Thursday, December 2, 2021

Huge 'Gargoyle' Encountered Several Times in Stillman Valley, Illinois

An Illinois woman contacted me about her 3 encounters with a huge Gargoyle-like being in Stillman Valley, Illinois. Three other witnesses have also encountered this winged entity.

I recently received the following account:

"I live near Rockford, Illinois, specifically in Stillman Valley in Ogle County. My friend and I were driving around 3-4AM and we saw a huge 7-10 foot tall creature that had a huge wingspan. We almost hit it with the car, but when it got close it just flew straight up and over the top of the car.

It looked like a Gargoyle. My friend and I both looked at each other, with our jaws dropped, and exclaimed like, "Did you see that? What was that?!" This was in 2015.

Then a year later, in the exact same place, when my mom was driving me to the hospital because I had a horrible migraine, she also had an encounter with the Gargoyle! It occurred around the same time, early in the morning.

I also use to drive that same road, every night for about a year straight, in 2016 to take my girlfriend home. In the exact same spot we witnessed it together! So in total, I have seen this same Gargoyle-like creature 3 times and 3 other people encountered it with me.

The location was right by a trucking company called Glendenning Brothers Trucking right off our Route 72 in Stillman Valley, Illinois" LJ

NOTE: a Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research member will be going to the location soon. Lon

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Gliding 'Winged Humanoid' Observed Over Chicago's Gold Coast

A witness recalls her husband's sighting of a winged humanoid in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago in September 2017, several blocks west of Lake Michigan.

I recently received the following account:

"For the sake of completeness, I wanted to report a winged creature/Mothman sighting in Chicago back in 2017. It was my husband who experienced what I am about to describe below.

We lived in the Gold Coast about 3 blocks East from Lake Michigan. It was in late September of 2017, in the Sandburg Village area (on N. Clark St., between E. Schiller St. and W. Goethe St.). He was out about 9 PM local time at night walking the dog when our dog looked up, prompting my husband to look up. Gliding silently, about 20 feet overhead, was a very large black figure. He said it had a large wingspan, about the size of a person, but did not flap any wings to move forward. The creature continued gliding south then turned left and went towards Lake Michigan.

There are some houses along that part of the street and it was flying at a height which was just above the rooftops, going south before taking a left over the rooftops and heading west towards the lake traveling around Goethe Street.

I think he felt very uneasy while witnessing this. He has not the slightest interest in the paranormal, even after this, but I thought this mysterious experience should be reported for completeness." SC

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Thanks. Lon Strickler

Friday, October 1, 2021

Former Airline Executive: Law Enforcement Needs to Warn Public About O'Hare Mothman


A former airline industry executive writes me, insisting that law enforcement be briefed on the incidents regarding the winged humanoids. He fears that the public is in real danger as a result of the presence of these beings. 

I recently received the following email:

"Hi Lon: Thank you for your hard work and for being a voice for us to turn to in strange times.  I'm sharing some information with you because I believe that residents of Chicago and essentially those living everywhere in the US should be alerted that something very dangerous is happening in our nation. I am not an expert on cryptids, but as a former executive in the airline industry, I have witnessed strange aerial phenomena and have heard first-hand sighting accounts from pilots. It is my opinion that Illinois law enforcement should be alerted of such issues both cryptid and aerial (UFOs) because citizens are at risk. IMHO suburban/rural residents should not go outside after 11 PM unless they really must. Such a message "to be situationally aware and prepared" must be presented to our neighbors.  Sidenote:  Seemingly everyone that works at O'Hare knows about the UFO and Mothman sightings. However, to be safe, more people need to be briefed on this issue.

Here is an account of what happened one night last month, August 2021:

I share a townhome with my better half, in a nicely landscaped community within a large suburb 16 miles directly south of O'Hare Airport.  We have a duck pond with pine trees next to our home which is often visited by coyotes at night attempting to catch a duck or goose. On this particular August night at 2 AM we were awakened by a super loud, screaming, "canine-in distress, totally in pain" noise by a pine tree near the street. The first scream lasted almost 20 seconds without stopping. It was the most gruesome loud noise I have ever heard from an animal and I took it to be a coyote (because who in their right mind would be walking a dog at 2 AM and nobody was yelling for help as if their dog was attacked). The screaming noise stopped abruptly and then it started again, only louder. The animal definitely being tortured, and I could tell that the noise was moving away from our location as if the animal was moving down the street somehow. The question we have been trying to determine around here is...what predator is big enough to capture and torture a coyote? Given the reports of Mothman flying around Chicago, I shudder to think that no "common" predator could carry a 60-pound coyote and that perhaps Mothy was flying sorties in our neighborhood that night.

We know the background of Mothman, dating back to 1966 in Point Pleasant, WV.  We know its extraterrestrial ties and unique strengths, and that it is flying all over Chicago at night.  It is time that law enforcement is briefed, and afterward presents an awareness campaign for citizens to be updated on the risks - to be situationally aware at night and prepared to defend oneself.  Both Mothy and the "white creepy 4 crawler alien" are becoming more brazen in their appearances and interactions in the Midwest and we need to make citizens aware of this growing situation for their personal safety.

Thanks again for your hard work! Regards, T"