Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bat-Winged Humanoid Encountered in Carol Stream, Illinois


A Carol Stream, Illinois resident observes a winged humanoid on 2 occasions. Once while it lifted into the air and the other when it flew in front of their vehicle.

I received the following information recently:

Has anyone from Carol Stream, Illinois (DuPage County - Chicago northwest suburbs) sent any sighting of the winged humanoid? Twice now I’ve seen 'something' about 4 foot tall, brownish, two legs and bat-like wings. Both times late night, around 3 am or so. By ponds off of Morton Rd. On one occasion flying right above the headlights. I know there was another car that stopped to 'look' also. Thanks. ECM

I responded to the witness and received an update:

Both times I saw it during last summer on Morton Rd. The first time I only caught a quick glance as it took off flying from the side of a small pond. I figured it was a crane that got spooked by coyotes or something. But they are not nocturnal. 
The second time was at the corner on Morton Rd. as I was waiting at a stop sign for a car (not far from the pond). It began moving through the intersection. I began turning left and it flew right in front of us (the other car stopped also to check it out). It then turned sharply. That's when I saw its bat-like wings as it flew through nearby backyards. It definitely wasn’t a large owl. ECM

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

'Warned Not to Go Out at Night'

The following report was filed by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Tobias Wayland:

The Singular Fortean Society received the following email on April 30th, 2020.

According to my mother's friend who lives on 63rd [Street] and [South] Pulaski [Road] in Chicago, Illinois, there has been a rumor of mothman being present in their backyards. There have been disappearances of people, and neighbors around that area have noticed “big, chicken-like [footprints]” behind their backyards.

In my mother’s friend's case, she called law enforcement and detectives came only to take pictures and quickly erased the evidence of the mothman. Many of that area are scared or are warned not to go out at night when the “thing” appears. [Her friend] states that law enforcement seems to be covering the fact that this creature is around their neighborhood and [they] don’t do anything about it.

I wanted to tell you this because it’s a very interesting topic; especially since I’ve grown up doing research on urban legends, yet never knew it would hit so close to home. Thank you so much for taking your time in reading this, and at the moment I am trying my best to convince [my mother's friend] to go out and take pictures of the giant footprints but she, of course, is frightened.

Lead investigator Tobias Wayland replied to the email, thanking the woman who sent it and asking that she contact any witnesses to see if they’d be willing to speak with him.

She responded that she would contact them “as soon as possible.”

In a brief follow-up message, she requested that her name not be used in conjunction with the investigation.

No further response has yet been received.

The account referred to in the email is strongly reminiscent of an incident which occurred on February 28th, 2020, in which  a man contacted Lon Strickler of Phantoms & Monsters to report a sighting his mother had of a “big, black birdman.” According to the man, the creature left footprints in the snow that he was able to photograph.

That sighting was only about six blocks east of the location mentioned in the woman’s email.

At least two other sighting reports of weird, winged beings are associated with South Pulaski Road; one from 2011 in which a man photographed a statue near 63rd and Pulaski, only to later realize that there was a flying creature present in the shot, and another from August of 2017, when a woman reported the sighting of a “flying mothman” over South Pulaski Road, “right before 55th Street.”

In the case of the report from 2011, it now seems likely that the witness accidentally photographed a butterfly which had flown in front of his camera, and some believe the February 28th, 2020 footprints to be misidentified rabbit tracks—although in the latter case that hypothesis does not explain the witness’s testimony regarding the six-foot-tall “birdman” she claimed to have seen. 

Rumors of a coverup like the one mentioned in the email go back to at least 2017, when investigator Manuel Navarette reported that he’d heard from members of the media and municipal employees that the city government was trying to stifle news of the sightings.

There have so far been no missing persons who can be reliably connected to the flying humanoid reports, although at least five people—ranging in age from 16 to 66—have been reported missing in Cook County since February of 2020.

Because of its proximity to other unexplained sighting reports, this report could be related to the string of ‘Mothman’ sightings from within a few hundred mile radius surrounding Lake Michigan, including every state bordering the great lake. These sightings ostensibly began in the spring of 2017, but more historical accounts are being reported as more people become aware of the phenomenon. They generally take place in the evening or at night, often in or near a park, and around water.  Witnesses consistently describe a large, gray or black, bat or bird-like creature—although in a small number of cases the creature was described as insect-like—sometimes with glowing or reflective red, yellow, green, or orange eyes, and humanoid features such as arms and legs are often reported. Some witnesses have reported feeling intense fear and an aura of evil emanating from the creature they encountered.  Many of the sightings are also of something seen only briefly or are described only as a flying creature with few details, which leaves open the possibility that a large bird or bird-like being could explain some—although certainly not all—of the encounters. A number of associated high strangeness incidents have also occurred alongside the creature sightings; including reports of UFOs, other anomalous flying creatures and mysterious humanoids, parapsychological phenomena, and bizarre events experienced by those investigating the sightings.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Experiencer Describes Personal UFO Incidents in Madison, Wisconsin

On August 31, 2020 I received a call from Madison, Wisconsin resident Deshunda Johnson in reference to UFO sightings and encounters. I contacted Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and Singular Fortean Society investigator Tobias Wayland, asking him to look into the claims. The following is his investigation and report:

45-year-old delivery driver Deshunda Johnson spoke with the Singular Fortean Society’s lead investigator Tobias Wayland recently about a series of UFO experiences she’s had in and around Madison, Wisconsin.

The first such sighting, she said, took place in July or August of 2001, around 9 pm.

My friend and I were going to work, driving on Stoughton Road [in Madison]. 

She said to me, “Look, Deshunda, what is that?”

I asked her what she was talking about. We were getting off of the Beltline Highway [onto Stoughton Road], going to work and to the right in a wooded area that looks like a marsh—going towards Stoughton and McFarland—there was a green light that just shot straight up. 

She asked me, “Did you see that?”

And I said, “Yes, I saw it.”

I put my foot on the accelerator and took off. When I see stuff like that, the only thing I know is to take off. 

