Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 10th, 2011
An Okanagan man believes he has video that proves the Ogopogo or some other lake monster lives in Okanagan Lake.
The video of a possible Ogopogo sighting in Okanagan Lake has caught the eye of international media.
Two weeks ago, West Kelowna resident Richard Huls said he captured video of the mythical creature in the lake.
“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,” he said.
And many other people seemed to think the same thing.
Comments flooded our CHBC News Facebook page and the possible sighting of the mythical creature became the most watched video on our website.
It turns out Okanagan residents were not the only ones curious about the Ogopogo.
The video soon spread to Calgary, Vancouver and Global News stations across Canada.
The video now has almost 200,000 views on our YouTube page and on Thursday, it will be featured in the top rated morning show, Good Morning America.
“People are connected to this sort of thing across the United States and across the world because they do not understand it,” said UBC-Okanagan sociology professor Chris Schneider.
“By the very virtue of them not understanding it, it makes them want to try to understand it even more,” Schneider said.
The professor, who says he does not believe in the Ogopogo, says emotion tends to overpower logic in these sorts of situations, especially when something near and dear to the hearts of Okanagan residents has its own statue downtown and even a book collection.
“They tie into identity, place, culture, context about Kelowna,” Schenider said about the lake creature. “It is about British Columbia. It’s about Lake Okanagan. It ties into First Nations.”
Source: Global BC
CHBC News, Julia Wong