ChrisV wrote:Dogman is going to be a hard pitch to sell unfortunately. Even on open minded forums like this, its hard to get your head around.sensesonfire wrote:Zed wrote:I hope we are getting closer to the truth, I have a feeling it won't be coming from the camera of "Mark Hawkins" or his enchanted woods.
As far as Bigfoot/Yowies are concerned progress towards the truth is going to be ponderous basically because of the indifference or denials by governments, authorities, scientists and probably more than half the human population.
We are, however, forgetting about that other 'elephant in the room' or should I say 'dog in the room'- Dogman. This is one little cryptid people cannot get their head around and don't want to at least here in Australia the US is different.
So I suspect when the truth is revealed it's not going to be what everyone expected.
And if he does come to reality and is proven, I'm afraid hes in for some serious persecution....
I agree ChrisV that Dogman is going to be a hard pitch to sell but only in Australia. The US has many, many reports and sightings of Dogman with chanels devoted just to the Dogman phenomena.
People like Linda Godfrey, a newspaper reporter and journalist have been following and reporting for years; I have seen her interviewed on shows like Monsters & Mysteries in America. Example below.
Researcher, author and newspaper reporter, Linda Godfrey, while interviewed on Coast to Coast AM, said she has been tracking upright, canine creatures that look like traditional werewolves for over twenty years. Recently she was on the show to discuss modern and classic sightings of the creatures. Descriptions by witnesses of the Manwolf or Dogman have remained consistent over the years and across the US– a 5-7 ft. tall creature that stands, its hind legs (although it can alternate between that and all fours), is covered with shaggy fur, and has a long snout, fangs, and pointed ears on top of its head, she detailed. Curiously, people often note that it has a jeering or sneering quality as though it’s trying to scare them.
Godfrey has studied various tracks left by the creatures– they tend to be around 6 inches in diameter and have certain differences from regular dog or wolf tracks, she said. Sightings date back millennia, and across cultures (the Romans even had a holiday called Lupercalia related to wolf lore). She recounted an intriguing case from 1936 when a night watchman saw an upright 7 ft. tall canine-type creature near an Indian burial mound that growled in a “proto-human voice” a word that sounded like “Gadara,” a place mentioned in the Bible where Jesus was said to cast out demons. Locations where the dogmen are seen are almost always near water sources, and tend to be places like cemeteries, church yards, crossroads, highways, and remote military installations, she said, adding that in some hotspots, Bigfoot, UFOs and other anomalies are also reported.
Interestingly, she found a correlation between sites of ancient Indian animal-shaped effigy mounds in southern Wisconsin, and dogman sightings. Godfrey noted there is some anecdotal evidence that through magical rites or mental projection, people may be able to manifest as these creatures. She also shared her own recent odd encounter which took place last month in the Kettle Moraine area of Wisconsin, with what may have been a Bigfoot-type creature.
I don't know why Dogman would be too difficult to believe as we do have video and pics of them in the US which is more than we have to show to convince the Australian public the existance of the Yowie. In fact we do actually have recorded historical evidence of a half man/half dog type creature - the Cynocephali. Marco Polo recorded the dog - headed man on his travels to China.
The Travels of Marco Polo
by Marco Polo, translated by Henry Yule
Concerning the Island of Seilan→
Concerning the Island of Angamanain
Angamanain is a very large Island. The people are without a king and are Idolaters, and no better than wild beasts. And I assure you all the men of this Island of Angamanain have heads like dogs, and teeth and eyes likewise; in fact, in the face they are all just like big mastiff dogs! They have a quantity of spices; but they are a most cruel generation, and eat everybody that they can catch, if not of their own race. They live on flesh and rice and milk, and have fruits different from any of ours.
Now that I have told you about this race of people, as indeed it was highly proper to do in this our book, I will go on to tell you about an Island called Seilan, as you shall hear.
I believe that these cynocephaly expanded into Eastern Europe over time hence the legend of the werewolf and that today's Dogman is a devolved species.