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The name Ogopogo is perhaps the most unlikely designation for a mysterious creature that continues to divide opinion on whether it actually exists. Ogopogo is the popular name for a lake monster or a huge water snake in Canadian Native American folklore, said to reside in the Okanagan Lake in British Columbia.

Known as Naitaka, from the Indian Salish word n’ha-a-itk or lake demon in the First Nations’ mythology, it is either a real 12-15 meter water snake or a mythical water spirit or guardian, depending on whom you talk to. To its believers, Ogopogo does truly exist, a remnant from pre-historic times, surviving the ages by being land locked in the Okanagan Lake. To the skeptics, the water dragon is a metaphor, a mythic symbol of the water revered by the native Indian tribes.

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Statue of Ogopogo in the town of Kelowna, BC

 

Reported Sightings

Although 19th Century legends among the First Nations’ tribes claim that Ogopogo was regularly sighted in the past, only the sightings in recent times could be examined in greater detail to determine their veracity. In the case of the Canadian water serpent, some of the many reported incidents are as follows:

Ogopogo engraving from 1872

Ogopogo engraving from 1872

  • In 1872 Mrs. Susan Allison, a B.C. pioneer and author claimed to have seen the lake monster.
  • In 1926 some thirty cars with their occupants claimed to have seen the monster at an Okanagan Mission Beach. Testimonies from the eyewitnesses seem to confirm that they all described the same object sighted from the beach.
  • In 1947 several boaters said they had all seen Ogopogo. One of the witnesses, a Mr. Kray, described it as having “a long sinuous body, 30 feet in length, consisting of about five undulations, apparently separated from each other by about a two-foot space, in which that part of the undulations would have been underwater. There appeared to be a forked tail, of which only one-half came above the water. From time to time the whole thing submerged and came up again.”
  • In 1959 Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Marten claimed to have sighted a “tremendous creature with a snake-like head and a blunt nose swimming some 250 feet behind their motor boat“. They claimed to have obserbed the unknown animal for over three minutes, after which it dove back into the lake.
  • Photo of Ogopogo by Eric Parameter in 1964

    Photo of Ogopogo taken by Eric Parameter in 1964

    In 1964 a photo taken by a Parameter family member was said to depict Ogopogo.
  • Sometime in the 1960s Geoffrey Tozer, the son-in-law of British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett (B.C. Premier from 1953 to 1972), also said he had sighted the creature.
  • In 1968 a man called Art Folden shot a film clip which he claimed to show the monster making its way across the water. The video showed a large object moving across the lake, causing ripples of water all around it. An analysis of the video revealed that it was a solid object, though it was unable to verify whether it was indeed a living creature or not. In 2005, a National Geographic team analyzed the footage again and came to the conclusion that the object had indeed been an animal. The blow to the Ogopogo theory, however, came with the complementary verdict that the animal had been nowhere near the alleged size of a lake monster and was probably a water fowl or a beaver.
  • In 1976 another photo emerged, taken by Ed Fletcher of North Vancouver.
    Ed Fletcher's photo of Ogopogo in 1976

    Ed Fletcher’s photo of Ogopogo in 1976

  • In October 1978 Bill Steciuk was crossing the bridge from the west side of Okanagan Lake towards Kelowna when he spotted a movement in the lake and immediately stopped his car. The other vehicles behind him also stopped and about 20 other onlookers also got out of their cars and watched. They claimed to have seen what appeared to be a head with three black humps behind it, about 60 metres in length. They then stayed to watch the creature ‘swimming’ for nearly a minute.
  • In 1978, 1979, 1981 author Arlene Gaal took various photos purported to be Ogopogo.
  • In 1981 a photo was taken by a Wachlin family member with the following testimony, “It was right around Regata time, July 24, 1981, around 1:00pm. We were in a rented ski boat and were running on the west side of the lake in the vicinity of Peachland, just a bit northwest of the tip of Rattle Snake Island.
    Wachlin family's photo of Ogopogo

