This one is new to me. I've never heard of "Dogman" before, or a "dogman." From what I gather, the legends and stories are one part werewolf mixed with one part Big Foot. Imagine my surprise when I came across a video that mentions West Texas A&M, Dumas, and Amarillo.
What is Dogman, and does it really exist near Amarillo, Texas?
What Exactly Is A Dogman?
Piece it together, detective. It's part dog; part man. Not exactly a werewolf. Werewolves are humans that turn into wolves. This sounds like something completely different.
It sounds like it's some kind of canine version of Big Foot. It doesn't morph back and forth, necessarily. It's just a giant dog-thing that walks like a man and is scary as hell.
The most famous of these is the Michigan Dogman. Supposedly, this nasty creature stands around 7 feet tall. It has the torso of a man, and features of a canine. Its howl supposedly sounds like a human scream.
How Did Amarillo And WTA&M Get Dragged Into Dogman Myths
I came across this interesting video on YouTube that featured several stories of Dogman encounters. As I'm listening to these stories, I was shocked to hear Amarillo, Dumas, and WT get a mention.
Supposedly, it all started with a trip to Dumas. Two college-age girls are riding along talking about boys when all of a sudden they get a flat tire. Sounds like the start to every horror movie ever.
Enter creepy guy who offers to help change the aforementioned tire. As he's changing the tire, there's some rustling in the nearby trees. Then the sound of a tree snapping, or so the story goes.
The night air is cut by sound of heavy breathing and growling, and it's not the creepy "I want to help you change a tire" guy. You've probably guessed, it was a dogman. Or at least it was something similar.
Supposedly the story took place southwest of Lake Meredith. You can hear the whole story in the video above. True or not, I don't care. It's well told and entertaining. Go to the 16:00 mark to jump right to Amarillo, WT, Dumas, and Lake Meredith.