FRANK KOOTSILLAS When thinking back on Monroe, Michigan, in the 1960s, most people would think of a landscape dotted with small farms and dense clusters of large trees that surrounded a quaint city. It had that small town atmosphere. In 1965 that all changed.
It began on a summer evening in 1965. Several motorists, traveling the back roads of Monroe County, encountered a beast-like creature in the brush, along the side of the road. It stood seven foot high with long black hair and projected a gruesome image. As time progressed many other sightings were reported.
Word spread quickly, even without the benefits of the Internet. It was soon printed in the local newspapers in Detroit and Toledo. Television stations in Detroit soon picked up the story. This brought the quiet farming area of Monroe into a scary limelight.