Category Archives: Monsters

THE BRAY ROAD BEAST

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“In the early 1990’s a rural Wisconsin community called Elkhorn was at the center of a series of real-life werewolf sightings. As a local reporter, Linda Godfrey, began her investigation into the “Beast of Bray Road,” and other reports from around the county. For the subsequent three decades, the Beast of Bray Road has been the most infamous Wisconsin resident there is.”
BLURB FROM AMAZON PRIME

The Official “Beast of Bray Road” Trailer

RATING:  5 Charley’s.
Any video with Seth Breedlove’s name attached to it is a must watch. This particular video, more so. It includes first-hand, reputable eye-witness testimony of what people believe to be a “Werewolf.”

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Linda Godfrey was a reporter at the time in 1992 when the Beast of Bray road made its’ ominous appearance in Elkhorn WI. Here, Godfrey showcases her first article about the local “Werewolf.”

Featured in the video is Linda Godfrey, investigator and author. Godfrey is the original reporter who broke the Bray Beast story, plus other paranormal events in Elkhorn WI., including animal mutilations and UFO sightings. Mind you all of these events and terrifying encounters are just the tip of the iceberg in this well produced piece of Fortean gold.

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Paranormal Investigator Jay Bachochin of Elkhorn, agrees with Godfrey that Wisconsin has long been a hot-spot of paranormal activity.

Still the question remains, why is this four and half mile long lonely country road subject to reoccurring visits from a “Werewolf?”

Paranormal Investigator Jay Bachochin, along with Linda Godfrey recounts descriptions of the Beast as told to them by eye-witnesses.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
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If not, $2.99 to rent, $8.99 to buy.

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Artist’s concept of an encounter of the Beast reported by a Mother and her daughter. The “Werewolf” ran across Bray road right in front of their car.  The creature was pursuing  a deer.

REFERENCES:
Was This Wisconsin Town Terrorized by a Werewolf?
Inside Edition YouTube Channel – Eyewitness interviews.
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Lee Hampel, farms a 47 acre tract of hay, adjacent to Bray road. He had so much unusual activity on his property, that he installed trail cams for added security.

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One of Hampel’s cameras caught a mysterious grey mist hovering over a deer carcass. When he went to check for footprints, the deer was gone.
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A  trail cam catches a “trespasser” hurtling over Hampel’s field. Obviously not a plane or a helicopter. What was it?

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On the Trail of Bigfoot
Watch all eight episodes: FREE ON YOUTUBE.

Official “On the Trail of Bigfoot” promo clip.
Directed and told from the perspective of Seth Breedlove, “On the Trail of… Bigfoot” was filmed across the United States during 2018. In scope, it’s one of the most ambitious projects Small Town Monsters has ever attempted.
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On the Trail of Champ the Monster in Lake Champlain 
Watch all five episodes: FREE ON YOUTUBE.

Official “On the Trail of Champ” promo clip.
This series explores the fascinating history of Lake Champlain, from its natural history to the history of human beings living by the lake as well as a detailed look into the origins of Lake Champlain monster sightings in the past few hundred years. Included are theories about the monster as presented by the foremost “Champ” Investigators.
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GET THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL:
The Beast of Bray Road: Trailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf
By Linda S. Godfrey
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The original account of the 1992 bombshell news story that revealed reports of werewolf-like creatures in southeast Wisconsin.  Godfrey provides plenty of evidence to think about, with sightings of related creatures, Native American connections, historic lore and a keen-eyed look at possible explanations. Once fully digested, this book may induce readers everywhere to keep a more careful eye out as they travel lonely country roads after dark.
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Interested in more “Werewolves and Dog Men?”
See my review of  Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow
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THE EYES OF THE MOTHMAN

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Toting his cameras to the backwoods of West Virginia, documentarian Matthew J. Pellowski attempts to unmask the mystery of the Mothman, a strange, winged creature sighted by four friends in the ‘60s that appeared to spawn a rash of tragic deaths. The incident has gone unexplained for decades but many locals believe that they, too, saw the Mothman…and some fear they might see him again.
Blurb from Amazon Prime

OFFICIAL TRAILER

RATING: 5 Charley’s
The name, Abominable Snowman, was coined in 1921 from foot prints reportedly discovered during the British Mount Everest expedition*. It took almost 100 years for the mythological beast to enter into our collective unconscious to become a cultural icon in the U.S. Now called Bigfoot, Sasquatch and numerous other regional names, we may be very soon on the cusp of acknowledging its existence.

Fast forward to November 12th 1966. Two young couples encounter a terrifying apparition with two huge glowing red eyes that takes flight and pursues their car up to speeds of 100 miles per hour. They escape to a police station and shudder while they make their report of a “large flying man with ten-foot wings”, following their car.”* Thus the legend of Mothman is born.

