Robert Fortney Blue Eyed Dogman Encounter

Green Charter township, in Mecosta county, a man named Robert Fortney is camping along the Muskegon river when a pack of wild dogs close in on him.
Fortney remained silent, but the sensitive noses of the dogs quickly picked up his scent. Since he had been small game hunting earlier in the day, Fortney had his loaded rifle nearby.

As the dogs approached, they assumed the group posture of a pack on a hunt. Fortney picked up the gun and fired a shot into the air.
The dogs cringed and turned to slink back into the forest, all accept one: a huge black dog with unusual eyes.

“They were blue,” said Fortney. “What kind of dog has blue eyes?” The big dog and Fortney considered each other for a long moment, less than ten feet separating them. Fortney fired another shot over the head of the strange dog. Then to Fortney’s shock and amazement, the black dog stood up on two legs and cast a glare that sent shivers down his spine.

“It reared up on its hind legs and stared at me,” said Fortney in a phone interview in 1987. “It may be that I was just scared, but I swear that dog was smiling at me.”

This detail of a Dogman seeming to smile is common to the legend of the Michigan Dogman and seems to suggest that the creature has a devious, calculating demeanor.

The First Dog Man Sighting

A cool summer mornin’ in early June is when the legend began,….At a nameless logging camp in Wexford County where the Manistee River ran. ….Eleven lumberjacks near the Garland Swamp found an animal they thought was a dog.

….In a playful mood they chased it around …’til it ran inside a hollow log….. A logger named Johnson grabbed him a stick and poked around inside… Then the thing let out an unearthly scream and came out …and stood upright. .

..None of those men ever said very much about whatever happened then. ….They just packed up their belongings and left that night and were never heard from again.

This is how Steve Cook’s “The Legend” begins and it is touted as the first Michigan Dogman sighting. Since the airing of the Steve cook song, there have been over 500 Wolfman/Dogman sightings.

The Vietnam Rock Apes

In the Vietnam War, American GIs were not only fighting the Viet Cong, but Bigfoot. You heard me right, Bigfoot, or, as they were referred to by the American soldiers as rock apes.

Bigfoot like creatures have been seen all over the world, including the jungles of Vietnam so conflicts with the lurking beasts’ and soldiers, were not uncommon.

On patrol one day, Sgt. Thomas M. Jenkins witnessed his men being pelted with rocks by a group of large, bipedal apes. This is how the creatures would get their names. It is even reported that a GI was picked up and thrown off a cliff by one of these incredibly aggressive animals.

One of these apes was clearly the alpha of the group, and would burst out of the dense jungle and into the clearing where the soldiers were camped, roaring and pumping its fist, and waking the men up.

Another sighting involved a helicopter pilot spotting one of these jungle Bigfoots climbing a defoliated tree, shaking it back and forth.

Another theory involving these Vietnamese rock apes is it’s alleged ties to the Minnesota iceman. The story goes that one of these apes were shot and killed in the Vietnamese jungles, then air lifted to Chino, California where it made its way to a traveling carnival that was promoted by a Vietnam vet, Rick Hanson.

Are Dogmen Aliens?

In Stan Gordan’s “Silent Invasion”, a strong connection is drawn between Bigfoot sightings and u.f.o. sightings. In fact, in some more rare cases, Bigfoot like creatures have been seen exiting ufo crafts and walking off into the woods. To do what, who knows, probably to show up as a dark blob on someone’s video or picture.

When people describe these bigfoot-like creatures in the book, however, the description is more canid rather than simian. Typically the creatures are described as having long arms, past the thighs, eyes are luminous red and sometimes, on rare occasions, green. The snout is long and dog-like. The ears are pointed, like a dog’s.

It doesn’t stop with the strange description of the bigfoot/dogman like creatures that are seen around the ufo craft. Often times it would appear that these creatures have powers of some sort. From being shot at point blank range, but instead of dying, they simply de-materialize. To a particularly odd account of an albino Bigfoot walking down a street, holding a glowing orb while a strange craft hovers over the creature, appearing to be following it.

If you are as interested in the “bigfoot/ufo connection” as I am, then “Silent Invasion” is a must have. Link in the discripty.

Falling Body Ghost Photo

The falling body ghost goes like this…

Sometime in the 1950s the Cooper family of Texas bought an old house and moved into it. On their first night there, the father took a photo of Mom and Grandma posing with the two kids at the dining room table. Everyone was happy and smiling. They were living the American dream.

But when the photo was subsequently developed, they saw, to their horror, that what looked like a body falling or hanging from the ceiling had materialized behind them. It hadn’t been there when the father took the photo. So where had it come from? Was it an apparition of a deceased former tenant of the house? No one knew.

Amityville Ghost Boy

George Lutz, the man who lived in the Amityville house with his wife, Kathy Lutz, revealed this photo on the Merv Griffin Show in 1979.

Gene Campbell, who was part of the paranormal investigation team led by Ed and Loraine Warren, took the photo. The camera was set up to take photos automatically using infrared.

Some have speculated that it is the ghost of John Defeo, the young boy who was murdered along with his family by Ron Defeo in 1974. Others have suggested it is Paul Bartz, another paranormal investigator involved with the case.

As you can see, Paul Bartz, although young at the time, does not look as young as the Amityville ghost kid. More importantly, it doesn’t look anything like the kid at all.

What I think is more important that who the ghost kid is, is the fact that the eyes are reflecting infra red just like a flesh and blood body would do. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a ghost kid, I mean, it is also wearing clothes, how and why the hell are ghost always wearing clothes? Does it mean that articles of clothing have souls? DUN DUN daaaaaaAAAAH! Maybe next time when you lose a sock, you’ll be a little more concerned.

The Green Children of Woolpit

In the city of Woolpit, in 1135, strange children were discovered during the harvest. The reapers saw the children emerging from the pits designed to catch wolfs and went over to investigate. The children had green skin, were dressed in a strange style of clothing made from unidentifiable fabrics and speaking gibberish.

The children were taken to the landowner, Richard de Calne, where they were offered bread and cheese to eat, but they refused the food. They burst into tears and appeared to be in great distress, so the men continued to audition different types of food. When the children were presented peas, they excitedly ate them up.

Over time, the boy became disspondant, stopped eating, and soon passed away. The girl, however, seemed to thrive. As she matured, she lost her green skin and started eating foods other than green veggies. She soon learned how to speak English, got baptized, and married.

Later in her life, when questioned about her origins, she and her brother had come from a place called “The Land of Saint Martin” where it was always in perptetual twilight. She described the land as “luminous” and that there was another city that could be seen in the distance that was also luminous, however, she did not know where the land of saint martin was.

She said that they were tending their father’s sheep when the flock wandered into a cave. The brother and sister went in pursuit, attempting to drive the herd back out, but heard bells tinkiling within the caverns, and decided to investigate.

They came out the other side, to a place where full daylight blazed down on them. They grew tired and layed down until they heard the sound of the reapers, where they were then discovered.

The reason I love this obscure and weird piece of history is that, at face value, it seems to be a parable of some kind… You are what you eat, eat more veggies… I don’t know what the message would be, but it doesn’t matter because this allegedly based on true events.