Cryptozoology  The Beast of Bray Road  Legend or Fact?

Cryptozoology The Beast of Bray Road Legend or Fact?


Ryan Tremblay is back with an excellent story. This time he writes about
The legend of the Beast of Bray Road. So let’s not waste any more time
Welcome to If………………………………………… Evil fictional werewolves are barking at the
moon in the films, “An American Werewolf in London,” and “An American Werewolf
in Paris,” but did you know many people believe one is roaming the wilds in real life
in the northeastern parts of America? There have been sightings by people who lived
to tell the tale of the Beast of Bray Road for many years (and maybe some sightings by
those who didn’t live to tell the tale!). The Beast of Bray Road is a hairy humanoid
with canine features that was sighted near the towns of Delavan and Elkhorn in Wisconsin,
mainly during the 1990s. It was labeled a Werewolf in local folklore,
however most cryptozoologists have label it as a Sasquatch in order to avoid dealing with
the scientific absurdities involved with werewolves. However, some people think that it is a cryptid
canine instead. Some researchers consider the Beast of Bray
Road to be identical to a kind of Wisconsin Bigfoot named the “Bluff Monster” or the “Eddy.” Other names that have been applied to the
Beast of Bray Road include the “Bear-Wolf” and the “Indigenous Dogman”. The Beast of Bray Road counts as the most
famous of modern American werewolves. It has been in the media regularly since the
first sightings were publicized, and even had a low-budget movie based on its legend. Because of the numerous witnesses who have
claimed to see this creature, the evidence supporting the Beast of Bray Road is far greater
than the evidence supporting almost any other werewolf legend. Cryptozoologists, of course, do not generally
take shapeshifters seriously unless they are fringe cryptozoologists who hold more of a
paranormal view of things. Therefore, as with other werewolf reports,
there is a tendency to force the evidence into a more acceptable interpretation, discarding
whatever circumstances and details of witness testimony that do not fit with the chosen
hypothesis. First of all, there are those try to hold
up something far more normal than the creature as it is described by most witnesses. Some say that all this fuss must be based
around an escaped pet wolf, a large feral dog, a bear, or some other creature that is
known to exist. According to this interpretation, the werewolf-like
characteristics are due to mistaken observations or sheer panic that causes exaggeration of
the animal’s true features. Others think that it is all hallucination,
or that a costumed prankster is behind it all. For those who believe that the Beast of Bray
Road is something out of the ordinary, but not something as radical as an actual werewolf,
cryptozoology is a natural place to turn for possible candidates. Several distinct cryptids, namely the skunk-ape
(an odd relative of Bigfoot), the waheela (or bear-dog) and the canine-like Shunka warakin,
have all been mentioned as possibilities for the real identity of the Beast of Bray Road. All of these creatures would fit with some
of the sightings, but none of these cryptids could account for all the sightings. We would still have to throw out some sightings,
or we would have to assume that some witnesses were mistaken in their descriptions or that
not all witnesses were seeing the same creature. The last main explanation used for the Beast
of Bray Road is that at least two different creatures were being seen in the same area
at the same time, and they ended up getting placed under the same label even though they
should have been studied separately. It is possible that all of these were ordinary
beings, such as wild dogs and costumed pranksters. It is also possible that one or more of these
creatures was a genuine cryptid or mystery animal of some type, perhaps a new species,
or perhaps only a subspecies or some non-native animal secretly released in Wisconsin. There are numerous native American reports
of a werewolf-like creature in this area that stretch back centuries. Modern following of the beast came after an
initial report in 1936 by Mark Schackelman. Schackelman worked as a security guard at
the Saint Coletta Convent when he was on his way home from a long night shift. He was on a stretch of road east of Jefferson
County when he noticed one of the Native American Burial mounds to the west. He slowed the car down slightly when he caught
a glimpse of a shadowy figure standing near the burial site. He realized that the figure was enormous – well
over 7 feet tall. He pulled the car over to take a closer look
and a strange rotting smell hit his nostrils. The creature seemed to be digging into the
burial mound looking for something. The sight became too much for Schackelman
and he jumped back into the car and drove off as fast as possible. After dwelling on what he had seen for a few
days, Schackelman decided to return to the burial site to see if he could find any evidence. When he got back there he was shocked to see
that the creature was still roaming around the area. He got a little closer this time and saw that
it had a humanoid body with a wolf’s head. It’s hands and feet looked human but they
had a sort of twisted feature to their digits. It wasn’t able to talk – it only grunted
at Schackelman. He bravely stared down the creature for a
couple of minutes before it ran off into the nearby wilderness. Many years past before the next sighting of
the Beast. In 1964 the beast was apparently spotted near
the same burial ground and in 1972 a woman reported it outside her house. On this occasion she was petrified of it trying
to get into her home and harming her family. On October 31st, 1989, Doristine Gipson was
travelling down Bray Road when she heard something slam into the side of her car. She pulled over and got out to examine the
damage to her car. The car seemed in decent enough condition
so she had a little walk around to see if she could locate a dead animal. She noticed a large animal about 50 feet away
from her location making a mad dash for her. She quickly jumped back into the car and sped
of into the distance. She didn’t get far before this strange creature
somehow landed on the back end of her vehicle but fell off due to the speed. When she arrived home she quickly called upon
one of her neighbors to tell them what had happened. They both examined the car and found large
gashes to the bodywork around the trunk area. Doristine Gipson’s encounter seemed to spark
off a tidal wave of sightings and a few weeks later 24-year-old Lorraine Endrizzi reported
an incident. She was also driving down Bray Road when she
noticed a strange animal crouching at the side of the road. She slowed down to get a closer look and was
horrified by what she saw. Up until 1989, sightings of the Beast were
