New Ogopogo Video

A new video recently surfaced purporting to show the Ogopogo monster that inhabits Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. It seems to display a long, slender body, some humps and even flippers coming up out of the water. The creature’s total length seems unrealistic. But how long is a sea serpent? We really don’t know this type of creature from the fossil record. However, numerous marine serpent stories have been recorded from the great age of sailing ships (1500-1900 A.D.) when sailors plied the seas much more quietly than with today’s motorized vessels. The oldest reliable sea serpent record we have was set down by Olaus Magnus in his book Historia de Gentibus. The story describes a Catholic priest who was exiled from his Swedish homeland in 1522 and saw a sea monster “of an astonishing size” (about 23 meters or 75 ft long) that was near an island named Moo. Magnus’s credibility is strengthened by his later producing his most famous work, the 1539 book Carta Marina. This wonderful book presented the most accurate map of Scandinavia or any other European region in existence at the time. He even showed a drawing of a sea serpent on the edge of his map. To find out more about the serpent-like Ogopogo, click on Genesis Park’s Ogopogo page. It details numerous other sightings of this lake monster, including my 2011 encounter.

Posted on August 6, 2019 by dwoetzel.

One thought on “New Ogopogo Video

  1. AvatarCaleb Wilkins – 

    Yes, it’s an intriguing video. It seems to me quite clear there’s something more than a wave in the water. It does not seem to match the description of any known animal, living or otherwise. That includes Basilosaurus – as far as we know, it would not have swum in such a way as to resemble a series of bumps. It is worthwhile to note how, in most sightings, these break the surface at even intervals and remain so throughout the sighting. This suggests they are a definite part of the animal, not just a strange contortion.

    In the close-up shots, there also seem to be some sort of appendages (flippers?) moving rhythmically. There appear to be one pair per hump, which would total to at least five or six pairs. This would seem to indicate that one or more of the following is true: 1) these are not limbs, but something else; 2) this is not a vertebrate; or 3) it is a highly unusual vertebrate. If it was a vertebrate and they were limbs, my guess would be a fish, since they are the only vertebrates with more than four pairs of appendages. Whatever the structures are, they seem to be propelling the creature.

    As for the size of the creature (allegedly 120 feet), while it does seem unusually large, it’s remotely possible. I would also say it’s more likely the observer would overestimate the size than underestimate it. Several marine creatures reach 70 feet; the oarfish, which is also serpentine in form, is thought to reach nearly 60 feet, at least. In the video itself, it’s hard to nail down the exact distance of the creature, so it could be closer to 75 feet. I think we’ll need to have a better idea of what type of creature we’re looking at before we can say how crazy the size really is. While finally identifying Ogopogo would probably not give direct evidence for creation as opposed to evolution, it would be exciting and give us a new reason to praise God’s creativity!

    I apologize for my long-winded and rather late comment.

    Caleb

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