Dogman of Scotland . The Wulver explained .

Dogman of Scotland . The Wulver explained .

When I think of dogmen two things spring to
mind first is my friend and dogman expert Ryan Tremblay, you can catch up on his thoughts
and feelings on the excellent venomous fringe podcast linked in the description. The second is that it is an American phenomena. This is wrong as doglike humanoids have been
seen globally although in some cases they have been given different names. In this video I will take a look at the reports
of upright walking wolves in Scotland and see if we can find some answers. Let’s take a look. Welcome to if…………………………………………………. First up let’s look at the history of wolves
in Scotland. Records show that the final Scottish wolf
was killed by Sir Ewen Cameron, he earned this unfortunate honor when he killed the
animal in 1680 at Killiecrankie, Perthshire. Ever since that day there have been reports
of surviving wolves in the wilds of Scotland. The idea of reintroducing wolves to Scotland
has been floated and in recent years the idea has gained momentum and with the publicity
following the successful reintroduction of the grey wolf to Yellowstone National Park
in 1995 people would like to see these animals once again stalking the highlands. At present, Scottish Natural Heritage have
no plans to reintroduce wolves. So that would mean if people are seeing wolf
like animals today we may need to find another explanation. For a long time there have been Legends in
Scotland of Upright Wolf-“beings” Let’s start out with the book by folklorist
Jessie Margaret Saxby “Shetland Traditional Lore” was first published in 1933. In this books the author tells of the stories
of beast known as the Wulver. The Wulver is said to take the form of a man
with a wolf’s head covered in short brown fur this appearance may have many thinking
werewolf but unlike a Werewolf, the Wulver was never human. The ancient Celts believed that the Wulver
was actually an evolved from wolf – it was said to be symbolic of the in-between stage
of man and wolf. These animals made their homes in deep burrows
in the side of steep hills, the animals were not aggressive until disturbed, and they would
happily spend their time away from people fishing. The Wulver could be spotted out fishing for
its daily meal from a rock dubbed, ‘The Wulver’s Stane’ something that Scots still
use to this day to describe a solitary rock standing out of a body water. So by who, where, and when has seen this creature
been seen? Let’s take a look at the story told by Elliott
O’Donnell. O’Donnell met a man named Andrew Warren
who told him a strange tale, it went a little like this:
“I was about fifteen years old at the time, and had for a number years been staying with
my grandfather, who was an elder in the Kirk [Church] of Scotland. My grandfather had an interest in geology,
and he had literally filled the home with fossils from the local pits and caves. One morning he came home in a state of excitement,
and then made me go with him to look at some ancient remains he said that he had found
at the bottom of a dried-up tarn [a tarn being a lake]. “‘Look!’ he cried out, bending down
and pointing at something, ‘here is a human skeleton with a wolf’s head. What do you make of it?’ I told him that I had clue, but guessed that
it must be some kind of monster. Maybe ‘It’s a werewolf’ he rejoined,
‘that’s what it is. A werewolf! This island was once overrun with satyrs and
werewolves! Help me carry it to the house.’ He impatiently ordered. “I did as he commanded to, and we placed
the bones on a table in the back kitchen. That evening I was left completely alone in
my grandfather’s house. My grandfather and the others having gone
to church. To pass the time I began reading to myself,
and then, I heard a noise coming from the back area of the property, I ventured out
into the kitchen, but there was no one about! I began convincing myself that the noise was
something ordinary like a mouse or birds, and I sat on the table next to the remains
of the werewolf, and waited, wondering if the noises would start again. “I sat waiting in a listless sort of way,
my back bent, my elbows on my knees, looking at the floor and thinking of nothing in particular,
when there came a loud knocking, a rat, tat, tat of bare knuckles on the window-pane. I snapped my head around in direction of which
the noise had come. It was then that I encountered, to my alarm,
a dark hairy face looking through glass and straight at me. I struggled to understand what I was looking
at, until the shadowy head developed into a very perfectly defined wolf head which lead
down to a very human looking body. “Being in great shock, my first act was
to look in every direction for a possible reflection. There was no light either without or within,
other than that from the setting sun! There was nothing in the room or outside of
the window that could have created this wolf head in some bizarre illusion. I looked at the scary face and marked each
of its feature intently. It was unmistakably a wolf’s face, the jaws
slightly distended; the lips wreathed in a savage snarl; the look of growling hound,
the teeth were sharp conical and white. It had eyes that almost glowed a light green;
and very pointed canine ears. The expression of the face was one of rage
and aggression, and to my horror it was gazing straight back at me. This it seemed to notice, for a look of savage
exultation crept into its eyes, and it raised one hand – a slender hand, like that of
a female, with the long and curved nails of its hand it menacingly, drew the claws across
the glass. “Recalling what my grandfather had told
me about evil spirits, I crossed myself; but as this had no effect, and I really feared
the thing would break the window to get at me, I ran out of the kitchen and shut and
locked the door, hiding in the hall till my family returned. My grandfather was much upset when I told
him what had happened, and attributed my failure to make the spirit depart to my want of faith. Had he been there, he assured me, he would
soon have got rid of it; but he nevertheless made me help him remove the bones from the
kitchen, and we reinterred them in the very spot where we had found them, and where, for
aught I know to the contrary, they still lie.” This story is amazing and read like the plot
of a Hollywood werewolf movie but Warren stood by the tale saying it was 100% truth. Could this be the imagines of a young man
who had been fed stories of satyrs and werewolves by his grandfather? Was what looked at him through the window
a passing stranger, and in the surprise of hearing noises and seeing something peering
through the glass his imagination filled in the blanks? What about the remains found by the grandfather,
were these a hoax created by a man with a passion for fossils and a knowledge of local
folklore looking to entertain himself by pranking his grandson? One thing for sure is that the end of the
story and the return of the skeleton to its original resting place, draws upon a common
theme in traditional folklore and legend. Wolfgang Schlick wrote an interesting article
on the Wulver and in his conclusion raises some great points. Schlick writes that he believes the idea of
“evolution” from wolf to human that is common to the Wulver shows that wolves, not
matter how ferocious they are perceived to be, have several qualities that people find
admirable. Traits of the wolf like their power, and connection
with nature, and loyalty that they show in pack instincts are characteristics we as humans
would like to possess. Mankind is after all a social animal like
the wolf and we long for connection to other humans, the Wulver is a midway point between
animal instinct and human reason. Schlick also proposes the idea that diseases
like hypertrichosis are the cause of some of the highly documented reports of the mysterious
animal. In a time of superstition and lack of knowledge
someone suffering from this rare disorder may have been forced to the edges of society
and became the basis for the legend. What do think, is the Wulver a real cryptid
“dogman” type entity, is it a creature of fantasy used to tell stories on long dark
cold Scottish nights or do you know of another explanation? Let me know in the comment below

