Monday, March 1, 2021

Todd Sees Death Investigation: Further Information Requested


During the Friday February 26, 2021 episode of Arcane Radio, Butch Witkowski and I discussed a renewed effort to gather further information in reference to the Todd Sees unexplained death investigation:

This has been an ongoing, though slow and tedious, investigation. The most up-to-date information is located at this link. It is well-known that many aspects of this case have been hidden and removed from public record. Through sheer determination and luck, the full official autopsy report was acquired by our team. The property was again thoroughly documented and photographed in 2015. Other witnesses had come forward to assist in the investigation, but we need more help from the public, especially individuals who were part of the actual search.

We have always maintained that investigators should work hand-in-hand to find the truth, but also give credit where credit is due. We have been committed to gathering and reporting the facts in the matter of Todd Sees' disappearance, death and recovery.

In the meantime, any new information concerning this incident is welcomed. Please forward to or go to UFORCOP contact...Thanks. Lon

2/2/2014 The Todd Sees Incident Briefing & Roundtable Discussion

BOAA822: Lon Strickler / Butch Witkowski

Brief Synopsis of the Todd Sees Case

The disappearance and eventual death of 39-year-old Todd Sees has been one of the most mysterious cases in modern ufology.

In the early morning of August 4th, 2002,Todd Jeffrey Sees rode his ATV, starting at his home at the base of Montour Ridge in Northumberland County, PA. (Point Township), on a short jaunt up a mountain trail adjacent to a sprawling high power line. After he failed to return home by noon, the family became concerned and notified the authorities.

A massive search effort ensued, which included search & rescue personnel (with search dogs and helicopters), local & state police, as well as an organized search team that numbered 200+ volunteers. The entire area from the top of the ridge, adjacent woods and the family property was explored, including a small pond located 70 feet from the Sees house. Divers and dogs searched the area in and around the pond, without success.

The effort continued for approximately 36 hours, until the second morning of the search, when a family member noticed something in the approximately 70 yards from the house. Todd Sees body had been discovered, in an area that was heavily searched the previous day.

Since that time, there has been very little information released to the public. The death was ruled as 'fatal cocaine toxicity,' despite evidence in the autopsy report suggesting that something else most likely occurred. The circumstances involving the recovery, handling, autopsy and final arrangements with the body are also mired in controversy.

A joint investigation by Butch Witkowski / Cold Case Unit of the UFO Research Center of PA and Lon Strickler of the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team uncovered previously undisclosed information in regards to this incident. You can read about the case at Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality

PLEASE NOTE: Though the investigation continues, the team eventually formulated a probable scenario as to what occurred and why Todd J. Sees died. The only statement we could give at this time is that, as of 1/22/2016, the UFO abduction theory has a greater than 50% likelihood to have transpired in this case. This information is in accordance with the evidence we currently have. Lon

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Report: Witness Describes a Lifetime of Bigfoot, UFO, Ghost & Alien Being Encounters

A Pulaski, Tennessee native describes his lifetime of unexplained encounters, including Bigfoot, ghosts, UFOs and alien beings. The investigation was conducted by Marcus Ellis.

The following report was submitted by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team member Marcus Ellis:

The following case was assigned to me by team leader Lon Strickler on 12/01/2020

Witness Interview Dates: 12/06/20 and 12/14/20

Witness name has been withheld. Referred to as 'William' in the report

The time frame for the following events took place between 1975 and 1977 when William was 12 years old and his brother was 14 years of age. William is retired United States Air Force and National Guard.

Case Details and Information:

When William and his family moved into the old house they instantly knew something wasn't right about it. Almost immediately he, his older brother and their mother noticed strange odd things about the home. The sound of footsteps throughout the house at all hours of the day and night when no one else was present, items being moved from one place to another along with the sounds of large items being dragged across the floor and spectral figures appearing and disappearing in full view of the family. This was only the beginning – far more frightening events would take place. Events that William would scarcely be able to come to grips with.

Pulaski, Tennessee is small quaint college town located along the states southern border. Named after famed Polish born American Revolutionary war hero Casimir Pulaski, the town is about 75 miles away from the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee. The old house, as William told me was built during the revolutionary war era which added an additional layer of mystique to the place.  

