IRA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A group of three people in Michigan reportedly came across an unidentified dog-like creature in the woods of St. Clair County.
The man reporting the sighting, a 46-year-old store manager who provided his full name but asked to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News that he and his son were walking through the woods with a friend when the creature showed up March 7.
According to the man, his son was the one able to catch a better glimpse of the alleged creature. He did not immediately reply to followup questions regarding the age and name of the eyewitness. The report did not include the specific time of the event.
“Just as I got a glimpse the creature suddenly disappeared into the trees,” his son said. “It had black fur. The tail was huge, it was at least 3 feet long.”
The eyewitness says he is sure the being wasn’t a dog because of the way it moved.
“It was not dog-like at all.”
The purported creature, he said, was standing on four legs at the time of the sighting.
The eyewitness also reported that the encounter only lasted a few seconds and that he and his father have never seen anything like it. There were no photographs or video submitted with the original report.
The Dogman is a cryptid reputed to live in the northwestern quadrant of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, although other sightings have been reported in different locations. The beast was first reported to have been seen in 1887 by two lumberjacks, who described it as having a human body and a dog’s head.
In February, a woman told Cryptozoology News that she had witnessed an encounter between a group of Bigfoot and Dogman creatures in what looked like some sort of symbiosis, reminding her of the “relationship between crocodiles and hippos”. She described the animals as being the size of a man with pointy ears placed on the top of their heads. Their bodies were reportedly covered in a brown patchy hair and had “human-like fingers with thick claws”. The woman also released a 17-second-long video last year of what she believed to be a “Dogman beast”.
Also last year, Dale Boswell, an Alabama musician released the photograph of an unknown animal many believed to be a “Dogman” or a “Bigfoot” creature “eating its prey”. Boswell told Cryptozoology News that the photographer was a frightened hunter from eastern Texas.
Ira Township, created in 1837, is located on the eastern side of Michigan state and has a population of 8,000.