In comparison to the Abominable Snowman, it’s only taken Mothman 50 years to become a recognizable and accepted cultural icon to the public in general. You don’t have to be a Fortean expert to know who or what Mothman is. Of course many factors have helped speed up this process. The internet for one, social media for the other.
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What did this massive UFO (Artist’s conception) seen by
multiple eyewitness, have to do with the Mothman and
the disappearance of Merle Partridge’s dog, Bandit?

But the real reason for Mothman’s rise to fame was on the fateful night of November 12th 1966. That sighting event kicked off a series of unexplainable paranormal activity that lasted for 13 months and ended with the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant West Virginia.
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The memorial plaque for the victims of that tragic event.

The  intense activity consisted of repeated encounters with the Mothman, UFO sightings, visitations of the fearful Men-in-Black, unexplained flashes of lights, chilling ghost-like activity in the
town and more.

This two and a half hour documentary, with interviews of actual eyewitnesses, covers all the aspects of the Mothman mystery and his infamous visit to Point Pleasant.
REMEMBER, BEWARE THE GLOWING RED EYES!

*Wikipedia – Yeti.
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**Wikipedia – Mothman.
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REFERENCES:
BREAKING NEWS: March 18, 2020
IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE
NONHUMAN RESEARCH AGENCY
Robert A. Goerman – Founder and Director
Robert Goerman reveals “The Inverse Law of Mothman.” It states that “Truth decreases as the audience increases.” He explains that, “Ongoing research for contemporary articles, books, and documentaries not only continue to be based upon compromised groundwork, but the mythology has evolved into weapons-grade balonium. The report is available online:
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Love the word “Balonium.”

(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
Get the Book that started it all!
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THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
By John Keel

Translated into over thirteen languages, John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecy is an unsettling true story of the paranormal that has long been regarded as a classic in the literature of the unexplained.
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“There hasn’t been a book written in the last 20 years that deals with mysterious beings, Men in Black, UFOs, or paranormal phenomenon in general that John Keel is not referenced to or quoted in. From his winning Ufologist of the year in 1967 at one of the first UFO conferences hosted by Jim Moseley’s Saucer News, to his sad passing on July 2009 at the age of 79. No one person has made a bigger contribution to modern Fortean studies than Keel.”
Bernie  O’Connor
www.videosofthedamned.com

MORE JOHN KEEL –
Doug Skinner,
John Keel’s friend for 19 years maintains
www.johnkeel.com in memory of Keel’s legacy. Log on
to view letters Keel exchanged with other UFO investigators.
Also many of his research notes.

Visit John Keel’s Wikipedia Page:

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OTHER MOTHMAN BOOKS:
Books by Loren Coleman
LOREN COLEMAN is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists. In 1960 he started his fieldwork, and after years pursuing cryptozoological mysteries, he began writing. He is the author of numerous books on cryptozoology, including Bigfoot: The True Story of Apes in America and many other titles. Coleman is the founder and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine  (http://cryptozoologymuseum.com). Loren Coleman can be followed on Twitter at @CryptoLoren and on his blog, www.cryptozoonews.com.

Mothman: Evil Incarnate
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With new material by Loren Coleman, extensive annotations on each chapter of The Mothman Prophecies, a detailed Mothman death list, and a gallery of images, Mothman: Evil Incarnate comprises the most up-to-date information on Mothman phenomena. In addition to providing context to John Keel’s cult classic.
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Mothman and other Curious Encounters
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According to Coleman, he felt that the book’s cover illustration by Bill Rebsamen was the most accurate depiction of the Mothman ever created.
(A must read: Chapter 7 – Keel’s Children)
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BUT THE MOTHMAN SAGA CONTINUES TO THIS DAY:

Mothman Dynasty – Chicago’s Winged Humanoids
By Lon Strickler
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The presence of strange winged beings is probably as old as the human imagination. In the late summer of 2011, reports of Mothman-like flying humanoids began to surface in the city of Chicago. After three brief sightings, there were no further accounts. Then unexpectedly in early 2017, a smattering of encounters emerged from different locations throughout the Chicago metro area; until the number reached near fifty sightings before the end of the summer. Why Chicago? Why now? This book will examine the witness accounts and the investigators thought processes, as these incidents were brought to our attention. The sightings continue… but we are determined to find the truth.
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Visit Lon Strickler’s Blog:
Phantoms and Monster – Pulse of the Paranormal.

Updated almost daily. Right now, Lon is staying on top of the Chicago Mothman sightings.
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The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest
By Tobias Wayland
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This book represents over two years of research by a dedicated team of investigators who have taken dozens of reports of a weird, winged humanoid seen around Lake Michigan. Author and investigator Tobias Wayland has collected these reports for the first time in one volume, along with his analysis and insider perspective as a member of the investigative team. The phenomena described within represent the continuation of a decades-long series of events first recorded in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in the late ’60s, but that has likely been with humanity since our advent, and seems just as likely to be with us until our end.
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