relatively rare. However, during the period from 1989 through
1991, this cryptid became much more visible. It is hard to know if this was due to an increasing
population in the local area or if perhaps they were multiple beasts prowling through
Elkhorn. The increase in reports is also linked to
the fact the local media mentioned an encounter a woman named Doristine Gipson had with the
Beast, which seems to have made several people feel more comfortable sharing their story. Gipson’s story was particularly terrifying
because the Beast appears to have been planning to attack her physically. She reported feeling a jolt against one of
her tires while driving home on October 31 which prompted her to stop her vehicle and
get out to look around for any injured animals. Suddenly, she caught sight of a large beast
sprinting toward her, and she scrambled back to her car. Gipson said that as she was driving away,
the beast threw itself onto the back of her vehicle but was unable to hold on. After hearing Gipson’s story, Scott Bray
revealed he had an encounter in 1989 similar to what happened in 1972. Once again, the beast left a large footprint
behind, and there were multiple occurrences on Bray’s property located on Bray Road,
which seemed to indicate the beast had been nearby. Shockingly, there were three other reported
sightings in 1989, making that year more prolific than the several decades preceding it. The first of these three additional incidents
involved a man named Russell Gest who became terrified after seeing a humongous creature
he described as standing upright like a bear but having canine features. Local bar manager Lori Endrizzi drove past
the beast in 1989, and she stated its eyes were glowing even though her headlights were
not shining on them. Initially, she thought someone was kneeling
in the road, but once she got within 6 feet of the beast, she was able to recognize distinctive
features such as fur, pointed ears and fangs. The next incident involved schoolchildren,
and it reached the ears of adults after bus driver Pat Lester overheard Heather Bowey
talking about it. According to Bowey’s version of events,
she and some friends were on their way home after playing when they spotted what they
believed was a large dog walking by the creek. The children called to the dog because they
wanted to pet it, and they were shocked when it turned out to be a beast which stood up
on its hind legs and began charging at them. Fortunately, everyone was able to get away
safely, but it is a virtual certainty their encounter haunted their nightmares for many
years. From 1990 to 1991, there were several reported
sightings of random creatures which appeared bear-like or wolf-like. Mike Etten, a local dairy farmer, saw a creature
in March 1990 he initially thought was a bear. However, it was acting in an unusual manner
and was sitting like a raccoon while holding onto its food with its front paws. Etten acknowledges he had been drinking at
the time of this sighting but thinks his intoxication was the reason he tried to rationalize what
he saw was a bear instead of the Beast. Etten finally came forward with his story
after hearing so many other reports. The beast was covered in brownish grey hair
and had long fangs protruding from it’s mouth. It’s head looked like a wolf’s head with
large pointed ears sticking out the side of it. She also claimed that it was extremely well
built with a heavy muscle tone. So we are at a point when we should ask if
there is more evidence than only witness sightings ?
The answer is yes and it comes in the form of The Gable footage: A short film was released online in 2002 and
initially listed as actual footage from the 70s. The three minute and 31-second clip is very
grainy and showcases people having fun on snowmobiles. Near the end of the clip, a creature appears
and lunges at the camera. The original Gable Film has been widely debated,
and people claim it contains either the Beast of Bray Road or the Michigan Dogman. It was stated in 2010 on the show “Monster
Quest” that the first Gable Film and the second one released later on were hoaxes,
but it is impossible for anyone other than the people directly involved to know if this
is true. What we do know is any video footage of a
supernatural creature is subjected to intense scrutiny by the public, and it’s possible
the person in possession of these films decided to state publicly they were a hoax to stop
answering constant questions about the apparent werewolf they had captured on film. 2003:
Until 2003, the beast was always seen as a solitary creature. Everything changed when Katie Zahn and a few
of her friends spotted a group of three creatures picking up water from a river and drinking
out of their hands in a way consistent with humans instead of animals. Zahn stated all three of the creatures appeared
to be wolf-like, and she and her friends ran away after the beasts stood up, turned around
and looked at them. If this account is accurate, it helps explain
why the beast has been seen so many different times. After all, it would be much more difficult
for three werewolves to hide than just one. 2006: In 2006, DNR worker Steve Krueger had a terrifying
experience while working on Holly Hill Road in Wisconsin. The cab of the truck he was driving started
shaking suddenly, so he looked into his rearview mirror to see what was happening. Krueger told the local NBC affiliate he saw
a large creature with a big snout and black hair most likely between six and seven feet
tall. Krueger was able to shake the Beast out of
the back of his pickup truck by throwing his vehicle into drive and quickly accelerating. Around the same time as Krueger’s sighting,
there were two young boys playing on a trampoline on Holly Hill Road, who reported seeing a
hairy monster emerge from the nearby woods. Each of the 2006 reports was investigated
by Linda Godfrey, and she stated she believes the Bray Road Beast is real and is possibly
a Timberwolf that has adapted or evolved in a very unusual way, perhaps with the assistance
of the supernatural. It is easy for skeptics to claim all these
sightings are some mass delusion, but this doesn’t explain the physical evidence left
behind in some cases. Additionally, it is important to note most
of the stories have remained consistent even when there has not been any news coverage. The obvious reality is that there’s no good
reason to doubt the Beast of Bray Road exists. Therefore, it is important to be careful anytime
you find yourself near Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and make sure you take a camera with you so
you can try to capture the beast on film. So what did you think of these sightings,
what do you think is out there let me know your thoughts in the comments below
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23 thoughts on “Cryptozoology The Beast of Bray Road Legend or Fact?

