Nalusa Falaya is an evil and devious creature from the myths of the Choctaw Native Americans. They were said to have a human body with sharp spines protruding from their back, their body covered with hair and their heads with small eyes and pointed ears. The Nalusa Falay adults would hide in the swamps and call to travelers, when their victim came close, the Nalusa Falaya would jump out and scare their victim unconscious.
Then they would jump on the unconscious victim and consume them. The Choctaw elders would warn the tribe not to go out at night and to travel in groups when the Nalusa Falaya were near.
The first known encounter of the Michigan Dogman occurred in 1887 in Wexford County, when two lumberjacks saw a creature which they described as having a man’s body and a dog’s head. It has also been spotted many times in the Upper Peninsula by locals.
In 1938 in Paris, Michigan, Robert Fortney was attacked by five wild dogs and said that one of the five walked on two legs. Reports of similar creatures also came from Allegan County in the 1950s, and in Manistee and Cross Village in 1967.