    Wachlin family’s photo of Ogopogo

    A waterskier had just passed us going fast in the opposite direction to us when suddenly a creature surfaced directly in front of us facing a northeasterly direction. We saw no head, just a body, my thoughts being that the head might be laying flat just below the surface. At first I thought it was the wake of the other boat, but then realized that the boat’s wake was going the other direction. As we came closer, the creature broke into a fast-paced undulating motion. I pointed our boat directly at it but as we neared it, the creature dove, causing a large frothy whirlpool. I turned the boat around and could see the creature two or three feet below in the water. It moved at great speed at least half-way across the lake before it dove deeper and out of sight. The creature was at least 50 feet long and seemed to be either very dark green or black.
  • In 1984 a photo by a Svensson family member emerged.
  • In 1989 Ernie Giroux and his wife claimed to have spotted a “bizarre animal” emerging from the lake. “It was about 15 feet long and swam real gracefully and fast,” Giroux said. The Girouxs claimed the animal had a round head “like a football” and at one point several feet of the creature’s neck and body were above the water.
  • Between 1987 and 1990 a man called John Kirk claimed to have had frequent sightings.
  • In 2000 a Penticton businessman and his wife claimed to have seen the head and neck of a large creature swimming through the water for several minutes while boating off Rattlesnake Island near Peachland.
  • In 2000 a newspaper carried a report saying ,”At midnight Monday, six adults including four security guards, spotted a strange looking creature at the end of Bernard Avenue. The 4-metre (12 foot) long creature with four flippers, 2 at each end, thrust forward like a caterpillar.”
  • In 2000 a marathon swimmer, Daryl Ellis, reported being accompanied for a short distance during his swim by two large creatures as he passed Rattlesnake Island. He described them as one being 6 – 9 meters (20 – 30 feet) long and the second being smaller. They allegedly followed him for quite awhile and then disappeared. He also claimed that when he swam near Okanagan Lake floating bridge in Kelowna, a creature with large eyes the size of grapefruits came within 9 meters of him.
  • In 2000 a church minister and his wife, while hiking in Kalamoir Park on the west side of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, said they had spotted a strange creature swimming on the surface of the lake and took its picture.
  • In 2000 several people from Prince George, British Columbia, were walking in Bertram Creek Park south of Kelowna when they suddenly saw ripples in the lake approximately 300 feet out. Then they saw what appeared to be a huge log moving parallel to the shore against the waves. They estimated it was 40 feet long and watched for about 45 seconds before it disappeared.
    Photo of a mysterious form just below the surface on the east side of Okanagan Lake.  Michelle and Gilles Beliveau took this photo from their boat on 7th Sept 2006

    Photo of a mysterious form just below the surface on the east side of Okanagan Lake. Michelle and Gilles Beliveau took this photo from their boat on 7th Sept 2006

  • A footage emerged in 2011 shot using a mobile phone camera, showing two dark objects moving across the water. However, the drawback was that the resolution of the film was poor and shaky. Benjamin Radford, who had been part of the 2005 National Geographic team, told Discovery News that “…a closer look at the 30-second video reveals that, instead of one long object, there are actually two shorter ones, and they seem to be floating next to each other at slightly different angles. There are no humps, nor head, nor form; only two long, darkish, more or less straight forms that appear to be a few dozen feet long. In short, they look a lot like floating logs, which would not be surprising since Lake Okanagan has tens of thousands of logs harvested by the timber industry floating just under the lake’s surface.
  • In 2014, Michael Zaiser, a 41-year-old Canadian expatriate living in Seattle, released what he claimed to be a 18-year-old photo showing Ogopogo. “The photos were all captured in a single sighting in the winter of 1996, in which four film photographs were taken. The boat images are from 2001 when I returned to the sighting location for documentation and analysis evidence as I was moving to the USA as part of a new job. The 2001 images were taken via the same exact camera, lens, and sighting location.
    Michael Zaiser's photo of Ogopogo

    Michael Zaiser’s photo of Ogopogo

    Zaiser, however, said that no one else was present when he took the blurry photo. “Identifiable data to me upon image examination, is that it clearly has a long neck, obvious head, two eyes, some flippers, and a large appendage or tail and is feeding on a fish which to me represents a plesiosaur.

 

Comparative Mythology

Despite the various sightings and eyewitness accounts, there remains no irrefutable evidence on the existence of Ogopogo. What we know is that in myths around the world, the water serpent figure is overwhelmingly commonplace.

