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Thursday, September 14, 2023

UPRIGHT CANINE Reported in Frederick County, Maryland Near Camp David

A Frederick County, Maryland man is driving south on RT 15 between Emmitsburg and Thurmont when he observes and encounters a 6-7 foot tall upright canine standing on the shoulder.

I recently received the following account:

"Hi, Lon. I was driving home from work on a misty night in October of 2019. I had just crossed the border from Pennsylvania into Maryland on Route 15 South. I was between Emmitsburg and Thurmont and listening to music on the radio, trying to stay awake and alert.

As I approached Little Owens Creek I saw something move in the corner of my eye. I slowed down and looked to my right toward the creek and trees. What I saw next took my breath away. I slammed on the brakes. There was a large creature standing on two legs by the side of the road, clear as day. It looked like a hybrid of a wolf and a man with dark fur and a long snout, pointed ears, and bright yellow eyes. It had muscular arms, legs, and long claws on its hands. I couldn't see the feet. It was 6-7 feet tall and it had a long tail that was wagging slowly. The upright creature stared at me as I skidded to a halt. It then let out a loud and terrifying howl that reverberated throughout my car and body. The sound was more stark than any horror film howl! it created a surge of fear and panic in me!

The beast took a step toward me and then another. The expression on its face was that of anger. I didn't know what to do. I was practically paralyzed by fear and I could only watch as the creature moved a few steps closer.

At that moment, bright lights from a vehicle behind flashed behind me, and then the sound of a horn blared. The driver slowly drove by me on the left. The creature also noticed the light and the horn. It turned its head to look at the other vehicle. I quickly stepped on the accelerator and I sped forward. I didn't stop for anything until I got home in Frederick.

When I walked in the house my wife could see that I was upset. I told her what I witnessed. She begged me not to tell anyone. I didn't have my cell in the car, by the way. But I doubt that I would have called the police.

It's been almost 4 years since my encounter. I have continuously looked for references to a similar creature. I found your Pennsylvania Dogman / Upright Canine Map online and then read a few of the reports. I then noticed that there have been several sightings over the years in Frederick County, Maryland.

I wish to remain anonymous." K

NOTE: There have been at least 7 historical sightings of a cryptid canine or Dwayyo in Frederick County, Maryland since the 1960s. I have interviewed a few of the witnesses over the years, including this report - Upright Canine Encounter (Dwayyo / Hexenwolf) in Frederick County, Maryland. There is other information provided at The Dwayyo: Maryland's Cryptid Canine.

This particular sighting/encounter was near Catoctin Mountain Park (U.S. National Park Service) and within 3 miles of Camp David, the presidential retreat. Lon



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