15 thoughts on “Dogman of Scotland . The Wulver explained .

  1. 🖖👽🤖👾🛰️☄️🚀👻 I want to see either a Chinese Pug Dogman or Boston Terrier Dogman hehehe….lol ruff ruff bark bark!

  2. If it lived in a deep and narrow gorge with steep sides, the place could be called the Wulver Ravine and make Hugh Jackman proud.
    * sorry, best I could do at 7am.😴

  3. the audio-only version of our writer Ryan's podcast can also be found here, by expanding the "Episodes" submenu –

  4. The question at the end… basically I think one phenomena can have multiple explanations. Excellent vid, have not heard much on Scottish dogmen, and I left a thumb too. 👍

  5. Another great video. Wish there was more detail and depth but this was nonetheless a good starting to locate my next topic of research. Thank you.

  6. This..this was freaking awesome, IF. Just when I thought I had enough reasons to want to venture to Scotland, You peak my interest in the Wulver. These Cryptids are going to cost me fortune. Thanks so much for the upload. Very well done! One of your best thus far!

  7. Interesting and fascinating video as always..
    The video at the beginning scared me..😰😄
    Thank you for sharing another spectacular content..💔🖤💖

  8. Jesus Christ is Lord God of all! God bless you all! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is too difficult for the Lord our God, with Christ, ALL things are possible!

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