Sunday, September 5, 2021

Two Reported 'Winged Being' Encounters in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

The witness 'JE' experienced 2 separate encounters with cryptid winged entities near her residence in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, located in Iowa County in the southwest area of the state.

JE's 1st encounter occurred during an afternoon in early Spring 2019. JE had been feeling spiritually vulnerable and was attempting to improve her personal protection with the Archangels Michael and Raphael. At the end of the breezeway, that extended from her front door, there was a window of which JE would use to access the flat roof.

As she approached and looked out of the window, she observed 2 crouching beings with feathered wings facing the large St. Mary's & St. Paul's Catholic Church a few blocks behind her apartment building at 224 Davis Street. These beings seemed to be 'arguing with each other.' Both of the figures were stone grey in color and solid like concrete. JE immediately thought that these were representations of St. Michael and St. Raphael.

As she continued watching, they stood up to a height of 7-8 feet, but seemed to be 'fading in and out' of a non-corporeal / corporeal state. They then fully extended their wings to a span of 10 feet of so, and flew off towards Catholic Church.

The 2nd encounter took place in the Autumn of 2019 while JE was walking her dogs late at night, between 1-2 AM local time. She was in an alley way near her residence heading towards High St., the main thoroughfare in this small town. She soon noticed small lights / orbs descending around her.

As she approached the steps near the Mineral Point Opera House at 139 High St. her attention was drawn to, what she described as, a large Gargoyle-like entity perched on top of the building across the street. The being's claws were extended off the edge and the massive feathered wings were unfurled to a span of 20-25 feet. The entity was solid grey in color with a heavy girthed body. The face was described as a cross between a Bulldog and a Lion with pointed ears and a long snout, but having a snub nose.

JE watched the being for 2 minutes or so after its dark eyes seemed to focus its gaze on her. It then stood up and displayed a very tall body with wings fully extended. It began to move off the edge in an attempt to descend, but disappeared into the ether.

After the initial shock of encountering this impressive winged creature, JE was thankful for the opportunity to observe it. She recalled her trips to Paris and Notre Dame, stating that this being looked like a 'real-life' Gargoyle.

As a new member of the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team, JE now believes that her encounters with these winged beings was an inevitable precursor to her involvement on the team. Moreover, she did not contact us until 2 years later and that she had no previous knowledge of the winged humanoid phenomenon in the Chicago / Lake Michigan region. In fact, JE only discovered us after reading my book 'Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality.' She felt that a series of ultraterrestrial encounters that she had experienced at home closely resembled those of David Eckhart. That is when she reached out to me.

JE's unique gifts and abilities soon became apparent to me, which led to her ultimately becoming a member of the team. Lon

St. Mary's & St. Paul's Catholic Church - 224 Davis Street

Mineral Point Opera House - 139 High St.

Mineral Point Opera House on the left. The building across the
street where the large Gargoyle-like being was perched on the roof

Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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

 

NEW 'Winged Ultraterrestrial' Engagement by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research Member!

 

As many of you may know, the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research teams has begun to engage with the ultraterrestrial collective (The Unseen Ones) that is responsible for the winged humanoid sightings throughout Chicago, the Lake Michigan region and, more recently, the O'Hare International Airport.

Last evening, on Friday September 3, 2021, Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team member Manuel Navarette had an encounter and engaged with one of these winged humanoid ultraterrestrials. No details of the incident will be released by me. This is a personal decision that needs to be made by Manuel. If he decides to come forward or not, he will receive my full support and confidentiality.

I feel fortunate to have been a part if the experience, even though I was not physically present. It took a great deal of fortitude and trust to engage with this being. I am very proud of Manny and will support him in his decision, no matter what.

We are in the process of instructing other team members, who are so inclined, to engage with these ultraterrestrials on a direct basis.

This upcoming Friday on an extended Arcane Radio (9PM ET) show at the Beyond Explanation YouTube channel, Tobias Wayland & Manual Navarette will be my guests. This is your opportunity to hear how these profound connections and engagements with a non-human collective are initiated. Join us in the chat! You don't want to miss it! Thanks. Lon


'Winged Being' PHOTO: Recent 'O'Hare Mothman' Revelations & Updates

 

Hi folks. There has been a lot going on with the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team recently, especially when it pertains to the 'O'Hare Mothman' sightings.

