Aug 19, 2021 I Nick Redfern

The Mystery of the Dogmen: Not Normal Animals at All

A few days ago I wrote an article asking the following question: Could the Bigfoot creatures be Daimons? If you're not familiar with Daimons, here's what I said in the previous article from the Urban Dictionary: “Daimon is the Greek derivative for the term demon. In this sense the term ‘demon’ means ‘replete with knowledge.’ The ancient Greeks thought there were good and bad demons called ‘eudemons’ and ‘cacodemons.’ The term 'daimon' means 'divine power,' 'fate’ or 'god.’ Daimons, in Greek mythology, included deified heroes. They were considered intermediary spirits between men and the gods. Good daimons were considered to be guardian spirits, giving guidance and protection to the ones they watched over. Bad daimons led people astray." With that said, today I'm sharing my thoughts on why I believe that there's a good chance the Dogmen might be daimons, or something similar. On more than a few occasions I've heard people say the Dogmen are just large wolves. Or, maybe, wolves that have developed the ability to briefly stand up on their back limbs. Not a chance. The fact is there's no way the Dogmen can be something down to earth, as you'll see now.

The phenomenon largely began in 1991. That was when the people of the city of Elkhorn, Wisconsin – which has a population of around 11,000 – were swamped by reports of creatures that eerily sounded like werewolves. In other words, they looked like wolves, but they had the uncanny – sinister, even – ability to walk and run on their back legs – and in an upright fashion. Of course, and as far as we know, no such animal exists. That hasn’t stopped numerous people from seeing the creatures, however. It’s largely thanks to a journalist and author named Linda Godfrey, who wrote for the Walworth County Week newspaper, that the mystery escalated. When Linda was assigned to the story, it became clear – and quickly, too – that this was a big story. And, it grew and grew. Three decades later, the phenomenon of the Dogman is still around. And, just like the Bigfoot creatures, the Dogmen display what can only be termed supernatural powers and abilities.

Linda has a relevant story to tell about the Dogmen; a story that ties the creatures to aliens.  In 2005, Linda was contacted by a man – a military whistle-blower, we might say – who was an expert in the field of remote-viewing. According to Linda’s Edward Snowden-like source, the U.S. Government has uncovered data suggesting that the werewolf-like Dogmen are a very ancient, alien race that closely resembles a certain ancient deity of the Underworld. And who might that be? It’s Anubis, that’s who. Linda’s informant also discovered – via remote-viewing – that the Dogmen can “jump” from location to location via portals or doorways in the fabric of space and time. Wormholes, we might say. That’s quite a story told to Linda. Moving on, Stephen Wagner, writing at says: "One of the most mysterious examples of paranormal phenomena is strange fog or smoke. The appearance of such an unusual cloud – especially if it is strangely colored or has no apparent natural cause – may signal the presence of something otherworldly such as a ghost or a spirit. Mysterious fog and smoke are also associated with vanishings.” He continues: “Such experiences, surprisingly, are not as uncommon as many people might think." Wagner is not wrong. There are numerous such examples. And, this applies to the Dogmen, too.

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Linda Godfrey is a professional artist, teacher, and writer.

Over the course of more than two decades, Linda has written a number of excellent books on what many might call werewolves, but that are popularly known as Dogmen. Linda’s books include The Beast of Bray Road, Hunting the American Werewolf, The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves, and Real Wolfmen. In my opinion, Linda’s book Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena is her most ambitious and thought-provoking. Section four of her book is titled "Creatures of Shadows, Mists, and Lights."” And it has that title for a very good reason. As Linda demonstrates on many occasions, where Dogmen are often seen, so are strange and usually small balls of light and mysterious mist. Attempts to photograph the man-wolves are foiled time and again by weird mists and fog that seem to envelop and cloak the locations – thus preventing anything of supernatural significance from being captured for posterity. Some of those mists are of an eerie green color and, on occasion, seem to be the cause of noticeable amounts of “missing time” on the parts of the witnesses.

What all of this tells us is that the Dogmen are not just unknown, flesh and blood animals of a type we haven't identified yet. Nope. Rather, they are clearly something supernatural. And, just maybe, that makes them Daimons.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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