Friday, August 24, 2018

Ogopogo in Powell Lake


You've probably heard of the Loch Ness Monster. Well, here in my neck of the woods we have Ogopogo. Powell Lake in British Columbia is a very deep (about 365 metres or 1200 feet) glacial cut lake. There's even 10,000 year-old trapped sea water at the bottom. No wonder a "monster" is reportedly living in its depths.

Ogopogo's most publicized sighting was in Okanagan Lake at Mission Beach in 1926. He is said to be 20 to 50 feet in length with a serpant shaped body and a horse-like head. Ogopogo has also been seen here in Powell Lake. It's was recorded in an article in the Powell River News as well as Carla Mobley's classic book, Mysterious Powell Lake.


I've had two close encounters with Ogopogo. I haven't actually seen him, but I've felt his presence. The first time was while swimming around our float cabin. I felt a tug on my toes. What else could it have been but Ogopogo "pulling my leg." The second encounter was captured on film. It was his shadow on Goat Island across from my cabin. With evidence like this, I know he must be real. -- Margy

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    1. We never get tired of the view from our front porch. - Margy

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  2. How lovely - and a myth or two adds to the mystery.

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    1. We love to learn the history of Powell River and Powell Lake. - Margy

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  3. Mysterious and fascinating (and beautiful photo!).

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    1. Thanks. I enjoyed your post about Joshua Tree. - Margy

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  4. Bear Lake between Idaho and Utah also has monster. I forget his name. I am intrigued by the trapped sea water at the bottom of Powell Lake. That pretty much proves there is a monster there.

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    1. Maybe it's a monster from the ice age when the sea water got trapped. - Margy

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  5. The shadows is in the heart shape . Lovely capture . Please tell something about my captures on my blog.

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    1. It's kind of like looking at the clouds themselves, different people see different things. - Margy

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  6. I don't know Margy, Ogopogo's shadow looks more like a bald eagle. The thought of all that sea water down there. wowza!

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    1. We get those flying around the cabin at times, but my imagination ran a little bit wilder when I saw this. - Margy

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  7. At that depth anything could be hiding down there. For sure. Indeed!...:)

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    1. We have been out with researchers from the University of British Columbia. They send probes down to the bottom to study the ancient salt water, but haven't found Ogopogo yet. - Margy

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  8. "Pulling your leg" - yes, of course that's what it was! Love the shadow shot - I admire adults (like you) with active imaginations! Enjoy your week ahead!

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  9. What a beautiful place! I love that there is a mysterious entity in the lake. Maybe someone will get a good picture one day!

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    1. I keep watching, but only catch his shadow. - Margy

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Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy