torsdag den 13. januar 2011

Ogopogo (Cryptid)


Today’s monster is a request from Major.Mack and since it’s Thursday it’s a cryptid. Meet the Ogopogo!


Ogopogo is a name given to a phenomena occurring in Lake Okanagan in British Colombia, Canada. A lot of people believe that Ogopogo is some sort of sea serpent. Its history only reaches far back where Canada’s original inhabitants have reported seeing a big serpent like creature in the lake. The first sightings by European settlers date back to 1872 or possibly even 1860. The description of the cryptid Ogopogo varies a little from eyewitness to eyewitness but it is most commonly believed to be an enormous sea serpent 40-50 foot long or 12-15 meters. Some photographs and video footage exists that supposedly shows the sea serpent Ogopogo, but no conclusive evidence has yet to be found. 

As with all the many other sea serpent legends around the world there are a lot of explanations as to what the phenomena could be. Some believe Ogopogo could be some sort of whale, perhaps even an extinct species like Basilosaurus, others believe sightings could be caused by schools of fish, logs or large sturgeons. The most unlikely theory, but perhaps most interesting is that it could be a surviving colony of plesiosaurs, just like good old Nessie.

25 kommentarer:

  1. They're paddling pretty fast there.

    SvarSlet
  2. I've been there, and I can tell you, it is a Gyarados!

    SvarSlet
  3. We all know this stuff isn't true. If it were, there would be scientists there conducting research instead of studying a different species of ant or something.

    That said, it's still interesting to read about. Nice blog!

    SvarSlet
  4. Lol I wouldn't even be looking at it! I would paddle for my life!

    SvarSlet
  5. It looks kinda like what an elephant seal would be described as

    SvarSlet
  6. But not paddling fast enough!

    SvarSlet
  7. Could it be?
    Maybe another version of Loch ness monster?

    SvarSlet
  8. yay another lake monster
    i like those

    SvarSlet
  9. how aboutthe famous Loch Ness monster next time?

    SvarSlet
  10. i didn't know there were monsters in canada

    SvarSlet
  11. Maybe this is something like a Loch Ness monster ? :D

    SvarSlet
  12. I used to live in the Okanagan :) There was actually a reported sighting while I was there.. He is rather shy though :p

    SvarSlet
  13. Dude it's Nessies cousin. Supported

    SvarSlet
  14. looks like a whale ther in that pic :D

    SvarSlet
  15. woot canadian monsters and i hope it is a colony of pleiosaurs, thatd be the dopest thing ever haha

    SvarSlet
  16. i've never heard of it before. does it have the potential to become as legendary as the lochness?

    SvarSlet
  17. Jorje:
    You can go through my archive. Already wrote about that one. I wish I had extra space for a category bar xD

    Erics:
    Probably not, but it's probably pretty legendary in Canada :P

    SvarSlet