Tuesday, April 1, 2014

West Newton Pennsylvania Sighting

West Newton Pennsylvania Dogman Sighting

This report was sent to me by a person from West Newton who wants to remain anonymous.

A group of friends were planning to have a camp-out in June of 2013 by the Youghhiogheny river and this is what happened on their way there. They ended up not going camping after this event.

"Me and my friends were walking on the top of an old dam in the woods just outside of West Newton PA in Westmoreland county when we heard strange growling noises coming from the base of the dam. We looked down to see what we had originally thought to be a man with black clothes on, but , upon closer inspection with a pair of binoculars, was infact a wolf like creature walking upright going to get a drink from a pool of water. We quickly ran away and had to take a longer, alternate route back into town."

This area does have a history of Bigfoot sightings but this is the first I've heard of a Dogman encounter in this area.

1996, 3 miles south of West Newton: A man was walking his dog when he first noticed an odor and then he observed a 7 to 8 foot tall creature standing in front of him on the trail. It had dark brown hair with short hair on its forehead. The creatures face had large round brown eyes, and a long nose that was not very wide. It's lips were not thick but very thin and the lip line ran to the sides of its face, not on the front of its face like a human. It had a rounded chin and no neck. Submitted by the PBS.
Courtesy www.paresearchers.com website

1983 West Newton: Two boys were on their way home when they heard some sticks and branches breaking. When they looked in the direction of the noise they saw a white left arm sticking out of the thicket. The boys then turned and ran. Courtesy www.paresearchers.com website

1969 or 1970 West Newton: A group of young boys were walking home from fishing on the railroad tracks. They were followed by a dark figure that crossed the railroad tracks. The figure had very large arms that hung down below its knees. 

More West Newton Bigfoot Sightings can be found here: http://www.pabigfootsociety.com/sightingswestmoreland.html

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Beast of Bray Road

Beast Of Bray RoadThe Beast of Bray Road is a hairy humanoid with canine features that was sighted near the towns of Delavan and Elkhorn in Wisconsin, mainly during the 1990s. It was labeled a Werewolf in local folklore. Most cryptozoologists have decided to label it a Bigfoot in order to avoid dealing with the scientific absurdities involved with werewolves. However, some people think that it is a cryptid canine instead. Some researchers consider the Beast of Bray Road to be identical to a kind of Wisconsin Bigfoot named the "Bluff Monster" or the "Eddy." Other names that have been applied to the Beast of Bray Road include the "Bear-Wolf" and the "Indigenous Dogman". But the Native Americans call it the "Wendigo ."

The Beast of Bray Road counts as the most famous of modern American werewolves. It has been in the media regularly since the first sightings were publicized, and even had a low-budget movie based on its legend. Because of the numerous witnesses who have claimed to see this creature, the evidence supporting the Beast of Bray Road is far greater than the evidence supporting almost any other werewolf legend.

Cryptozoologists, of course, do not generally take shapeshifters seriously unless they are fringe cryptozoologists who hold more of a paranormal view of things. Therefore, as with other werewolf reports, there is a tendency to force the evidence into a more acceptable interpretation, discarding whatever circumstances and details of witness testimony that do not fit with the chosen hypothesis. First of all, there are those try to hold up something far more normal than the creature as it is described by most witnesses. Some say that all this fuss must be based around an escaped pet wolf, a large feral dog, a bear, or some other creature that is known to exist. According to this interpretation, the werewolf-like characteristics are due to mistaken observations or sheer panic that causes exaggeration of the animal's true features. Others think that it is all hallucination, or that a costumed prankster is behind it all. For those who believe that the Beast of Bray Road is something out of the ordinary, but not something as radical as an actual werewolf, cryptozoology is a natural place to turn for possible candidates.

Several distinct cryptids, namely the skunk-ape (an odd relative of Bigfoot), the waheela (or bear-dog) and the canine-like shunka warakin, have all been mentioned as possibilities for the real identity of the Beast of Bray Road. All of these creatures would fit with some of the sightings, but none of these cryptids could account for all the sightings. We would still have to throw out some sightings, or we would have to assume that some witnesses were mistaken in their descriptions or that not all witnesses were seeing the same creature.

