Igopogo inhabits Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. Descriptions of Igopogo highlight a head reminiscent of a canine, setting it apart from other renowned cryptozoological beings. This has led believers to theorize potential kinship with aquatic animals resembling canines, such as the Irish crocodile, also known as the Dobhar-chu. Eyewitness testimonies reveal instances of the creature sunbathing for extended durations, suggesting an ability to breathe air.
Early settler David Soules is attributed with the initial purported sighting of Igopogo in 1823. Notably, another significant sighting occurred in 1952 involving four witnesses, among them Wellington Charles, chief of the Georgina Island First Nation. In 1983, sonar operator William W. Skrypetz reported a sighting of a large, long-necked animal, although some dispute this account, suggesting the reading might have corresponded to a school of fish. Additional alleged sightings encompass reports from 1903, 1906, and a 1991 video recording capturing “a large, seal-like animal.” More recently, in 2016, John Kirk from the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club asserted on The Shirley Show that he possessed a tape featuring the creature, though he chose not to display it.