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The light of a full moon reveals many secrets.
Gilson Creek, Maine. A safe, rural community. Summer is here. School is out and the warm waters of Emerson Lake await. But one man’s terrible secret will unleash a nightmare straight off the silver screen.
Under the full moon, a night of terror and death re-awakens horrors long sleeping. Sheriff Joe Fischer, a man fighting for the safety of his daughter, his sanity and his community, must confront the sins of his past. Can Sheriff Fischer set Gilson Creek free from the beast hiding in its shadows, or will a small town die under a curse it can’t even comprehend?
One night can—and will—change everything.
Praise for Blood and Rain:
"With slashing claws and blood-soaked fur, Glenn Rolfe's novel will have you howling in terror and delight. A welcome addition to the werewolf mythos and proof that we're in the presence of a rising star in the genre. Highly recommended!"
--Ronald Malfi, author of December Park and Little Girls
"Many authors nowadays get lauded for writing 'throwback' horror fiction, but none of them quite goes the distance like Rolfe does in Blood and Rain. Werewolves, silver samurai swords, and small New England towns: it all makes you wish this was twenty years ago so you can take the paperback off a supermarket spinner-rack and huff the yellowed pages." - Adam Cesare, author of Mercy House and Zero Lives Remaining
Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Hunter Shea, Brian Moreland and many others. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.
He is the author the novellas, Abram's Bridge, Boom Town, Things We Fear, and the forthcoming, Chasing Ghosts (Sinister Grin Press, 2017), the short fiction collection, Slush, and the novels, The Haunted Halls and Blood and Rain.
His first novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin, was released in March 2016.
He is hard at work on many more. Stay tuned!
1. Tell us a little about your novel
My novel takes place in a small town in Maine. It goes back and forth a bit from 1997 and 2004. There’s an awkward passing of the torch (in ’97) from one sheriff to the next and you find out why fairly soon. Sheriff Fischer (single dad w/teenage daughter, well-respected) has his suspicions that the mutilated bodies found one rainy night is a scene that is all too familiar. A nightmare from his past has returned. Can he save all those he loves?
One night can change everything-this night will change it all.
It’s not full on brutality and blood and gore, but I certainly don’t hold back when the wolf enters the scene. So you get a surprising amount of character building going on along with a solid dose of bloody good scares.
2. What sets your werewolves apart from the rest of the pack?
I think I give the reader some good insights into the mindset of a person walking around with this particular problem. The mental tug of war, and just how exhausting the fight can be. That being said, to lose that war…well, you find that sometimes being the beast you’ve been trying to hold back is a lot more fun than you thought. I make the ,most of my monsters in both man and monster forms.
3. If you could shapeshift into any animal – what would it be?
Personally, I’m torn. I’d love to prowl the woods as a wolf. Stalk the night between the trees, run in the moonlight… my second choice would be an owl. To have all that nocturnal fun and also be able to fly? Pretty cool.
4. Tell us something nobody know about you
I have a lot of anxiety issues. My brother and father passed away younger than they should have and I have trouble not worrying about things I can’t control. It’s a problem, but one that I’m finally getting help for.
5. What’s next for you?
I have two finished first drafts for novels I hope will see the light of day in the next year or two. I’m finishing up my second short story collection for release this year, I have a new novella called, Chasing Ghosts, that is coming soon from Sinister Grin Press, and I’m almost hallway through writing my next werewolf book, Waiting for Darkness. It will be the follow-up to Blood and Rain. Oh, and Matt Shaw Publications is re-releasing my first novel, The Haunted Halls in eBook format this September.
They grunt, claw, and feel their body is covered with hair and their nails are elongated — some people strongly believe they are in the process of metamorphosis into a wolf. There have been 13 case reports of such people since 1850, one psychiatrist has found.
Intrigued by treating a patient who thought he was a werewolf, Dr. Jan Dirk Blom, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, mined the archives of psychiatry to find out just how common the condition is.
