Ogopogo (auch Naitaka, das Seeschlange bedeutet) ist der Name eines angeblich im Okanagan Lake in der kanadischen Provinz British Columbia lebenden Seeungeheuers.

Legend of Ogopogo. #1 - 1890 Cooper Road Kelowna, BC Okanagan Lake is the largest of five inter-connected freshwater fjord lakes in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Some say its head looks like a horse, while others say that it’s reptilian or goat-like.

The artist’s rendition of Ogopogo resembles the snake-like description. How Ogopogo has been described. In each old mining town, the water used to be the dumps and you can find artifacts that people threw away, that’s the part (of diving) that I like,” said Hall. It stretches for 127.1 kilometre (79 miles) and has a maximum depth of 232.3 metre (762 feet) and an average depth of 75.9 metre (249 feet).

Within several minutes, DeMara made two other videotapes, each showing what appeared to be multiple animals in the water. Doug Lundgren, office manager at Diving Dynamics, helped install the statue in the early 1990s with a team and the artist, who he says lived in the Pandosy neighbourhood. The city and lakeside were beautiful though. With poor visibility, divers just randomly come across it. Orkin cites the following lines from the song: Orkin, however, notes that "A somewhat different form of the song appeared in the Vancouver Province in 1912, August 24, 1926. “The statue is fantastic, we take scuba divers down there and the visibility is about 10 or 12 feet, they are looking down and all the sudden they see this green shadow and their eyes just become dinner plates,” said Lundgren. Popular blues duo playing two shows at Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room, Canada on track to see 8,000 new COVID cases a day if contacts not cut by 25%, Letter to the editor: Branch 29, Our Community and Gratitude. 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. Long time residents of the Okanagan are long familiar with the folklore legend about a sea snake that dwells in the waters of Okanagan Lake. This is the exact reason I subbed here. The Ogopogo now plays a role in the commercial symbolism and media representation of the region. There is currently an unclaimed $10,000 dollar reward for concrete evidence of sturgeon in Okanagan. [3], According to Radford, the Ogopogo is "more closely tied to native myths than is any other lake monster." Ogopogo statue at Paul's Tomb in Kelowna photo: Youtube screenshot from colintube1, An 8 foot tall 14 feet long statue has lived at the bottom of the lake bed since the early 1990s.

Some scholars have charted the entity's development from First Nations folklore and widespread water monster folklore motifs. Whoever put that there has to be the most twisted bastard to ever grace the earth. Lakes and Rivers by diver William M. Hall, who says it’s not the only treasure to be found in the depths of Okanagan Lake. thalassophobia, Press J to jump to the feed. Wanna see something interesting? The origins of the palindromic name Ogopogo remain unclear. Why, why would anybody put/keep a statue like that there? Benjamin Radford suggested that the creature was only several otters. I would've shit my wetsuit. He also pointed out that the alleged creature did not react to the water skier, and the skier did not seem alarmed. Poll: Who do you expect to win the U.S. presidential election?

[10], In the 1980s, a local tourism agency offered a cash reward for a proven sighting of the beast.

“You can find old stern wheelers, battle wheelers, steam boats, tug boats, barges they used to carry rail cars that fell off, in each old mining town the water used to be the dumps and you can find artifacts that people threw away, that’s the part (of diving) that I like,” said Hall. One of our biggest concerns was boats putting anchors down and catching him, but that hasn’t happened yet.”.

It’s a lief-size homage to the legendary N’ha-a-itk, better known to many as Ogopogo.

It’s a life-size homage to the legendary N’ha-a-itk, better known to many as Ogopogo. The statue has been featured in Diving B.C. It is a deep lake. itk, Naitaka: Country: Canada: Region: Okanagan Lake, British Columbia: In Canadian folklore, the Ogopogo or Oggy is a lake monster said to inhabit Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. The lake itself is 84 miles/135km in length, about 3 miles/5 km wide, and about 760 ft /232 meters in depth at its deepest point; average depth being 70-80ft/21-24 meters.

In short, they look a lot like floating logs, which would not be surprising since Okanagan Lake has tens of thousands of logs harvested by the timber industry floating just under the lake's surface." Zoom in. Across the lake, at Wilson Landing, there is a submerged milk truck from what he estimates the 1950s. D: Hey fellow Kelownian!

In 2005, FBI video specialist Grant Fredricks concluded that the object "was very consistent with debris from a fallen tree in the water," noting that it "very slowly bobs up and down." It’s a lief-size homage to the legendary N’ha-a-itk, better known to many as Ogopogo. [13], In 2011, a cell phone video captured two dark shapes in the water. The statue of Ogopogo is nestled near a sunken power boat. [20][21][22], Coordinates: 49°32′50″N 119°35′44″W / 49.54722°N 119.59556°W / 49.54722; -119.59556, "It could be a lot colder: Kelowna historian remembers Okanagan Lake freezing over completely", "Literacy, Transformation and Naitaka (Ogopogo)", "Parks Canada - News Releases and Backgrounders", "Canada's Loch Ness Monster Captured on Video? These are the only pictures I could find of it so if that doesn't make it even more creepy I don't know what does. An eight-foot tall, 14-foot long sea monster resides at the bottom of Okanagan lake. In fact the crazy creature even received it’s own postage stamp!

