Something is crawling through the northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan woods. At this point, its almost impossible to separate the real reports and sightings, from the hoaxs, from those looking to use local legends to promote songs, books, and movies. Its all those elements, rolled into one werewolf like creature that occasionally pops out of no where to terrorize a hunter, camper, or other witnesses that is the Beast of Bray Road And The Michigan Dogman.
The recent Beast of Bray Road reports start in the early 1980s, with a report of a creature on a rural road outside of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Local media picked up the story, more sighting came in and the Beast of Bray Road became the “American Werewolf”, with it own specialists, books, MonsterQuest episodes and profiles and even movies.
Then add in the The Michigan Dogman. Steve Cook, Traverse City radio personality and chronicler of the Dogman since 1987, released a weird 3 minute video thru the Creative Commons license, that is claimed to have bought it at a garage sale.
Full credit back to Mindstage Productions.
“What you are about to see is an enhanced digital version of the original 8mm film. This is the third and most labor intensive enhancement to date. Not much happens for the first 2.5 minutes, but it does help establish the timeline. The interesting parts of the film begin when the camera perspective moves to the inside of the truck.”
And then weirder yet with this video, which runs like a spooky follow up to the original video. The person who posted the video claims the victim’s name was Aaron Gable. I presume that is the top half of him we see in the red plaid shirt at 50 seconds.
WKBT out of La Crosse reports that Zach Rueckheim and his father got over 11 minutes of shakey dark video footage of an UFO over Monroe County Wisconsin last Saturday night. The video is embedded below.
The object changed colors from green to red as they watched it for almost a half hour from their farm outside of Sparta.
“I have no idea. It could be a goverment thing, I don’t know, it could be aliens. I have no idea,” says Zach Rueckheim.
Gordon Stewart, director of the UW-La Crosse Planetarium, went on record saying “I don’t think it’s a meteor. I don’t think it’s a comet. No comet I’ve ever seen behaves like that. I don’t think it’s a satellite because a satellite would move regular. I could suspect first by its behavior of being a weather balloon.”
National Weather Service out of the Twin Cities does send out weather balloons twice a day, so there’s a possibility it could be something from their office. But he says he’ll checking, just to make sure he knows exactly what it was.
The National Weather Service out of the Twin Cities sends out weather balloons twice a day. Weather balloons can get up to 100 feet across when they’re in the atmosphere, so they could be easy for people to spot.