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.