Ogopogo featured on a Canadian stamp

Ogopogo featured on a Canadian stamp

The Chinese dragon, resembling the Ogopogo in appearance, is thought to be a divine creature inhabiting both the seas and can fly in the air. In Chinese mythology, the oceans had dragon kings as their guardians.

The Hindustan valley ancient civilizations also believed in the existence of the Naga people or the serpent people. Javanese folklore to this day still refers to Nyai Roro Kidul, the Queen of the South Seas, who rules Java from her palace beneath the Indian Ocean. According to Dutch scholar Jordaan E Roy, Nyai Roro Kidul started out as a nagini deity and is indeed often depicted in the company of gigantic serpents or in a chariot pulled by sea serpents.

It is difficult to determine whether Ogopogo will ever be proved to exist or not. For the time being, the lake serpent lives on in the imagination of many people who claim to have seen it. Like its cousins elsewhere, such as the Loch Ness monster, the Ogopogo remains elusive but inexorcisable from the minds of those who have come into contact with it.

 

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  1. Fong on Apr 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    A lot of sightings of strange creatures do take a very long time for them to be verified. In the olden days when Man first took to the sea, the whales were gigantic monsters of the sea that looked big enough to swallow a man whole. Sightings of giant squids prompted tales of the Kraken of mythology. Recent times, when the baleen of a sperm whale was washed ashore, people were agog with speculations as to what it was until it was confirmed as baleen from a decomposing whale.

    So, until these creatures are filmed or captured, humans will speculate. It just goes to show that we do not know enough and will put all kinds of theories forward. Can we be sure that other realms do not exist? Can we say that there are creatures as yet unknown to Man? Will it be a case like the whales of yore when they were misunderstood?

  2. CindyH on Mar 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you for an interesting article which widen my exposure to Ogopogo. Admittedly, prior to reading this article, my knowledge about Ogopogo was limited to what my Canadian friend briefly highlighted i.e. that it was a sea monster allegedly be found in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada and it actually based on native folklore warning local tribes to avoid certain areas of the lake, fearing the large monster dwelling there. In all honesty, I only kind of remembered Ogopogo as he remarked on the similarities when he saw some Chinese Dragon images during his visit to some Chinese temples in Malaysia. I also recall we had an interesting conversation about the odds of it being real considering that it is such a highly elusive creature. It actually makes one wonder that perhaps Ogopogo is not a single creature that has survived for thousands of years and thus, according to the laws of biology, there ought to be a population of several interbreeding animals. If that were the case, there would be more chances of seeing them, instead of just the rare sightings. However, there are so many unexplored depths of the lake that we can’t dismiss the possibility that they may be safely hidden there. Plus there are so many other factors put forth by believers and sceptics alike.Anyway, it is ultimately up to the individual to decide if the available evidence and arguments are compelling enough to support the existence of such a creature. Like in any situation, all must be weighed carefully before coming up with a conclusion.

  3. Samfoonheei on Mar 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Interesting article. Since 1872 there was many sighting of ogopogo and the more recent was in 2014.,yet there was no one to prove its existing..
    Over the generations, the legend gained credibility as more and more sightings were reported It could be their imagination or some sort as there was no evidence on the existence of Ogopogo..in the Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. Many even claim to have photographed Ogopogo.but all the pictures have always been inconclusive…
    In 2009 asearch was conducted for evidence of the existence of an Ogopogo, revealing sink holes in the floor of the lake, cold streaks across the lakes surface and yet concluded there was no Ogopogo seen.
    Thank you for sharing these interesting article.,I do enjoyed reading it.

  4. wan wai meng on Mar 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Cryptozoologists must have all the fun in the world trying to discover the types of unknown creatures and animals.

    I wonder if there was a poem written about Ogopogo, will Ogopogo show itself to the world, surely there is a time to reveal themselves to the world. I wonder if a poem will be tempting enough?

  5. Lew on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    The first image of this article really resembles the Chinese dragon boat! Just do a google search “Chinese dragon boat” and you can see how similar they are! I really think Ogopogo and what the Chinese believe are the same!

    What is interesting is that sea creatures or dragon like creatures exist in many mythology of different cultures, so much so that it is not a coincidence anymore. In fact, within Buddhism cosmology, dragon do exist, It is therefore we need to be cautions when we go into the jungle and not to offend them. I wonder what karma would one need to see these special beings.

