There have been many Ogopogo sightings witnessed through the years on Okanagan Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia.
The sightings go back to the 19th century and the First Nations people spotting this sea serpent in the deep lake waters.
The first recorded sighting by a white person was in 1872 by Mrs. Susan Allison, a B.C. pioneer and author.
The first alleged recorded film of the creature was made in 1968 by Art Holding.
The film shows a dark object propelling itself through shallow water near the shore of Okanagan Lake.
Many Ogopogo sightings have been shown on You Tube. I have picked out some of the best so that you may change your opinion either way on the existence of a real life sea monster!
These first few videos are of people who are recording something moving in the lake waters but are not sure what it may be.
These next videos show Dan Basaraba of Kelowna, BC and his Ogopogo sightings recorded in excellent quality.
The first video has a short interview and his footage taken on July 9, 2001.
This video is again of Don Basaraba but it has a more in depth interview and more of his recordings.
The amazing thing that is shown here is that exactly one year later to the day he records another video at the same spot in Peachland, BC of something moving in Okanagan Lake.
Now is that coincidence or what!
A popular television program, "In Search Of" and hosted by Leonard Nimoy did a show on the Ogopogo.
The three part episode aired in January of 1978 and was named "The Ogopogo Monster".
A search for the Ogo Pogo was made in Okanagan Lake in the first week of November 2008.
A partly-decayed carcass of an unknown species was found in an
underground cave on Rattlesnake Island, believed by many to be the home
of the Ogopogo.
"Monsterquest", another popular History Channel program filmed a documentary called "Lake Demon" which was broadcast in April of 2009.
A more recent video of a possible Ogopogo sighting was taken by Westbank resident Richard Huls in October of 2011. This is short video footage but there is something big moving in the waters of Okanagan Lake.
Some people dispute any photo or video evidence of showing something lurking in the depths of Okanagan Lake.
But the ones that have seen and recorded footage of the movement in otherwise calm waters are true believers of a real life sea monster living in this lake.
The evidence has been provided. You be the judge.
What do you think?
Do you believe in the Ogopogo?
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