Yesterday, I posted the following image and description on a few social media outlets:

This photo was taken by David Eckhart a while back. I've had a sense that this was a winged humanoid ever since I first saw it. Last night, our ultraterrestrial contact confirmed that this was indeed a "member of their legion who have been appearing at O'Hare International Airport and locations in the region." My associate and I have recently established contact with 'The Unseen Ones' and continue to advise our team in the hope that a profound discovery will result in full disclosure. These ultraterrestrials have been among us much longer than we ever anticipated. Please continue to follow our progress on www.phantomsandmonsters.com and www.cryptidhunters.org - Thanks

This information garnered a lot of response from readers and followers. I'm hesitant to release further revelations at this time. We have been super busy recording, documenting and following up the past few weeks. Our team will have final say on all public releases in regards to the Chicago & O'Hare sightings.

For those who have been concerned by the ultraterrestrial's use of the term 'legion.' It's simply a word used by the ultraterrestrials to describe their collective. There is no Biblical, spiritual or so-called demonic connection whatsoever. The ultraterrestrial factions consist of many varieties of beings, including Angels.

Please bear with us. I realize that most of what I am presenting to you seems fantastical. But, for those of you who have followed me over the years, you know that I'm not a conspiratorial theorist. I receive the information, present it and let you decided for yourself. I'm simply seeking the truth. Lon


July 22, 2021 'O'Hare Mothman' Incident - More Follow-Up Eyewitness Interviews

 

The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team has interview more witnesses who observed the July 22, 2021 winged humanoid incident at O'Hare International Airport.

The following account was reported to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and UFO Clearinghouse investigator Manuel Navarette:

The following information was reported to the MUFON CMS on August 10, 2021:

Case - 117223

Occurred - 2021-07-22 00:00

Reported - 2021-08-10 09:14

(Reported 19 Days Later)

Source - MUFON

Summary Tall man with wings and red eyes

Approximation to protect the reporters identity

Region - Illinois

Country - United States

Distance - Unknown

Altitude - Unknown

Duration - 00:00:00

Shape - Unknown

Detailed Description

I am part of the ground crew for a major air cargo facility at O’Hare and we were working on unloading a cargo plane that had arrived earlier that evening. I was operating one of the lifts that lifts cargo containers down from the plane to the ground. It was about ten at night when the call came over our radios that there was a report of an unknown person being seen on the tarmac near the fence. I began looking around and saw a large man standing approximately fifty feet away from us, near the fence separating us from the road. He must have been close to seven feet tall, but I was not close enough to tell for sure. He was wearing what looked like a black coat and was just standing there. I radioed my supervisor that I saw someone over by the fence and my supervisor ran over to where I was at. By this time the entire ground crew was aware of this man’s presence and was radioing in to their supervisors. It must have been no more than 20 seconds after that that the first of man airport security vehicles showed up. One approached the man from the other side of the fence while another two drove past us and stopped short of the man who by this time was easier to see with the car lights on him. It did not look like any man I have ever seen. He was solid black and had red eyes that must have been reflecting the lights like cats eyes. It also had wings that were now spread open and must have been 15 feet from tip to tip. This man let out a loud screech. It sounded a lot like a barn owl when it tried to warn you away. This man then started flapping its wings and took off, you could hear the sound of the wings as it took off into the air and was gone in seconds. I was honestly scared for my life and started to pray for protection. I know in this world that demons walk among us and I was certain that whatever this thing was, it had to be demonic and an agent of the devil. A lot of my coworkers were also very frightened after this thing took off and many of them ran inside the safety of the plane when it took off. I am certain that this was a demon and it must have been sent here to frighten us.

