- "Randi, bogmen don't run around. They just lie there, they sink and they rot."
- ―Ian Matheson
A bogman, or boggie, is a figure of European folklore. A bogman is created when a body is buried in the shallow marsh or moorlands of a heath. The acidic peat from the heath preserves the body and radically reduces the rate of decay.
A bogman was the central antagonist of the second episode of the NBC television series She-Wolf of London entitled "The Bogman of Letchmoor Heath". In the episode, the mortal remains of two-hundred year-old Atticus Grey were disinterred by an elderly seamstress named Gertie and brought to a local tavern called the Three Horseshoes. A priest made note of the noose around the bogman's neck and declared that he was not given a Christian burial and may in fact have been a criminal. Atticus Grey returned to life and began killing several people in the heath. It was mythology professor Ian Matheson and his assistant Randi Wallace who ultimately determined that the noose around the creature's neck was the only thing that could return him to an inert state.
DC Comics created a military strike force team called the Creature Commandos, all of whom were patterned after classic monsters. The second iteration of the team included a character called the Bogman, who was a pastiche of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.