The last main explanation used for the Beast of Bray Road is that at least two different creatures were being seen in the same area at the same time, and they ended up getting placed under the same label even though they should have been studied separately. It is possible that all of these were ordinary beings, such as wild dogs and costumed pranksters. It is also possible that one or more of these creatures was a genuine cryptid or mystery animal of some type, perhaps a new species, or perhaps only a subspecies or some non-native animal secretly released in Wisconsin.

Article originally found on http://cryptidz.wikia.com  Used by permission of Creative Commons 3.0


Sunday, February 9, 2014

West Virginia Sighting

Jan. 14, 2014

A couple nights ago, around 11/1130 pm, a local young lady, had a very scary sighting of a creature she described as "like a werewolf, only scarier."

The location is locally known here in Point Pleasant as "Cats Eye", on Madison Ave. Two nights ago, this young lady was sitting on her front porch, an enclosed patio with a few large windows. One window open in the front, beside the front door, smoking a cigarette. It was after 11pm and visibility was good, up to 100 feet because of street lights. She said before this sighting, she had heard strange noises and the local dogs had been going nuts off and on without an apparent reason.

As she was having a smoke, she noticed movement, thinking it was someone walking down the railroad tracks. She looked up and saw something that "blew her mind". It was, in her words, a thing that had a head of a dog, almost exactly like a German Shepard, and was walking like a person on two legs. She said she saw it's eyes,and that's when she noticed it was staring at her. She said that she "became lost in its eyes". Any other description, she cannot recall clearly after seeing it look at her and then her seeing it's eyes. She did tell me that it was either dark colored and almost had the look of wearing an oversized black sweatshirt,(as in meaning it was rather large/bulky in the upper body. RFS) but she didn't think it was a sweatshirt, but hair or fur. I asked her to clarify this. She said that's really the only thing she noticed and can remember, other than the head and description. She said the height was in the neighborhood of six feet, maybe just a bit less. She stated several times how the eyes "drew her in". She said the creature took a couple steps towards her, and at that time she saw a flash of light. The creature looked towards the direction it was originally heading and in a very quick movement, spinned and took off the direction it came from. The brief flash of light, she soon found out, was her mothers headlights as she turned into the road. She repeatedly asked her mother if she seen anything near the railroad tracks when she was near home. She said no, nothing, however she was not paying much attention because she was late getting in and was tired.

What I consider very interesting about this is the government installation, located directly across from the witnesses home, has an array of cameras installed over the entire property. It's also patrolled by armed guards. It's too bad we will never be able to see it, but I'm almost certain that this creature was recorded on their cameras.

Robbie Shaw

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dogman 2 - Sneak Preview in Michigan

Hope to see all Dogman fans at a special Sneak Preview weekend at The Garden Theater in Frankfort, MI, January 24th through the 26th. Writer/Director Rich Brauer will be there for a Q & A on Friday night, and The Garden will show BOTH Dogman 1 and Dogman 2 on Saturday. Come spend a great winter’s evening with the Dogman!



2013/USA/PG-13/87 min
Director: Rich Brauer
Cast: Larry Joe Campbell, Mariann Mayberry, Kimberly Norris Guerrero, Stacie Hadgikosti.

They're not just pups anymore... Hank Purvis still enjoys the outdoors and loves to hunt. He and his wife Dorothy continue to live on their family farm in the rural Midwest. The picturesque autumn woodlands are a wonderful place to be. It's been a year since the Dogman terrorized this community and nearly killed Hank. But now, things seem to have settled down, everyone has gotten back to their routine.

Related post:Dogman 2 newscast behind the scenes

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Monsters & Mysteries

Monsters And Mysteries In America airs Sundays at 9/8C on Destination America. I enjoyed this episode and thought it was an excellent production.

Season 2, Episode 4: "Wendigo; Dogman; Wolfman"

Episode Synopsis: Hybrid beasts in Michigan. Included: a cannibalistic creature known as a wendigo; the story of a road terrorized by an alleged man-wolf; and one man's claim to have confronted a bloodthirsty manimal.

On a quiet, cold night in Wisconsin, sanitation worker Steve Krueger encounters a wolf-like beast while clearing the roads of deer carcasses.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dogman 2

A newscast talks with the people involved with the upcoming movie, Dogman 2. A movie based on legendary sightings of a man-wolf beast.