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Possible 'Ogopogo' lake monster filmed in British Columbia

By T.K. Randall
May 4, 2024 · Comment icon 16 comments
Okanagan Lake.
Okanagan Lake is said to be home to Ogopogo. Image Credit: CC BY 1.0 Darren Kirby
A local resident had been out for a walk recently when she filmed something unusual moving in Okanagan Lake.
Does a relative of Scotland's Loch Ness Monster live in the waters of a lake in British Columbia ?

Some people certainly seem to think so.

This latest evidence of the legendary Ogopogo of Okanagan Lake comes courtesy of local resident Natasha Chalmers who had been out for a walk one morning when she spotted a rainbow.

When she began photographing the spectacle, she noticed something unusual moving in the water.

"This thing popped up out of pretty calm water and then it started to move forward in that, kind of arch that you see popping up," she told Castanet.
"There were no birds anywhere nearby at all. Initially, I thought it almost looked like it poked up like a duck bottom, I thought it was a bird. And then I realized it wasn't because that's when it went back down."

"And then all of a sudden those waves started popping up."

In her footage, which can be viewed below, the anomalous waves are perfectly visible, but it remains unclear exactly what it was she encountered that morning.

"So I kind of, you know... it had that iconic Ogopogo look but it could be a wave, I don't know," she said.

"But once it was down, it just was gone. There was nothing after that."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by glorybebe 14 days ago
In many of our lakes you will see those, saw them on Kootenay Lake, too, which also has a lesser known lake monster myth.   Usually it is when currents meet, they can cause a bit of rolling.  Especially in this time of year when the water is warming up, the warm water meets with a colder current and it causes a disturbance 
Comment icon #8 Posted by sanchez710 14 days ago
Nessies cousin, that's a good one.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 14 days ago
The object does go up and down in the water, and then disappears, so I don't seen how this can be something inert like a log.  As for what it is, I have no idea lol
Comment icon #10 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 14 days ago
they have one in Lake Champlain called "Champ" 
Comment icon #11 Posted by the13bats 13 days ago
I do not see anything going up and down like a creature but rather I see a rolling wave, I also see something that makes the video look dubious, anyone else catch it?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Cho Jinn 13 days ago
Has anyone seen Hankenhunter?  That might be him rolling around in the water.  He's in B.C., etc.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Shadowsfall 13 days ago
Bit harsh don’t ya think…..??……but you never know…
Comment icon #14 Posted by Cho Jinn 13 days ago
I was just joking, but I see how that might be harshly interpreted.   I’m sure he’s ok.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Shadowsfall 13 days ago
I did take it as a joke and I do enjoy your jokes Cho Jinn ….keep it up….?
Comment icon #16 Posted by DieChecker 11 hours ago
Looks kind of like a interference pattern of the waves making a slow moving "standing wave".  Doesnt look like a log or debris to me. Looks like waves.

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