Who’s going to be in that marshy area shooting off firecrackers? There was no noise, we had our windows down because it was nice out. 

“That was the first time I saw something like that," she said. "After that [my sightings] started. When we got to work, [my friend] said, 'You all won’t believe what we saw.' I told her not to tell anybody because they’ll think we’re crazy. She told me, 'Deshunda, you know that wasn’t a shooting star. Shooting stars come down, they don’t shoot up.' I said, ‘Yes, I know, and that’s why I’m not saying nothing.’" 

"The following week," she added. "Her daughter and her boyfriend said they saw the same thing."

Johnson told Wayland that she wishes she would have documented the sighting better. 

"When you see it the first time, people think they won’t see anything like that again, or pray they don’t see it again," she said.

Her next sighting came in the summer of 2007.

"I had something strange happen to me over on McCann Road [in Madison, Wisconsin]," Johnson said. "My son, he’s the one who spotted it. It was above me.” 

We got out of the car after coming home from the grocery story, and [there was an object floating above me that] looked like a cloud. Actually, it was a cloud. There were no other clouds in the sky. 

I told [my son], “Get the groceries out of the car.” 

We stayed just off of McCann Road in a townhouse.

He said, “Mom, look.” 

And I said, “Look at what?” 

And he said, “Above you.” 

When I looked above my head, and I’m short, this thing was over my head and I...I don’t know what happened. All I know is I was like thrown. 

I said, “Get in the house.” 

My son, he almost hit the wall looking at it while trying to run into the house.

I didn’t know what it was. But it was a cloud, there were no other clouds, and no cloud moves like that. It had four white lights circling inside of it. It hovered over me, and I kid you not, when I moved, it moved. It was close enough that I could touch it, but I was too scared. It was that low.

I ran into my house. I wasn’t going to stand there anymore. There’s no way I’m going to stand under something that I don’t understand and don’t know nothing about. We got into the house and that thing stood there for a minute. Then it moved to the backyard.

There were people in their backyard in the next neighborhood, and it moved over to between my yard and theirs and there were people there who had their phones out [who looked like they were taking pictures] and staring at it. As I was standing there, something told me not to go out there. I wasn’t going nowhere.

It stayed there for over 20 minutes. It would not leave. It was like it was waiting for something.

After that, I’m always looking up.

“I called the police and asked them about the lights,” Johnson explained. “[The woman I spoke to] said they’d gotten some calls. I told her not to laugh at me. This is something strange, I’ve never seen nothing like this. She asked me what it looked like. I said you need to get somebody out here.” 

Johnson said that, ultimately, the police did not visit the scene and no official report was made. 

The Singular Fortean Society has not yet been able to corroborate the sighting using police records or the testimony of any neighbors said to be present, but this article will be updated with any new information or evidence as it is discovered.

After this sighting, said Johnson, "strange stuff just started happening."

She told Wayland that she was awoken one night by what sounded like somebody running in her bedroom.

I woke up and my door opened—[it was previously open just a crack]—and all I heard were footsteps in my room. My heart just started pounding. I got up and thought maybe it’s the dogs or something. I went downstairs to check, but the dogs were in the crate. I went in my sons’ room and they were asleep. I looked under the bed, and I didn’t see anything. 

I asked my boyfriend at the time, “Did you come in my room?” 

He said no. He said he was out down the street. I asked him if he was sure, and he said yes.

 "I told my landlord I had to move," she continued. "I had been there eight years. He asked me why I wanted to move. I couldn’t tell him."

Johnson’s sightings continued on July 7th, 2020.

I had to go to the back roads and drop off on County T off Sprecher Road. Way before I got there, off Mesta Lane, there was a light so bright that at first I thought it was the sun. I’m at the stoplight, and I put my visor down. 

I said, “That sun is bright!” 

I looked at my map and see I have to go off County T, way out in the boondocks. 

I head out there, and all of a sudden I look to my right—after something said in my head “look to your right”—when I looked, an object was above the power lines, stationary. I had my windows half down. There was a man in a car close behind me, and I thought he had to being this. But when I looked again, his car was way behind me.

It felt as if I was moving, but not fast enough. I was staring at it; I couldn’t keep my eyes off it. It had a green light at the bottom, it was black, a round dome, and I’m just looking at this light. That lasted for about two minutes. When I got the lady’s food to her, I looked at the time and it was probably 8:06 or 8:07, but she said she’d ordered her food an hour ago. I was thinking, looking at the clock, that it’s only 8:06 pm. 

I got home and I was still shaken up. My eyes were red and irritated from the brightness of the light.

A week later, she had another sighting in the same area.

I went to the ATM to get money out, and they just built these buildings right after I saw this thing off County T. I saw this green ball of light hovering over this building. It wasn’t a bug, it looked like a sphere.

I said, “No, we’re not doing this tonight.”

I got in my car and left. [The green ball of light] went off towards East Towne Mall. Most people might follow it, but me, I’m going home. That’s not the first time that I’ve seen those things. I don’t understand why I’m seeing it.

The strange thing is, while I was driving, I said to myself, “If I ever see anything like that again, I’m going to go ahead and take a picture of it.”

But it didn’t happen that way.

Johnson’s most recent sighting occurred at approximately 9:15 pm on August 30th, 2020. She was in Stoughton delivering food near the intersection of Roby Road and King’s Lynn Road.

When I looked at my app it said I was two or three minutes from the house. I was going through the neighborhood, when all of a sudden—this is not the first time this has happened to me—something told me to look to my left.

I just looked over and I said, “What in the?”

I said, “That plane is flying really low in its flight.”

So I slowed down, I saw kids in a group going across the street. I looked, and all of a sudden, I got nervous. I was just staring at it.

That’s when I was like, “Uh-uh uh-uh, it’s stationary. It’s not moving."

All I could see were the lights flickering. It was over houses, and it wasn’t that far from me—maybe three or four hundred feet. I know what I saw. It looked like it was multicolored—white, red, but it wasn’t a bright red, it almost looked orange.

