Ogopogo is the name given to the alleged monster of Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. As far as Canadians are concerned this is the king of North American lake monsters. Ogopogo has also been referred to as the Nessie of North America.
Jersey Devil enthusiasts and researchers believe that the creature’s indifference to the humans is the key to the answer. In effect, humans had found the beast as opposed to the beast seeking out humans.
The concept of the Chupacabra is not new – only the name is. Since humans established permanent Neolithic farming settlements and started the process of domesticating animals, (Circa: 10,000bc) their livestock has been attacked by predators.
Across the sub-Saharan continent of Africa it is possible to find tales and legends of strange and primal apes that are at least part human. These creatures go by many names – Bili Ape, Bondo Ape, Chemosit, Kerit, Kikomba and of course … Raka!
Tokoloshe is originally a Zulu word that can be written as “Tikolôsj” (Zulu) Tikoloshe, Tokkolosh, Tokeloshe, Tokkelossie (Afrikaans) or even Tjikolosi. There is no easy or direct translation as it seems to be used to describe a single creature as well as a group of different creatures. According to various websites it is sometimes called a Hili, Uhlakanyana or Gilikango (unsubstantiated).
Suddenly the Montauk Monster story was everywhere and everyone had an opinion on what the creature really was. For the conspiracy theorist it was proof that something strange was going on at Montauk (camp Hero) or Plum Island. For the psychologists it was “hysteria” just before the Sub Prime Credit Crisis.
The name may sound amusing but to many people it represents fear, hatred rape and torment. This creature is more than a myth – it’s a belief and it’s always out there – waiting for its chance!