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Goatman Lives on Hogsback Road

By on November 8, 2012

Wisconsin’s old Hogsback Road is a treacherous drive rumored to have taken many lives, infamous for the hills and steep drop-offs on either side as it winds through a dreary stretch of woods. Located outside of Hubertus near the creepy Catholic sanctuary of Holy Hill, Hogsback Road is the home of several disturbing local legends.

The most prominent of these campfire tales is that of the murderous Goatman, with reported sightings in the area dating back to the 1870s.

One of the earliest stories of Goatman describes him as half man, half goat – the upper body a man with horns and sharp fangs, the lower body of a goat with long, stringy red hair. He stalks broken down travelers and back road lovers, brutally mangling his victims and leaving their bodies swinging upside down in the trees like gruesome wind chimes.

More legends about the Goatman and Hogsback Road can in the book Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? by Wisconsin author and paranormal investigator J. Nathan Couch.

Recent: Milwaukee band Ratbatspider gets Hogsback Road song in Goatman film

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Artist, musician, designer. General deviant. Collector and curator of the bizarre at Cult of Weird. For the latest weird Wisconsin news and haunted places visit Wisconsin Frights.

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