"I came up with the creature of the Dogman, a half man, a half dog, and developed it into a poem.
It was kind of an amalgamation of all these creatures I'd heard as a kid and heard stories about," Cook said.
It was first played on April Fools' Day as a joke song.
"And then we started to get calls from people saying 'That's no joke, that's a real thing. That actually happened. People have seen this thing'," Cook said.
Dogman fever heated up, as authorities investigated an attempted break in at a cabin as the work of this creature.
"The only footprints they could find were of a dog. The sheriff's deputy believes to this day that it was the Dogman," Cook said.
Cook later discovered that stories of dogmen date back thousands of years.
Eyewitness reports indicate the creatures have a mix of human and dog-like features, and are covered in black or gray fur.
Dogmen have been seen all over Michigan, sticking close to the woods, going from all fours to walking on two legs.
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