NOTE: From the information gathered, I suspect that the MUFON CMS report came from another member of the cargo ground crew working with 'EW.' I believe that these were employees of FedEx because of the sighting proximity and distance from the tarmac. As reported previously, the O'Hare management and carrier companies are taking these winged humanoid sightings very serious and have warned all employees to not contact us. We are so grateful for those folks who have come forward and who continue to assist us in our determination to find answers. Lon

Original link: https://ufostalker.com/sighting/11722

Investigators Notes:

I spoke with the witness in regards to his sighting. The witness was at first very hesitant and was not willing to go into much details due to the threat of losing his job. The witness said they were explicitly told to not talk to any media or investigators about any of the events that transpired that night or risk being disciplined, up to and including termination of employment. The witness was assured that his anonymity would be preserved and that no information would be shared with anyone outside of the research team investigating this sighting.

After about a half hour of talking and reassurance, the witness opened up about his sighting and the investigator was able to make some headway in getting information from the witness in regards to his sighting. The witness said he initially contacted the Mutual UFO Network regarding his sighting and then contacted us after seeing UFO Clearinghouse and Phantoms and Monsters run the story about his reported sighting. When asked if he spoke with a MUFON field investigator, the witness said one contacted him via email and they exchanged one or two emails but after that there was radio silence and the investigator did not reach out to him again. The witness did provide information to the investigator regarding the sighting and included a sketch of the creature he reportedly saw. When asked if he could provide a copy of the sketch, the witness said he did not have it but could draw another for me.

When asked about the sighting, the witness said they were unloading a cargo plane that had just recently arrived and that there were about eight other people working both in and out of the place plus one or two supervisors watching over the operation. The witness said someone got on the radio reporting someone was on the tarmac by the fence. That is when the witness looked over and saw the entity. He described it as approximately 6-7 feet tall and thin with a large pair of black wings that were at least 10 feet across and with bright red eyes. The witness says that the entity was standing near the fence and appeared to be observing them and did not appear to move toward them at all. The entity just stood there slowly moving its wings back and forth slowly. According to the witness, the first TSA and Airport Security personnel showed up within 2-3 minutes of the initial sighting and they shined their flashlights directly at the entity. The entity then screeched and began to flap its wings faster and took off into the air. He stated that he saw the entity circle around twice before heading off toward the runways and into the night. When asked why no one took a picture, the witness stated that he was in complete and total shock at what he was observing and the thought of taking a picture had not crossed his mind. He stated that if he had been observed taking a picture, it would have probably been confiscated by his superiors and TSA.

When asked what was told to him after the encounter, the witness stated that they were told to get back to work and not to talk about any of what had just happened. The witness said they were all pulled into a meeting the next day and told that it was nothing more than a large owl or heron and that they were explicitly told not to talk to anyone from the media regarding this sighting and that disciplinary measures would be strictly enforced including termination. The witness said that his direct supervisor along with a company executive were at this meeting and they were told to “forget the entire episode” and focus solely on their work. The witness said the company executive came off with an aggressive stance against the employees involved in the incident and it was he that told the employees that any one who spoke out about the events of the previous night would be dealt with directly by himself and his superiors and that they would be dealt with harshly. 

When asked why he decided to speak out, the witness said he felt it needed to be told that these events are happening and that someone needed to know what he and his coworkers saw that night. When asked if he was scared of losing his job, the witness said he genuinely was and that is why he was going to such extraordinary lengths to protect his identity. It was at this point the witness said he would go no further and the investigator thanked him for his time and concluded the interview.

It is the investigators opinion that this witness does sound credible and does not seem to be attempting to deceive anyone with a fabricated story. The fact that multiple witnesses have come forward to corroborated this sighting has only lent credence to the validity of this sighting.

NOTE: This information is consistent with the reports I have regularly received from a confidential informant who happens to be a supervisor employed by one of the commercial carriers. Below is a photograph of the location where this witness stopped their car in an attempt to capture an image of the winged being. Lon

NOTE: Here are the links to the previous witness accounts in reference to this particular sighting: 'O'Hare Mothman' Approached by Multiple TSA Security Personnel - BREAKING! 'Red-Eyed Winged Humanoid' at O'Hare International on July 22, 2021 - Additional Eyewitnesses Come Forward. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

'O'Hare Mothman' - July 22, 2021 Incident - Additional Eyewitness Interviews & Assessments

 

The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team has received further sighting reports from witnesses who observed the July 22, 2021 winged humanoid incident at O'Hare International Airport.

