Mysterious Moose in Okanagan

Posted by: John Kirk on July 7th, 2015

All sorts of wildlife can be swimming in Okanagan Lake, but I have never seen a moose doing it.
The proof is in the pudding as in this video.
There’s no way anyone would mistake a moose for Ogopogo.
Just look at those ears.

Link to video if unable to watch embedded clip.

John Kirk About John Kirk
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.


5 Responses to “Mysterious Moose in Okanagan”

  1. johnp3907 responds:

    I don’t see a video. Is there a missing link?

  2. Craig Woolheater responds:

    The video is embedded in the post. Depending on the type of device you are attempting to view it on, you may not be able to.

    Here is a link to the video on the news station’s website.

  3. springheeledjack responds:

    That’s interesting and it may well qualify for a few of the sightings.

    My only problem with this is that the thrust is that well, since we saw a moose swimming in the lake and it’s similar to some descriptions, that’s the answer to the entire issue.

    It’s like most scoftical conclusions when it comes to any cryptid: one possibility is tossed out like it’s “mystery solved,” when in fact, if you’ve actually read the entire body of accounts for any cryptid…in this case, Ogopogo, you realize it may only explain a handful of accounts.

    As with all of my time honored posts–yes, if someone sees something for a fleeting second without getting a chance to really “see” what they’re looking at, it’s easy to mistake a regular animal for a cryptid (or better yet, a log or some other debris). Or if you get someone in an area they’re not familiar with, it’s much easier to mistake natural flora and fauna for monsters. And I think water cryptids are even harder to identify because the witnesses are usually only getting a look at whatever is above the surface, which is most likely a really small percentage of the actual creature. That and close up sightings happen a lot less than for other cryptids like BF, and it’s because of the water factor again.

    However, many witnesses get quality, solid looks at the mysterious somethings and can rule out standard critters. Or what they are observing doesn’t fit the parameters of moose, otters or birds.

  4. Goodfoot responds:

    So raise your hand if you didn’t know Mooses could swim! They DO live in and around water, after all.

  5. Craig Woolheater responds:

    Missing link… I see what you did there! 😉




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