It seems Canada has its own version of Scotland’s Loch Ness monster.
A possible sighting of Ogopogo, Canada’s version of Scotland’s Loch Ness monster, is attracting widespread attention as visitors to Lake Okanagan seek answers
The video was taken by Richard Huls of West Kelowna, reported CHBC News, which posted the video on Youtube.
“It proves something is down there. Whether it’s Ogopogo or not, it is a different story but there is something at least down there,” Huls said. “It was not a wave, just a darker colour. The size and the fact that they were not parallel with the waves made me think it had to be something else.”
The video comes as numerous Ogopogo sightings date back to at least the 1920s, and the creature is often described as having dark skin and a characteristic series of humps. The creature is believed to be up to 50 feet long with a serpent-like body.
Ogopogo has its roots in an ancient Indian legend known as N’ha-a-itk, which lived in Lake Okanagan. Local Indians refused to cross the area of the lake where they thought the monster resided, offering to feed the monster if attacked.
The video has drawn more than 500,000 hits on YouTube and was featured on Good Morning America on ABC Thursday. According to the network, the serpentine monster has been spotted 1,000 times since 1860.