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FAQs, or Things Enquiring Minds Want to Know

1. Most frequently asked question, paws down, is...what is the Beast, really? Natural animal, or supernatural? Answer: I don't know. We simply don't have enough evidence to say yet. And there is a high probability that everyone is not always seeing the same thing. There could be a biological, physical animal seen by some while others see phantoms or supernatural entities from a variety of sources.
2. Second most frequently asked question is...have I (meaning me, Linda Godfrey) seen the creature? Answer: Nope, although I would like to. I've hiked many Kettle Moraine Trails, camped out in sightings areas, and have driven to sites in Wisconsin, Michigan and other states. But to my knowledge, no one with the exception of a handful of previous witnesses has been able to go out and actually see the creature on purpose.
3. What time of day is the Manwolf most frequently seen? Answer: Most sightings occur between 10:30 pm and 5 a.m. but some have occurred either at twilight or in daytime hours.
4. What time of year is the Manwolf most frequently seen? Answer: Sighting occur all year round, but peak in Wisconsin between August and October when high cornfields facilitate covert movement.
5. Where can I camp out on Bray Road to see the werewolf? Answer: Nowhere. The land on Bray Road is privately owned and is under increasing development. People who see you on their land will call the sheriff and report you for trespassing. You must obtain permission from landowners to walk in the fields or woods. Besides, the Beast has been reported there only a handful of times since the early 90s. You'd be better off camping in one of the many Kettle Moraine forest campgrounds and hiking the more remote trails. BTW, stealing the Bray Road road sign is not cool, it's criminal and disrespectful of the town.
6. Is the creature often seen near cemeteries? Answer: As sightings continue to pile up, I see more and more near cemeteries, crossroads and sacred sites. Water and some type of cover like brush or cornfields are the most consistent characteristics of sightings sites.
7. Is the Beast of Bray Road a Native American legend? Answer: Many tribes have legends that relate people turning into wolves or dogs, such as the Navaho Skinwalker or Cree Skinchanger. There is a mistaken notion that the creature might be a Windigo, but these are usually described as 20-tall skeletal creatures made partly of ice and related to starvation cannibalism. See both of my books for detailed discussions of relevant Native American beliefs.
8. How long have the sightings been going on? Answer: If you don't count old loup-garou legends from places like Green Bay or Detroit, MI, the earliest reported incident happened in 1936 outside Jefferson, Wisconsin.
9. Does the creature hurt humans? Answer: contrary to a werewolf slasher DVD that uses my title, "The Beast of Bray Road," I do only one report of a human being scratched by a Manwolf, although many people have been thoroughly frightened by its aggressive actions and posture. It seems to be more of a scavenger and hunter of small game and deer. Its main aim when encountered is to get out of sight as quickly as possible.
10. How do I report a sighting? Email me, please at WRITE link below. Include as much information as possible, including date (or closest estimate), time of day, weather, lighting conditions, location, terrain or environment of location, what you were doing when sighting occurred, type of vehicle if driving, direction in which you were traveling, whether you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, what the creature was doing when spotted, which direction it appeared from if moving, whether it was on two legs or four, approx. height and weight, color, fur description, head shape, ears, eyes, teeth or claws if visible, if tail was seen, shape of legs, any sounds or smells, any thoughts or emotions that occurred to you during the sighting, how you felt afterward, whether you observed creature leave the scene, any interactions between you and the creature, whether you returned to check for evidence such as footprints or hair, and whether you have seen other unusual things such as ghosts or UFOs. I always keep names confidential on request.

 

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