A man filmed a 30-second video of a long, strange object in Canada’s Lake Okanga in British Colombia, which he claims might be the legendary “Ogopogo” monster.
Richard Hold told the Vancouver Sun he was on a visit to a local West Kelowna winery when he took a video of two 40-foot long lines in a seemingly undisturbed area in the lake.
“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,” said Hold.
Ogopogo is considered the second most popular lake creature in the world after the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. No real evidence has been found of its existence, but thousands of sightings and photographs fuel the Canadian legend that stretches to Native American times.
Ancient stories claim that locals, who called the creature “Naitaga,” did not cross the part of the lake where the creature lived without bringing food offerings.
Countless of theories attempt to answer how such a creature can exist, survive, or evade capture. A British cryptologist, Karl Shuker, suggested the creature, if real, might be a primitive serpentile whale that remained frozen in time without undergoing the changes occurring elsewhere on the planet.
Like most other photographs or videos claiming to document legendary monsters, the recent footage is short, unclear, and raises some eyebrows. The footage does not offer something valid that scientists can investigate.
Hold, though, is convinced there is a definite mystery surrounding the lake and its possible inhabitant.
"It proves something is down there. Whether it is Ogopogo or not, its a different story but there is something at least down there," he said.
Hold’s video is below.