ag47 & bryanb; thank you both for your thoughtful responses. You are both absolutely correct. I have extensive outdoor experience going back 50+ years (Boy Scouts including Order of the Arrow, 6 years USMC living in the field, decades of technical rock climbing, backpack camping & hiking in all seasons & conditions) Please don't take this as bragging, I'm not quite an old fart yet & I do recognize my limitations & the value of good quality equipment & back ups for emergencies (2=1 & 1=none). I do appreciate you advice & concern, & I'm always willing to listen to others because I might learn something. Any additional advice or recommendations are greatly appreciated. Once again, thank you both.
Wolfhound, I kinda thought you might know what you're doing, lol. Thanks for the graceful and kind response. Likewise, I listen to what people say and try to learn too. I do not have extensive experience in the wild, but have been trying to learn what I can from a survival standpoint. I am not in good health so extensive hiking, etc., is not on my plate. I do intend to do more walking and would like to get out to some accessible points to observe the forest and parks to see what I can see. I also want to spend some nights doing skywatches to see what's going on up there. I think Butch Witkowski said people don't look up, or something to that effect. I know what he saw 'up there' changed his whole perspective on things. I have seen some odd things and experienced some too, but nothing that I can't come up with a logical (in popular terms) explanation (yet).
Good News. I just brought the N.A.D.P Dogman DVD today. The Wisconsin werewolf. Its a pretty good Documentary. If I where you, I go get it. Now, I am just waiting on the other 2 Dogman DVDs to come out.
I know this sighting happened in 1972 but come on, I was just in Wildwood a few months back. Had I known of this sighting before hand, I would have tried and investigated this dogman encounter down there. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpvubnANGRE. if the link doesn't work just put in The Dogman of Wildwood,NJ F### man. You know, We got to get the word out more in my state about the NADP and dogman and where to file a report on any sightings. That's why I been exploring the woods near my house so that I can see if there is anything out there. HEY DOGMAN, WE GOT PLENTY OF DEER HERE AND ALSO ROAD-KILL DEER, SO COME AND SNACK ON.
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I got a Photosmart M437 camera by HP. But I want to get a video camera that takes only video and no pictures. I also looked into that pocket flir scout TK that is being sold at west marine. Also, There has been a dogman reporting in Somerset county in My state of New Jersey. I got a question for you Silver ag47, Do you think I should go out and search for dogman in my state knowing that they may follow me home ( Not to say that's a bad thing ) But I would be more worried about the dogman attacking my 2 dogs, Seeing how they will go after small pets.?
I have a Sony HD cam which is pretty good in low light. Video files take up a lot of space and require a lot of computing power to process which is a problem for me as I use a lot of legacy computer equipment. I have some DSLRs, Canon and Nikon, but no fancy lenses. A camera is only as good as the glass in front of it no matter how sophisticated the body. I would love to have a b&w FLIR outfit.
Here is a thought: I wonder what we would capture if we had an ultraviolet-sensitive camera taking timelapses.
On the one episode of The Exorcist Files a man captured what it was that was moving things around in his workplace using a Lorex UV sensitive rig he put together himself. It may be the only conclusive footage of this kind of activity I've ever seen. It sure looked convincing to me. youtu.be/Y7hUFWFMfsY?t=16m43s
Wolf's Rain wrote "Do you think I should go out and search for dogman in my state knowing that they may follow me home ( Not to say that's a bad thing ) But I would be more worried about the dogman attacking my 2 dogs, Seeing how they will go after small pets.?"
WR, I don't make any recommendations for anyone to go out looking to encounter these things. That's a decision you'll have to make on your own. We need people to find this thing, but it's a personal decision as to whether or not to take the risk of seeking them out. From the encounters I've listened to and read about, almost every one was terrifying and people's instincts (fear) are usually founded in what self-preservation instinct we still have in us. If this thing has killed/eaten people, there is the possibility that we have no record of it because dead people don't tell their stories to Vic Cundiff. There are a ton of missing people all over the world, many who have gone missing in remote areas under very suspicious circumstances. That much we know. So, if you do go seeking it, be careful, and yes I think your dogs and any animals you have are at risk. I'm a big fan of being armed when I can because to have it an not need it is far better than to need it and not have it. Be safe and keep us appraised.
Well, I am going to go out and look for them. Maybe I will be armed just incase but I am going to try and communicate with them because I do not believe they are ''wild'' animals but evolved Wolves. Anyway, I just like to say that I love all the new dogman artwork on the N.A.D.P site. It looks cool and scary all at the same time. Keep it coming. A request for new dogman artwork, Maybe someone can show a dogman in a house, Instead of outside a house because we do have reports of dogman going into peoples house, So maybe someone can do an artwork of a dogman in a house.
In response to the question from chrisjarvis47;I have not been to Kentucky,but I would like to go there to research Dogman,Bigfoot,& other cryptids.Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is one place I would especially like to go.If you have done research in northern KY,I would like to hear what you have found.The Cloaked Hedgehog map shows a number of Dogman sightings stretching from Columbus,OH through the Cincinatti area & over to Erlanger,KY.Brenton Sawin:Mysteries to Search,a channel on YouTube,recently interviewed a man from Dry Ridge,KY concerning ongoing Bigfoot activity near his home.
I would like to point something out about the dogman, even though I've never encountered it before. The weird cycle that most of the sightings has followed, the every 10 years on the 7th year one, is definitely strange. I'm still not sure what it means exactly, but my brother lives in lansing and next year we are going to camp out near some of the sightings in order to get a better idea of the witness accounts, what to look out for, and when.