It became clear to the family that their house was haunted, when along with the activity previously mentioned, they discovered an old cemetery within 100 yards of the home. William told me that most of the dates on the standing headstones went all the way back to the 1700's and 1800's. Only later would they discover a huge possible reason why their new home was so active with paranormal activity and this ancient cemetery would play a large roll in it.

Inside the home, the family became acquainted with a female spirit that frequently made her presence known. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas this spirit would appear as a shimmering form and the smell of perfume would permeate throughout the entire house. This appeared to be the main spirit that hung about the home and William stated the family was never harmed or made to feel uncomfortable. However, another entity would makes it's presence known to the mother that wasn't nearly as accommodating.

As time went on, the family adjusted and got used to the old house and the surrounding woods. The home was deep in the rural countryside so trips into town and visitors weren't all that frequent. At one point, the two brothers found themselves to be the proud owners of what most young boys of that time longed to possess – Daisy BB Rifles. One cold winters day with snow on the ground and nothing better to do, the boys decided to slip off into the woods close to home and fire off their new prized possessions. On their way to a large rock outcropping, they noticed something highly unusual in the snow. A set of large, human like bare footprints going in the general direction of the rock face.

The footprints, William estimated, were 18 inches long. What was even more unusual was that one of the feet seemed to only have 4 toes on it. Puzzled, but not frightened by the odd find, the boys soon made their way to the large rock out cropping and loaded their rifles. Taking aim at a dark overhang, the two fired their weapons at the granite face, turned and started running back to the house. The older brother soon out distanced William and left him behind. After a short distance William had to pause and catch his breath for the final dash home. What he saw next would live with him to this very day.

After he stopped, something told William he wasn't alone. Turning to look behind him, he saw what was causing this sensation. Only of few yards away was a tall hairy creature, apparently male, 8 to 9 feet tall with a powerful, muscular build and huge massive shoulders. The hair color was a reddish brown and the length was short to medium. The creature had it's arm extended leaning on a tree, merely watching him in a curious fashion. William never felt threatened, but was clearly in awe of what he was seeing. Due to the huge amount of press and TV coverage at the time he knew exactly what he was looking at: Bigfoot.

William jogged back to the house, told his mom and brother what he had seen and all 3 went back to the spot where the creature was seen leaning against the tree. By this time, the Bigfoot had moved on and didn't seem to be in the area. This was the only time William ever saw Bigfoot on the property.

William did tell me that as he got older and started deer hunting in the woods, he would hear wood knocks along with limbs and trees being broken and snapped. He also stated that he was constantly finding native American Indian arrowheads on the property. My research has shown a consistent link between Sasquatch activity in areas where a strong Indian presence was. And, at times, a UFO connection as well.

About a year later William received his next big shock. This revelation would result in one final close encounter on a personal level, related to the home and circumstances, many years later.

Late one night after going into town, William, his brother and mom noticed a huge bright light in the sky descending towards their home. The light was bigger than a full moon according to William and once it became clear the object was going to land in the nearby woods the mom stepped on the gas and barreled into the driveway. By this time, the object was gently easing down in the exact same area where William encountered the Bigfoot! The mother rushed the kids into the house and locked all the doors and windows. William and his brother thought this behavior a little odd and questioned their mother about it. What she told them rocked their young minds to the core.

She told the boys that everything was going to be okay and that while they meant no harm she didn't want “The Aliens” to have easy entry inside the house. Upon hearing the word “Aliens” the boys quickly be came uneasy. She informed them that she had constant encounters with the beings inside the house late at night and in the early morning hours. She described them as small, 3 to 4 feet tall, with large eyes and Grey skin. She told them that they would appear in her bedroom, paralyze her and communicate with her. She said she was never taken out of the home nor did they perform any type of experiments on her. It unnerved her and of course she didn't like it, but at the same time she didn't dread it either. And, she stated, the Grey's liked getting close to the heater in the room.

Life continued in the home for the small family and while no more Bigfoot sightings occurred nor were anymore UFO's spotted, the activity inside the house continued. The female ghost would appear from time to time along with her strong pleasant perfume aroma, whispering would be heard throughout the house and orbs would flit about and pass by the family members and through the walls.

