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Old 10-05-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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As a kid my family would drive to the Okanagan and stay at a cabin resort. We always got the cabin named Ogopogo.

I've been on a boat on the lake while in Kelowna, and yes, some waves do look very much like a sea creature.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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As a kid my family would drive to the Okanagan and stay at a cabin resort. We always got the cabin named Ogopogo.

I've been on a boat on the lake while in Kelowna, and yes, some waves do look very much like a sea creature.
I think that is what makes me so skeptical; all the boats on the lake. It is a large lake; but it has many piers and lots of fishing and recreational boats. Many of those boats have the latest depth and fish finders. This is not an unexplored lake under the Antarctic ice.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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Of all the dumb paranormal topics, lake monsters take the cake. There is simply no way that a breeding population of monsters could live in a lake undetected in this modern age. In the case of Loch Ness, the Loch is only 16,000 years old. So what possibly could be in there?

Most lake monsters are actually logs that have fallen into the lake (this has been more or less proven, as 100% of sighing take place in lakes surrounded by trees) with rip-tides, schools of fish, otters, birds and other animals contributing.

On the very high end, there is occasionally a known species that shouldn't be there. In Cali somewhere (forget exactly where) they drained a lake with a famous lake monster and found a single giant alligator snapping turtle that someone had apparently let lose.
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Most lake monsters are actually logs that have fallen into the lake (this has been more or less proven, as 100% of sighing take place in lakes surrounded by trees) with rip-tides, schools of fish, otters, birds and other animals contributing.
Also, standing waves.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/video...e-loch-ness-m/

Most likely candidate for Ogopogo in my opinion is a very large and very old lake sturgeon - historically, they grew to 20+ feet plus in lakes and rivers like the Mississippi. Here's a 9 footer taken in British Columbia a few years ago:

Giant White Sturgeon caught May 21, 2016 in Mission BC - Silversides Fishing Adventures
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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I did see Oingo Boingo when I was in college but so did the other 10,000 who were at the concert.

But in this case someone who makes a hobby or career out of looking for this creature just happened to be the only one who saw it and more than once. And as usual there is not one scant piece of actual evidence to prove it. However of all the countless thousands of tourists that visit the lake this year, not one has seen anything. What are the odds of this?
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Also, standing waves.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/video...e-loch-ness-m/

Most likely candidate for Ogopogo in my opinion is a very large and very old lake sturgeon - historically, they grew to 20+ feet plus in lakes and rivers like the Mississippi. Here's a 9 footer taken in British Columbia a few years ago:

Giant White Sturgeon caught May 21, 2016 in Mission BC - Silversides Fishing Adventures

But the local fishermen should have spotted this on their fish finders. It is a large lake and it is deep; but it has many boats. It could have been otters, maybe even a moose (they like to swim), maybe a bear? The lake is not that wide; there are not that many hiding places for mythical beast.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Oh no!

Not another cryptid who’s existence needs championing!

Actually; I kept seeing similar references as I was doing the archive searches for the BF threads but I wasn’t going bring it up ...
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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But the local fishermen should have spotted this on their fish finders. It is a large lake and it is deep; but it has many boats. It could have been otters, maybe even a moose (they like to swim), maybe a bear? The lake is not that wide; there are not that many hiding places for mythical beast.

Its very easy to spot so called sea monsters with fish finders if they were actually real. Its also easy to take a pic that could possibly be a sea monster but is not. Since nothing has shown up on anyone's fish finder pretty obvious its not out there.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Its very easy to spot so called sea monsters with fish finders if they were actually real. Its also easy to take a pic that could possibly be a sea monster but is not. Since nothing has shown up on anyone's fish finder pretty obvious its not out there.

This is almost the same argument against Big Foot with all of the trail cameras. You reach a point where the odds are just too great against something existing when there are so many different ways that these creatures can be filmed or seen on fish finders/sonar. As time moves on; the less likely.
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