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What the heck is a dogman?


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#1    Disembodied Voice

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:51 PM

Lately I have seen the word dogman randomly appearing in forums. I've looked on the internet for dogman but didn't get any good information or got very little. I just want to know more...I don't get it. What's the difference between a dogman and a werewolf? And I also read in a post the word "dogman chatter" what is that? I couldn't find anything about that on the web. The websites I found all have very little information. So, what's the deal with the "dogman"? Also, any websites with more information you know of feel free to let me know. I don't believe in werewolves or anything I just find Myths and Legends VERY interesting.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:57 PM

cant say i`ve heard of Dogman myself, dogwoman however is to be found on any given friday / saturday night at your local low end nightclub :innocent:  :innocent:  :innocent:

Edited by maca02, 23 November 2011 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:27 PM

From what little I have heard or read... I think someone reported seeing something that resembled a person that had the head of a dog or wolf. It walked upright of course and all that.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

All I know is that a major bit of "recorded documentation" was debunked:



Skip to 3:08 for the good stuff.

It is known as the "Gable film." The "creature" in this footage was actually a man wearing a ghillie suit. MonsterQuest's last episode featured the Michigan Dogman and the debunking of this false-but-eerie piece of the legend.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:29 AM

I wasn't sure what dogman was either.<br>


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:32 AM

I've had girls say to me, "You're a dog, man."  I'm not from Michigan though.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:40 AM

I thought a dogman was a 'hyrax-man-thing'.  :unsure2:

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:44 AM

The Dogman is nothing more than a myth.

But since I don't want to be bashed by all the believers, I'm sharing this.



Like UFO_Monster said the Michigan video was just another hoax.

There's no credible stories about this "cryptid", sorry. But of course a lot of people really wants to believe in the paranormal, therefore the myth won't die anytime soon.  :rolleyes:

Edited by JonathanVonErich, 24 November 2011 - 12:46 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:06 AM

A dogman is essentially a werewolf, but they supposedly are not human and don't shapechange back into a human. They are supposed to be intellegent, but mostly act like an animal. They look like a larger then normal sized person covered in hair and with a dog like head.

Saint Christopher is sometimes shown with a dog head.
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Also see Cynocephaly

Also see Michigan Dogman

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

View PostLilly, on 24 November 2011 - 12:40 AM, said:

I thought a dogman was a 'hyrax-man-thing'.  :unsure2:


Uh oh.... please don't get that guy started again. LOL

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:43 AM

View PostthatRobGuy, on 24 November 2011 - 12:32 AM, said:

I've had girls say to me, "You're a dog, man."  I'm not from Michigan though.


Oh, come one now!  Don't bee too hard on yourself!  LOL.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:50 AM

View PostCoffey, on 24 November 2011 - 01:58 AM, said:

Uh oh.... please don't get that guy started again. LOL

I honestly thought the term 'dogman' originated from those hyrax-based discussions. :blush:

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:33 AM

View PostLilly, on 24 November 2011 - 02:50 AM, said:

I honestly thought the term 'dogman' originated from those hyrax-based discussions. :blush:
The hyrax is a small furry critter that looks vaguely similar to a fat prarie-dog. I still can't think for the life of me where that guy picked up this little mammal's name for a dog-man monster, but yes, the hyrax guy did spout off a lot of dogman stuff, if I recall correctly.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

View PostLilly, on 24 November 2011 - 02:50 AM, said:

I honestly thought the term 'dogman' originated from those hyrax-based discussions. :blush:
Marco Polo was one of the first in literature to refer to the dog-headed men he encountered on his travels I think, this book is a good source of information The encyclopedia of vampires, werewolves, and other monsters By Rosemary Guiley. The hyrax connection is my personal contribution to the mystery, due to the good fit of the aggressive territorial behaviour and four front toes and three rear toed prints.

Edited by tailormaneinafog, 24 November 2011 - 11:29 AM.

The object, known by the locals as "Bicho Voador" (Flying Animal), or "Bicho Sugador" (Sucking Animal), has the shape of a rounded ship and attacks people in isolation.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

View PostLilly, on 24 November 2011 - 02:50 AM, said:

I honestly thought the term 'dogman' originated from those hyrax-based discussions. :blush:


Hahaha, well played. :P

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