Beast of Bray Road

Beast of Bray Road

The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf.

It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall when upright. It is said to weigh between 400 and 700 pounds and have brownish-gray colored fur.

There was a wave of sightings of the beast in the 1980s and 1990s. Explanations to what the creature is are as varied as the creature descriptions itself. It could be an undiscovered species of wild dog, wolf dog, or even a coy dog.

It has also been thought to be hoaxes or misidentification of actual animals. After the release of the sightings in Wisconsin, similar accounts were claimed in Michigan — photographs and videos of the creature were reportedly taken.

In 2002, a film was released that was a little over three minutes long. Near the end, it showed a scene of investigators riding down a dirt road and a creature on all fours that attacked the cameraman. A video of the cameraman after he was found dead showed the body torn in half and one of the officers lost his mind from the incident.

However, in 2010 the films were determined to be fake stemming from Steve Cook’s song, “The Legend,” that was about the creature.

The Beast of Bray Road has been featured in various TV programs, books, songs, newspaper articles, and a 2005 movie called The Beast of Bray Road.

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