Monday, March 16, 2015

Strange Howls

I received the following report this past weekend. I didn't have time to contact the witness, though I will sometime this week:

Hi - I happened upon one of your radio shows where you were discussing dog people and shape shifters.

I live on a small property along Bull Run Creek near Butte, Montana. I've lived in this area my entire life, so I'm very familiar with the wildlife.

For 3 years, I've been hearing strange howls coming from the foothills northeast of my property. It's not a coyote. I thought that it may be a wolf. But my cousin, who works for the National Park Service, heard it once and said that was not a wolf. The howls start around 10-11 PM but only last for a few minutes. it doesn't occur every night.

About 4 weeks ago, my son and I were helping a friend move an old hot water heater onto my truck to take to the dump. As I drove on the road by my friend's driveway, we noticed a carcass laying by the road. We stopped to see what it was. We were surprised because it was a cougar that had been literally ripped to shreds. I have never seen that before. There were a few canine tracks in the loose dirt. The tracks were quite large, I'd say 4x3 in. and deep. There was considerable weight to this canine. I contacted the local warden and directed him to the carcass.

My friend has also heard the strange howls. In fact, his dogs won't go out in the yard at night.

I fear that there is an unknown canine roaming through the foothills.

I know that it isn't much evidence but I'd like your opinion.

NOTE: I want to talk to the witness...I think he's got a large wolf roaming the area. Wolves can bring down some huge animals. If the cougar was old or disabled, I feel that it could have dispatched it. I've received reports over the years where western ranchers and hunters swore that they witnessed a Dire Wolf, though this is technically an extinct species. I'm not an expert in Rocky Mountain wildlife, so I'd be interested in your thoughts. Lon

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  1. Maybe it's not a wolf he's hearing but instead, a Bigfoot.

    Put some of those cameras out wherever you hear the howling. You could get lucky and catch a glimpse of what is making all that noise.

    Hope you find out soon whatever it is!

  2. I am no expert on wolves but I do have Alaskan Malamutes. And I have been around a lot of wolf hybrids. Wolf tracks generally run about 4" across for the rear feet and 5" across for front. It's possible that the animal which this man has encountered is a wolf/dog hybrid. The animal might have the wolf instincts and the wolf size but the strange howl could be attributed to the dog part of him.

  3. Or it's possible that this is a Dogman. I believe, as evidenced in my area, that they walk on all fours at times and on 2 legs at times. At least 5 people have witnessed the Dogman creature running on all fours and then standing in the brush on 2 legs. I live near Bray Road where the Beast of Bray Road has also been seen. The being that my researcher friend and I witnessed in the area left wolf prints and was seen in the shape of a wolf but later seen by us in daylight looking like half man & half wolf!


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