September 14, 2010

Scooby-Doo vs. the Ogopogo

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

#1--The Terror Returns! is a comic book published by DC ComicsScooby and the Gang see a giant creature swimming on a lake in Vancouver, leading them to learn the Legend of Ogopogo, a lake serpent from Native American mythology. But what does a logging company from Lake Okanagan have to do with the mystery? Find out in this thrilling first issue!

OgopogoOgopogo or Naitaka (Salish: n'ha-a-itk, "lake demon") is the name given to a cryptid lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo has been seen by Native Americans since the 19th century. The most common description of Ogopogo is a forty- to fifty-foot-long (12 to 15 m) sea serpent. It has supposedly been photographed and even been caught on tape.

"Reconstruction of the Jim Reiger sighting."

Comment:  Knowing Scooby-Doo as I do, I'd be amazed if the Ogopogo wasn't a mechanical marvel created by the logging company to scare off competitors.

For more on the subject, see Native Things That Go Bump in the Night and Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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