As I was looking at it, it just stayed in one spot. It looked black. I wanted to get out and take a picture of it, but all of a sudden I got really nervous.

I said “Should I? No, I better get this lady her food.”

I’m sitting in my car, just looking at it, driving slowly just looking at it.

As soon as I said “Okay, maybe it will be there when I get back.”

I’m saying to myself, “No, just stop and take a picture, because nobody is going to believe you’ve seen some stuff like this.”

I kept saying to myself, “No, that’s a plane, that’s a plane. I’m not seeing what I’m seeing.”

The thing tilted up, and when it tilted, it was a triangle. It had a light at the top, and one on the bottom at each side. My eyes got bigger than my glasses. All I know is, when I saw what it did and I turned back, that thing took off. I put my foot on the gas and dropped that lady’s food off.

It’s as if it wanted me to see it, to say, “No, I’m not a plane.” 

That was not an airplane. Nobody can convince me. 

Johnson further explained that she had her car door open slightly, but was afraid to get out because she thought the craft might approach her if she did. 

According to Johnson, the sighting lasted “a minute or two.”

Shortly after this sighting, Johnson spoke to a friend in Stoughton who said she’d “seen a lot of strange stuff out here.”

Johnson wondered if perhaps the craft were trying to communicate with her, and if that might somehow be tied to a series of psychic experiences she’s had in her life.

"I’m very clairvoyant. I’ve had out of body experiences. I see auras around people, I see colors, and if they have certain colors then I don’t go near them. I would tell my mom and she would tell me to shush. I never understood that. I thought that maybe there was something wrong with me," she said. "She told me she had the same thing, but she blocked it. You can tell people all day long, but they’ll never understand."

But that's not the only strange experience Johnson said she has in common with her mother.

"There were days I would wake up with bruises on my arms. I don’t remember how I got them. It looked like three claws, like somebody had scratched me, like I was fighting something," she said. "I remember this clearly, [my mother] said to me, 'I used to wake up with those same marks on me.'"

Those marks might be explained by another experience related by Johnson.

This event, she said, took place at her childhood home in Joliet, Illinois, in 1987 when she was 12 years old.

"[The house where] we stayed at the time was in the country," she said. "There was a barn there, and some nearby houses. They’ve built a lot there now, but at the time there were a lot of fields and we had a big backyard."

I had to stay late for detention after school one day. I remember going into the house after I came home, thinking I was going to be in trouble. But nobody was home. I had to go through the garage to get into the house, and I saw the car was there, so I didn’t understand where everybody was at. 

So, I started calling, “Momma! Momma!”

And I called for my sisters, but nobody answered. Just then the phone rang, and I went to go pick it up.

A robotic voice said to me, “Little girl, is your mommy or daddy home?”

I dropped the phone. The minute I dropped it, I felt sick. I felt drowsy and sleepy, and I had a headache. I laid down in the bunk bed in our room, and it was like I could not move.

I saw four little things come in the room, they were suited up—it was like a skintight, blue, protective suit—they were bald, with big, black eyes and really not much of a nose or mouth, and all I can remember is being paralyzed with fear. I was trying to fight it, I was trying to move.

Two were on either side of me, and they weren’t touching me. It was like I was levitated. I was looking at one of these things straight in its eyes, and I’m trying to fight it and I can’t move. That’s all I can remember.

Johnson later asked her sister where they were that day, but said that her sister maintains she "doesn’t know what I’m talking about."

She never watched much science fiction or absorbed similar media as a child, and it wasn't until her twenties that she started seeing representations of the beings she encountered that day.

"It’s never left my mind, and I wonder if that’s why I’m so into this stuff now," she said. "I see people talking about it, and I think 'That’s what I saw! That’s what came in the room.'"

When asked if she’d had any bedroom visitations since the one in 2007, Johnson replied, “I have not, and I pray to God I don’t again.”

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lakewood Lycan Investigation

These are the sketches provided by the witness

Soon after I posted the 'Lakewood Lycan' report, I started to receive information and experiences from the readers. My friend and colleague Linda Godfrey forwarded the following information:

I came across an old report I had from 1999 from Arizona from a woman my husband and I met on vacation who saw what she called a "chupacabra" on the highway (US 90) between Bisbee and Tucson. It made me think of the recent Denver sightings because it had a canine head with a "dog nose" but it also had wings and a long tail that forked at the end. She had another person in the car who also saw it - they were on their way home from a real estate conference. She said its legs were tucked under its body as it sat.

Crypto investigators JC Johnson and Jack Cary have been investigating the
sighting. Jack Cary (photo above) on location outside of Lakewood, Colorado

There should be a report from JC Johnson & Jack Cary soon. If you have seen this being or have information that may help in the investigation, please feel free to forward to me. Stay tuned...Lon


In mid-March 2015, I received an email forwarded to me by my friend and colleague Pennsylvania UFO / anomalies investigator Stan Gordon. The witness was seeking help after they encountered an unknown being or cryptid in the Denver, CO metro area. I have included the original email.

After I received the email, I talked to the witness and put them in contact with Jc Johnson and Jack Cary, who both were in the area at the time. I have also consulted with another fortean investigator familiar with the area. The witness was fearful that this cryptid may hurt someone and was eager to find someone who would take them seriously. The investigation soon got underway.

I never expected to have a conversation like this but I don't know where to go to. I've always believed there is more to the world than what we know but late at night this Saturday 3/14/15 I had a terrifying encounter with something completely unexplained. I'm writing this to you because after researching for something comparable, the only close reference I could find was on your website. It sounds similar to the Nov. 20 2011 Mud Creek Road Creature

I really wish I had seen a Bigfoot or an alien. At least those are more well known. I told my parents and my closest friend about this so far because I had to talk to somebody but it sounds completely crazy even to myself as I tell it. I work in a professional field and I feel like I can't tell anyone around me without sounding like I'm going off the deep end but I need to talk to somebody and I'm also concerned that this this thing is still around Denver as we speak.

