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Friday, December 19, 2014

Are Werewolves Becoming the new "Big Thing" in Cryptozoology?

Yesterday I watched an episode of Just Sayin on YouTube where the hostesses had Joedy Cook on. Instead of talking Bigfoot, they decided to talk about the dogman/werewolf phenomenon. They discussed sightings and books about the dogman, but also TV shows as well. Joedy works with Monsters and Mysteries in America and he talked about the episode with the segments on the Beast of Bray Road and the Michigan Dogman, which was apparently the most watched episode of he series so far. They also talked some about the  MonsterQuest episodes "American Werewolf" and "America's Wolfman", which were also apparently very popular.(Just start typing "MonsterQuest" on Google search, one of the things that will come up will be "MonsterQuest Werewolf!")
Joedy Cook, cryptid investigator/author from Ohio

Joedy kinda mentioned this, and I'm going too as well, and its that werewolves/dogman seems to be the "new" cryptid everyone is getting interested in. Lots of cryptozoology blogs, shows, etc. are now posting about and running segments on werewolves. People are starting to investigate them more, and more people are telling their stories. Now if you look at a book covering general cryptozoology it will probably have a chapter or at least a section on werewolves. When I was writing my book, Cryptid U.S., which I'm still in the process of publishing, I decided to write a whole chapter on werewolves, and it's actually one of the longer chapters in the book! Other authors, like Joedy and Linda Godfrey, have written entire books on Dogman sightings. Joedy's book is called Werewolves Myths and Legends, and he is currently working on another werewolf book called The Ohio Dogman: Werewolf Sightings in the Northeast. The first issue of his magazine, Cryptid Seekers, was mostly on werewolves.
Linda Godfrey has written many books on werewolves and other cyrptozoological topics including The Beast of Bray Road, Hunting the American Werewolf, The Michigan Dogman, Real Wolfmen, American Monsters, and many others.
Joedy Cook's book
Werewolves Myths and Legends

Monster of Wisconsin, one of Linda Godfrey's
books that discusses Dogmen

Even Destiantion America's series Mountain Monsters has had episodes on werewolves(Season 1: Wolfman of Wolfe County, Season 2: Werewolf of Webster County.)
Mountain Monsters has had episodes on werewolves….

…. and Monsters and Mysteries has, too

There is even a group dedicated to investigating werewolf sightings called the Dogman Field Research Organization or DFRO(obviously named after the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization or BFRO.)

What do you guys think? Are Dogmen/werewolves the new "Big Thing" in the cryptozoology world? Leave your answers in the comments if you want to.
One of
Linda Godfrey's
 Dogman Drawings


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