On Briggs road in the coulee country near La Crosse was seen a winged creature described as a "man bat". A Father and son were driving their pickup truck along the road on the evening of September 26, 2006 when their headlights revealed a large winged creature, 6 feet tall with a 12 foot wingspan flying directly and deliberately towards their windshield. Just as it was about to hit them, it screamed then lunged skyward into the night. The witnesses experienced immediate severe nausea and remained physically ill for a week after the incident. The Father soberly related the tale to Linda S Godfrey, a journalist who has been pursuing Wisconsin's supernatural side for many years and has written several books on the subject. His son, still shaken by the event, refused to talk about the strange encounter on Briggs Road. Since the incident of 2006, there have been no reports of the winged creature.