Werewolves are one of the most iconic monsters in history, both fictional and historical. From the legend of King Licaon to the alpha werewolf of the werewolves, the idea of a walking, upright half-werewolf, half-human has invaded the imagination of many fantasy lovers. However, it’s hard to call werewolves mystics, and that’s where our new friend The dog man comes in.
Also known as the “Michigan Dog Man,” the “Bray Road Beast,” or simply the “Upright Dog,” these de facto modern werewolves have been found since the early 1900s until today. However, most sightings have been in the US states of Michigan and Wisconsin. This is a list of modern werewolf sightings in the area around Lake Michigan, in order from morning to night.
This next story is one of the rare encounters in which someone allegedly captured a photograph of this upright canid cryptid.
It was the year 1961, though the anonymous narrator fails to specify which month it is. It was around three in the morning in the Michigan town of Big Rapids, where the unknown source was up late at night at his home. He lived right across from the manufacturing plant that he worked at as a night watchman. The plant sat right next to the Haymarsh State Game area, and this is where the source claims to have seen someone, or something, making noise by the chain-link fence bordering the property.
Thinking it was an intruder, the narrator goes from his work to his house to grab a gun, but when he returns outside, he instead sees a six-foot-tall, greyish/brownish upright canid shambling about in his driveway. Thinking quickly on his feet, the anonymous source rushes into his house to try and grab his camera instead.
When he returned outside, the dogman was already out of his driveway and further into the dark street. However, at one point, the creature did move near a streetlight, where the anonymous source was able to snap one of maybe four or five alleged pictures of the Michigan Dogman before it ran off into the night.