Dogman of michigan: real?

The place to talk about where a lot of things started. Stories and history, references, etc.
Post Reply
User avatar
LunarCarnivore
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 272
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Gender: Male
Mood: RAR!
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Dogman of michigan: real?

Post by LunarCarnivore »

Ya i was just wondering peoples opinions on the "dogman" in michigan.
What wikipedia says:
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_dogman
the famous "gable video" :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v37srLqgKVI

i believe, i think its a werewolf.
:o
Formerly known as Wolf-Man-24

User avatar
Gevaudan
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 424
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:39 pm
Custom Title: Music Lover
Gender: Male
Additional Details: Find me under my new username @RhyeRhythm on Twitter, Telegram, FurAffinity, Weasyl, and Furry Network!
Mood: Happy
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact:

Post by Gevaudan »

When I saw the teeth on that thing in the YouTube video (between about 00:30-00:34), it scared the CRAP out of me. :cry:

That is either a bear, a gorilla, the biggest freakin' dog alive, or a real werewolf.

I'm gonna go lock my doors and hide underneath the covers now. Glad I don't live in Michigan anymore.

User avatar
RedEye
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3400
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:45 pm
Custom Title: Master of Meh
Gender: Male
Mood: Meh...
Location: Somewhere between here and Wolf Bend, Montana.
Contact:

Post by RedEye »

It moves like a bear, and there are bears in Wisconsin. There are frames of it leaving the ground, again bears "leap" when they run.
The teeth (upon freezing the six frames that showed a mouth did show fangs-but wolves have double front fangs and this has single front fangs...bear, not wolf.
Also, the style of running is bearlike; side to side, almost as if the rear end is trying to pass the front end. Wolves run straight on, not with this sort of wobble.
Finally; the attack is pure bear in its form and agressiveness. A wolf alone would not attack a human, nor would a Werewolf. Bears, on the other hand will charge anything they see if they're hungry.

My opinion (for what it's worth) is that this is a record of a Bear attack.
Side note: This shows the limits of electronic imaging. Film would have rendered a better image record at the magnifications used.
RedEye: The Wulf and writer who might really be a Kitsune...

User avatar
LunarCarnivore
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 272
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Gender: Male
Mood: RAR!
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post by LunarCarnivore »

I cant really offer an argument against the bear idea, the only discrepency seems to be the ears which point straight up and are pointy. its really all just a matter of opinion and willingness to believe i suppose.
Formerly known as Wolf-Man-24

User avatar
PariahPoet
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2865
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:05 pm
Custom Title: The one and only were-jaguarundi!
Gender: Female
Location: Texas
Contact:

Post by PariahPoet »

It's not a bear. in one frame as it's running you can see it's digitigrade. Bears are plantigrade.
My best guess is a really fat akita or chow.
Image

User avatar
RedEye
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3400
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:45 pm
Custom Title: Master of Meh
Gender: Male
Mood: Meh...
Location: Somewhere between here and Wolf Bend, Montana.
Contact:

Post by RedEye »

That it might be. The resolution on the image is terrible and I couldn't be sure of the plantigrade feet. The odd side-to-side almost waddle is more bearlike than canine, though.
And domestic dogs don't have double fangs either...

Given the area, (residential) it's probably a dog.
RedEye: The Wulf and writer who might really be a Kitsune...

User avatar
LunarCarnivore
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 272
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Gender: Male
Mood: RAR!
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re: Dogman of michigan: real?

Post by LunarCarnivore »

Hey, this was one of my first posts way back when, and I'm gonna necro-post/revive it, because it is now a confirmed hoax, which everyone is probably already aware of, but still closure is always nice.

article:
http://www.ghosttheory.com/2010/03/25/m ... ery-solved
Formerly known as Wolf-Man-24

Post Reply