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iN VIDEO: The 'shipwrecks' of McConnell Lake near Kamloops

This is one of several boats at the bottom of McConnell Lake.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE / Tony Kamloops
July 23, 2020 - 2:32 PM

If you've ever done some hiking in McConnell Lake Provincial Park south of Kamloops, you probably weren't even aware that beneath the surface of the lake lies a bit of a mystery.

A video posted to YouTube gives a murky look at the so-called shipwrecks sitting at the bottom of the lake.

The video was posted to the Tony Kamloops YouTube channel and he has has some amusing theories as to how the boats ended up in their final resting place.

“Little is known about the Shipwrecks of McConnell Lake, but one thing we know for certain is that they were brought down by heavy seas, or possibly a giant squid of some sort. Other possibilities include Sasquatch attack, or perhaps even Albertan Navy destroyers are to blame,” the video's description reads. “Never-the-less, here they lay as a testament to the relentless and unyielding power of the sea (or lake in this case.)”

McConnell Lake Provincial Park is around a 25-minute drive south of Kamloops on Highway 5, so you can check it out for yourself and come up with your own theories.

Credit: YOUTUBE / Tony Kamloops

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