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The Outreach Committee chair of our Goatman Memories Club showed me Sean Daly’s article (“The Legend of Goatman,” 9/18) about P.G. County’s legendary ax-swinger. An excellent, long overdue survey of the phenomenon. But with all due respect to the decapitated Ginger, how could Bowie, November 1971, be “the myth’s essential starting point” when we were sharing grisly tales of Goatman in Oxon Hill in the 1960s?

Chevy Chase