Everything culminated when the house unexpectedly caught fire and burned to the ground. William never stated what may have caused the fire but a shocking revelation occurred afterwards when the family was sifting through the ruins for anything that may have survived the fire.

When family and friends arrived and moved some of the ash and burned wood from the charred remains, they were shocked to discover headstones from the cemetery underneath the front porch and the bulk of the house! They found out that years ago farmers had partially cleared the cemetery grounds to make room for more crops and shoved the knocked over headstones underneath the house. This could possibly be a reason why so much paranormal activity took place in the home. At least the spirits weren't angry or upset with the family about this. Perhaps they were comforted with the knowledge that William, his mom and brother meant them no harm or disrespect and ultimately, didn't mind them hanging around.

With this event, the family moved away, and William passed into adulthood and began his own life. However, William had one more country home related encounter that took place many miles away in Nashville, Tennessee when he was 30 years old.

William had moved into a new apartment and after a hard day of work decided to turn in for the night. He soon fell asleep but was suddenly awoken, around 3 A.M., for reasons unknown, to find a bright glowing orb floating in the corner of the room. All at once the orb rushed straight into his face and exploded with such brightness it left William shaken and disoriented. As his eyes became adjusted once again, he noticed a figure standing close to his bed. As his eyes became more acclimated he realized he was staring into the eyes of one of The Grey's! With this realization, William passed out from fear and did not awake until the next morning.

After this frightening encounter William never saw the Grey intruder again, but he did have one last visit from something way beyond the norm.

William joined the United States Air Force and worked his way up into a very high position maintaining some of the larger aircraft the military used for certain big jobs. While I am aware of what this position and his rank was, I will not divulge it here for fear it may compromise William's current status with the Air Force.

On this day, William was onboard one of the large planes monitoring it's flight and performance. After reaching it's designated flight speed and altitude, William and the rest of the crew noticed a bright flash outside the plane just beyond the right wing tip. The flash soon came into view as a bright silver, thick, disc shaped object that seemed to pace the aircraft as it flew near Mount Rushmore at an altitude of 33,000 feet. William, extremely familiar with the aircraft in the Air Force's arsenal knew this was not something they were utilizing – this was a genuine UFO!

William went up to the cockpit to ask the Commander if they were seeing what everyone else was seeing. They confirmed that, indeed they were seeing it as well, but he noted, they didn't seem to be all that interested in it. I'm pretty sure that the Commander and his cockpit crew were interested but probably more interested in keeping their craft safe and functioning properly. And we have to remember that back in 2012 or 2013, when this event took place, a pilot didn't keep his flight status for very long after reporting a UFO.

William eventually retired from the military and lives a quiet life here in North Mississippi with his family. He has had no further encounters with the unknown or the paranormal. When I asked him why he was just now reporting all of the strange events, he replied that the more open, understanding atmosphere of the current time was conducive to him speaking up. And as he pointed out, he just plain ole needed someone to talk to.

After finding out about the Phantoms and Monsters research website and getting in touch with founder and leader Lon Strickler, Lon allowed me to take the case on and investigate. After interviewing William on two separate occasions, I found him to be honest, trustworthy, reliable and with his military experience, an expert witness. I would have to conclude that the events related to me by William, happened just as he reported them to Lon and myself.

This concludes this investigation. Special thanks to William for being brave and coming forward to share his accounts with me. A big Thanks to Lon Strickler for allowing me to investigate this fascinating case as well.

Marcus Ellis

Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team Member


Monday, November 23, 2020

'O'Hare Mothman' Encountered By TRACON Air Traffic Controller

An O'Hare International Airport air traffic controller recalls his encounter with a tall red-eyed winged humanoid while on the job in July 2020.

The following report was forwarded to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette of UFO Clearinghouse:

"I have worked at O’Hare International Airport for the last 7 years as a member of the Air Traffic Control team and in my time have overseen the flight operations in and out of the airport hundreds of times. In my time I have seen many strange things around the airport but none have been as spectacular as the sighting I had back in July of 2020. 