The following account was reported to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and UFO Clearinghouse investigator Manuel Navarette:

"I was looking around on the internet when I noticed that you had posted my report about the flying man on your page with other sightings. I was the one who reported that flying man and about 8 of my coworkers also seen it too. We were the ones who were unloading that plane when we saw him standing by the fence. We were watching when the security people showed up and when he flew up into the sky and got the heck out of there. I can tell you that he scared the heck out of all of us and it must of scared our bosses because they told us to not talk about it with anyone that might ask.

I'm willing to answer any questions but don't want to lose my job either. So please be mindful of that fact because I'm not going to give you any personal information that could be turned over to my job and get me fired." Name withheld for confidentiality

NOTE: The witness interview will be posted after it is conducted. Lon

Also, a personal interview was conducted with another witness description, detailed in Witness Ordered to Leave While Attempting to Photograph Winged Humanoid at O'Hare - July 22, 2021:

Manuel Navarette's follow-up assessment:

I made contact with the witness via phone and was able to speak with him about the events of that night (July 22, 2021). The witness works at Delta Cargo as a forklift operator and was just getting off of his shift when he came upon the scene unfolding at United Cargo. The witness told of having his own brief sighting of the winged humanoid and had heard multiple stories from other coworkers and other O’Hare employees about the sightings of the “O’Hare Mothman.” The witness said that after his own brief encounter he began to keep his cell phone handy just in case he had another sighting and could try to take a picture of the entity.

The witness says he saw the lights as he approached and then was able to see the winged humanoid itself fly up and above the fence, headed in the direction of the runways. The witness stopped his car approximately 20 feet from the curve and got out trying to take pictures of the entity before it faded into the night sky. The witness stated that he was immediately told in a forceful manner to get in his car and leave the area immediately. The witness said the uniformed officer told him to leave in such an aggressive manner that the witness was immediately intimidated and felt compelled to stop everything he was doing, get in his car and leave the area post haste. The witness did state that there were 8-10 security vehicles already on scene and that more were turning the corner and headed to the area as he left and turned onto W. Cargo Rd headed toward the highway.

When asked why such a forceful response for this sighting by airport security and the TSA, the witness stated that anything unauthorized that enters the tarmac area is usually dealt with severely due to the proximity of active planes. When asked about the sightings at O’Hare, he stated that everyone is well aware of these sightings and that many of them are swept under the rug. He also stated that he is not surprised that many of the witnesses were told that this was a misidentified bird while also being told not to speak to anyone about it.

It is the investigator's opinion that this sighting is valid, the witness showed no obvious signs of deception and there is no reason to doubt the witness’s report as a hoax or false. The sighting information will be turned over to UFO Clearinghouse and Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research team investigators for further study.

NOTE: This information is consistent with the reports I have regularly received from a confidential informant who happens to be a supervisor employed by one of the commercial carriers. Below is a photograph of the location where this witness stopped their car in an attempt to capture an image of the winged being. Lon

NOTE: Here are the links to the previous witness accounts in reference to this particular sighting: 'O'Hare Mothman' Approached by Multiple TSA Security Personnel - BREAKING! 'Red-Eyed Winged Humanoid' at O'Hare International on July 22, 2021 - Additional Eyewitnesses Come Forward. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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


Sunday, August 15, 2021

Witness Ordered to Leave While Attempting to Photograph Winged Humanoid at O'Hare - July 22, 2021

Another July 22, 2021 witness, who was leaving work at 10:30 PM, observed several security personnel in the vicinity of a winged humanoid that had just flown over the fence.

The following account was reported to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and UFO Clearinghouse investigator Manuel Navarette:

"I was coming up the road toward the exit after leaving work. As I approach the curve by United Cargo, I noticed about 8 security vehicles that had gathered around. As I approached I saw something fly over the fence and head toward the runways. It looked like a giant man with large wings, but I only saw it for a second or two before it was gone. I actually got out of my car and tried to take a picture before it flew out of range of my camera, but within a second or two of me getting out of my car I had somebody yelling at me to get back in my car and get the heck out of there. I did as I was told and left. As I was driving out more security vehicles were showing up. I decided to report this when I saw that other people were coming forward about what happened that night."