The details:

I was at a friend's house in the Lakewood suburb of Denver on Saturday 3/14/15. This house is surrounded by typical Denver suburbs but does butt up right next to an area of open space. She lives on a very large lot (acre and a half possibly) with an 8 ft solid stone type fence along the back of the property and a shorter 5 ft iron fence that divides the front yard from the back. She had explained that she has coyote problems there so she's very careful when letting her dog out at night. He's a very old pug. A bit deaf and can't see to well either. I can hear the coyotes when I'm there and there are rabbits everywhere. We regularly find evidence of rabbit kills around the yard. So when she takes her dog out at night she takes a very large flashlight (twice the size of a large maglite) and shines it around the yard first and then lets him out but stays right next to him the whole time with the flashlight on. She also insisted I do the same. I grew up in the desert and have seen plenty of coyotes and they are pretty small and typically cowards. I thought she was being overly paranoid about it but it may have saved my life on Saturday night.

The encounter:

I went out, explored the yard and shined the flashlight around the yard all over the area we would be. We don't take them all that far from the back door to use the bathroom since her dog is fairly disabled these days. I saw nothing and let the dogs out with me. I kept very close to them because I promised I would. A small but important detail here and one that I feel may have saved me. Part of the iron fence between the front and back yard butts up to the driveway.

I was standing around 20 yards from the back door and around 10 yards from the iron fence. I had my back to the iron fence and the dogs close. This is where I feel like I sound weird but here goes. I heard what to me sounded like hoof beats running extremely fast up from behind me. In my head I had just enough time to think why am I hearing hooves??? I knew a horse made no sense but I know the sound of hooves. I knew an animal was coming straight at me. I turned expecting a coyote even though the sound made no sense. As I turned around to the fence, something I can hardly describe had just launched off the ground from the driveway. It was moving extremely fast and cleared the fence easily. I was more like it had jumped from farther back in the driveway so it's trajectory would land it closer to us at that speed. As i said, we were only 10 yards from the fence but this thing was just moving so fast.

I would guess I had about 1 second tops to register the sound I heard (thanks to the concrete on the driveway) and realize something was happening. Since I expected a coyote as I turned around all I could think of was to stick out my arms and make myself look bigger as well as kind of shield the dogs near me. I screamed "NO" as loud as I could an caught this thing in the flashlight beam as I turned around. It was coming straight at me and I had a split second to step aside slightly as it landed just a few feet from me. It was still going full speed when it hit the ground. Like fast predator speed. It touched down quickly on all fours but immediately rose back up to two legs and continued running at full speed toward the back fence. My dog gave a very short chase (just a few steps really) but could never keep up at that speed. This thing continued running straight at the back stone fence very fast. The back fence is around 30 yards from where I was standing when this took place and 8 ft tall. I heard it's steps moving away and followed it with the flashlight. I did not actually see it jump the back fence but I lost it in the confusion heading that direction almost too quickly to have stopped. Also, I didn't hear any steps through the wide gravel border surrounding the fence. I can only assume it cleared the back fence as easily as it cleared the front even though it is much higher.

The creature:

I'll start by saying that I have been into the outdoors all my life. I grew up in a smallish desert town and my family has 2 cabins in the mountains. Most of my free time revolves around the outdoors and I have seen all types of wildlife. Bears, cougars, wolves, coyote, etc.. I mention those because they are predators. This was a predator also but nothing like these animals. This was so unlike anything I have ever seen it's actually very hard to describe but I'll do my best.

I was expecting a coyote as I turned around. The combination of expecting a coyote but seeing something so completely alien, and the fact that it was moving so fast and coming straight at me made it very hard to take in as it flew towards me. It was very large and pitch black. It was not long haired but I would say a thin layer of hair over black skin or possibly a full layer of short black hair? I thought I heard hoof beats but I never did get a clear look at the feet. I would assume it was actually claws on concrete. 

As it was coming over the fence it also seemed bigger than when it landed. I would not say it had wings but it felt like extra skin?

It hit he ground right behind us and exactly behind where I had just been. That's where I got good light on it. It was still moving so fast. It touched down and immediately stood back up while running. It's head was lower than mine but still quite tall. Over 5 feet. It was not standing totally erect like a person so it was probably even taller and it was also still running.I barely looked down on its face and I'm 5'10. It hit the ground with enough weight that I felt it's weight vibrate through my feet as well as the first couple of heavy steps it took as it passed me. The extra skin (wings possible?) made it very hard to judge weight but the body was large. 

It was almost coal black. To the point that the main body almost seemed to absorb my flashlight beam as it ran off. Like a matte black. As it stood up the legs seemed to be backwards jointed like a dog. Some of the only color I saw on it was a bit of brown running down the legs. Picture Doberman coloring.It was very very close (I'm still surprised we didn't touch) and the legs seemed very strong. I could see muscle definition almost like a mans legs. The main body was thick but because of the skin thing which I'm still having hard time describing. A close comparison would be like a cape almost. There was very little definition around the front. I saw the arms sticking out but there was nowhere close to the definition in the legs.The arms were much smaller and again, I did not get a good look at the hands. 

The back was broad but the anatomy was very hard to process with the skin.

The head looked like a combination of things. Much like a wolf but thicker and less elongated like a bear scull. Canine teeth were visible. It was already passing me as it continued running and was looking over at me. Teeth were definitely bared. It did seem to have a lighter (grey) colored streak along its jaw. Really the only other color I saw on its body. The eyes looked yellow in my flashlight. I don't know if they were reflecting of if it was the true color since we were so close. I feel like they were reflecting but I can't be positive.

I had a dog within a few feet on either side of me. It landed and ran between myself and one of the dogs but did not try at all to snatch it nor did it reach out to grab me. The dog would have been easy pickings at that speed. I have the distinct impression that it was coming for me and I just happened to move out of the way and it was already passing too fast to grab. 

This thing made no sound at all except for the hoof type sound of feet on the concrete and the steps through the yard. On the grass it was almost silent except for the first few steps closest to me.

