The tale really gained traction in the twentieth century. A disc jockey named Steve Cook played the song "The Legend" as an April Fool's day joke in 1987. After the song air, reports of sightings poured into the station. According to author Linda S. Godfrey the area around Kalamazoo and the Manistee National Forest are hotspots. (My sister lives by Kalamazoo. I better tell her to watch out!)
Ever since, people from all over Michigan have reported seeing dogmen.
Except me. I can say I have yet to see a dogman or dogboy. I didn't even know it was a thing most of my life. Of course, now that I'm aware of it, and being from Michigan myself, I really want to write a story featuring the dogman.
What cryptozoological creatures does your state have? Ever seen one? Bigfoot maybe? He likes to hog the limelight.