Investigators notes:

An investigator with UFO Clearinghouse has reached out to the witness and we are awaiting the witnesses response. Once we have received information it will be posted on the blog.

NOTE: Here are the links to the previous witness accounts in reference to this particular sighting: 'O'Hare Mothman' Approached by Multiple TSA Security Personnel - BREAKING! 'Red-Eyed Winged Humanoid' at O'Hare International on July 22, 2021 - Additional Eyewitnesses Come Forward. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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, August 11, 2021

Red-Eyed 'Man-Like' Winged Being Encountered in Brawley, California

 

3 Brawley, California men encounter a red-eyed 'man-like' winged being near their home. There was also another incident involving a similar flying creature near the Red Earth Casino.

Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Luis Castillo recently followed-up on an inquiry reported to the team:

"I spoke to Estefan about a winged creature he and 2 (Raphael & Beto) others saw around 6 years ago. They all reside in Brawley, California, which is located 25 minutes from the U.S and Mexican border. He mentioned that when he saw it, it was about midnight in late December after Christmas. He said that initially he had looked up and seen what he first thought to be a bird flying over a certain area in a “ZIG ZAG” pattern. He mentioned it to his friends and at first they didn’t see it. But as he kept looking at it, he noticed that it was not a bird but a “man-like” creature with wings. He explained to them what he was describing and as usual, they started to say he was seeing things.

It was sometime after this point, that Estefan noticed that it had now stopped in mid air and began to look back at him. I asked him if he could describe it, he said it had big red eyes, was tall, possibly 6"5’, but wasn’t exact to the height just that it was “big.” He said that its “skin” reminded him of a barn owl. I asked him if it was covered in feathers, he said no. I'm assuming he meant color as he than mentioned it was “khaki” dark. Also that he could see that the wings were spread out and he could see the detail of veins, like a bat. The face, to him seemed “burned”, but not, just that it gave that impression, ala Freddy Kreuger. What also caused him concern was that as it hovered in mid air, the wings were “still.”

It's at this point he grabs one of his friends and points it out to him to look and what he's looking at. Upon seeing it, his friend yelled to shoot it. That’s when the other friend turned and also saw and began yelling to shoot it. Seems that Estefan was the only one armed. He replied that he wasn’t going to open fire since it was not threatening them. Also, he was afraid that whatever it was, if he had fired at it and the shots did nothing to it, he figured this thing would possibly make short work of them. Estefan does say that while he was focused on its face and wings, that his other friend said the hands were “claw like.”

Estefan cannot recall exactly what he was doing as he said he just stood there, maybe out of fear, but he was transfixed.

Encounter lasted 4-7 minutes, the creature made no noise of any type. He said that's when the people inside the house started to come out due to the yelling the 3 were making. The creature shot up and away in to the dark behind some trees. No one else saw it that night or since. With one exception 2 months later.

A woman friend of theirs made mention as she returned back from Red Earth Casino late at night, that she too saw a flying creature with red eyes flying above her car. (I'm waiting on a call to get more info). But from what was said, this creature would dive down on her car in an aggressive manner. She was the only one in the car from what I can tell.

Now I'm familiar with Brawley, it is a small town in the middle of nowhere. It is surrounded by farms and open land. At night, it becomes very dark with dim street lights. In regards to the casino, I've seen it at times driving to the border. Its location is even much more desolate than Brawley. The roads leading to it and from are 2 lane roads in each direction. Leaving that location to Brawley, especially at night, is a long lonely dark desolate road.

I'm going to setup a meet and greet with them next month after the 10th as my schedule is packed. I did mention I want to the 3 men and, if possible, the woman along with any people that dealt with them to get their reactions of these 3-4 people. I will end up going with a team member and if possible, stay late at night in Brawley, than driving off to the road where the woman saw this thing diving on her car as she sped away.

The event has traumatized the 3. All 3 wont go out at night, Raphael will no longer go to Estefan's home or see him, unless he spots him at the gas station. Beto, from what I understand, is currently homeless and wont go anywhere. Estefan continues to look for it, but feels that it watches him. At the time of the incident, they were between the ages of 50-52." Luis Castillo

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

BREAKING! 'Red-Eyed Winged Humanoid' at O'Hare International on July 22, 2021 - Additional Eyewitnesses Come Forward

2 additional eyewitness accounts from a July 22, 2021 winged humanoid incident at O'Hare International Airport, in the cargo areas near the Rest Haven Cemetery, have recently come to light.