  6. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    The Ogopogo -the Canadian water dragon – is a mysterious creature, which has received a fair amount of attention since the first sighting of it was reported . However, it remains a controversial topic of discussion, as there has not been enough concrete evidence to support its existence. This article only contains reports of sightings for which there have been pictures and other types of evidence.

    Going by stories of believers of its existence, Ogopogo has existed since prehistoric times. For cynics, who doubt its existence, it is seen as a mystical symbol of water , revered by native Indians.

    In this article, there are a reported 21 sightings since 1872, the most recently reported sighting being in 2014. The more acceptable reports may be the ones , where 20 or more people reported the same sighting. This occurred in n 1926 when some thirty cars with their occupants claimed to have seen the monster at an Okanagan Mission Beach. Testimonies from various eyewitnesses seem to confirm that they all described the same object sighted from the beach.In October 1978, Bill Steciuk and the occupants of some 20 cars behind him, claimed to have sighted what appeared to be a head with three black humps behind it, about 60 metres in length, when they were crossing a bridge.

    Dragon myths, however, abound in Chinese mythology, for instance.For the Chinese, the legendary dragon can fly in the air too.But their home is the Ocean floor. Certain oceans had dragon kings as guardians. Javanese folklore refer to a Nagini deity, the Queen of the South Sea. She is depicted riding in a chariot pulled by sea serpents or in the company of gigantic sea serpents .

    Whatever may be said against its existence,however elusive it may be, Ogopogo lives in the hearts and imagination of many people who have come into contact one way or another with him.

  7. Stella Cheang on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    This is the first time I heard/read of Ogopogo, but will not be surprised should it be eventually proven to be a distanced cousin of the mystical Dragon King. Considering 70% of the earth is submerged under water, I would think it is a given there are unknown or undiscovered creatures lurking in the deep to avoid the rude intrusion of human. The many brief sightings of Ogopogo in Okanagan Lake are very telling that if Ogopogo exist, they are not creatures of aggression and could properly like to be left undisturbed.

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The Paranormal Zone official launch!! Congrats to Celebrity Host Ms. Li Kim!!   Last night, The Paranormal Zone had their official launch party! It was an invitation-only event, held at...

The Mysterious Monsters – narrated by Peter Graves

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 22, 2012

Dear Everyone, Another favorite video of mine narrated by Peter Graves. He does a good job as he seems convinced in what he is narrating. I wish I can...

The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel

by Admin | Feb 19, 2019

Hoichi the Earless One is a well known Japanese folktale character who lived during the feudal era. This story comes from Kwaidan, a collection of classic Japanese ghost stories...

Osiris: The Egyptian God of the Underworld

by Admin | Feb 9, 2019

Osiris was one of the chief deities of ancient Egypt and considered the empire’s first ruler. Commonly referred to as the ‘King of Kings,’ he has been known throughout...

The “One God” Theory Comes from Greek Mythology

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 8, 2019

The first part of the video is a short extract. But you will not be able to understand the whole theory unless you watch the whole documentary. I strongly...

Chariots of the Gods

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 26, 2018

Here is another one of my favourite videos. Before the videos, it was the best selling book! I read this book decades ago several times and it really ‘made...

Malaysian Ghosts: Orang Minyak

by Cindy Hew | May 12, 2018

Of the many types of Malaysian ghost, one of the most perplexing is the Orang Minyak, literally translated as ‘Oily Man’. However, the exact nature of the Orang Minyak...

The Duality of Doppelgangers

by Cindy Hew | Mar 31, 2018

In general, people are either weirded out or fascinated by the possibility that we have at least one likeness out there amongst the over-seven billion people in the world...

The Intriguing Green Children of Woolpit

by Cindy Hew | Mar 10, 2018

(by Tsem Rinpoche and Cindy Hew) In current times, the phrase “little green men” brings to mind alien beings from outer space, reminiscent of the hype surrounding flying saucers...

The Mysterious Vault B Door at Padmanabhaswamy Temple

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 14, 2018

Dear friends around the world, I have always been a big fan of spiritual, metaphysical, mystical, historical and paranormal related subjects. I even have a special section on this...

