The Mysterious Michigan Dogman Sightings. According to legends, the Michigan Dogman appears in a ten-year cycle that falls on years ending in 7. Sightings have been reported in several locations throughout Michigan, primarily in the northwestern quadrant of the Lower Peninsula. The creature is described as a seven-foot tall, blue-eyed, or amber-eyed bipedal canine-like animal with the torso of a man and a fearsome howl that sounds like a human scream. This creature was unknown to most of the modern world until very late in the twentieth century. It is said to have been stalking the area around the Manistee River since the days when the Odawa tribes lived there. Authentic sources for sightings were made prior to 1987, however, have never been documented beyond Steve Cook’s song. The first alleged encounter of the Michigan Dogman occurred in 1887 in Wexford County, when two lumberjacks saw a creature which they described as having a man’s body and a dog’s head. Linda S. Godfrey, in her book The Beast of Bray Road, compares the Manistee sightings to a similar creature sighted in Wisconsin known as the Beast of Bray Road. The Cook song: In 1987 disc jockey Steve Cook at WTCM-FM in Traverse City, Michigan recorded a song titled “The Legend”, which he initially played as an April Fool’s Day joke. He based the songs on myths and legends from around North America Cook maintains his skepticism about the possibility of a real dogman, he had this to say about the matter: I do believe people who think they saw something really did see something. I also think the Dogman provides them with an avenue to explain what they couldn’t explain for themselves. — Steve Cook, Skeptoid.com, Wag the Dogman.
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