Long time lurker, first time poster!
I searched 'ogopogo' before posting, and there are not very many threads about the creature, so I thought this would be cool.
I live in BC, Canada, and the ogopogo has always interested me. My grandparents have a lake lot on Okanagan. Every summer I go up to go boating,
swimming, snorkeling etc... but have never seen, or encountered any 'strange' events on the lake. I would assume that summer time on the lake would
be the creatures 'downtime', because of all the summertime lake traffic.
My Grandma says she has an encounter in October a few years back. She told me that it was an extremely clear winter evening. No one was around, no
boats, no neighbours, no animals, no nothing. It was quite, almost erie she said. While down on the beach cleaning (there were no waves, the lake was
calm), she said all of the sudden waves started to come in out of the blue. Not small waves, but big ones that splashed hard upon the beach. She
looked out to the lake, and said that three very visible humps were moving through the water at slow speed. The humps weren't the wave size sightings
that you always hear about, people confusing a creature for waves, but these humps actually came up clearly out of the water at least 10FT up out of
the water, and back down, three times throughout the body of the creature. She said the head was always below the water never breaching the top of the
lake. After about a 20 second span of watching whatever it was move through the water, it sank bellow the waves, and dissaperd.
I believe her 100%. Why would she lie about it? Shes an old lady (66), not some monster hunter who is out prove that creatures exist throughout the
world. To say the least, I was very excited for her. Some people spend their entire lives searching to have an experience such as this.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my Grandmas experience with you all before posting about the Ogopogo documentary.
Googled ogopogo, and found this website: www.ogopogoquest.com...
Some very cool information about 'the search' and whatnot.
The most recent search for Ogopogo was on Okanagan Lake the week of November 3rd, 2008. A documentary was filmed for the History Channel, by
Whitewolf Entertainment out of Montreal, which is due to be broadcast in February 2009. The Legend Hunter team of Bill Steciuk and Len Melnyk lead
the search. They employed some new technologies such as thermal imaging, hydrosound technology, sonar and dive teams. A small partly-decayed carcass
of a marine species was found in a cave in 60 ft. of water, on the west side of Rattlesnake Island. The sample is being frozen and sent to the
Biodiversity Institute in Guelph, Ontario for final tissue DNA determination. The carcass was not readily indentifiable by either the crew or the
divers, leading to the possibility of a new species in Okanagan Lake.......the mystery continues!
The Ogopogo phenomenon is just full of surprises! While filming a documentary based on Bill Steciuk's first sighting of Ogopogo, the film crew was
amazed to find an "extra" wanting to participate in the filming....yes, none other than the famed "lake monster" itself..... See a 30-second
preview of the video... with an incredible sighting of Ogopogo by the film crew! Choose either high resolution or lower resolution, depending on your
Here is the link to the 30 second clip from the documentary.
Very cool video, and I cannot wait to watch the program when it airs on TV!
[edit on 11-2-2009 by gambino]