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The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf
by Linda S. Godfrey (Goodreads Author)
In the early 1990s people around the small town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, claimed to see strange, hairy, wolf-headed creatures that sometimes walked upright and seemed not afraid of man. The canid sensation was soon dubbed Beast of Bray Road, after the location of the first reported sightings. Author Linda Godfrey began investigating this story and soon found herself in the m ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by Prairie Oak Press
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In Wisconsin, some residents have reported seeing a creature that looks sort of like a werewolf. It's been sited along Bray Road a number of times. The author recounts the stories with a great deal of humor. She does believe the eye witnesses have seen something unusual. But, not wanting to be "dogmatic," she doesn't take sides on what the eyewitnesses may be seeing. A really fun, but spooky, read!
I've been waiting to read this book for quite some time. When I finally tracked it down via interlibrary loan, I dug in with great anticipation. I'm almost finished with the book--only 15 pages to go--and I find myself disappointed. The author does a nice job of pulling together the various "werewolf" sightings throughout Wisconsin's history. As she did a great deal of fieldwork in relation to contemporary sightings, this is definitely the strength of the book. Where the book falls short, howeve ...more
A fun read for anyone who is interested in cryptozoology, and especially if the reader is also from Wisconsin. The author does a good job of reporting on local sightings of strange creatures as well as giving a broader overview of werewolf lore; and she does so with a good deal of humor!