Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Dogmen & Airborne Cryptids
The creature is actually nothing new. Author Linda Godfrey, one of the leading experts in the field has written several books on the topic including her excellent work "The Michigan Dogman."
Currently, we seem to be going through a period of high dogman activity and reports are cropping up from all over the place; Maryland, Tennessee, Wyoming, the list goes on. There's a bit more consistency in recent reports, and the creatures are most often described as what many of us would call a werewolf. Bipedal, canine beasts that are terrifying in appearance and frightening to encounter.
A witness from Wyoming recently stated:
"I never, never believed in this kind of thing, but I can't deny what I saw. It looked like a wolf man from the movies. It was over 6 feet tall, and it turned and growled at us. It wasn't a mask or suit, I've been a hunter for 20 years, I know animals. This thing was real and we got the hell out of there quick as we could."
But dog like creatures have a rather diverse history and sometimes, they don't exactly look like Hollywood werewolves. Case in point, in 2004, there was a rash of encounters with creatures with dog like features south of the border. These reports were recorded by Scott Corrales's Institute of Hispanic Ufology:
July 6, 2004
Juan Roberto Pereira reports that he was walking home one evening when he was attacked by two beings that resembled dogs with wings. He suffered wounds on his arms, chest and legs and remarked how tremendously strong the creatures were. He said he only escaped death or serious injury by jumping into the water of a canal. The creatures were obviously afraid of water and he watched as they flew away.
July 10, 2004
A worker at a fruit packaging plant in Curico, Chile reported that two strange creatures with wings attacked his delivery truck. The driver described the creatures as looking like ear-less dogs with wings. He also mentioned their sharp teeth and claws. Researchers looking into the incident found large animal prints that they believed could be linked to a "feline-type animal that walks on two legs and is able to fly."
August 5, 2004
Six members of the Albett de la Torre Diaz family were driving in their car when they came face to face with four creatures they described as "dog-faced kangaroos" that flew slowly through the air. Carols said the creatures reminded him of gargoyles. All agreed that the beasts were about 2 meters in height. Carlos said the creatures were leaping and flying low in front of his vehicle. He said he was driving nearly 100 kph and the creatures were flying right alongside. Once in city limits the creatures eventually flew away.