Ogopogo of Canada
In South-Central British Columbia, in Lake Okanagan, lives something local people call “Ogopogo
.” Local natives
who recite legends use another name for the lake monster: Naitaka. An old pictograph of a snake-like animal seems to verify the antiquity
of the legend. What is this lake monster
cryptid? No specimen has been captured for scientific examination, so it is still in the
realm of cryptozoology.
Some eyewitness sightings indicate the creatures (yes, there must be more than one to have a breeding population)
can be between 20 and 50 feet long, with a horse-like head and a snake-like body. Sightings have continued from the 19th Century to
The southern end of Lake Okanagan is just 35 miles north of the U.S. border (Washington State) and 160 miles east of
the Pacific coast (Vancouver). The lake is 84 miles long and mostly between one and two-and-a-half miles wide; the maximum depth is
about 700 feet. It is certainly large enough to hide a colony of large aquatic creatures: even a colony of Ogopogo lake monsters.
A Few Cryptids