I was working the late evening at TRACON and had just walked away for one of our mandatory breaks. These breaks help us rejuvenate and also help break up the monotony of what can be an otherwise tedious routine and help prevent us from falling asleep. During these breaks I usually go out for a walk to help clear my head and a change of scenery. I was walking toward one of the terminal buildings when I noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye and for some unknown reason I stopped and turned in the direction of the movement and noticed a large black shape coming to a rest on the ground near a light pole. This thing was at least 6-7 feet tall and jet black, it looked like a very big bat but was also very human-like in appearance. 

I noticed that it sported a very large and impressive set of black membranous wings that also looked like the wings of a bat. They were open to their full length and must have been at least 12 feet from tip to tip. The arms on this thing were very long and very skinny and ended in long bony fingers tipped with what appeared to be long talons. The legs on the being were comparable with the arms, long and skinny but I was unable to really look at the feet to see if they were also shaped similarly to the hands. I stood there and saw this thing for about 30 seconds as it seemingly looked around the ground. In the time I was looking no fewer than two others had come down the walkway and also saw it. If it had looked up, it would have clearly seen us all staring in bewilderment at it. It kept it’s head down, looking at the ground until an approaching service vehicle seemingly startled it and it looked up. That is where I saw that its head was short and squat but had a pair of piercing red eyes. It looked in the direction of the approaching vehicle and then began to flap its wings and took to the air. It disappeared above the building in the span of 1-2 seconds and was gone out of sight.

I have heard many of the stories of the supposed O’Hare Mothman from pilots and from other controllers and employees around the airport. I have heard tales of people seeing it in flight or perched somewhere and how it had glowing red eyes and looked like a giant man-bat. Many of my fellow controllers have told of either seeing it themselves or hearing from others who have seen it and it has been the subject of radio chatter on multiple occasions. I never gave much credence to these stories and even though part of me believed and hoped it was real, seeing it myself only helped me become a true believer. I personally know of three other controllers who have had sightings of this thing and just as many pilots who have either reported sightings in and around the airport. You can say it’s kind of built up an almost legendary urban tale sort of status amongst those who work at O’Hare.

I know that what I saw was real and want to get my story out there for others to hear and I want them to know that this thing really is out there somewhere and that trained professionals like myself have seen it and know that it does exist. I hope you find my report useful and if you wish to contact me, I would be willing to answer questions regarding this encounter."

Investigator Notes:

I reached out to the witness and was able to do a phone interview with him in regards to the sighting he submitted. I first began by asking questions regarding his background and the witness was more than willing to send me photos of his work credentials, helping establish his identity and that he did indeed work at O’Hare International Airport. The witness has been working at O’Hare for the last seven years and has been working rotating shifts for most of that time with the bulk of his shifts starting in the evening and rotating around to overnight shifts. The witness is a trained weather observer and a graduate of the FAA training academy with multiple years of experience.

The witness recounted his story as reported, no deviation on the story and when asked questions meant to cause deviation, the witness corrected the investigator and stood by the story as he reported. The witness reported that he was at the very most 20-25 feet from the entity and that he stood at the window observing it as it foraged on the ground. When I asked him what it looked like it was searching for the witness advised that he had no idea. The witness stated the skin of the wings was membrane like and resembled stretched out skin similar to that of a bat. I asked the witness if he felt any feeling of dread of impending danger as reported in similar sightings and the witness reported no such feelings present during or after the sighting. When I asked about the other witnesses who he reported also seeing, the witness stated that both were airport workers but he had no idea who they or or how to contact them. When I asked him about the reports that others have had, the witness stated that there are sightings of a winged being quite frequently, they are just never really disseminated to the public for a variety of reasons such as the witnesses not wishing to report them. He stated that people do talk about the sightings but many just never go forward with reporting them due to fear of ridicule, job loss or not having an outlet to report the sightings. I gave the witness my contact information and advised him that he is free to share the information with other potential witnesses wishing to come forward.

It is the investigators opinion that the witness is credible and that his report appears valid and worthy of further investigation. The witness was asked and he agreed to have other investigators contact him for follow-up questions.

UPDATE: 'O'Hare Mothman' Encountered By TRACON Air Traffic Controller

Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area / Lake Michigan region? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'O'Hare Mothman.' Please feel free to contact me at - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated. You can call me directly at 410-241-5974 as well. Thanks. Lon Strickler