In 1983 me and 3 other friends were out driving around the Hubertus/Holy Hill Area. I was 18 at the time and The time was late evening around 11:30pm or so, as I drove through the winding wooded road, up ahead in my headlight beam we all saw a wolf walk across the road on 2 legs, after it cleared the road it got down on all fours and ran off into the woods briefly looking back at us. We never reported this because who would believe 4 teenagers joy riding at night, but I did tell my family and a few close friends. I’m still in contact with 2 of people who saw this with me. Now at age 47, I thought I would share my story with you since you have been recording sightings. The main thing that was ingrained was that it walked on 2 legs across the road. I remember saying wolves don’t do that, do they? The girls were scared and told me to start driving to get out of the area. It was summer time or we wouldn’t have been out that late, and the trees had heavy foliage.
In mid-April, about six weeks after I struck the deer, I was passing the refuge, driving slowly, looking for deer. I saw the reflection of eyes, like a deer or raccoon, near the south bank of the highway. I slowed down further and the animal bolted out twenty feet in front of my car. It crossed the road from south to north. I wish I could tell you that it was another deer, but I’m convinced that it wasn’t.
Whatever it was, it moved on TWO legs, not four. I only saw it for a few seconds and my adrenaline was pumping, thinking I was going to hit another animal, but I can see the flashes of what I saw in front of me in my mind’s eye as clear as yesterday.
It’s forward limbs did NOT touch the ground. This was bipedal, maybe six or seven feet tall. It was brown or maybe dark grey. The eyes were reflective, like a deer’s. It’s limbs were long and robust like a man’s, not spindly, like a deer’s. I think that it was covered with hair or fur, accounting for the color. And the shape of it’s face was not flat like a man’s, but prognathic to the point having a snout, like a dog’s. It ran north across the highway and I accelerated west toward St. Cloud.
Damnedest think I ever saw. I have a degree in anthropology with a minor in biology, and a degree to teach social studies. I’m a teetotaler and have no serious religious convictions. The point is that I’m not prone to flights of fancy or wild imagination. I didn’t see a deer or a black bear. And if it was a man in a suit he ran the risk of becoming road kill.
This looked alot like what folks have been describing as the “Michigan Dogman” or the so-called “Beast of Bray Road.” I get the sense that it did have triangular ears. I can’t be totally sure on that, though. I didn’t see it’s feet; however the walk seemed like there was a “spring” in it’s step. That makes me think that it wasn’t walking flat-footed, but on the balls of its feet.