  1. DONT FORGET TO HIT THAT REMINDER BUTTON
    This weekends premiere is all set. Its a special collab video written by Ryan who you may remember from a couple of other videos. I hope you can join me for a chat, don't forget to hit that reminder button. Feel free to share an invite.
    Thanks as always
    best wishes
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  2. I've got my alarm set. I shall be present and accounted for on the premiere, IF. I'm excited to hear what others might think of the Beast of Bray Road. Is it a misidentified Sasquatch? An upright Canid species? An urban legend created by children on Halloween? Maybe a precursor to the vast amount of Dogman encounters? I'll leave that up to the viewers. Anyone who knows me or knows of me is already aware of where I stand. If you're wondering where to find this WereWolf, Rumor has it he hangs out down at Trader Vic's. Might find him drinking a Pina Coloda. Compliment on his hair..it's always perfect. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ΉπŸ’€πŸ‘»πŸ‘½πŸ•΅πŸ•΄πŸ‘£πŸΊπŸΎ

  3. Greetings Earth-linksπŸ˜† This was most interesting. Great work on Ryans end ( tail end? ) lol. I think this Cryptic is of the upright Wolves. Not of the Were type either. Thanks for the chat, always great to see you all for 'We are IF' βœŒπŸ˜†

  4. Dude, listen to your narration. Are you reading the script from flash cards? I've heard you do much better in the past. Your pauses are at the wrong times.

  5. This is one beast I have never heard about an believe me i won't be going to bray road ever … I do hope to see more about this creature

  6. The big man of the woods best friend is the werewolf’s . It said by hunter that they been seen together or Maybe working together! I’m only Relying the information that I’ve heard from various sources. But if true that’s quite amazing. Thank you love the videoπŸ‘

  7. I don't rule out a hybrid dog-bear creature. For some unfathomable reason, it would not surprise me at all it they existed.

  8. You know, those kids were a little bit silly, if you see a two meters tall dog the last thing you do is pet it.

  9. Very interesting and well done!! Loved it!! Excellent narration and video! I mean who knows after all look at the Platypus! Talk about an animal that defies logic!! It's a mammal that has the body of a beaver including the tail of a beaver but wait it has a bill like a duck! It lays eggs but it's young nurse from the mother after they hatch!! And the males have poisonous spurs near their legs, I mean poisonous like a reptile! Talk about an animal that is an oxymoron! πŸ€”β€οΈ

  10. I'm late again..πŸ˜’
    Nah,.. I'm just want to save the best for last..πŸ˜‰
    Watching videos like this about Werewolves makes you wonder that they are real and not some kind of fairytale stories..
    Amazing video as always.. And thanks of course to Ryan Tremblay for the awesome information..πŸ˜ŠπŸ’žπŸ‘πŸ’–

  11. The people directly involved did state the Gable film was a fake. They showed the vehicles, the camera they used and explained how they wanted it to look like an old movie.

  12. I was driving north of Milwaukee when I saw one standing beside the interstate beside a sign. It was 15 miles north of the outskirts of Milwaukee. It stood almost as tall as the sign which was a 10ft sign. one of those mileage signs. on the south bound traffic side
    There were around 15 dead deer that were all right next to each other there on the side of the highway. There was also a dead cougar it looked mangled. It was night time and I only saw it for a few seconds. It could have been a sasquatch too I guess. But it was too big to be a black bear and it's fur was nothing like a bear. grey fur with silver tips.

  13. At 9:23 there is a pic that pops up. Alleged Dogman profile body shot on the right, on the left I assume is supposed to be a close up of the face of the same animal. But u can clearly see its a guy with a mullet, facial hair, and glasses smiling with his teeth showing that has been heavily blurred out, twice as much as the alleged body shot which is also blurry af as well. And the dude on the right is mullet free. Minor detail i suppose. But still. Lazy bluffers, why waste your time? Put in the work so U can at least attempt to fool someone. Damn.

  14. I don't believe in this werewolf creature but I have seen convincing Sasquatch videos and some of them had infants on their backs and doing things people cannot do. Who knows. πŸ€”

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