Sunday, August 7, 2011

An American Werewolf in Wisconsin - The Beast of Bray Road - Elkhorn, Wisconsin

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, something strange was seen lurking along the roads near Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  Bray Road to be exact, which has since lent its name to the half wolf/half man beast that has been spotted.  It has become known as The Beast of Bray Road.  Although some believe this is just a ghostly tale of a demon that haunts the remote areas of the mid west, many believe that this creature is a werewolf of sorts that is a real animal.
Some believe The Beast of Bray Road is a myth or ghost story made up to scare people, others believe it is a real werewolf like animal

Most people who have seen the beast claim that they stumbled upon it while it was feeding along a road.  It had all of the features of a wolf, fur, pointed ears, claws, snout with fangs, yet it was kneeling or crouching just like a man would and could stand on its hind legs to a height of 6 ft, most unlike a wolf.  Some believe this to be a "bigfoot" type creature seen in other parts of Wisconsin nicknamed the "Bluff Monster", however witnesses say that the features of this creature were too dog like to be that of an ape.  Area resident Linda Godfrey was a skeptic at first, but then became a believer and went on to become the author of the book titled, "The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf".

Sightings of stange creatures like this are not uncommon in other parts of the country.  In the south western United States and parts of Latin America there is the tale of the Chupacabra.  In the eastern United States the New Jersey Devil haunts the hills of several states.

Although a rash of sightings occurred in the early 1990s, some say reports of this wolf-like creature have been seen as early as the 1930s. A night watchman at convent described seeing a creature that closely matches the descriptions of the Beast of Bray Road. Reports since the 1990s have been few and far between.  There have also been sightings of a similar creature in other nearby states such as Michigan.  This is not uncommon for animals to seem to have disappeared then reappear.  The timber wolf all but disappeared from areas of the north east, but have recently been seen more and more. Perhaps the beast moved on to new territory or it may have just become more elusive and still be walking among us today!

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