Oh my Ogopogo! Canadian Nessie caught on video?
Bigfoot and Yeti stories have cropped up in the past couple of months, but it's been awhile since a good water-based legend has cropped up. Seriously, we're always up for a Montauk Monster to obsess over.
Luckily, a Canadian man is doing his part to help out with a half-minute video he shot of what he claims to be Ogopogo, the North America version of Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. While visiting a nearby winery, Richard Hul saw something in water of Lake Okanagan that prompted him to whip out his video camera.
The disturbance appears quite large but it doesn't do much. It definitely doesn't rear its head, wave for the camera or skip across the waves in an up-and-down motion. Sea lions make more of a ruckus.
"A closer look at the 30-second video reveals that, instead of one long object, there are actually two shorter ones, and they seem to be floating next to each other at slightly different angles," says Benjamin Radford, an editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine. "There are no humps, nor head, nor form; only two long, darkish, more or less straight forms that appear to be a few dozen feet long.
"Perhaps not coincidentally, Lake Okanagan has tens of thousands of logs harvested by the timber industry floating just under the lake's surface."
Yeah, that's probably not a coincidence and even as far as amateur Ogopogo video out there, it's not even the most tantalizing one out there.
Back to waiting for another Montauk Monster to was ashore.