What is Dogman in Michigan Lore (And is it True)?

What is Dogman in Michigan Lore (And is it True)?

A creature called the Dogman is said to stalk Michigan’s countryside, only appearing to frighten humans before disappearing into the wilderness. What are the chances the Dogman is real? Let’s explore the nearly 150-year-old legacy of Michigan’s most terrifying urban legend.

What is the Michigan Dogman?

The Michigan Dogman has been haunting residents of the state for years. Witnesses describe it as having a man’s body and a dog’s head. Some reports claim the creature is upwards of seven feet tall. Its eyes are said to be blue or possibly yellow. Although it resembles a human, its howl is like that of a dog.

Origins of the Michigan Dogman Legend

Dogman sightings date back to the 19th century. The creature was first spotted in 1887 by a group of lumberjacks working in a logging camp in Michigan’s Wexford County.

Dogman’s appearances didn’t stop after the first sightings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today plenty of folks claim they’ve seen this terrifying half-wolf, half-man in the wilderness and sometimes even in their neighborhoods

Modern Dogman Sightings

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