Shuswaggi raised as culprit in unusual Shuswap Lake sighting

“Whatever it was, it was big,” remarks Scotch Creek of phenomenon captured on video

A Shuswap woman had no idea a morning stroll along the beach would result in what could be the latest Shuswaggi sighting.

Dawn Dumont spotted the phenomenon twice on May 14, once while she was driving her son to an appointment in Salmon Arm and again at a public beach in Scotch Creek.

“I was kind of hoping to see it again and to my surprise I think that I did. Whatever it was, it was big. It looked like there were some kind of black humps. I had seen it twirling around a bit and then it went under,” Dupont said.

Read more: Has the Shuswaggi lake monster been caught on video?

Read more: Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Around 10:30 a.m., Dumont took a walk along the public beach near Captain’s Village Marina in the North Shuswap and noticed a disturbance in the water.

“I just got comfortable and all of a sudden I heard some splashing around off in the distance there,” said Dumont. “I was looking and I was like, ‘what is that?’ and so I thought I’m going to get this on video because whatever that is, it’s huge.”

She showed the video to her husband and the footage spread farther.

“He was showing a bunch of his friends and co-workers who said there are big sturgeon in the lake, but that has way too many humps in the waves and they weren’t too sure what to think.”

Read more: Column: Burbot lurk at the bottom of Shuswap Lake

Read more: Contaminants seeping into Shuswap Lake remains a concern

When Dumont posted the videos to Facebook, the infamous Shuswaggi lake monster came up as the likely culprit lurking beneath the waves.

“People are messaging me and have phoned me about it; they’re thinking like, maybe it is that mythical creature, some people have said it’s Nessie,” she said.

Dumont said she is going back to the beach again soon to see if she can spot the strange disturbance in the waves once more.


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Scotch Creek resident Dawn Dumont’s morning walk along the beach came to a quick halt when she spotted something large splashing in Shuswap Lake. (Dawn Dumont photo)

Just Posted

Big Wreck announces two Okanagan shows

The American-Canadian band will be playing in Vernon and Kelowna on Oct. 29 and Nov. 3

Kelowna fastpitch player en route to national championships

15 year-old Ryley Binne joins her White Rock team every weekend for tournaments

Kelowna paddling team raises breast cancer awareness for 20 years

“Bust ‘N Loose” cancer survivors take on the waters worldwide for breast cancer research

$100+ million condo development planned for West Kelowna

The project targets so-called “zoomers” (active baby boomers) downsizing from their traditional homes

Kelowna’s Across the Lake Swim sees biggest turn-out in 71 years

There were 1325 registered for this year’s iconic Okanagan Lake swim

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

Vehicle collides into Okanagan home and drives away

Fencing, landscaping suffer significant damage and minor injury to house on Vernon’s Okanagan Avenue

Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games

Two flags unveiled at Maple Ridge city hall.

Serious injuries sustained in Highway 1 collisions west of Salmon Arm

Air ambulance needed at two accident scenes that closed highway Monday evening

Memorial bench painted by Vancouver woman to stay in park for now

Park board to look at options for artistic enhancements on commemorative benches

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Weather Network’s anti-meat video ‘doesn’t reflect true story’: cattle ranchers

At issue is the video’s suggestion that cutting back on meat consumption could help save the planet

Hergott: Concerns with e-scooters

Lawyer Paul Hergott takes a look at the issues around e-scooters

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read