Blom found that since 1850, there have been 56 original case descriptions of people who believed they were metamorphosing into an animal. Among them, 13 reports met the criteria for clinical lycanthropy, the medical term for having delusions of being able to turn into a wolf. The adjective 'clinical' is used to emphasize that the condition doesn't mean actual lycanthropy, or the ability to metamorphose physically into a wolf, Blom said.
AdvertisementThe remaining cases were variants of the condition, with patients having delusional convictions about being a dog, a boa snake, a frog or a bee, according to the study published in the March issue of the journal History of Psychiatry. [10 Controversial Psychiatric Disorders]
"I had expected to find more cases, because in textbooks the condition is mentioned quite often in passing," Blom said.
But such a low number of clinical lycanthropy cases reported in over 150 years suggests the condition may be even rarer than previously thought, Blom said. Doctors "should take heed not to cry wolf too often."
The wolf in the mirror
The idea of shape-shifting humans has been around since ancient times and remains an evocative theme even today. But less attention has been given to clinical lycanthropy, a condition that, although rare, does occur.
"In clinical practice, many cases are missed because mental health professionals are insufficiently aware of the existence and the uniqueness of this disorder," Blom told Live Science.
The condition is generally thought to be an unusual expression of another disorder, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression.
Indeed, in reviewing all 56 cases of delusional metamorphosis into animal, Blom found that 25 percent of the patients were diagnosed with schizophrenia, 23 percent with psychotic depression and about 20 percent with bipolar disorder.
Among the patients, 34 were men and 22 were women, and their symptoms lasted anywhere from a single hour to decades.
The first case report on clinical lycanthropy was published in 1852, and described a man admitted to an asylum in Nancy, France, who was convinced that he had turned into a wolf. "To demonstrate this," Blom explained, the man "parted his lips with his fingers to show his alleged wolf's teeth, and complained that he had cloven feet and a body covered with long hair. He said that he only wanted to eat raw meat, but when it was given to him, he refused it because it was not rotten enough."
Other patients in the reports had similar delusions about changes in their appearance. One saw the head of a wolf when looking at himself in the mirror; another was convinced the bones in her body had been replaced by a pig's, and one felt claws growing in her feet.
The brain that sees a wolf
Although for millennia, explanations for lycanthropy were metaphysical, eventually, modern science raised the idea that brain diseases cause the condition.
Over the past decade, various brain imaging studies have pointed to specific brain areas that appear to be essential for creating the sense of physical existence, and perceiving our body schema, Blom said. [The 10 Biggest Mysteries of the Mind]
These brain regions include areas of the brain's cortex (outer layer) that are responsible for movement and sensation.
"We know that neural circuits in the brain — involving premotor and sensory cortical areas, and probably various subcortical areas as well — are essential to creating our body schema," Blom said.
In the cases Blom reviewed, patients perceived changes in their own physical appearance. For example, some thought their mouths and teeth had changed shape, or their chests had broadened; some experienced their bodies shrinking, and some felt burning sensations in the belly and thighs.
It is possible that in some patients these delusions originated from problems in related brain regions, which profoundly changed the individuals' sense of physical identity, Blom said. Now a forgotten diagnosis, this problem was called coenaesthesiopathy, by French neurologists in 1905.
Today, psychiatrists can useelectroencephalogram (EEG) or other brain imaging techniques to look for abnormalities in brain areas that give rise to the body scheme and sense of self, Blom said.
Still, because clinical lycanthropy tends to occur along with another major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic depression or bipolar disorder, the best practice would be to treat that underlying disorder, he said.
- See more at: http://www.livescience.com/44875-werewolves-in-psychiatry.html#sthash.6wrI4NXn.dpuf
In Greek myth, King Lycaon invited Zeus to eat with him. He served him the flesh of his son, Nyctimus, to see if Zeus could tell and if he truly knew everything.
Zeus, in his anger, turned Lycaon into a wolf and restored his son to life.
Werewolves stretch back to ancient times and have always been popular tales to tell.
In France, werewolves were rife.
