I’m detecting a pattern here, one that pertains to me both directly and indirectly. It seems there are quite a few eyewitnesses to encounters with Werewolves, aka Dogmen. Or should I say, professing eyewitnesses? These are folks you can find rather easily online, but when you contact them, as I and other researchers have done, they suddenly become scarce. They’re all ready to share their story with anyone and everyone—provided you don’t express any intent to corroborate those stories. If you’re actually coming at them like a journalist, following the rules of a researcher, well, they seem to lose interest.
I’m not a journalist. I took one journalist course in college. I am first and foremost an entertainer. But I also have much respect for actual, authentic journalism and research. If I come across a story and a potential witness, I am going to seek to corroborate the details of that story. I am going to look at it through a critical lens. If you’re telling the truth, that shouldn’t bother you. At all. If, on the other hand, you’re making it up, of course you won’t want to get busted.
When I reach out to a professing witness of a Dogman encounter, and the witness, otherwise eager to talk, clams up when I start asking questions, that doesn’t *prove* that their story is malarkey. But it sure doesn’t make it look good.