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'Ogopogo'. Appearance: Humped-back lake monster with long neck and an overall serpentine shape. Location: Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. Encountered By: Native Indian legends tell of a murderer being transformed into a horrible serpent and exiled to the lake as a punishment for his crimes. The Indian name for the creature is "N'ha-a-tik" which loosely means 'one full of remorse'. Ogopogo sightings took off when the first settlers from Europe moved into the Lake Okanagan area around 1850-60. Many eyewitnesses describe spotting what they first take to be a large floating log on the surface of the lake, only to see the object move away quickly under its own power. Probability Rating: Fair.