There were various accounts of a missing hand providing proof of lycanthropy. Peter Stumpf, a man tried in Germany in 1589 for being a werewolf, was accused of his crimes on the basis of his missing hand. It had also been alleged that the 'werewolf' who had been terrorising the area had recently had his paw chopped off. After torture, Stumpf admitted that the Devil had given him the power to transform himself, and that he was responsible for a spate of recent deaths. He was executed on the breaking wheel, whilst his daughter and mistress were both sentenced to be raped then burnt at the stake. Another story, dating back from 1588, emerged from the moutainous Auvergne region of France. A hunter in the forest was startled by a werewolf but succeeded in chopping off one of its paws. He took it to show the nobleman who owned the estate, but when they unwrapped it from the piece of cloth, it had transformed into a woman's hand. The nobleman recognised the gold ring on the fourth finger as his wife's wedding ring; he dismissed the hunter and went to look for her. He found her in the kitchen, secretly nursing her bleeding wrist. When presented with the evidence, she admitted to being the werewolf, and was too burnt at the stake a few days later.
A story from 3rd Century France told of a soldier, Raimbaud de Pinetum, who was dismissed and disinherited by his nobleman, Ponce de Chapteuil. De Pinetum reacted to this dreadful news by assuming the characteristics of a wild animal, eventually turning into a wolf. His military skills made him a terrifying threat to the local area, until a woodsman was able to chop off one of his paws. At this, he became a man again, and expressed to the town that "he had decided to sacrifice one leg, because by amputating it he had got rid of his misfortune. For they say that amputation of a limb frees such men from their calamitous condition".
It's hard enough being an undergraduate student, an intern at Downtown Manhattan's police station, and a bouncer at a local bar. Add her now ex-boyfriend who recently dumped her for the school's resident bimbo—oh, and she's a werewolf.
Mackenzie Grey meets her match when she is kidnapped by the Brooklyn Pack and tossed between Sebastian and Jonah—the Alpha and the Beta. Being a lone-wolf in the city is dangerous, and now that the Pack has found her, so can every supernatural being in the Tri-State area. And not even her sarcastic, smart mouth can get her out of this.
When a string of kidnappings involves Mackenzie in supernatural politics, she questions her new acquaintances and finds unlikely allies. Can she escape Pack law and keep her freedom—or will she be condemned to an unwanted path?
Mackenzie Grey has started a brand new life in an attempt to escape the Brooklyn Pack. She settles in as a detective in a special unit of the LAPD when her identity is put at risk, and she has no choice but to run again. The question is: does she want to run forever?
As events force Mackenzie to confront her past, she is met with many surprises—including the revelation of her true ancestry. When Packs across the country learn of who she is, Kenz becomes the object of desire in a deadly wolf hunt, and she must once again fight to keep her freedom.
Witnessing first-hand the barbaric treatment of Lunas, Mackenzie has to make a choice—follow the prediction of her Vision Quest or let herself be CAGED...
Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels, and a Senior Contributor for HollywoodNewsSource.com. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram, and live-tweeting during episodes of The Walking Dead and Orphan Black. Follow her on social media!
You probably already know how to kill a werewolf, even if you don't realize it. Unlike vampires, werewolves don't have specific methods that need to be used to kill them. That doesn't mean it's an easy task, though.
Werewolves can be killed through a various number of methods, much like humans. Getting hit by a car, falling from a high elevation, or bleeding to death will all work just as well on a werewolf as they would on a human being. The challenge is not really figuring out how to kill a werewolf, it's figuring out if you're going to be able to kill that werewolf before it kills you.
I have a few recommendations to make the job easier.
How to Kill a Werewolf
The Silver Bullet MethodThe myth that werewolves will die from a silver bullet to the heart is no myth at all. It's entirely true. If you're a good shot and have bullets made of pure silver on hand, then you should have the easiest time of anyone killing a werewolf.
The introduction of silver to the heart will stop it from beating immediately. The bullet doesn't even have to do actual damage. Actually, it doesn't even really have to be a bullet. The reason the "silver bullet" became legendary is because it is by far the easiest method of getting pure silver to reach a werewolf's heart.