I received the following email on August 9, 2021. I corresponded with the witness, who is seriously fearful of losing his job because he came forward. I will only refer to the eyewitness as 'EW':

"I saw your article about the flying creature at O'Hare and wanted to reach out to you tell you what I saw on that night. I am reaching out tell you this story but I do not want any of my information being given out to the public because I will not risk losing my job over this. We have been told by our supervisors never report anything that we saw to anybody outside of the company. So I am taking a chance reporting this to you.

We were unloading a cargo plane that had just arrived from the Miami hub when a couple of people noticed this large person that was standing over by the fence about 40 feet from the plane. It was tall about 7 feet and was completely black but with some solid red glowing eyes.

We radioed it in since we figure it was some idiot that might have scaled the fence and was wandering around the tarmac. We are told to report anything suspicious we see to our supervisors who will then call in security and take that person away. The security people came within 3 minutes of our call and had shined some lights on it when I saw that it was black and had a large pair of wings. It then took off into the air and started making a loud sound before flying off.

After it flew off a bunch of other people showed up, including many of our supervisors. We all heard about the things that are seen around the airport, including the Mothman, but I never believed it until I saw it with my own eyes. I talked about it with some of my friends and they saw the same thing but we're not going to say anything because we were told at our meeting that we were not to report anything we saw to anybody but our supervisors. We were told do not report it to the news or anybody who asked about what was seen at the airport. I am submitting this to you, but I want to be remain anonymous because I have had this job since I left the Navy and don't want to lose my job or my benefits. I have been here over 6 years and have a family to support and cannot risk losing my job over something like this.

I know it sounds incredible but I can promise you that I am not telling you any lies and that everything I told you happened. I know there were at least eight of us working that day on this plane, not counting any supervisors or tug operators working around the area.

I am doing what I can to prevent my name from being posted or somebody from my company finding out that I reported this. I am willing to talk only by email but that is it. No, I will not risk losing my job over this report and I will not risk my name being put out there and people thinking I have lost my absolute mind." EW

The following information was reported to the MUFON CMS on August 10, 2021:

Case - 117223

Occurred - 2021-07-22 00:00

Reported - 2021-08-10 09:14

(Reported 19 Days Later)

Source - MUFON

Summary Tall man with wings and red eyes

Approximation to protect the reporters identity

Region - Illinois

Country - United States

Distance - Unknown

Altitude - Unknown

Duration - 00:00:00

Shape - Unknown

Detailed Description

I am part of the ground crew for a major air cargo facility at O’Hare and we were working on unloading a cargo plane that had arrived earlier that evening. I was operating one of the lifts that lifts cargo containers down from the plane to the ground. It was about ten at night when the call came over our radios that there was a report of an unknown person being seen on the tarmac near the fence. I began looking around and saw a large man standing approximately fifty feet away from us, near the fence separating us from the road. He must have been close to seven feet tall, but I was not close enough to tell for sure. He was wearing what looked like a black coat and was just standing there. I radioed my supervisor that I saw someone over by the fence and my supervisor ran over to where I was at. By this time the entire ground crew was aware of this man’s presence and was radioing in to their supervisors. It must have been no more than 20 seconds after that that the first of man airport security vehicles showed up. One approached the man from the other side of the fence while another two drove past us and stopped short of the man who by this time was easier to see with the car lights on him. It did not look like any man I have ever seen. He was solid black and had red eyes that must have been reflecting the lights like cats eyes. It also had wings that were now spread open and must have been 15 feet from tip to tip. This man let out a loud screech. It sounded a lot like a barn owl when it tried to warn you away. This man then started flapping its wings and took off, you could hear the sound of the wings as it took off into the air and was gone in seconds. I was honestly scared for my life and started to pray for protection. I know in this world that demons walk among us and I was certain that whatever this thing was, it had to be demonic and an agent of the devil. A lot of my coworkers were also very frightened after this thing took off and many of them ran inside the safety of the plane when it took off. I am certain that this was a demon and it must have been sent here to frighten us.

