Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dogman Takes Over Defiance, Ohio


There's a lot of fans in the dogman community, and interest in the subject seems to be steadily growing. Recently there was a dogman symposium in Ohio. Check out this review of the event by guest speaker Nick Redfern:

This past weekend – August 5-6 – I spoke at the Defiance, Ohio-based Dogman Symposium. It was an event organized by good mate and creature-seeker Ken Gerhard. Even at this early stage you may be wondering: what is a Dogman? Well, I’ll tell you. It must be said that it’s very difficult – to the point of being near-impossible – to not think about the Dogman in werewolf-style terms. Indeed, everything about the Dogman practically screams “Werewolf!” Or, maybe, howls. As strange as it may sound, reports of Dogmen proliferate, and particularly so in the likes of Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

The name of the beast is very apt: it’s a large, humanoid creature, covered in hair. Bigfoot? Nope. This one has a long and pronounced snout and large pointed ears, and it walks on two and four limbs. Hence the werewolf parallels. Of course, when it comes to the matter of the Dogman, just about everything related to the phenomenon is controversial, but that doesn’t take away the fact that people see and report such things – and on a regular basis, too. Check out, for example, Linda Godfrey’s book, The Michigan Dogman. And that’s just one of many examples. All of which brings us back to Ken Gerhard.

When, earlier this year, Ken told me he was planning the Dogman Symposium, and asked if I would come on-board, I thought it was a great idea. After all, as time goes by it becomes more and more difficult to come up with something original for a conference and the attendees. Yes, Dogman has been discussed at gigs, but not to the extent where these weird things have had their own, entire conference – so to speak.

There was a very good reason why Ken chose Defiance, Ohio as the location for the conference. Located in northwest Ohio, the town of Defiance is home to around 17,000 people. In the summer of 1972, Defiance became a hot-spot for monster-seekers when locals reported nothing less than a werewolf in their midst. Thankfully, the creature did not stay around for long. But, from July to August of that year the man-beast most assuredly left its personal calling-card. The town was under siege. Children were kept indoors after school. The local police carefully combed the neighborhood by night. Werewolf fever was everywhere. And the legend of the Defiance werewolf still persists.

For the full article, click here.

35 comments:

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    1. -^- LADYBOY!!

      AC collins

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    2. Fake TK & Fake AC.who would of thought of that?

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    3. TROLL KILLER could be first for a month of Sundays but he will still always be last.

      Joe

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  2. Joe pleads everyday for bigfoot to exist but it just isn't going to happen. If only bigfoot was real and dogman wasn't. It must be such a burden for the special little guy.

    OGTG

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    1. Do you actually know what special pleading is??

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    2. It's when special little guys plead and plead for bigfoot to be real. They plead because the burden is too much for them. Do you actually know what dopey turd means? Look in the mirror if you don't.

      OGTG

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    3. Oh dear... Clearly not (cringe). So not only have you been publishing words that you don't even understand for the past ten hours, but you've also posted the same Wikipedia extract, sometimes over 70 times on one comment section.

      Do you think it would be out of order to suggest you're having a little breakdown?

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    4. Haha you funny little guy. You try so hard but it just never works. Never give up champ and one day you can become anything you want. Maybe even human!!!!

      OGTG

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    5. So given the fact that you don't understand the concepts you're publishing, and you've posted over 70 of the same Wikipedia extracts in one comment section (close to that number in another).. Do you think it's out of order to assume you're rocking in the corner with your **** in your hand?

      Get well soon bruv.

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    6. I don't think it's out of order for you to assume that. You watched your dad do it for years as a child. So it would make sense that a sicko like you would come to that conclusion. That's probably when your special pleading and burden carrying first happened. Poor little guy.

      OGTG

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    7. Old Gay Tranny Girl, ha ha ha.

      I knew it!

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    8. 3:11... Yeah, whatever floats ya boat bro. Unfortunately for sane people, the Internet provides whackos like you a medium to inject your own emotional turmoil into other people by luring them into negativity. It's a way for you to feel some kind of control or power over your own disruptive emotions, at other people's expense.

      If anyone requires a level of pity... It's you man.

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  3. Hey! 2.01 You will never be human your self while living under your bridge, you troll.

    Go out in the world and see what is happening rather than sucking the middle out of your underpants for sustenance.

    Hi Iktomi how are you mate!

    See you still sledging trolls over the head with common sense and evidence.

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    1. Ha HAAA!!! I'm all the better for reading that! What's new pal?

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  4. Not much here, we dont get that many reports but the are there.

    Yowies seem a quieter version of the US ones.

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  5. Here is another report of a Yowie in Darwin but amazingly the Museum said it was a hoax even when they had know frigging idea what a Yowie footprint should look like. I mean really?

    http://www.news.com.au/news/dog-was-yowie-victim-expert-believes/story-fna7dq6e-1225700409669

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    1. Please don't pretend yowies exist. You will give us Aussies a bad name.

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    2. Hey 3.22 Bit like I pretend you dont exist mate?

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    3. Australians exhibit a special kind of stupidity. Their country seems to be filled with blind, stupid and terribly rude people. Most unpleasant and probably a legacy of the convict stock the place with founded on. Its no wonder their Yowie goes undiscovered. How you gonna find Yowie when you have difficulty finding your car keys?

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  6. A shame visual evidence is not accepted in the US...hang on it is in all law courts???

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  7. Trump will save us from dogman

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    1. Ummmmmmm i don't think Trump can even save himself from himself xx

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    2. America -- "That might be the dumbest thing Trump has ever said, I don't think you could say anything more ignorant than that"

      Trump -- "Challenge accepted!!!!"

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  8. Dogman is just a particularly odd looking type of bigfoot. The long sloping face has a long protruding chin. When that individual also has a large long hooded nose the nose/chin combination looks like snout.

    Your mom has a bit of a snout.

    Its a misidentification but it is also a clear marker for vacuity of mind or to put it another way we'll just call it abject stupidity.

    People who report dogman have sub-average IQ, its been scientifically proven by scientists who are very scientific.

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