The Brey Road Beast has been sighted by numerous witnesses, including police officers, in Wisconsin, USA, from 1936 to the present. The creature has been observed walking upright like a human, running on all four legs like a dog, or sitting on its hunches eating roadkill. Averaging 6 feet tall, he has the build of a muscular man with shaggy hair covering his body. It has a face that has been called a wolf’s, or a German shepherd’s, with pointed ears. It is reported to have three long claws on its hands. People report that the creature looks at them with a terrifying gaze. When people have seen the creature illuminated by the headlights of their vehicles, its eyes glow yellow, like some animals. A woman who saw it reported that it is the closest one could get to seeing a real ‘werewolf’.
Smells described during or just after encounters with this creature have been reported to be like decaying meat or rotting meat. The only reported sounds or speech occurred in what was the first recorded sighting of the creature, in 1936. A night watchman spotted the beast digging with its claws into an Indian burial mound. The watchman prayed and as he did, the creature looked at him and growled “gadarah” “gadarah” and then sneered as he walked away on his two hind legs.
It should be noted that the creature growled ‘gadarah’, Gadara was one of the “Ten Cities”, which were originally inhabited mainly by Greeks who settled in the region after Alexander the Great’s conquest. After the Romans occupied the region around 65 B.C. C., Gadara became the capital of the Roman province of Peraea. Gadara was located east of the Jordan River on a mountain about 6 miles southeast of the Sea of Galilee. The inhabitants of Gadara were known as Gadarenes, although the area in general was also known as the “country of the Gerasenes”.
Gadara is the site mentioned in the Bible where one of the best known healings of the ministry of Jesus Christ took place. After Jesus calmed the wind during the boat trip with his disciples, they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. Here Jesus puts a man who was possessed by evil spirits. This is the story as told in the King James Version of the Bible: ‘And they passed over to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. And as he got out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs, cast him out of the tombs; and no one could bind him, no, not with chains, because many times he had been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn off by him, and the shackles broken to pieces; and no one could tame him.
And always, day and night, he was on the mountains and in the tombs, weeping and cutting himself with stones. But when she saw Jesus from afar, she ran and worshiped him, and cried out with a loud voice and said: What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me. Because he said to him: Come out of the man, unclean spirit. And he asked her: What’s your name? And he answered, saying: My name is Legion, for we are many. And he was begging her very much not to throw them out of the country. Now there was a great herd of pigs feeding near the mountains. And all the demons begged him, saying: Send us among the swine, that we may enter them. And then Jesus gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep cliff into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were drowned in the sea.
So perhaps in 1936, the Beast of Bray Road was telling us what or who it is, a demon or devil that has been around since Jesus walked the earth. We can see from the Bible story that the creatures have great strength, because the man who was possessed by them could easily break the chains. Also note that man lived among the dead, in the graves. When the Beast of Bray Road was sighted in 1936, it was digging at the place of the dead, an Indian grave or burial mound.
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