The Mysterious Dark Watchers

by Tsem Rinpoche | Oct 24, 2017

Dear friends around the world, As most of you will know, I have always been attracted to tales of supernatural creatures and cryptids like Bigfoot, faeries, aliens, trolls, little...

The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle

by Cindy Hew | Jul 17, 2017

Mind boggling disappearances of ships and aircrafts – this is what immediately comes to mind at the mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle. Its reputation is so notorious that...

Werewolves: The Shapeshifters

by Cindy Hew | Apr 27, 2017

Commonly associated with the full moon and silver bullets, lycanthropes or werewolves are said to be humans with a mysterious ability to morph into actual wolves or wolf-like creatures...

The Balan-Balan

by Phng Li Kim | Apr 14, 2017

My adventures in Sabah are kept alive in Kota Belud – a place where the natives are firm believers of paganism and the practice of dark magic since hundreds...

Psychic Kids (4)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 8, 2019

Another episode of Psychic Kids I thought my friends would enjoy. Notice how the senior psychics train up the younger ones. Reminds me of the Monastery where senior monks...

Kid Painter is Mini Monet

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 8, 2019

Kid geniuses are people who were good in something in another life and they from a young age without or with very little training can do something beyond your belief system...

Celebrities Ghost Stories (4) and Psychic Kids (2)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 25, 2019

Another dosage of great accounts of the supernatural that gives you a break and also helps you to ponder deeper on mysteries not visible to everyone yet exists. DO...

Psychic Kids

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 11, 2018

Dear Everyone, Since I was very young I’ve had a huge interest in the paranormal, Tibet, magic, mysteries, bigfoot, lochness, Findhorn, UfOs, Nazca lines, spirits, Salem, Easter Island, dowsing,...

The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle

by Cindy Hew | Jul 17, 2017

Mind boggling disappearances of ships and aircrafts – this is what immediately comes to mind at the mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle. Its reputation is so notorious that...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

Reincarnation Videos YOU MUST WATCH!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 24, 2015

Nov 28, 2012 (By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, I wanted to share this videos with you for the longest time and happy I can do so now. Learn, ponder...

Nazca Lines – Another Sign of Paranormal Activity?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Oct 4, 2011

Have you ever wondered how the Nazca Lines are made? Are they man made or is there something else behind its creation that we might not know of...

SUPERMOON

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 11, 2011

On March 19th… You may be surprised by what you will see or have seen… For the first time in 18 years, the moon will swing around Earth very...

Just What Are Sailing Stones?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 6, 2011

Look at these pictures and let your imagination try to figure out how this came to pass. Stones in the middle of nowhere that leave trails behind them, yet...

A Planet discovered that could have life…..

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 8, 2019

Imagine there are 40 BILLION planets out there that can support life in our universe… Wow… There has to be other life forms. The mathematical chances is beyond doubt...

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Time Travel

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 25, 2019

Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Time Travel (2010).The promise of time travel has long been one of the worlds favorite scientific what-ifs? Hawking...

Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 8, 2019

Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything (2010) In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a...

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Aliens (1 of 5)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 24, 2019

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Aliens (2010) – Stephen Hawking hosts an epic new kind of cosmology series, a Planet Earth of the heavens. It takes the...

How big are we?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 25, 2019

Dear Rinpoche, Here’s a follow up to the recent videos and teachings that Rinpoche has given us about the vastness of the universe. My dad sent me this email,...

Stephen Hawking uses latest computer graphics to bring aliens to life

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 8, 2019

I like this very much. To the mathematical brain, the sheer numbers alone alien life possible. 100 million galaxies with hundreds of millions stars in each. Earth is just...

World Reknowned Physicist Stephen Hawking on Existence

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 13, 2018

Physicist Stephen Hawking cites a very simple yet clear reasoning as to why creator does not exist. He also mentions clearly his belief that beings from other planets can and...

Ancient Chinese Earthquake Detector

by Tsem Rinpoche | Oct 13, 2016

I have always been interested in ancient civilisations such as China, Egypt and Mesopotamia as they reflect the sophistication and advancements of the people at that time. Although people...

Sleep Paralysis – Medical or Paranormal?

by Admin | Sep 16, 2016

Sleep paralysis or more commonly known in Chinese as ‘鬼压床’ is one of the most common paranormal encounters. Hence, most people would have experienced some form of sleep paralysis...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

China builds world’s largest radio telescope to hunt for aliens

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 5, 2016

Dear friends around the world, It is interesting that China is looking for extraterrestrial communications. China is really catching up on all fields of interest. Take a read. Tsem...

