What is the Beast of Bray Road? Why we believe it’s more than just a myth. A detailing of the shocking real werewolf sightings in Wisconsin.
It’s easy enough to dismiss the werewolf as pure myth, a psychological projection of the inner, bestial nature of human beings, conjured from the depths of our communal subconscious, from a time when we lived in direct contact with the wilderness. This dark vein of the human soul—a race memory, perhaps—runs deep enough to account for the prevalence of the lycanthropic legend. No other explanation is necessary. Yet other explanations do present themselves. What if people, throughout history, have literally seen a type creature matching in every respect the description of a werewolf? It turns out, in one location over the past couple of centuries, people have.
Yes, Wisconsin, of all places, has a werewolf. Called “The Beast of Bray Road,” after the principal area it prefers, this bipedal, hairy creature with a protruding snout has terrified more than a few eyewitnesses. It seems to have some connection to Native American spirituality, frequently encountered near reputed burial grounds. Tribal natives repeat stories, told to them by their ancestors, of shapeshifting fiends endemic of the Wisconsin wilds. Does such a creature exist in reality? The numerous men and women unlucky enough to have run into the Beast are firm believers. Do you believe?