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Cryptozoology And The Brey Road Beast
The Brey Road Beast has been sighted by numerous witnesses including police officers, in Wisconsin - USA, from 1936 to present. The creature has been observed walking upright like a human, running on all four legs like a dog, or sitting on it's hunches eating roadkill. It averages 6 feet tall, is built like a muscular man with shaggy hair covering it's body. It has a face that has been called wolf-like, or like a German shephard, with pointed ears. It is reported to have three long claws on it's hands. People report that the creature stares at them with a gaze that is terrifying. When people have seen the creature illuminated by their vehicle headlights, it's eyes glow yellow, like some animals. One woman who saw it, reported it is as close as one could get to seeing a real ' werewolf '.
Odors described during or right after encounters with this creature have been reported as being like decaying meat or rotted flesh. The only reported sounds or speech occurred in what was the first recorded sighting of the creature, in 1936. A night watchman saw the beast digging with it's claws in an Indian burial mound. The watchman prayed and as he did the creature looked at him and growled "gadarah" "gadarah" then sneered as it walked away on it's two hind legs.
It should be noted that the creature growled 'gadarah', Gadara was one of the "Ten Cities," that were originally inhabited primarily by Greek people who settled in the region after the time of Alexander the Great's conquest. After the Romans occupied the region from about 65 B.C., Gadara was made the capital of the Roman province of Peraea. Gadara was located east of The Jordan River on a mountain about 6 miles south-east of The Sea Of Galilee. The people of Gadara were known as Gadarenes, although the general area was also known as the "country of the Gerasenes"
Gadara is the site mentioned in the Bible where one of the most well known healings of Jesus Christ's ministry took place. After Jesus calmed the wind during the boat trip with the disciples, they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. Here Jesus met a man who was possessed by evil spirits. Here is the story as told in the King James version of the Bible: ' And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains, because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
So maybe way back in 1936 the Bray Road Beast was telling us what or who it is, a demon or devil who has been around since Jesus walked the earth. We can see from the story in the Bible that the creatures have great strength, for the man who was possessed by them could easily break chains. Also note that the man lived among the dead, in the tombs. When the Bray Road Beast was sighted in 1936 it was digging in the location of the dead, an Indian tomb, or burial mound.
There is a website that describes this and numerous other creatures of Cryptozoology in detail. The website is called: Unknown Creatures, and may be found at this address:
By Robert W. Benjamin
Copyright © 2006
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About the Author: Robert W. Benjamin has been in the software business on the internet for over 5 years, and has been producing low-cost software for the past 25+ years. He first released software on the AMIGA and C64 computer systems in the late 1970's-80's.