Einstein on Buddhism

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 9, 2015

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would often pick science...

The Headless Nun: A Canadian Ghost Story

by Guest | May 6, 2019

In the mid 1700s, The French Fort Cove, the place of the happenings concerning our tale, was a military fortification on the banks of the Miramichi River, between what...

A Statue that came with Something Else

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 27, 2012

When we toy with the supernatural, we can expect the resultant effect coming back to us. Whether it is a good or bad effect depends on our motivation, and...

Paranormal Experiences Occur Everywhere – Part 2!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 8, 2012

In the late 80’s, I was a university student in Essex, England. I was living in a student hostel at the university ground. The hostel was a high-rise building...

Paranormal Experiences Occur Everywhere – Part 1!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 3, 2012

I like Steven Wong's stories very much as it shows that spirits and unseen beings are actually not restricted to specific areas like cemeteries or abandoned houses. Instead, they...

Bukit Antarabangsa Hauntings

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 2, 2012

Remember the Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide in 2008? What about the Highland Towers apartment building which collapsed in 1993? I am sure that you know many died during those two...

The Shadow On My Bed

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 18, 2012

More and more people are sharing their paranormal experiences with us, and I thank Mr. Michael Moore for sharing with us a very kind and sincere story... can you...

A Relieving Experience

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 17, 2012

Some people encounter with spirits directly and have disturbing experiences with the unseen whilst there are others who experience it very differently, where they feel that the incident has...

A swirl at the foot of my bed

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 24, 2011

  Perhaps Paranormal: Two night ago in the middle of the night in my hotel room, I woke up and noticed a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly...

The Lady in Red

by Admin | Sep 5, 2011

The two men disappeared into the woods and came out on the other side. They walked very fast without saying a word to one another. Finally, they stopped at...

The Paranormal Zone: Ghost Marriages

by Phng Li Kim | Aug 5, 2017

For this episode, I travelled to Taiwan to visit a temple dedicated to unmarried women who had passed on. I could not understand why a temple needed to be...

The Balan-Balan

by Phng Li Kim | Apr 14, 2017

My adventures in Sabah are kept alive in Kota Belud – a place where the natives are firm believers of paganism and the practice of dark magic since hundreds...

Jean Ai

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 12, 2012

Thailand is known for their terrifying horror movies and you know what people say...where there is smoke, there is fire so when Jean Ai went to Bangkok to work...

JP Revisited

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 21, 2012

Whilst the Chinese have practised ancestral worship for centuries, for most people a visit to the graves of their forefathers stops there. A few offerings and some flowers, and...

David Lai

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 13, 2012

Quiet and unassuming, on first appearance David Lai does not come across as a person who has paranormal experiences. As they say however, looks can be deceiving...

JP

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 7, 2012

Facing college life in a new city, JP Thong had no idea what awaited him when he moved thousands of miles away from home to New York, where he...

Till I See Blood

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 2, 2012

After sleepless nights in Bangkok, Angel finally fell asleep, only to find herself struggling for her breath as she was rudely awakened by an unseen stranger. Feeling pressed down...

CJ

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 18, 2012

Many of us have heard that some people have the ability to see the dead and many of us have heard of the movie 'The Sixth Sense'. For 16...

Edward

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 10, 2012

There are many children around the world who tell their parents that they see dark figures. Most of the time, their parents would brush them off and tell them...

Snake Spirit

by Tsem Rinpoche | Dec 13, 2011

This week, I share with you a story that relates to the time when I was residing in southern Thailand. I stayed there for about a month to do...

Burmese Temple & Floating Heads

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 17, 2011

In this episode, we have exclusive rights to film at one of the most exotic locations in Malaysia at night: The Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple. Founded on 1st August...

Red Face

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 1, 2011

This week, I share with all of you 2 paranormal stories. The first relates to the filming location: Shih Chung Branch School. Around 1885, the very first 5-storey bungalow in Penang...

Second UFO sighting baffles China & Malaysia

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 24, 2019

Another unidentified flying object (UFO) has been spotted hovering over a part in southwestern China’s Chongqing province after a similar sighting last week caused massive flight delays at a...