I just moved to BC and I don't even want to know this existed!!! Mom injured while searching for her missing son in Manning Park, Former DPA has jury trial moved to Kelowna, Penticton pharmacist receives $20,000 fine and three-month suspension, WATCH: Residents stunned by grisly discovery of 3 bodies in Vancouver Island gravel pit. I was just visiting a few weeks ago from Seattle and had a hard enough time swimming in a shallow part of the lake.

i swam in this lake as a kid!! Some skeptics have suggested that it was only a pair of otters. A statue of the legend resides 30 feet beneath the surface at Paul’s Tomb, to the left of the bay in Knox Mountain Park. Across the lake, at Wilson Landing, there is a submerged milk truck from what he estimates the 1950s. Canada V1Y 8B7, Strong Market Conditions Despite Unprecendented Pandemic. An eight-foot tall, 14-foot long sea monster resides at the bottom of Okanagan lake. Greenpeace announced that the beast must be filmed and not captured; the Ogopogo was listed as an endangered species.

The Naitaka was often described as using its tail to create fierce storms to drown victims. To “see” Ogopogo for yourself, be sure to visit the statue on Bernard Avenue near Kelowna’s City Park.

“There are some neat things to see, my favourite thing in the Interior, not just the Okanagan but in the Kootenays as wheel, is the fact that back in the 1800s before there were roads and there were mining camps and a rail head north in Revelstoke and one in the south in the U.S. the only way to get up and down were the ribbon lakes or by donkey. A boat towing a water skier suddenly appears in frame and the skier falls into the water near the object. [11] In 1980, around 50 tourists watched an alleged Ogopogo for about 45 minutes off a beach at Kelowna.

To report a typo, email:newstips@kelownacapnews.com. Nessy is a log with a plastic head taped to it, ogopogo is a pleasiasaur.

Over the years exploration teams have visited and submerged underwater vehicles to try and re-discover the creature using modern technology but atlas the creature still remains a mystery and Canada’s version of the Scottish Loch Ness Monster. My favourite thing in the Interior, not just the Okanagan but in the Kootenays as well, is the fact that back in the 1800s before there were roads and there were mining camps and a railhead north in Revelstoke and one in the south in the U.S. the only way to get up and down were the ribbon lakes or by donkey. Otters often swim in a row and their motion can often be mistaken for one continuous serpent. This has been scanned and you are looking at a tiny bit of lint stuck between the scanner plate and the film. Local lore claims that Sir John Lambton killed a "wyrm" from the lake, which resulted in all of his descendents coming under a witch's curse which would not allow any Lambton to die in bed. As a result of that, throughout the lakes there are a lot of remnants of these barges they used from mining towns, small strips of railway, used barges and steamboats,” said Hall. Hit the rewind time button ("Show historical imagery") up top and slide it as far left as you can. Really hope I can visit again soon! [16], According to skeptical author Benjamin Radford, contemporary sightings of Ogopogo were most likely misidentifications of water fowl, otter, or beaver, adding, "[the First Nations stories] were not referring to a literal lake monster like Ogopogo, but instead to a legendary water spirit. Here is the same spot zoomed in to 2300ft. RELATED: Films share 150 years of syilx history. Monster Island) or adjacent to Squally Point. There is a barge 300 feet deep at Bear Creek Provincial Park, several underwater parks for divers and for the experienced, they can follow the old ferry line across the lake and discover hidden treasures from years before. @KelownaCapNewsnewstips@kelownacapnews.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you have google earth put this (50°13'24.11 N 119°25'39.78W) in the search bar.

Legend says the shape of the sea creature takes after the shape of Okanagan Lake itself. Sculptor Guido Galletti received the commission, and created an 8-foot bronze statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. So if your looking for things to do on the lake in the City of Kelowna be sure to keep a look out for the allusive creature embraced by the locals! [citation needed] Folden noticed "something large and lifelike"; in the distance out on the calm water and pulled out his home movie camera to capture the object.

Cookies help us deliver our Services. Someone is a huge asshole with a great sense of humor, I'm too lazy to look up whether its the same one but I found a YouTube (https://youtu.be/T0nWA8ca3uQ). See more ideas about Lake monsters, Lake, Monster. The statue of Ogopogo is nestled near a sunken power boat. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. “Ogopogo” of course! “There are some neat things to see. The name wasn’t changed to Ogopogo until a British dance hall song, written in 1924 was composed. [19] Sturgeon are often mistaken as lake monsters, but their existence in Okanagan is unclear.

Continue this thread level 1. There’s an even creepier picture showing off the eyes if you search but honestly I’m too scared to share it lol.



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