I called my parents in the morning and the best way I could describe it with normal animals was wolf, bear, bat, and possibly monkey but mostly monkey because it was on 2 legs.

This whole thing has me feeling pretty shaken. Once this thing disappeared, I was alone in the dark with just the flashlight but I had already lost site of it. I wasn't sure if it had even left the yard and might be circling around. I have worked in clubs in my life and have been stabbed and also shot at but I have never been more scared in my life than in the silence after this thing passed me. I was absolutely terrified as I tried to wrangle the two dogs to the house. I slowly backed up and ran the flashlight all around me. I wanted to run but I couldn't leave the dogs out there. I'm not a religious person and never have been but to be totally honest, as I backed towards the house that scared, the first thought that came to mind was that I had seen a demon. It sounded crazy to me but I just couldn't process what had just happened on any rational level. I still can't. I don't believe in demons and I don't think it was one, but a couple days ago I didn't believe I might have an encounter with an unknown creature like this either.

It scared me so bad that I can't even open a door at night without getting full body goosebumps and even looking out windows in the dark has me uncomfortable. It's strange to say and irrational but I'm currently scared of the dark. My body is physically reacting uncontrollably. 

I would appreciate a response from you ASAP. I really need to talk to somebody about this and I don't know who to talk to without being judged as crazy. Also, this thing is still in Denver or possibly coming from the nearby foothills into town. That house is not all that far from open mountain terrain but still several miles. If nothing else, could you put me in touch with somebody local to speak with?

Thanks for any advice you may be able to give. I don't know where to start here. Something like this is way out of my wheelhouse. 

Sincere Regards, E

Jc Johnson - Crypto Four Corners - Bear Creek Lake Park
near Lakewood, Colorado

Jack Cary - Crypto Four Corners - Bear Creek Lake Park
near Lakewood, Colorado

Here is a video produced by Crypto Four update to the Lakewood Lycan investigation

Soon after I posted the 'Lakewood Lycan' report, I started to receive information and experiences from the readers. My friend and colleague Linda Godfrey forwarded the following information:

I came across an old report I had from 1999 from Arizona from a woman my husband and I met on vacation who saw what she called a "chupacabra" on the highway (US 90) between Bisbee and Tucson. It made me think of the recent Denver sightings because it had a canine head with a "dog nose" but it also had wings and a long tail that forked at the end. She had another person in the car who also saw it - they were on their way home from a real estate conference. She said its legs were tucked under its body as it sat.

Crypto investigators JC Johnson and Jack Cary have been investigating the
sighting. Jack Cary (photo above) on location at Bear Creek Lake Park

 near Lakewood, Colorado

NOTE: Other evidence has recently surfaced from the Lost Creek Wilderness area, approximately 15 miles southwest of Bear Creek Lake Park. An update is forthcoming after that new evidence is investigated. I am told that there have been other witnesses and some video may be available. Stay tuned. Lon

Red-Eyed Hairless Canine-Like Cryptid Seen in Doylestown, PA

Back in January 2020 I received a sighting report of an upright 'wolf' humanoid in Doylestown, PA. Recently, a report from November 2019 was forwarded to me:

"Hi Lon - I hope you’re well and keeping safe. 

Was looking through old emails and just read this below. I have what appears to be a similar sighting.

About November of last year (2019), a woman and her son told a neighbor of mine about a creature they encountered:

They were driving on the way home late afternoon / early evening after her son’s practice at Central Bucks East High school. They had just left the high school parking lot and crossed route 202, when the son started yelling for the woman to watch, while looking at the road in front of them. 

The mother and son saw an upright 'animal' with backward knees and a face with huge red bulbous eyes, dart across the lane in front of them and leap into the field and disappear. The son thought it was like a dog or an alien. He thought the eyes were huge (it turned and looked at them when it crossed) and had 'shining red eyes.' No hair, but about 4 to 5 feet in height.

I drove there to investigate the next evening with my flashlight and took my dogs along, though I left them in the car. I hoped to find prints on the grass, but it had rained earlier in the day and the grass was tall. The dogs didn’t bark. I didn’t notice any broken grass or prints in the muddy areas.

Just thought I’d add credence to this report. There’s some wooded areas near the Waterwheel Tavern and a very old neighborhood of stone houses." ACR

Upright 'Wolf' Humanoid Closely Observed in Bucks County, PA

I recently received the following report:

My boyfriend at the time and I were driving in Doylestown, PA in 2016 when we saw a upright arched back dog or wolf-like creature run across the road. It had long arms but was on two feet and it jumped up with both feet/legs at the same time like a hop, but it jumped high onto the wall on the other side of road then jumped straight up and out into the woods beyond the wall. We both saw this and couldn’t figure out what it could be. It was dark out so we couldn’t see where it went and didn’t really want to. It was a creature that neither of us ever seen or knew to exist. CM

I replied back to CM and received the following:


Absolutely I will talk with you. I never questioned what I saw. My ex-boyfriend, whom I am good friends with still, can verify this experience. When I decided to Google wolfman or dogman creature/entity to see if it was possible that someone else may have seen something similar, I found a few sites including your website. It’s validating to see others in Pennsylvania have seen similar creatures. I never minded telling people what I saw that night, I am sure some thought I was little crazy, but I don’t care I knew what I saw.

The exact spot I saw this in screenshots provided. Old Easton Rd, next to the Water Wheel Tavern in Doylestown PA. It was seen on the bridge that is now being restored and under construction right next to restaurant. The red x’s are where the creature ran from left to right with incredible speed and the the red swoops are where it jumped like a kangaroo straight up with its two legs, paused very briefly and then jumped into a wooded area like it was a monkey that could swing from whatever it landed on. Like I said it was dark and I couldn’t see where it landed. Talk to you soon. CM

NOTE: I talked to CM the next day. This incident occurred in mid-June 2016 at approximately 1 am local time. CM and her boyfriend were on their way home, driving north on Old Easton Rd. in Doylestown, PA in Bucks County. The creature crossed in front of them on the bridge crossing at Pine Run at approximately 50-60 ft. They had a very good look at the beast which was illuminated by the headlights.