More UFO videos from China!!! Very convincing!!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 22, 2019

You have to watch these neat videos. They are very convincing. I copy and pasted the information below just so you have more to go on and understand. Enjoy...

Unsolved Mysteries – UFO’s & Me…

by Tsem Rinpoche | Sep 14, 2018

Since I was very young, I was naturally drawn to phenomena that was not accepted by ‘mainstream’ public. That didn’t bother me. I was always the type of person...

Flatwoods Monster: Close Encounter of the Third Kind?

by Cindy Hew | Nov 25, 2017

If you were in Flatwoods in Braxton Country, West Virginia around September 1952, chances are you would have been caught up in the hype surrounding the first sighting of...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

They are Everywhere

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 14, 2011

Whether we believe in aliens or not, it is undeniable that the thought of other beings existing in places unknown to mankind yet is interesting...

Foreign Visitor in the Amazon!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 14, 2011

Alien enthusiasts are always eager to find the latest alien discovery or encounters. Over the years, hundreds of media releases turn out to be hoaxes… It’s difficult to figure...

Spotted in a Sandstorm

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 21, 2011

I received an interesting email from Philip Yong, which shows some live CNN footage of a sandstorm also known as a “Haboob”. What’s interesting to note about this live...

A HUGE Collection of UFO Photographs from 1870 to 2011

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 3, 2011

  I was sent an email with a link to one of the most interesting websites on UFOs: UFOCasebook.com! This website contains A LOT of information in the form...

Top 10 Space Mysteries

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 9, 2011

In something as big as the universe, there are bound to be unexplainable phenomena... and things we truly can’t grasp. The universe shows us how small we really are...

Astronauts & Military Men Speak

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 16, 2011

There are 2 videos below that are of UFOs. These are probably 2 of the most convincing videos on UFOs so far. This is mostly because the presenters are...

They’re Sighted Everywhere

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 31, 2011

This YouTube video was forwarded to me by Shirley Tan. It is of a UFO sighting on the 18th of January in Moscow, Russia. The video was taken from...

REAL Ghosts Stories

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 8, 2019

I thought this episode would be tacky. You know, as the stars are famous, people would like to see them again, maybe even as ghosts, so the ‘natural’ progression...

REAL FOOTAGE OF GHOSTS!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 25, 2019

I found these by accident…and it has real footage. Some of the best and most convincing footage I have ever seen. There’s a few stories…watch it in chronological order...

Psychic Kids (4)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 8, 2019

Another episode of Psychic Kids I thought my friends would enjoy. Notice how the senior psychics train up the younger ones. Reminds me of the Monastery where senior monks...

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Time Travel

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 25, 2019

Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Time Travel (2010).The promise of time travel has long been one of the worlds favorite scientific what-ifs? Hawking...

Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 8, 2019

Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything (2010) In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a...

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Aliens (1 of 5)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 24, 2019

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Aliens (2010) – Stephen Hawking hosts an epic new kind of cosmology series, a Planet Earth of the heavens. It takes the...

Kid Painter is Mini Monet

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 8, 2019

Kid geniuses are people who were good in something in another life and they from a young age without or with very little training can do something beyond your belief system...

Celebrity Ghost Stories (7)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 8, 2019

Here’s another wonderful selection of supernatural encounters by celebrities. I find these neat as they show that people from all walks of life have experiences. Have a watch, learn...

More UFO videos from China!!! Very convincing!!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 22, 2019

You have to watch these neat videos. They are very convincing. I copy and pasted the information below just so you have more to go on and understand. Enjoy...

Stephen Hawking uses latest computer graphics to bring aliens to life

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 8, 2019

I like this very much. To the mathematical brain, the sheer numbers alone alien life possible. 100 million galaxies with hundreds of millions stars in each. Earth is just...

Celebrities Ghost Stories (4) and Psychic Kids (2)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 25, 2019

Another dosage of great accounts of the supernatural that gives you a break and also helps you to ponder deeper on mysteries not visible to everyone yet exists. DO...

The “One God” Theory Comes from Greek Mythology

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 8, 2019

The first part of the video is a short extract. But you will not be able to understand the whole theory unless you watch the whole documentary. I strongly...

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