North American Dogman Project

   cryptid dogman research 

Welcome to the NADP

About NADP:

 The NADP is made up of volunteers in many states of the continental US and growing. The majority of our members have backgrounds in the fields of law enforcement, military, and other crypto groups. Most are experienced observers, hunters and possess good tracking experience and ability. NADP members have professional technical knowledge, in handling equipment for evidence collection purposes. Our team is available 24x7x365, and we welcome anyone who is willing to aid us in the hunt.

Currently we have 575 members around the world. - updated 7-18-19

NADP Mission:

 The goal of the NADP is to gather as much information about the creature phenomenon known as the "Dogman'. We seek to unite researchers and investigators in one common goal and that is to organize, network, research, and report.



Joedy Cook

  •  Retired U.S. Army and Iraq war Veteran.
    He is one of the most active Dogman & Bigfoot researchers in the State of Ohio. Originally, he was a member of the Cincinnati UFO research group A.S.K. but realized that his interests were more in the field of cryptozoology. Joedy has been studying the Dogman & Bigfoot phenomenon since 1991 and is the author of several books;  He founded the North America Dogman Project ,Cryptid Seekers, as well as the Ohio Center for Bigfoot Studies. CO-Producer of the NADP DVD Documentaries : Wisconsin Werewolf, The Germantown Werewolf  and The Beast of Land Between the Lakes.  Joedy has appeared on several television programs, which discuss large primates in North America, including the History Channel’s Monster quest, SyFy Channel’s Sightings & Encounters and The Learning Channel’s Top Ten Mysteries of the World. Destination America's Mysteries and monsters in America Today, Joedy lives in Cincinnati and can be seen giving presentations at paranormal and cryptid conventions across the state and Canada. 


Adam Davis

Coming soon...


David Jones - Tech

  • Born and raised in Michigan
  • U.S.Army Communications Specialist Germany 1983-1989
  • Single father of two grown kids. 
  • Professional IT Analyst since 1991. 
  • Active Paranormal Investigator since 2005. EVP ghost voice specialist with a massive evidence archive on youtube to include a bigfoot encounter. Project Paranormal Investigations.
  • NADP Tech responsible for all things technical in capturing video and audio evidence of Dogman. 
  • Producer, Director, Editor for NADP LBL and Wisconsin Documentaries


News - 6/15/19

Additional Information

An animal -- which may be a bobcat or mountain lion -- is worrying neighbors in Georgetown.Author:


Jay Wallis Published: 9:41 PM CDT June 13, 2019Updated: 1:13 PM CDT June 14, 2019

GEORGETOWN, Texas — EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated with a response from Texas Parks and Wildlife. The video above was published prior to their response.

Animal owners in Williamson County have recently lost many pets and livestock to something killing and eating them. A Texas game warden in Williamson County said a mountain lion is likely behind the attacks.

Louisville Metro Animal Services says they are looking into this.

As for the cases involving the llamas and donkeys, they still don’t know what killed those animals. 

"Based on what (a neighbor) told me, it sounds like it was a mountain lion," Game Warden Joel Campos said. "However, since I didn't see it, I can't confirm that."

However, Steve Lightfoot, the press office manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife, is offering a different explanation.

"Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens were contacted but were not able to confirm that the goat was killed by a mountain lion because the evidence had already been buried ... The evidence presented in the interview (re: chickens missing) does not match typical mountain lion behaviors. In fact, similar events in the area and information shared with TPWD suggests the culprits could be dogs or a coyote."

Whatever the culprits are, ranch owners are saying something is killing their animals in Williamson County. 

Marya Welch lives in Georgetown and has had some trouble with one of these animals. She recently went outside to find her miniature pet goat torn apart in the corner of her pen.

"She was an African pygmy, and her name was Penny," Welch said. "I just cried my eyes out. She had big dime-size puncture wounds where her throat was. It was devastating to lose her because she was just the sweetest goat."

 Welch said she called game warden Campos to tell him what had happened. Campos said since the goat was buried before he could make it out there, he can't be certain what is out there right now.   

"I called my neighbor to let him know that this had happened to my goat and he said, 'I've lost 25 chickens,'" Welch said.

That neighbor is Kance Sefcik, who sells chicken eggs as a part of his business.

"Customers come and buy firewood from me," Sefcik said. "I sell them a few eggs for a good price." 

A couple of weeks ago, one of Sefcik's workers forgot to put the chickens up for the night, which caused a major hit to his business.

"They roost in the coup, and they all have their own place," Sefcik said. "I went out of town for business in Louisiana and when I came back, one of my workers forgot to put them up just one night. That one night, something got in there and took about 25 of them."

After talking with a couple of different neighbors, Sefcik said he believed his chickens had been taken away by some animal.

"The neighbors over here had 20 chickens and 10 ducks disappear about the same time my chickens did," Sefcik said. "This was from a mountain lion."

Welch hopes no one else loses a pet like Penny.

"I want to let people know in this area that this thing is here," Welch said.

Mountain lion sightings are rare in this area, but they do happen. A home security camera captured one in January crossing a yard in Leander, near this Georgetown area


NADP update:

Texas NADP researchers are looking into this.