They both described it as 4 1/2 - 5 ft in height with muscular dog-like legs (biped) with human-like feet. The body was humanoid in shape, though there was a distinct arched back. The arms were very long reaching near mid-leg and muscular with prominent human-like hands. The head was canine and looked like that of a wolf with a dark heavy mane that extended down the back. It looked at the couple exhibited eyeshine. No discernable eye color. It also had a tail and was covered in dark grayish fur. This may have been a juvenile since the height is significantly shorter that most other sightings.

Below are the map images provided to me. I have included images of the tavern and the wall on the bridge.

Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team investigator Butch Witkowski is following up on this report.

This report will be added to the PA Upright Canine/Dogman Witness Sightings Map. Lon

Photographic Evidence - UFOs Over North Lancaster Co., PA

Hey folks...during the past week or so, UFORCOP and Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research have received several eyewitness reports of UFO activity along with sightings of military helicopters in north Lancaster Co., PA. One of the reports was provided by PA UFO & anomalies researcher Stan Gordon. Butch Witkowski has met with the witnesses and has witnessed some of the activity as well. I've included a few screenshots from the evidence.

Todd Sees Incident Briefing

As many of you know, the Sunday, February 2nd edition of Beyond The Edge Radio will feature a live briefing & discussion on the Todd Sees incident. I realize that this live show will take place during the Super the podcast will be available soon after the presentation. But I would sincerely hope that interest in this event will generate a significant amount of live listeners.

I would like to offer the readers and listeners some reference material that can be followed during the broadcast...including the recent press release, links to sighting & incident reports and a few images / maps:

NOTE: All current information can be found at Todd Sees Investigation (Ongoing)...Lon


PRLog - Global Press Release Distribution

The Todd Sees Incident - Briefing & Roundtable Discussion

Source: Beyond The Edge Radio
Dated: Jan. 30, 2014

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

SUNBURY, Pa. -- 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 day (evening) of the search, a family member noticed something in the bushes around the fore-mentioned pond. Todd Sees body had been 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 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 the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team has uncovered previously undisclosed information in regards to this incident. This briefing will include objective & authentic discoveries...and the roundtable discussion will present an opportunity for the participants to fashion plausible scenarios as to what may have actually occurred.

This promises to be an enlightening disclosure. Make sure you mark down this date and time! LIVE Sunday, February 2nd at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT - You can listen & chat on the network page at http://Para-X Radio LIVE or use the show link at Beyond The Edge Radio - During the show, you can call toll-free 1-877-677-2858.

This Week On 'Beyond The Edge' Radio: The Todd Sees Incident - Briefing & Roundtable Discussion

UFO Research Center of PA

NUFORC Sighting Report

National UFO Reporting Center Case Brief

Possible ET Abduction And Death Of PA Man Reported - Peter Davenport, Director - National UFO Reporting Center

MUFON Journal - Feb. 2013 - Davenport Article - Part 1

MUFON Journal - March 2013 - Davenport Article - Part 2


The following maps can be enlarged by clicking on the image. May I suggest you copy the enlarged images and print for easy reference:

Haunting / Remote View: A House in Leatherhead, Surrey, England

There have been several readers ask me about the use of remote viewing as part of a case investigation tool. The following details are from a remote viewing session conducted before the initial on-site investigation by my colleagues at a residence in Leatherhead, Surrey, UK in November 2010. Part of my investigation and follow-up notes are also included. Lon:
My RV colleague and I conducted a remote view on this case a few days before the initial on-site investigation.

My colleague set the target coordinates for me and monitored the session. We systematically executed 5 phases in order to perceive the target and to gather as much information possible.

In Phase 1, the coordinates (a set of two - four digit numbers) were given to me...from which an ideogram (a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept) was developed. The target was narrowed down to a subject...Anne, who had died by her own hand in the house. By probing the ideogram, 'descriptors' (a function of describing the target) were used to determine the specifics of the target. Several attempts with the same target coordinates were done in order to get a average assessment.

In Phase 2, the target vignette was narrowed by probing for sounds, textures, temperatures, colors, luminescence, contrast and smells. Through this information I was able to focus in on any verticals, horizontals, diagonals, topography, mass and energetics as well as my overall 'feeling' of the target. In this instance, Anne was a very withdrawn young woman who spent much of her time in the attic reading and just keeping to herself. I sensed that she had been tormented by a possessive entity for many years and that this malevolent spirit was originally part of the house when her family moved in. I described the entity as a middle age man of medium height that wore workman's clothes. (this entity is pictured below in a photo capture from the onsite investigation which took place a week after the remote viewing session)

In Phase 3, I made a rough sketch or drawing of what I was perceiving. At this point, the sketch included the attic area (a corner directly above the master bedroom and the suspected vortex) and Anne sitting in this corner. It seemed that Anne was intensely depressed and frustrated by the attached entity.

In Phase 4, I went into a deeper perception of the target. This included sense, magnitudes, emotions, physicals, subspace and concepts. There were other specifics used...but at this point there was no systematic procedure because the observations are starting to come together into a primary deduction.

The overall impression was that Anne committed suicide by positioning a rope or cord to a beam directly over the hatch used to enter the attic. She sat on the edge of the open hatch and dropped through. I assumed Anne's persona through her eyes just before and for some time after her death. I experienced some pain and sadness of this tragedy. As well, Anne suffered acute regret for performing this act....not only for the suffering that her mother would endure but anguish for taking another life. Anne was with child.

After I had experienced a spinning sensation it seemed that my entire body had drifted away. No pain, loss of identity, zero being...dead. I opened my eyes and saw her (Anne) screaming back at me...WHY? Why did you do that?

Not long after, I could see people below me...wandering through the front room. I was floating above them.

In Phase 5, my colleague asked me to draw a vertical line...then to retrace the line from the top to bottom. At that point I had drifted down into the front room among the people. There were police officers, Anne's mother and others who I did not recognize. Then I looked towards the stairs...there he was, Anne's tormentor. The entity that helped perpetuate her sorrow. He was never going to leave Anne regardless of what she did.

