Legend of the Waheela: A Creature of Northern Michigan
Okay, monster believers – have you ever heard of a creature called the Waheela?
The legend of this creature has been kept alive in Native American lore. If this thing is for real, I definitely would NOT wanna have one come across my path.
Legend says it’s a wolf-like beast that is the size of a full-grown bear. That in itself would be frightening, but it’s much more than that…it’s an evil spirit that can manifest itself anytime and anywhere it wants. And according to witnesses, it has done just that in Alaska, northwest Canada…..and northern Michigan.
It was in northern Michigan where three trappers were brutally ripped to shreds by a Waheela. No, it wasn’t the Dogman, a totally different Michigan monster.
The legend continues by saying the Waheela has come across campers and have completely chomped their heads off, usually in one swift “chomp”. The Nahanni National Park in Canada has been nicknamed “Headless Valley” thanks to the deeds of the Waheela. That particular park may be over 2,500 miles from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but it’s directly in the path that begins in Alaska and ends in Michigan, where the Waheela is said to roam and kill.
If this beast is real, then where could it have possibly originated? Some wonder if it’s a leftover family member of the Amphicyonidae, a pre-Ice Age brute that was kind of a mix of bear and dog over 1.5 million years ago. This creature is said to suffer extinction at the hands of the Ice Age. I’d bet if Dogman met Waheela, there would be no question of the outcome…Dogman would be toast.
Have any of you ever heard of this Michigan monster? Check out the photos and videos below that show shots of actual giant wolves, along with a brief synopsis of the Waheela...