Ogopogo Skeleton Found?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 23rd, 2005

Number 10 on National Geographic News’ list of the most viewed photos for the year was the first known nearly complete skeleton of a Basilosaurus, found by geologist Philip D. Gingerich in April of this year in Eqypt.

Ogopogo Skeleton

Some cryptozoologists believe the Basilosaurus to be the leading candidate for the lake monster reported in Lake Okanagen in British Columbia, affectionately known as Ogopogo. It is also believed to be the most likely candidate as well for the Cadborosaurus reported off the coast of British Columbia, known as Caddy.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

3 Responses to “Ogopogo Skeleton Found?”

  1. bill green responds:

    hi craig & everyone good morning wow that is a very awesome discovery keep me posted. bill 🙂

  2. Chymo responds:

    The Basilosaurus lived 40 million years ago and probably evolved into whales. Which would mean no more Basilosaurus. As such it is an extraordinarily poor candidate for surviving lake monsters.

    There are many more likely species from the more recent-end of the prehistoric record. For my mind, something existing around 20-50,000 years ago would fall into the window of credibility.

    Admittedly, the Coelacanth survived from around 350 million years to present day, but then again it didn’t evolve into a subsequent species, either!

  3. CryptoInformant responds:

    Basilosaurus did not evolve into whales, it IS a whale. As for the evolving into something else, so bye bye whale idea, a mako shark evolved into the Great White, yet makos are still here.

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