Other methods of getting silver to a werewolf's heart work just as well, they are just harder to pull off. Unless a werewolf voluntarily allows you to perform open heart surgery on it with a silver scalpel, you're probably going to have a hard time getting this method to work.
A variation on the bullet-to-the-heart method would be finding a way to to introduce small pieces of silver shrapnel into the blood stream. This only works if they are able to move through the blood stream and reach the heart. Once at the heart, the smallest bit of silver will cause the heart to immediately stop beating. If the silver lodges itself in the heart, you're job is done.
How to Kill a Werewolf
The Non-Silver Bullet MethodLet's say you find yourself in a situation where you want to kill a werewolf, but you don't have any silver bullets on you. Don't be embarrassed - it's happened to us all. In this instance, a regular gun with regular bullets may be able to do the trick.
It's not going to be as easy as using a silver bullet. Even a direct shot to the chest may not be enough to stop a werewolf, but it is better than nothing.
If you're going to try to use a gun against a werewolf, keep a few things in mind.
First, distance is your friend. Don't think that just because you were able to get your hands on a high-powered shotgun or even assult rifle that this game is in the bag. Overconfidence is the #1 killer when it comes to battling monsters. If you are standing and facing a rushing werewolf, unload all the ammo you can into it. Don't stop until you've sprayed it with enough bullets to kill it at least twice. That might not even be enough.
Werewolves are notorious for being able to take a ridiculous amount of abuse. Their muscles are much stronger than ours and their blood clots faster with a wound. They are built to last. You are not.
Snipers should have a particularly good chance against werewolves. If you can get the drop on one, aim for the head. If you can sever the connection between the spinal cord and the brain, you're going to have an easy time. If not, just make sure that you're in a position that the werewolf cannot reach. Do NOT climb a tree and snipe from there. Werewolves are excellent tree climbers.
How to Kill a Werewolf
The Sharp Object MethodThis is a tricky one. Sharp objects such as knives, machetes, and even swords are effective against werewolves, but most of the time operating them requires close combat, which leaves a human at a significant disadvantage against a werewolf.
I can see a skilled swordsman who is quick and precise with a sharp, strong blade having success against a werewolf, but for the average person, this is just a good way to get killed.
If you are somehow able to tie or chain up a werewolf, this is probably a better method of killing than using a gun. While a werewolf could stand a barrage of bullets, it won't last long without its limbs. Or its head. Although, if you can chain up a werewolf, you probably don't need my advice seeing as you are either a genius or superhuman.
Sharp objects at a distance can be effective. An Olympic javelineer, for example, may be able to strike an unaware wolf at the other end of a field, but I wouldn't suggest trying. Maybe a bow and arrow, or a spear thrown off a building would work, but you still would likely just anger it, not kill it.
How to Kill a Werewolf
The Blunt Object MethodIf you think I am talking about using a baseball bat to fight a werewolf, you are probably already dead. At best, you might break a rib or two before having your head torn clean off of your body. This goes for 2x4's, nun-chucks, and even the mighty bo staff.
The real way to kill a werewolf with a blunt object can best be understood with simple physics. Force = Mass x Acceleration. This means, the heavier an object is multiplied by the faster the object is moving equals the greater likelihood of a dead wolf-person.
It may be a cliche, but if you can drop a suspended piano from a building, you are probably generating just the right amount of force to kill a werewolf. Ditto rolling a boulder off of a cliff. Chances are you're not going to be in such a lucky position, nor is the werewolf going to stand by while this happens, so alternative ways of combining mass and acceleration are probably necessary.
Enter the truck. It needn't be a monster truck (though the irony of the pun involved would make for a good story later), but it should be sturdy. A hefty American truck driven by a Texan would be the preferred method. Hit the gas and aim for the wolfman, and you've likely got yourself a kill.
Keep in mind, though, that werewolves are fast creatures, and quite heavy themselves. Hitting one could seriously damage your vehicle, and missing one could mean that it ends up hitching a free ride in the back. The upside, though, is that you not only have a big metal "suit of armor" surrounding you, but being inside a vehicle also makes escape much, much easier.