This unnamed entity was no longer attached to Anne since she had passed away but I feared it may escalate its harassment of any living resident in this house.

The third spirit in the house was that of Anne's father, Ian. He was not an earthbound spirit and was able to move in and out of the planes separating both worlds. Ian was there to protect Anne and to comfort those affected by the malevolent entity.

There are other specifics but because of client confidentiality this information must remain private...Lon


This house was built in the early 1950s a few years after WWII ended. As soon as money and workforce became available in the UK the housing boom began to allow homes for those families that had been bombed out of our cities by the enemy during the war.

Now whether this family moved into the house when it was first built or not, I am not sure. But we do know they were there in the 1970s. Thinking about it, I would say that they were the 2nd family to have lived there. The family in question consisted of the mother, the father Ian, and a daughter Anne.

We do know that the mother had a brother (Anne's uncle) who suffered with schizophrenia, which for many back in the 1970-80s was scorned and many families preferred not to talk of these things. As Anne was growing up she was often seen playing or sneaking around the neighbor's garden with this uncle picking or pinching the neighbor's flowers.

Anne was her father's daughter and the two of them doted on one another. But in the 1980s, the day before Anne was to get her exam results from her CSEs at school which would enable her to find work once she left school or go on to further education or college, her father suddenly died. This was more then likely from a heart attack.

Anne was devastated and it was from this time on that she became depressed. Her life, now without her father, was gone...and this totally shattered her. The depression did not lift but only got worse and worse. She never recovered from her father's death. Because of her uncle's mental history, her mother thought the same illness had overcome her daughter and because of the shame of it, never sought medical help or medication for her daughter.

Eight years slowly went by. While her mother was out of the house one day, Anne climbed up into the attic, threw a rope around one of the rafters and with the other end round her neck jumped back down through the hatch and hung herself.

At some point in those 8 years, during her deep depression, Anne had attracted an attachment to herself. (An earthbound male who had been a manic depressive...who may have ended his own life by suicide) This entity added to Anne's depression, having not only her own distress but also the symptoms of the earthbound and the control he had over her.

After Anne's death the earthbound no longer had a host to hold on to and was released into house, but may still have some control over the spirit of Anne. These were the first two entities I found in the house. The third was that of Ian the father who was not earthbound, but free to come and go as desired. He was most likely drawn to the house through the hold that Anne's distress held on him, not only while she was alive but after her death as well.

Anne was not the problem in this house, only being heard occasionally. The problem was the earthbound male, who I at first thought may have been the uncle until I remotely saw the uncle, who was short and dumpy. This earthbound male was of medium height and slim when he materialized to me.

I do not believe this earthbound male had ever lived in this house, but at one time during Anne's life saw the opportunity to hitch a ride onto Anne. Like I said previously, he further complicating her life. The remote view verified all this and gave off some very helpful information. This earthbound male and the events was shown to me through the eyes of Anne. The target that my colleague set was the last day in the life of Anne herself.

We started to remotely work on this case about 2 1/2 weeks beforehand by altering the atmosphere in the house in preparation for the clearing and the comfort of the family now living there. Then during the 3rd week, we went ahead with the clearing. Today we had confirmation from the home owner that it worked...although, as before with previous cases, we were still in what we call the probationary period. This is approximately 2-3 weeks after the clearing in which the location is continually observed. 

We knew there was no need to clear the father as he was not earthbound, so the first entity we removed was Anne herself. While working on Anne, we saw her father come forward and take her. We had to change her view so she could see her father through the eyes of that child she once was, in order to remove all the dark emotions that was holding her back. This occurred quicker then we thought it would be and once her energy had been changed it took only 20 minutes or so to get her to go through. 

The earthbound male was more difficult. If he was alive today, one would say that he was an obstinate stubborn man racked with guilt. Through his eyes the world was very grey. His depression level was at an extremely high level. This had to be altered in order to get him across.

The sadness and frustration of this entity resulted in the banging and crashing that was heard in the EVPs. This was apparently worse when the investigative team visited for a second time, as he felt threatened by them. In one way he was crying out for help and in the other he did not want anyone near him for fear of what would happen. He had lost his host body (Anne) and his comfort zone was gone. This made him more lost in himself. He had no trust in anyone who attempted to help him. This could also have been the conditions he had in life...little or no trust in anyone. It took over an hour before we finally succeeded.

Anne's mother was now quite old and frail. She had sold the house to our clients. But a few weeks after the sale, came back one more time. She asked the family, our clients, if she could go upstairs by herself. They gave her their permission. She struggled up the stairs practically crawling on her hands and knees. She stood silently on the landing, just underneath the attic access hatch. When she was ready to come down, our male client actually carried her back down the stairs. Was this her saying her last goodbye to her loved ones? We really think it was.

None of these entities were a direct threat to the client family. The energies were just wrapped up in their own sadness and desolation.

Hopefully this case is closed.

Skunk Ape Encounter Report - Estero, Florida

The following report was been submitted by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research member Danielle Auclair, who is a Bigfoot, cryptid & paranormal investigator in southwest Florida.

Southwest Florida - Possible Skunk Ape Encounter

Location: Estero, Florida - between Coconut and Williams Rd. next to Estero Bay

Date: August 2006

Time: 10:30 pm

I am an investigator with the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team. My first experience with a possible skunk ape was in August of 2006, on a hot and very humid summer night. I was walking my dogs along a creek, on the back part of my development. To the west is a huge and undisturbed tract of jungle/forest and bay area, with lots of islands, and plenty of food sources.

Suddenly, I caught the scent of a strong skunk, mixed with sulphur. I had never seen a skunk in the area, ever, so I was startled. Right after that, the smell of a raw fish that was freshly caught and gutted. Then the very distinct scent of monkey/ape feces. My first thought was what is a monkey or ape doing out at night eating a raw fish in a creek?

