Think that's cool? Check out this other rather anonymous video of a sea monster that has surfaced on Youtube:
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