A hiker in Michigan had always been skeptical when hearing stories of the wolfman, or dogman, but while hiking they had a sighting of a strange, howling creature that left huge canine prints in the ground, they became a believer.
When I was hiking the Ausable in the summer of 1999. in the counties Oscoda Alcona and Iosco. I remember one of my most scariest encounters with the wilderness.For the rest of the story, click here.
while walking east down along the river around 1 hr. prior to dusk I heard what to my ears to be a wolf howl.. I Have seen wolf prints and seen wolves at my home at 5375 south branch road long lake mi. 48743. but never have I heard a howl so deep and almost humanlike in my life.. I got spooked and set up camp and made a fire. larger than most. due to my fear.. At dusk I heard it closer. directly across the river. I had heard stories of the wolfman from native powwows and in family folk lore covering the whole USA. But never have I personally seen what I saw that night or the next day. that night after eating beef barley stew from my canned good collection. I laid down by the fire with my huge folding knife closely gripped by my chest. I was watching and listening to the surrounding wood line for about 30 minutes. when the average noises stopped. which to me meant 2 things 1: something had spooked the local animals. and 2: made me very uneasy. I looked out away from the fire and shot the fire away from my eyes using the un armed hand. I looked across the river which was only about 100meters across from my fire. and saw the most unnerving sight ever. on the sand was a creature standing maybe larger than the average sow black bear, with black fur, large long skull and yellow reflecting eyes like the wolf.. I closed my eyes and hoped I was imagining things and then it gave out the howl again. I opened my eyes and it ran up the bank and disappeared into the night. as it ran it didn't run on all fours like a bear nor a wolf. and unlike the local bigfoot it wasn't full upright like a human or primate.. I was so scared that I slept the rest of that night in a damn tree about20 foot off the ground. it took me 3 hrs and praying to easy my fear so I could sleep..