Has the legendary lake monster Shuswaggi been caught on video? A pair of local fishermen who film their adventures on Shuswap Lake for Youtube think so.
On a recent fishing trip to Murdoch Point near Sicamous, Brodie Blair and Les Loren spotted waves coming from an unexplained source, disturbing the otherwise crystal-clear waters of Shuswap Lake. The pair said with no other boats on the water, the waves circled 180 degrees around theirs with what appeared to be black humps rising from the top of them periodically.
They estimated the source of the waves reached 200 yards from them at the closest.
Loren had never heard of Shuswaggi, a the name of a lake monster which has supposedly been sighted in Shuswap Lake occasionally since 1904, before fixing the strange waves in his camera’s lens. Blair on the other hand was familiar with the local legend.
“The first time I heard about it was two years ago, a friend of mine was telling me a story. He saw something out of the water, something black and shiny, no scales, and it was chasing two lake otters and they came into shore huffing and puffing,” he said.
Blair said the description he received from his friend is similar to what he and Loren saw on the lake.
Blair and Loren are undeterred by the unexplained phenomenon they witnessed and say they will be back out fishing on the lake soon.
“Maybe we’ll hook it,” Loren said with a laugh.