Mysterious sighting on
By J.P. Squire Monday, July 13, 2009
Was it Ogopogo, a large snake-like creature or a sturgeon?
Wendy Sanderson and Gordon Krug agree on one thing: they saw the most amazing creature in
Now, she‘s concerned about allowing her 13-year-old son, Kurtis, to scuba dive as deep as 30 metres near the Bennett Bridge in a couple of weeks. “It was so huge; I would have said over 30 feet. I‘m thinking, a good three feet out of the water. It formed two to three humps at the same time as it was swimming or slithering from the east to the west across the middle of the lake. For three minutes, we watched it and then it was gone. It was the most amazing thing we ever saw.”
A 22-year-old man fishing off the dock was so surprised he dropped his fishing rod.
“The welding teacher was pacing up and down the dock, screaming at everybody that would listen. He wanted everybody to experience it. I just watched. I had my cell phone on the beach, but I didn‘t even run for it to take a picture. I just wanted to watch,” said Sanderson. The creature she saw was too large for any snake ever documented by scientists, she said. “A lot of people are saying: ’Wendy, what if that was a group of sturgeons?‘ There‘s no way they could have been that synchronized while swimming. I‘ve been looking up sturgeon and those are fish. They can‘t form perfect humps out of the water to be able to pull off what we saw. There‘s no way.”
“Our giant sturgeon?” responded Krug with a laugh when asked about the sighting.
“About a mile out from us was distinctively what you would say Ogopogo is. There‘s three humps, right? The more we watched it and watched it and watched it, you could see how mistakes have been made over hundreds of years,” Krug said. “It appeared to be a giant sturgeon. As it went in and out of the water, there were three humps. I‘m convinced it was a sturgeon,” he said, despite the lack of any evidence of sturgeon in
“I don‘t want to be called a freak in public,” Krug said with another laugh.
The “once-in-a-lifetime” sighting ranks right up there with watching the 1987
“But I‘m putting it out there, saying this is something that we saw, the three of us,” she said. “I actually witnessed the most incredible sight in
“I‘ve been vibrating for three days,” she said with a laugh. However, “I will never swim in the lake again. I will not jump over the side of boat in the middle of the lake. I will go to the shore because I can now see that he or she likes those deep waters.”
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So sturgeon or lake serpent? Time will tell.