Winnipogo

Freshwater Monster of Manitoba, Canada.

Etymology: In imitation of Ogopogo.

Physical description: Diameter, 2 feet 6 inches. Small, flat head.

Distribution: Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Significant sightings: Oscar Frederickson was shooting ducks at Fuller Bay, Lake Winnipego-sis, in April 1918 when something large pushed up a big chunk of ice from below in about 3 feet of water.

C. F. Ross and Tom Spence saw a dinosaurlike animal with a single horn in the back of its head at the north end of Lake Winnipegosis in 1935.

A serpentine animal 15 feet long was rammed by a boat in July 1983 in Lake Winnipegosis off Pelican Rapids.

A black creature was hit by a boat in July 1984 in Traverse Bay on Lake Winnipeg.

Sources: Winnipeg Free Press, August 5, 1961, and August 15, 1962; Dorothy Eber, "The Scientific Search for a Prehistoric Monster," Macleans 74 (August 12, 1961): 1; Waldemar

Lehn, "Atmospheric Refraction and Lake Monsters," Science 205 (July 13, 1979): 183; Chris Rutkowski, Unnatural History: True Manitoba Mysteries (Winnipeg, Man., Canada: Chameleon, 1993), pp. 137-147.

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