How to Kill a Werewolf
OverviewWe could cover other methods, such as drowning or fire, but you probably already get the idea. Killing werewolves is a tough business best left to a professional, but knowing how to kill a werewolf could save your life in a pinch.
My advice? Run. Fast.
In the last century, several werewolf sightings have been recorded. Many of them have taken place in Wisconsin, where the origins of werewolves are believed to have begun.
As myth's greatest monsters are able to do, the werewolf legend has spread across borders, even across seas and oceans. Vicious animal attacks have been reported for centuries, yet during the day no one can find a trace of the creatures responsible. Those who study mythology have long known that few creatures have the power, speed, and mindless slaughtering propensity the way that werewolves do.
Before we delve into the details of these fearsome and powerful creatures, it is important that we first clear up the confusion about what a "werewolf" actually is.
Werewolf DefinitionThere is a bit of a disagreement among mythologists as to what really constitutes a werewolf. I'll break it down into the three distinct creatures that are all known by this name.
1. The Shapeshifter Wolf
Fans of the Twilight series will recognize this type of "werewolf". Like the character Jacob Black and certain other members of the Quileute tribe, the shapeshifter wolf has the ability to change form at any time. This is believed to have been the original power of the first werewolf before it was taken away. The shapeshifter wolf can transform from human form to wolf form at will, though aggressive energy or anger may increase the likelihood of causing an unintentional transformation. The shapeshifter wolves considered "werewolves" can only change from human to wolf form, though "pure" shapeshifters can transform from human form to any other animal form, including a wolf. It is believed that all shapeshifters are born into this ability, and one cannot be transformed into a shapeshifter by the bite from the creature. The exception to this is the Navajo Skinwalker, which is not a true shapeshifter, but a witch using an animal hide to transform.
2. The Wolfman
Many "werewolf" stories, including sightings of the legendary Bray Road Beast, describe a creature that is physically a combination of a wolf and a man. This mutant wolf-man typically has a mostly human-shaped body, stands on two legs, but is covered in wolf hair and has claws and fangs. The Wolfman is often called a "werewolf" because in many legends this creature is believed to share many of the traits of the werewolf "curse". Depending on the legend, some wolfmen are humans by day and wolf-men by night while others are in their duel human/wolf form at all times. I believe the generally accepted theory is that one begins by transforming from human to wolfman on full moons only, then over time it increases to every night, and eventually the body settles into a pure wolfman form at all times. The degree to which a wolfman can control his mind and emotions also degrades as these transformations become more permanent.
3. The True Werewolf
A true "werewolf", according to most legends, is a human being that uncontrollably transforms into a wolf during a full moon. The original werewolf curse transformed a Shapeshifter Wolf into a Werewolf, effectively taking away the ability to control the shift but also taking away the ability to think as a human while in wolf form. Werewolves, when in wolf form, have uncontrollable rage and hunger. They are driven to kill everyone and everything they encounter, regardless of their relationship as humans. The curse causes these wolves to lose all control of their minds, and when they wake up in human form in the morning, they don't remember anything (though they may revisit certain memories in dreams). It is this form of werewolf that can transfer their condition through a bite, assuming of course that the human being bitten survives the attack.
There are only eight breeding female werecats left...
And I'm one of them.
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.
I'd been warned about Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back... for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them..
The legends of the Wisconsin Werewolves go back as far as the original history of the werewolf. The area that became Wisconsin was home to the original tribe that can claim that former tribe members were the first to have the ability to transform into wolves.
While this is a relatively little-known legend, the modern werewolf sightings in Wisconsin are a bit better known. Between 1936 and 1999 there were several sightings of a creature that terrified the local population. I've included them below.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #1
Location: Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Mark Schackelman was driving along Highway 18 just outside of Jefferson, Wisconsin when he noticed someone digging in a field off the side of the road. The site was a location where a Native American burial ground was believed to be (I swear I am not making this up). When Schackelman slowed down to get a better look, the "man" turned around and faced him. It turns out that it was a hairy creature that stood on two legs, which Schackelman described as looking like a mix between an ape and a dog. The creature had the general shape of a large man, with opposable thumbs and everything.
