The last Wednesday of every month is a “Weird Wednesday” on Absolute Michigan, when Linda Godfrey brings you 100% of the USRDA of Michigan weirdness. You can listen to Linda’s latest podcasts and read her blog at uncannyworld.com and also check out her books including Weird Michigan & Strange Michigan.
Michiganders on the eastern side of the state may think they are safe from the stealthy predations of the Michigan Dog Man. But an Ann Arbor man wrote to say he has had encounters with an upright, unknown creature for the past 12 years in this vicinity. Most of the sightings have occurred on his family’s property which backs up to a marshy woods, very typical terrain for this critter.
The 26-year old says although he or his friends have never been hurt, he feels they are being watched or “played with.” One of the most startling incident occurred when a visting friend saw something with a head like a German shepherd or wolf that stood six feet tall as it peered into a window on the writer’s property. The window happened to be on an entry to a pole barn, and the creature was “leaning down” to have a good look inside, as if checking for livestock.
Moving northward, a woman from Bay City had several experiences growing up near Essexville. She first experienced a phantom wolf with glowing yellow eyes in a corner of her bedroom at the age of 13, and began to feel “something” was after her whenever she went outside. Three years later, in 1998, she had just gotten her driver’s license and was driving herself home one night at dusk past an area of cornfields and irrigation ditches when she noticed something running alongside her car, its back even with the bottom of the drivers side window on her GMC Jimmy . She was going 30 miles an hour, and so was the creature which was larger than a deer and covered in dark, shaggy fur. Suddenly, it bumped the truck and actually pushed it a foot to the right. She stepped on the gas and sped home, raced into the house and locked all the doors. The next day she found a large indentation where the creature had rammed her truck.
I’ve received many other reports of this type of creature chasing or running alongside cars, both upright and on all fours, so — scarily — her experience isn’t all that unusual. And the reports continue weekly from all over Michigan, Wisconsin, the US and the world.
Something is out there. And it’s not your father’s werewolf!
(EXCERPTED from the forthcoming Dog Men! – Encounters with Dog Men, Man Wolves, and Other Strange Bipedal Creatures by Linda S. Godfrey. Artwork © Linda S. Godfrey
Watch for Linda Godfrey and more about unknown, upright canids on Fox News Sean Hannity show on July 2 or 10 on the feature segment, “Conspiracy Month.”