Monday, December 23, 2013

Maine Sightings

Maine Dogman Sighting #1
Year: 2011 - Hunting Season
Location: Washington, Maine
 
I have a sighting to report. My old neighbor, who committed suicide shortly after his experience, came to me with his experience. We were both Registered Maine Guides (Hunting, Fishing, Recreation). Guiding in Maine is a serious business. The criteria are strict, and guides are expert woodsmen, with years of outdoors experience. Anyway, he confided in me about this sighting. He was hunting his own property during deer season of 2011. The property is located on the Jefferson / Washington town lines (which are also the Knox / Lincoln county lines) in Maine. The particular property is a Christmas tree farm, and is private property. My friend was watching a run, where deer regularly traveled, cutting through his property. He observed for about a minute a bipedal creature walking, with its upper body well above his Christmas trees. It had a "wolf's head", was muscular, and covered in hair, but walking like a man. At the end of the sighting, the creature dropped to all fours and took off down the run. He was shaking when he told me the story, and based upon my few years working in law enforcement, I don't believe he was lying. Both of us guided for bear hunters at the time, and I know he was very familiar with bears, and Maine wildlife in general. He made a particular emphasis on the "pointed ears". He said it "looked like a werewolf". In Maine, people do see these things, and generally call them Wendigo. After that sighting, I carried a firearm going to my barn at night. I am certain that he told me the truth. Unfortunately, he for some reason committed suicide shortly after he told me about the sighting, which was very fresh at the time. The area has some large tracts of woods, with very limited access, due to private property. There is a stream passing through the area, and some high ridges. Also, old cellar holes and stone walls are scattered throughout the forest behind the property. Food sources are plentiful in the area, with old apple trees, berry patches, deer, turkey, snowshoe hares. Bears are present in the area, but not in huge numbers. Moose are also present, but again not in huge numbers. While I still own a house very near the spot, I have moved to South Dakota, and have no intention of moving back to Maine, due to political-economic reasons. I am curious if other Maine folks have seen these things. It seems to me that people have, but always in hushed conversations about "an uncle".

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  1. 12/16/08 approx 1pm witness in PAWTUCKET RHODE ISLAND SEES BIPED HUMANOID 6 FT TALL WITH ELONGATED WOLFLIKE SNOUT BLACK IN COLOR IN WOODS WHICH RAN AWAY FROM WITNESS VERY FAST from about.com website under true tales werewolves

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  2. Wifes "uncle" saw one in Eustis years ago.

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    1. I grew up in ME, had a credible female tell me a story about having spooked a young squatch while camping. Never heard of anything else unusual from others. The dogman in Eustis sounds interesting, care to share any other details? Was it fairly close, terrifying?

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  3. I was looking up dogman sightings in Maine and stumbled across this. I'm fairly sure we used to work together because I remember you telling me this story.

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  4. I wonder if the friend had recurring nightmares about the creature, I'm sure the mind struggles with images of a horrifying real wolfman. If I'd seen one and lived to tell about it, I'd never feel safe outdoors again. Fascinating story.

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