I’m so tired of being left with only that when I have wet dreams about KNOWLEDGE!
All I ask for is to become pals with a Bigfoot or a Werewolf and get to know their ways and their secrets, now is that too much to ask???
I don’t even need to write about it. I just want to know. For my own sake.
I’m tired of the speculations! I want facts!
It would be so much easier to not believe in these sort of things, but I’ve read too much, seen too much, heard too much.
I’m a freshly baked vanilla bun and I can never become dough again. If you get what I mean.
But damn if I know where to go from here.
Sure, I can keep reading reports, pinning more sightings to my google earth and watch the circle of death around Lake Michigan become redder and redder with werewolf pins but where does that even lead to? It doesn’t give me any more facts. It just makes me more and more frustrated.
So, theories it is. Sigh.
Marco Polo (1254- 1324). Venetian merchant traveler. Visited the Orient and witnessed dog-headed people.
Say what? Yes, according to some reports he encountered them. Some say he merely heard about them. They were said to be a cynocephalic race, human-like but with dog’s heads, living on an island called Angamanain. Polo said that although this people are growing spices, they are nonetheless cruel and “are all just like big mastiff dogs”.
“Angamanain is a very large Island. The people are without a king and are Idolaters, and no better than wild beasts. And I assure you all the men of this Island of Angamanain have heads like dogs, and teeth and eyes likewise; in fact, in the face they are all just like big mastiff dogs! They have a quantity of spices; but they are a most cruel generation, and eat everybody that they can catch, if not of their own race.”
Science has of course ruled these anecdotes flat out lies, though, on his deathbed, Polo is said to have been asked whether he embellished his tales of the Orient some, to which the 70-year-old is said to have replied: I haven’t even told you half of what I saw.
Giovanni da Pian del Carpine (1182- 1252) was another European explorer who were one of the first to enter the courts of Ögedei Khan of Mongolia, the third son of Genghis. According to Giovanni, the armies of Ögedei Khan encountered a race of dogheads who live north of the Dalai-Nor (Northern Ocean), possibly Lake Baikal.
And even further back in time, around 400 B.C. the Greek physician Ctesias wrote about dog-headed people in India:
“They speak no language, but bark like dogs, and in this manner make themselves understood by each other. Their teeth are larger than those of dogs, their nails like those of these animals, but longer and rounder. They inhabit the mountains as far as the river Indus. Their complexion is swarthy. They are extremely just, like the rest of the Indians with whom they associate. They understand the Indian language but are unable to converse, only barking or making signs with their hands and fingers by way of reply… They live on raw meat. They number about 120,000.
“The Cynocephali living on the mountains do not practice any trade but live by hunting. When they have killed an animal they roast it in the sun. They also rear numbers of sheep, goats, and asses, drinking the milk of the sheep and whey made from it. They eat the fruit of the Siptakhora, whence amber is procured, since it is sweet. They also dry it and keep it in baskets, as the Greeks keep their dried grapes. They make rafts which they load with this fruit together with well-cleaned purple flowers and 260 talents of amber, with the same quantity of the purple dye, and thousand additional talents of amber, which they send annually to the king of India. “They exchange the rest for bread, flour, and cotton stuffs with the Indians, from whom they also buy swords for hunting wild beasts, bows, and arrows, being very skillful in drawing the bow and hurling the spear. They cannot be defeated in war, since they inhabit lofty and inaccessible mountains. Every five years the king sends them a present of 300,000 bows, as many spears, 120,000 shields, and 50,000 swords.
“They do not live in houses, but in caves. They set out for the chase with bows and spears, and as they are very swift of foot, they pursue and soon overtake their quarry. The women have a bath once a month, the men do not have a bath at all, but only wash their hands. They anoint themselves three times a month with oil made from milk and wipe themselves with skins. The clothes of men and women alike are not skins with the hair on, but skins tanned and very fine. The richest wear linen clothes, but they are few in number. They have no beds, but sleep on leaves or grass. He who possesses the greatest number of sheep is considered the richest, and so in regard to their other possessions. All, both men and women, have tails above their hips, like dogs, but longer and more hairy.
“They are just, and live longer than any other men, 170, sometimes 200 years.”
You know where I’m going with this, right? The red pins around Lake Michigan. Survivors of an ancient race?
Well, isn’t that just a fine theory. Among many other fine theories. Sigh.
Cynocephalus- The ancient race of dog-headed men, Gods and Monsters
Well there is another fine theory. Because in certain hell hound reports it’s somewhat hinted, or even directly spelled out, that we humans have two spirits within us, human and animal, and depending on the one we let dominate our actions here on earth, decides what we will become after leaving our earthly shackles behind. Have we been cool and not spanked our partners too much we will be human and able to reach higher planes. Have we indulged ourselves in carnal desires a bit too much and had too much moonshine and spanked our neighbor’s partner a few times too many then we will appear as a wild animal that will remain earthbound.
Is that where werewolves come from? A lot of mean neighbor spankers around these days…
From man to animal, Mysterious universe
I love cryptozoology, but you can only go so far with the current methods. Something needs to change, we need more, we need proof. I don’t know how to fix this, but I agree wholeheartedly with the article by Nick Redfern below from Mysterious Universe. Collecting and organizing reports is important, but that alone is never going to lead us any further. And I really want to know!
The future of cryptozoology, Mysterious Universe