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Thursday, July 16, 2009

NEIL ARNOLD WRITES: Who let the dogman out?

Hi guys,

I recorded Richard a Dogman docu a while back and came across this new link of the footage via Nick Redfern. Any ideas? It's quite creepy and the original footage I sent Rich has been cleaned up a lot here. I think it's a hoax simply because the way it's filmed, especially with the ending. Also, check out the photo on the link of the 'Bigfoot' said to be holding a small dog.

http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2009/07/another-look-michigan-dogman.html









RICHARD FREEMAN WRITES: The photos look like a costume but the film looks real. At first I thought it might be a black bear, but the animal seems to have ears that are too long and floppy. It might be a big dog like a Newfoundland, or a Newfoundland crossed with a rottweiler. The only think that gives me pause (paws?) for thought is the thickness of the creature's legs - they do seem a little chunky even for a big dog. Of course, the creature does not 'change form' as it runs towards the camera. It's a very interesting film. Of course it could be a guy calling over his big dog, and getting it to jump up and mouth the camera.

2 comments:

Retrieverman said...

It looks to me to be a Chow cross dog.

Chows have the dark tongue and the stilted gait.

Compare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1sYD7I2Jc

dinosaurman said...

Hi guys.
Alan F here.

I think that it's a dog in a suit, in that the movements are realistic, but the external shape seems a bit 'clunky'.
But then, who knows....