The Strange Wisconsin sightings just keep coming! Paranormal investigator and author Linda S. Godfrey came to speak at my local library a few months ago. I had the pleasure of talking with her and hearing in depth information about the strange sightings in my current town of a “Bat Man.”
In my last post about Paranormal Wisconsin, I mentioned that Godfrey found a unique correlation between werewolf sightings and Indian Effigy Mounds. It’s really all too strange, that a 2006 report of a 6 foot tall Bat Man with a wingspan of 10-12 feet was made by a Native American man named Wohali, right here in La Crosse, WI.
The report says that Wohali and his son were driving home when a large, dark creature flew up to their windshield, screamed at them, and flew upward to the sky. The creature was reported to have leathery, bat-like wings, human legs with claws, distended ribs, and very sharp teeth. Minutes after the sighting, both Wohali and his son became violently ill, pulling the car over to vomit, and the sickness lasted a full week.
Enter Godfrey. The investigation took place 18 days after the sighting, so Godfrey notes it was not a prime investigation date, but she, Wohali, and an uninformed third party (which makes this quest seem so much more fun) drove up to Briggs Road and walked the woods next to the encounter site. No Bat Man.
What they did uncover was nonetheless disturbing. Located in the woods not too far from where the alleged Bat Man flew, they found a grizzly looking carcass of a deer. It’s possible it was hit by a car, it’s possible another animal killed it, or that a hunter had killed it. But, there was NO BLOOD. And the deer’s body was missing its hind limbs and all its intestines. (Sorry, graphic, I know). Don’t you think that’s strange? The body showed no bullet wounds, teeth marks, or signs of being dragged. And if was a hunter, why leave the best parts of the deer meat, taking off only the hind legs and somehow draining the animal of blood without leaving a trace behind?
Of course, there’s no way to prove how the animal died. Or if a Bat Man is flying around dairy country, hiding out near the Mississippi. I guess it’s just another example of Strange Wisconsin.
Want more spooky stories?
Check out moonslipper.com, a paranormal blog that includes ghosts captured on photo. (Sorry no Bat Man. Yet!)
Happy Friday, the 13th! Beware of things that go bump in the night! And bats the size of basketball players with freaky bone structure and flappy wing-arms that tap on your windshield!
Update: Driving home today before a big storm, and no joke, MASSIVE swarm of bats in the sky! Anyone volunteering to check under my bed tonight?