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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

'DOGMAN' WEARING BAGGY SHORTS Witnessed Along Highway Near Carrizozo, New Mexico

A New Mexico man and his sister are driving near Carrizozo, New Mexico when they both observe a tall, hairy 'wild man' wearing baggy shorts. He later believes that they had seen a Dogman.

I received the following account:

“A well-known researcher mentioned in an older interview the tale of a child who had gotten separated from her parents in Yosemite National Park. When she was found, her story differed greatly from all others. She told her parents a "Dogman" had found her, had laid with her to rest, had given her "berries from his paw," and then led her back to her family. This was the first time I heard anything suggesting werewolf-type cryptids in the wild and since then I just stumble on more and more.

This brings to mind an incident between my little sister and me (she was 16 at the time, myself 24). We were on the fairly placid highway through Valley of the Fires outside Carrizozo, New Mexico bound for Ruidoso, New Mexico in 2011.

As we rounded one corner, we both looked left in time to see a gray/salt & pepper fur-covered very tall, very muscular "man" with the characteristic dog legs (same bends). We screamed and I swerved. We thought instantly that we had seen a "Goat Man," yet there were no horns. Some goats don't have horns so we didn't seem swayed by that detail. He was wearing some clothing, in fact, the most notable being baggy denim shorts. I know that sounds ridiculous, believe me. She and I were dumbfounded as to how/why something so wild-looking could be wearing clothes. It was late afternoon around 4pm and he didn't hurry when we came into view. He sauntered on normally as though he didn't care if he were spotted. He didn't even look at our car despite my erratic driving when we noticed him.

I drive by that spot regularly on commutes for the doctor between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Ruidoso and though I've never seen "him" again, there is a small bluff right there with beautiful rocks in a tall stack that it would have taken three or more human males to lift and stack the way they're situated. I always see it and figure it had to be Mr. Wolf Man who did it. Goat Man simply makes no sense anymore. New Mexico is infamous for its Goat Man stories though so we assumed based on an idea planted by local history." M

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Little People tales abound in the Old & New Worlds. Every culture has a hint of folklore that involves fairies, elves & gnomes. For the most part, these beings are the same with only the name change. They are described as somewhat friendly creatures common in Native American myth who are seen as protectors and tricksters. However, in some cases, there may be a dark side associated with the Little People, even to the point where they are said to be cannibalistic dwarves.

Anyway, over the years I have received a variety of personal reports involving these creatures. I'll let you decide if the Little People are benevolent beings, or if they have evil intent.

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