Hi all, great conversation on this photo, I am in contact with the photographer and put this site together (www.haveyouseenthiscreature.com) to try
and find others who may have had an encounter.
Here is my input; I too think this is a remarkable photo. Once I realized that the creature did not match the descriptions of Bigfoot, I started
searching for an explanation that would fit. I was intrigued to find sightings of a bipedal dog like creature with a snout that was seen eating road
kill, and had been blamed for mutilating small animals. Also it had been described as having a menacing stare and silver, gray and brown hair.
Some of the more compelling features of this photo are due to the fact that there have been sightings resembling certain aspects of this creature.
Some of the actual sightings mention the following...
After the description is a supporting eyewitness quote...there are many reports that mention the same features, I have just posted a few here.
# Snout / Head face like a German Sheppard.
ACTUAL QUOTE - "...Those who had a good look at the head usually reported it to be like that of a wolf or German shepherd"
# Silver hair
ACTUAL QUOTE - "...Coloration was usually said to be dark brown, sometimes with gray or silver streaks or tips."
# Seen eating road kill
ACTUAL QUOTE - "In her book, she describes how the woman was driving home from Elkhorn one night in 1989 on Bray Road when she came across a "dark
brownish-gray" animal the size of a man. The animal was using its claws to eat road kill. After searching through books at the library, the woman
found an illustration of a werewolf that looked like the creature she had seen."
# 5-7 feet tall
ACTUAL QUOTE - "...The descriptions stayed within a fairly close range: Height between five and seven feet"
# Menacing stare (almost all eye-witnesses reported this characteristic.)
ACTUAL QUOTE - "...The most compelling characteristic, however, was the creature’s aggressive stare."
ACTUAL QUOTE - "...Kirschnik became aware of a creature standing and staring at him from behind a fallen tree not far from the ditch. He pulled over
and scrutinized it from the window of his van for a good minute, he estimated, as the creature returned his gaze. Finally, totally unnerved by its
stare and by his inability to identify it, he sped off. But he made a drawing (see bw drawing below) as soon as he got home. Its resemblance to those
of the other witnesses is remarkable, although Kirschnik�s was made ten years before the newspaper story broke."
A full blurb concerning many sightings in Wisconsin from this site
"The descriptions stayed within a fairly close range: Height between five and seven feet; hair described as shaggy and often extremely “wild.”
Coloration was usually said to be dark brown, sometimes with gray or silver streaks or tips. Those who had a good look at the head usually reported it
to be like that of a wolf or German shepherd, with pointy ears, although some have claimed the head to be apelike. The creature was sometimes seen on
two feet, other times on all fours. The most compelling characteristic, however, was the creature’s aggressive stare."
To find more sightings, search for Dogman, Wolfman, Wisconsin, Michigan, Elkhorn, beast of bray road, or visit wierdwisconsin.com