Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a little newspaper article I titled The Beast of Bray Road for “The Week,” a publication that employed me as a reporter, columnist and cartoonist. It turned out to be a story that will surely outlive me, thanks to an unexpectedly ongoing and international reader response. That newspaper is no longer being published, but its related successor, Walworth County Sunday, reprinted my original article and artwork today to celebrate the quarter century anniversary of this tale gone literally wild. Here’s what started it all: http://www.communityshoppers.com/item/2315-the-beast-of-bray-road-at-25-the-legend-continues and http://www.communityshoppers.com/item/2314-author-s-story-on-beast-of-bray-road-endures-25-years-later
I never imagined where this one article would take me, and I still have no idea how it may one day play out. I thank the untold numbers of readers over the years who have opened their minds to the possibility that mysterious things exist whether we understand them or not, and to the many eyewitnesses who have taken the time and found the courage to share their experiences with the rest of us. An honorary howl would be entirely appropriate!