Schackelman drove off in a hurry but remained curious about the creature. The next night he drove past the same area hoping to see the creature again. He did. This time the man-beast growled at him in a way that sounded eerily human, making a sound that he described as "ga-DA-ra". Schackelman freaked out and the creature ran off.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #2
Location: Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Dennis Fewless was driving along Highway 89 around midnight when he saw a figure running across the road. When his headlights caught sight of the creature, it was eerily similar to werewolf seen in 1936, just a couple of miles away. Large and muscular, stood around seven feet tall, covered in dark brown hair, with a dog-like face.
Fewless saw the creature run across the road, jump over a barbed-wire fence, and disappear into a corn field.
Fewless waited until the sun was up the next day to return to the scene of the werewolf sighting. He had hoped to find tracks to prove the size of the beast, but the ground was too hard. He was able to find the place in the cornfield where the werewolf had entered. The stalks of corn were broken and askew in such a way that supported the theory that a man-beast of massive size had been there.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #3
Location: Jefferson County, Wisconsin
A woman (name unreported) called 911 when she heard someone trying to break into her rural home in the middle of the night. Upon further investigation, it appeared that it was not a person, but a large animal that had tried to get in. A few weeks later the creature returned and again tried to forcefully enter the house. This time the woman saw the creature. She described it as around eight feet tall, covered in dark brown hair, and it stood on two legs. It had long arms with hands that had long, sharp claws on them.
When the creature couldn't get inside the house, it went out to the woman's barn and attacked a horse. The horse was alive, but had a deep cut across its back. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources investigated, finding a foot print that was said to be over a foot long.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #4
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
The town of Elkhorn, about an hour south of Jefferson County, had its own reports of the Wisconsin Werewolf. The first werewolf sighting occurred in 1989, though it wasn't reported until another sighting was reported 10 years later.
A woman named Lorianne Endrizzi had seen a large figure on the side of the road. As she got close she realized that it was not a person but a tall beast, covered in gray/brown hair, with a dog-like face featuring fangs, pointed ears, and glowing yellow eyes.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #5
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
A dairy farmer named Scott Bray owned a cattle pasture near his family's namesake street, Bray Road. He reported seeing a dog, larger and taller than a German Shepherd, in his pasture one night. The creature was muscular and heavy, covered in gray/brown hair with pointed ears. Bray was able to find footprints, larger than any known dog or wolf, in the pasture the next day.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #6
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Russell Gest saw a large, dog-like creature in Elkhorn close to the time of the previous two reported encounters. He described the creature in a very similar way to the other reports, stating that it stood on its hind legs and began to slowly approach him before he ran away.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #7
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
An 11-year old girl named Heather Bowey saw what she thought was a large dog stand up on its hind legs and run away. She lived near Bray Road, which would become part of the famous nickname for this werewolf.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #8
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Tammy Bray, the wife of Scott Bray, was driving back to her home on Bray Road when she saw the creature. She also described a tall, broad shouldered, and muscular beast covered in dark brown hair. The dog-like face and glowing yellow eyes match the previous descriptions of the Wisconsin werewolf, though at this point, the other sightings had still not been widely reported.
Wisconsin Werewolf Sighting #9
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
This is the sighting that got everyone talking. It was the night of Halloween 1999, and an 18-year old woman named Doristine Gipson was driving along, you guessed it, Bray Road, when her car suddenly jerked as if she had hit something. She got out of the car and walked back along the road, straining to see. Then she caught sight of what she had hit.
A huge, dark, hairy figure began rushing toward her. Gipson ran back into her car and began to drive away. The beast reportedly jumped up onto the trunk of the car, but due to the wetness of the rain-covered car, it could not hold on and fell to the ground.
Gipson said she drove back to the location that same night with a young trick-or-treater, and they both saw a large figure laying on the side of the road. They didn't stay long.
Gipson reported the sighting the next day, which is what brought the other witnesses to share their tales. At this point, no one was sure what the creature was, so they dubbed it "The Bray Road Beast".
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