I have a question that I'd appreciate your members input on. Recently I had an extremely traumatic Dogman sighting that has left me shaken to the core. Thank Christ,(literally) that I haven't seen another one but I lie awake at night full of adrenaline at the typical night noises. Regardless my problem at the moment is twofold; I do not have a firearm nor can I get one at the moment because I'm taking sedatives and sleeping pills as well as pain medication for Lupus. In socialist California where I live this makes me ineligible to purchase even a long gun. My question is what can I do to protect myself in lieu of a firearm. The other issue is I'm on disability which doesn't even pay enough for food for a month let alone other neccesities. Does anyone have a very inexpensive weapon they could recommend for me? I have a spearhead that screws onto a broomstick and a 14 inch Bowie knife as well as bear spray that is out of date. I'm also worried of simply enraging these creatures since I've been told they hold a grudge. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Excellent question, since we don't know what DM really is.
California is a physically beautiful place, but politically it appears to be very unfriendly to any kind of self-defense, sort of leaning toward the UK. I recall reading of people in the UK who ended up going to jail for defending themselves against physical assault (I guess they're supposed to just stand there and wait to be killed). This is the kind of b.s. law people have been gradually brainwashed into thinking makes them safer (like the "NO GUNS ALLOWED" signs).
Generally speaking, if I had the money to build a new home for myself it would be entirely different than what we accept as a 'normal' residence. I would think privacy and fortification, not just in the structure, but in the landscape and the property where I would put it. When l am lying in bed at night I often think of how easy it would be for an animal (or person) to bust through a window and be on me in seconds. In my dream house, I would not want that to be possible. Windows would have to be something different, either fortified glass, and/or positioned strategically and securable (metal bars or shutters, maybe - in Florida, lots of people have bars on their windows, but you have to think of escape in a fire or other emergency).
I would not want my house close to or in the woods. I would not want my house visible from a public road.
Sorry this doesn't really address your question, but it's food for thought. From your post, you are in no financial shape to relocate, just like I'm also not.
I would think fortification and prayer. Not putting my beliefs on others, that's just me. I think there are a lot of doors (portals?) being opened, and evil things being invoked by people today either through ignorance, or even deliberately because it's all a game to them which they think they can control..... until it isn't. Like one priest said (paraphrased), "People want to take evil out of the box and examine it, but once it's out it can be exceedingly difficult to get it back in the box." I believe that is true, whatever faith you are or are not.
I think from historical accounts, DM has been around for a long long time (called by various names). I do not think they are our friends. They may be restrained from doing certain things ..... until they are not restrained.
Nothing in this post shall be construed as legal advice.
Hello Dreamer, By all accounts I've read or listened to, it seems these creature thrive on terrifying people and they seem content with that. Of course dead men, or women tell no tales. You've had an encounter and have a better sense than any of us that haven't regarding their intent to harm or not. As far as defenses go, the witness i just spoke with briefly believes as you do, that it was her faith in Jesus Christ that got them through. On the more corporeal side of things, I've heard of them being shot with 12ga shotguns(no load mentioned), 4 times with a 45-70 center mass, which can pack a real wallop if one of the hot loads are used and another extreme account of a military type assault with hits taken by many small arms and finally a .338 lapua to disperse but not kill the thing(immediately anyway). If any of the above is true, I'd say don't worry about weapons that work on this plane, it's probably a bad idea. Can you legally own a spiked tomahawk? Hellbent Holler used the term atavistic to describe them, perhaps of little practical value but the hindbrain like the idea of holding a sharp spiked or bladed weapon. I have one and keep the blade in a scabbard dusted with ash of the Mountain Ash tree as it is well regarded by Jinn and werwolf hunters of old for driving them into submission. Elliott has a good bit to say on the matter: www.gutenberg.org/files/26629/26629-h/26629-h.htm
I really appreciate your folks input. As I say I have SOG spearhead screwed onto a broomstick which I keep beside my bed and a knife. I was wondering your folks opinion on a burning laser. I know there not that cheap but what do you think about trying to blind one of these creatures? Obviously it would be a last resort type thing but I wouldn't want to get slashed apart by an enraged werewolf. I can't use a sonic weapon either since I live in an apartment building. I also thought of a crossbow. Do you folks have any input as to the pros/cons of the weapons I mentioned above. I also thought perhaps a realistic looking air pistol but if these things can read minds as some accounts suggest do you think it is possible the DM could know that it's basically a toy. My main form of defense is prayer and some nights I literally pray all night. Does anybody think holy water could work. I was listening to Art Bell who had a Priest on and he said that if a person is "perfectly possessed", neither an exorcism, not holy water would do anything presumably since they have no humanity or good left in them. Anyway I'm sorry to be so long winded and desperate sounding but this creature has turned my world upside down. In fact at times I wonder if I'm shizophrenic or something. Any input or advice would again be greatly appreciated. God bless you folks. Thank you.
Keep this in mind: You had an encounter 20yrs? ago was it, That is an EXTREMELY rare thing to have witnessed. Odds of it happening again are very, very, slim to darn near, if not absolutely, ZERO. Don't lose sleep over the thought of another run-in. Maybe even best not to dwell in places like this forum if you are that distressed by the thought, anxieties shouldn't be fed that way. As no one can say what the DM is, it's hard to give advice regarding protection. If your faith is important, by all means holy water, maybe even crossbow bolts stored in a bottle of it? But again, I wouldn't shoot one of these things, probably a bad idea in the very highly unlikely event of a re-occurring scenario.
If you can, what is the general circumstance, without going into details in which your sighting occurred? At home? suburbs? rural? Wilds? Road crossing?