Not a fursuit, a GHILLIE suit…with ears on it.
Gods, DonCoyote, your avatar image scared me for a minute there.
I considered making a Gable film thread two or three years ago, but I was afraid of getting lynched for being a believer. XD I’ve learned my lessons now.
Personally I’m surprized that this forum didn’t have a Michigan dogman thread already. That thing has been one of my favorite cryptids and favorite hoaxes, especially since the least embellished versions of the dogman legends sound believable. I even made some pretty nice scetches and paintings of bipedal wolves back in the day. They seemed down to earth, even logical, compared to the other critters I believed back then.
Another version of Steve Cooks song is available on YouTube: Link. Personally I like this one more and it used to scare me to death, especially because I listened to it at night and I have a strong phobia of things peering through the window…I’ve been thinking of making an animation to go with the song if I could only figure out how to use Flash. Say what you want, but a bipedal, intelligent, yet unanthropomized wolf is a terrifying idea, if you can picture it in your minds eye clearly enough and I want to make my contribution to The Legend.
Back in 2008 I became interested in Michigan Dogman. There were numerous websites dedicated to sightings and collecting proof of it’s existence at that time - many of them also linked out to the Gable film or mentioned The Legend. It’s truly fascinating how a pop-cultural phenomena caused by a song on the radio and a blurry video could bring forth so many people swearing on their lives that they’ve seen the Dogman with their very own eyes.
If you really are the one who created this little hoax, then I wish to shake your hand for making such an elaborate and quite believable video which probably sent thousands of gullible teenagers, like me, to a hasty Google search marathon. Nobody could actually PROVE that the video was fake - it used age appropriate props and gave just enough material (like the reflexion in the car mirror) to titillate the viewer into trying to find out more. Unlike what Sharruma said - unless one has a very, very sceptical mind - the Dogman didn’t look anything like human either. It didn’t move the way people are used to seeing a human on all fours move and the ghillie suit created a rather interesting morphing effect between shots. I’ve seen people swear that they could make out the tail or ears on that video and a still shot highlighting the joints in that things hind leg (which seemet to be a good indication that it was neither a man nor a bear). Generally it just seemed like a rather difficult stunt to pull off, so the general comments on it’s YouTube video seemed to favor a bear or an escaped silverback gorilla over the notion that it was a human. And that’s why I want to congratulate you - for teasing cryptozoologist with a video that had no obvious flaws and having the guts to come forth with it. I hope you, or Steve Cook, didn’t get in trouble for that stunt?
I can understand the ghillie suit and the retro thing, but one thing I’m interested in - how did you make the shot of teeth near the end of the video?
I haven’t seen the MonsterQuest episode yet, but…
Blogpost - For whoever is interested, ,,The last word’‘. A blogpost by Steve Cook (I presume) speaking of the shooting of that episode and how MQ team likes to over-dramatize their stories.
Excuse my english, please, it’s not my first language. I’m just a geek for everything related to cryptids or the paranormal.