I was nervous for my dogs, who were unusually quiet, and staring into the darkness at whatever was near the creek, eating the fish. They always barked at skunks when I lived in Connecticut, but now they stayed totally silent. I feared if it felt threatened, it may charge out and attack. I couldn’t see more than 10-15 feet towards the woods and water area where I felt the smells were emanating from.

It was a very tense feeling, as I knew something was in the dark watching me, under the lights from the street.

I pulled my dogs back from the area, and walked home quickly, trying to process what had happened.

A few years before this, I had been to Monkey Jungle in Miami. The ape and monkey feces/body odor is one you never forget. It’s very unique. This scent was very strong, and exactly what I had smelled at Monkey Jungle.

So, I was left feeling like I had experienced what many describe down here as a skunk ape, possibly fishing behind my development for things in the creek, and I had come upon it as it was eating that night. I hope to someday see one in daylight and gather evidence. For now, my investigations continue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Danielle Auclair


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The David Eckhart Alien Ordeal (Ongoing)

The David Eckhart Family Alien Ordeal

NOTE: This case was eventually presented on SyFy's 'Fact or Faked: The Paranormal Files" after several years of my involvement. The encounters have continued for more than a decade and have been experienced by David and his family at both of their residences in the Pensacola, Florida area. These beings can move in and out at remarkable speeds.

The Eckhart Encounters

The David Eckhart Family Alien Ordeal

The Eckhart Encounters - Reptilian Emerging From Portal

The Eckhart Encounters Interview - 'Phantoms and Monsters' Readers Edition

Eckhart Encounters - SyFy 'Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files' - Alien Intruders'

Review: David Eckhart Family - Alien Encounters

Read about David Eckharts ordeal at Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality

The saga continues...

Why do aliens see the need to abduct earthlings?

Professor David M. Jacobs is an historian and retired Associate Professor of History at Temple University specializing in 20th century American history and culture. Jacobs is also well known in the field of ufology for his research and authoring of books on the subject of alleged alien abductions. He has lectured widely, been interviewed, and participated in numerous television and radio shows on the subject of alien abductions.

Jacobs believes alien abduction on humans have been happening to create alien-human hybrids who are walking all over Earth today and will take over Earth soon. At age 71, Jacobs has made investigations on extraterrestrial abductions as his mission.

Jacobs, who currently working on his 5th book, was a professor for 36 years, teaching American history at Temple University before retiring in 2011. His first 4 books were printed by leading and academic publishers as he ensures to apply a scholarly approach to his research.

According to Jacobs, he has talked with around 150 people who claim they were victims of alien abductions. In his own estimates, based on public polls, space aliens kidnapped over a million Americans.

While he admits that the evidence on extraterrestrial body-snatching and extraterrestrial life itself is weak, he insists evidence exists. He cites the following evidence:

- Abductees have been reporting similar experiences and recalling common details, such as the mission to breed of human-like or insect-like appearance extraterrestrials.

- People were absent physically during the time they were abducted and some loved ones or families claimed they saw them disappeared.

- Sometimes abductees were taken in groups composed of people who never met before on Earth and shared their abduction experiences together when they met on Earth after the abduction.

- People return with strange marks, scars or injuries in which Jacobs claimed he had seen himself.

Contrary to David Jacobs' assertions, I have an opposing opinion in reference to alien abductions based on testimony and research I have conducted over the years.

As many of you know, I have been involved with documenting the David Eckhart family encounters and abductions since 2008. Over that period of time, David has described many of the scenarios he witnessed while under the control of his captors...including human experimentation and disposal.

The Eckharts are not the only alien experiencers I have interviewed and researched. One other multiple abductee described similar events they witnessed while in the company of these alien beings.

The one claim, that I'm sure will be controversial and ridiculed, is that many of the abductees are related to an ancient line of hybrids. I believe that, for thousands of years, these hybrids have been identified, hunted down and disposed of by various alien races. I also believe that world governments have been cooperating with this systematic genocide since the 1950's. The descriptions of abductees enduring heavily invasive experimentation (recounted as long deep incisions made in the back) and the ultimate disposal in huge, cylindrical-shaped incinerators bolsters my theory.

The reason why these exterminations are taking place is not an easy one to pin down...but much of what is metaphorically described in the Book of Enoch may offer some clues as to why this is occurring. The term Nephilim, the offspring of the 'sons of God' and the 'daughters of men,' may be a broader representation of extraterrestrials combining the DNA of different species. The Bible states that the Deluge was the means of destroying the Nephilim. Who is to argue that some of these Nephilim survived and continue to mix among the modern human population? Lon


Over the past month or so (Nov-Dec 2018), I've been involved with a contactee / abductee case where the experiencer has been subjected to several unexplained pregnancies, in which each 'ended' without a clue. Some of the contact circumstances mirrored a few details that David Eckhart has documented over the years. I forwarded a text to David, since I wanted to discuss this case with him. To my surprise, David told me that the activity has picked up significantly around his residence. In fact, he was concerned for a particular female family member, who he felt was a possible target for the 'new visitors.'

These recent visitors consist of several Greys and a Reptilian, similar to previous encounters. But there were also 'Hybrid humans' accompanying the other beings. David has been attempting to communicate with the Hybrids, and has been able to secure a few photographic images. There have been no attempts, during these recent encounters, to abduct David or anyone else in his household.

At this time, I cannot go into detail as to why these beings have surfaced. But I will say that they have communicated some disdain with David, in particular his involvement with the female experiencer (who he has talked to, with my encouragement). In addition to that revelation, and to my surprise, these beings have acknowledged my investigation of the Chicago winged humanoids. From the beginning of my research with David, starting in 2010, these non-terrestrial beings have been well-aware of my reporting. I have been subjected to at least 2 personal contact incidents over those 8 years. I have been 'monitored' and noticed various attempts to intercede in my work.

I have felt that I was destined, in some degree, to investigate and report on the Chicago winged humanoid incidents. I have made these feelings known to several of my team since the sightings began. More and more, connections are surfacing.

Here are a few of David Eckhart's recent images that I can post: