Post by: Scott Carpenter
I left everyone hanging with a teaser about the cryptids that moved into my research area last year. I will “let the cat or better dog out of the bag” and tell my story.
|Still Capture of the Dogman on 05/22/2011 (This is not from the HD footage)|
To my horror about five feet behind me was standing a creature of myth! These things just do not exist, this cannot be! I replayed the video over and over. My mind did not want to process what my eyes were seeing. There was no doubt it was real. It moved several times in reaction to me turning my shoulders and when I did turn around it ducked down! I finally had to admit to myself I had HD footage of a “Dogman” less than five feet behind me!
I stepped through the footage a frame at a time. The snout clearly visible, the nostrils moving and wet as it was breathing! The right eye was plainly visible and moving! It was watching me! It could have taken me out anytime it wanted too. I had no clue it was within arms or claws reach of me!
I showed the video to some trusted friends and respected Bigfoot researchers. The reactions were mixed. Some did not want to deal with it, others were ecstatic and could not believe it. The most common comment I received was “wow, if you had a close up of a Bigfoot like that you’d be rich!, to bad it’s a Dogman”.
It became clear that most were not ready for the reality of the Dogman. We are all so consumed with Bigfoot, hair collection, getting video footage, and DNA that we frankly did not know what to do with this thing. A cryptid no one really wanted to deal with.
The main concern was and still is that this would “muddy the water” or be a detractor from the DNA Study. We are trying to “scientifically prove” the existence of Bigfoot and then this Dogman literally pops its head up!
This is why I am extremely reluctant to release video and still captures at this time. I am being totally honest with you on this. I’m not trying to pull a fast one or be like the others that promise footage never to produce it! In hindsight I should have never mentioned it in my YouTube video, but I was trying to give the viewer the full story of my research area and when, where, and why. That is why I said it was a “teaser”. I wanted you to know I had other cryptids interfering with my research. It is hard to stuff this genie back in the bottle! My blog post on 06/27/2012 was an attempt to give the informed follower hints to the cryptids identity.
The story gets even better because these Dogmen were not content to just stand behind me. On May 22nd, 2011 I was back in this area, firearm at the ready, as I was putting up some hair traps and setting out bacon in a jar. The bacon in a jar was an attempt to get fingerprints. I had the lid on tight but had cut holes in the lid so the smell of fresh bacon was heavy in the air.
I had the feeling I was being watched and it was not a good feeling, I felt threatened! I see something dark black about 30 feet in front of me so I take my video camera and zoom in on this black object. My heart starts pounding and I draw my weapon and chamber a round! The black object is a Dogman! It is looking at me from around a tree. It is in heavy vegetation so I am looking through my viewfinder on the camera zooming in and out trying to get it in focus and see it better. Then its ears move, like when a dog hears a sound and begins twisting its ears, I look up over the top of the camera and make direct eye contact with this thing, I get a sick bad feeling! I look back down at the camera trying to get a better shot of the Dogman when my brain finally kicks in and I literally say so myself “What the heck are you doing!! Get out of here now, stupid!!!.
I slowly begin to back out, running attack scenarios through my head. “If he charges on all fours stay calm aim for the head and shoulders, stay calm, squeeze off the shots deliberately, if he is on two legs center mass”. I was convinced I was going to be attacked! To my surprise I was able to back out of the area without incident. My wife had dropped me off on this day, needless to say I called her to come get me immediately and she found me already on the road out of the area, walking fast, gun still drawn, “white as a sheet” as she put it.
This is why I no longer go into that area alone and unarmed. That was the first time in my life since my military service I felt my life was in imminent danger!
|Claw Mark On Tree|
I went back the following week and found that the Dogman had jumped up on the side of a tree so it could look at me above the thick cover. I found the bark had been torn off the tree and there were deep “claw” marks in the tree.
|Dogman in National Park|
I thought this was the last time I would hopefully encounter these Dogmen, but later that year in June 2011 my back trail camera again caught a Dogman watching me from behind. This time I was in the National Park. I am sure the Park Service would not be happy if this news got out! This time the Dogman was farther away and well hidden.
|Close Up Dogman in National Park|
|Negative of Dogman|
So there it is, the full story and my reasons why I am keeping the videos and most of the still captures private for now. I think I have given you enough to know I am not pulling some sort of “bait and switch”. In time after the DNA study is published more will be forth coming.