Strange Dog in Human Form: Myth or Fact

Why do people still believe in these bizarre stories?  I guess it must be the fascination with the weird and the wonderful.  Science has taught us that some mutation, some unlikely freak of nature will pop up now and again.  But not in this case.  Read on, my friend, for the story below is clearly a hoax.

Notice how they pick on Africa, particularly Nigeria, whenever they want a new internet hoax or just to revive an old one. So I found this in my inbox:

Mystery in Nigeria: Dogs With Human Body Found In Badagry!

Posted by emnnews on Sep 30th, 2009 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Strange dog in human form

Residents of Badagry in the Badagry Local Government area of Lagos state of Nigeria woke up this morning to a strange discovery- a dog with a human body, tending its poppies (three in number). The puppies were also in human form.

A Badagry local hunter, Mr Ahutoyi who had gone on a hunting expedition overnight was arriving from his adventure when he bumped into the strange creatures in thick forest in the town’s suburb where he made the discovery. He promptly alerted the local residents.

Ahutoyi was amazed as he claimed the strange discovery was his worse sight in his 25 years of hunting expedition and claimed that he roared in a loud voice on the discovery. His courage as a hunter however emboldened him to approach the creatures. He quickly ran into the near suburb to alert residents to the thick forest where the strange discovery had been made.

A group of youth however on arrival at the scene of the animals removed them and took them to a local church in Badagry where indigenes of the city now troop in hundreds to catch a glimpse of the bizarre creatures.

The news having spread to Lagos and Benin Republic had attracted visitors in large numbers to the church where they (the dogs) are being taken care of.

However, reports claimed Police and investigating authorities have been alerted while the creatures are still being viewed by residents of Lagos state and Benin Republic indigenes.

Image in email.
Image in email.
Same family on the artist's site. Source:
Same family on the artist's site. Source:


The report was credited to one Paul Oloyede, and it really got me thinking. I am not a fan of supermarket tabloids so I began looking for logical explanations.

Two things came to mind: genetic engineering and bestiality. Then I thought that bestiality would not produce offspring so could the answer possibly lie in the realm of genetic engineering?

I mean, a third reason kept hammering at my mind but would God need to permit this freak of nature as a sign of His coming?

Them humanlike limbs looked bizarre indeed so I decided to conduct a little search. Within seconds I discovered that it was all a hoax.

According to this link to the right the thing is a sculpture by an artist and has been making rounds on internet for some time.

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Ig 7 years ago

Thanks very much for that... its relieving to know that its not true!

These tabliods sef!!

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glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse Author


Thanks for the visit.

Yea. I had to check for scam the moment I saw the story.

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Its tnt 6 years ago from God's own Country

Oh sure, what a sight it would be if these thing go on. Amazing things can happen but dogs and humans physique link is not very close to believing. The artist surely has talent by the way!

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glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse Author

Thanks Its tnt for your input. So incredible yet these kind of hoax thrive on the net every day.

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PaperNotes 5 years ago

I surely did not believe it when I first saw it!

Me 5 years ago

You needed to do some searching to realise it was a hoax? Just look at it...of course it's fake!

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glendoncaba 5 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse Author

@ PaperNotes: To think that for some it's hook, line and sinker all swallowed!

@ To the last commenter with name of 'Me':

Thanks for visiting but you evidently had not read the entire article or you would have come across

"Them humanlike limbs looked bizarre indeed so I decided to conduct a little search. Within seconds I discovered that it was all a hoax".

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Gloshei 4 years ago from France

What a scary thought good job it's just a hoax but makes you think, with all the cross breeding what type of animal will they come up with?

Thanks for sharing

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Carl8033 3 years ago

There has been a large number of such hoaxes of late think it is just a matter of guys getting bored or something. Thanks for sharing.

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