Centuries of Sightings. At 5 km wide and up to 230 meters deep, this popular lake could be hiding just about anything. When a local Canadian tourist board offered a one million dollar reward for a proven sighting of the Ogopogo in the 1980s, they were clearly asking for trouble…and a heap of attention that endures to this day. Like Loch Ness, Okanagan is a vast and murky body of water—the biggest in the valley. Sign up for our Newsletter and get weird news and exclusive offers to Ripley's, delivered straight to your inbox! Can the encounters with these unlikely creatures be explained? Ogopogo or Naitaka is the name given to a cryptid lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. He contacted Arlene Gaal, a Kelowna woman who was written extensively on Ogopogo sightings over the years. Each of the creature sightings occurred early in the morning when the water was calm and there were just a few boats on the lake. He pulled over and got out to look and much to his surprise all the cars behind him also pulled over, their occupants hurried over to watch a creature that was reportedly sixty feet long with a large head and three black humps. This event was supposedly witnessed by about thirty cars of people who all claimed to have seen the same thing. Ogopogo has been allegedly seen by First Nations people since the 19th century. In memory of their beloved wise man they named the lake Kan-He-Kan (Okanagan). The creature didn’t appear to pay any attention to the onlookers as it dove and re-surfaced several times before it finally disappeared. He called to his spotter boat and quickly climbed into the boat. Crowds of people would gather on the lake shore watching the R.C.M.P. Later as he swam near Okanagan Lake’s floating bridge, another creature appeared within nine meters of him which he said had a large eye the size of a grapefruit. He quickly pulled over, grabbed his video camera and began to film the creature. Cryptid Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. His people became frightened of his behavior and he became an outcast. Kimberly Fuller became a registered architect in 2016 after practicing in the Northwest Territories. They began fishing near the mouth of Mission Creek, south of Cedar Creek Campsite and about one hundred yards from shore. Ogopogo or Naitaka (Salish: n'ha-a-itk, "lake demon") is the name given to a cryptid lake monster reported to live in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. British cryptozoologist Karl Shuker has categorized the Ogopogo as a 'many hump' variety of lake monster, and suggested it may be a kind of primitive serpentine whale such as Basilosaurus, that lived 40 million years ago.