NOTE: From the information gathered, I suspect that the MUFON CMS report came from another member of the cargo ground crew who was working with 'EW.' I believe that these were employees of FedEx because of the sighting proximity and distance from the tarmac. As reported previously, the O'Hare management and carrier companies are taking these winged humanoid sightings very serious and have warned all employees to not contact us. We are so grateful for those folks who have come forward and who continue to assist us in our determination to find answers. Lon


Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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

Monday, August 9, 2021

7 Ft Tall 'Yellow-Eyed Winged Being' Observed at Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis

A college student, working clean-up at the Wisconsin State Fair main stage, observes a 7 foot yellow-eyed & thin black winged entity staring at the personnel on the stage.

The following account was reported to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and UFO Clearinghouse investigator Manuel Navarette:

"I am very sorry for sending this so late, but I had to write it all down while the experience was still fresh on my mind and let’s face it, after what I just saw, I seriously doubt I will get any sleep until the sun is up and I have calmed down somewhat.

I am working as part of the clean-up crew during the Wisconsin State Fair (Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee) and tonight (Thursday August 5, 2021) I was by the main stage, helping to clean up after the concert that had let out earlier tonight. I was with another person who was about my age, we were talking about the concert that had let out about 2 hours before (Christian rock group - Skillet) and we were toward the far right hand side of the stage picking up trash and just talking when my partner all of a sudden yelled out “What the f*ck is that?” I looked up and there, about 30 feet in front of us toward the parking lot, was what looked like a very tall being. But it wasn’t like any person I have ever seen before. It was about 7 feet tall and thin but still looked very solid. It was coal black and had two glowing yellow eyes and it had wings! Literal f*cking wings that must have stretched out 12 feet from tip to tip coming out of its back. This thing looked like a demon from the depths of Hell and it appeared to be staring directly at the stage where there were still people breaking down equipment from the earlier concert. It’s only now that the irony sticks out, what looks like a literal demon from Hell checking out the stage after a Christian rock concert.

This thing took a couple of steps toward the stage. It looked like it wasn’t all that steady on its feet but I wasn’t close enough to see what its feet looked like nor was I stupid enough to get close to this thing. It stood there for about 10 seconds before it turned its head and looked right at us. The air felt like it was drained straight out of my lungs and I felt an overwhelming sense of terror, not fear but absolute terror, like my life was going to end right then and there and this thing was going to snatch my soul and drag it down to Hell. It then flapped its wings rapidly a couple of times almost like it was stretching them out and took off into the air and was gone. It was swallowed up by the night and was done in a matter of a few milliseconds.

I’m not sure how long we stood there but it wasn’t until someone came up to us and asked us if we had seen someone they were looking for that we snapped out of it. The person asked us if we were alright and then asked us if we were high. We told him what we had seen and I’m not sure if that only helped reinforce his belief that we were actually stoned. He told us that maybe it was just a big owl or some other bird and maybe the lights from the stage and the shadows had made it seem bigger than it really was. I’m confident that what I saw was real and it stuck in my head all night long. My partner looked like he had seen the devil himself. He said it had scared him and he was going to stick toward the well lit areas for the rest of the night. We eventually got to work and went home about 2:30 AM."

Investigator's Notes:

I was able to get in contact with the witness and she told me how she was doing clean-up at the Wisconsin State Fair for added money. The witness is a student going to her final year of college.

I asked her about the other person who was witness to this sighting and she claimed that she had not talked to him or seen him since the initial incident.

When asked about the sighting she stated that she was approximately 30 feet from the stage and was picking up trash after a concert had let out for the night. She stated that the entity was standing out in what would be a parking lot. The witness stated that the area is used as a motor track when it is not being used during the Wisconsin State Fair and that the area where this happened was usually the infield for the track. When asked to describe what she saw she stated that the entity was approximately 7 foot tall and was a very dark shade of black and that it had a thin look to it and glowing yellow eyes. I asked her if they were glowing from within or where they may be reflecting the surrounding light and gave them the illusion of glowing. The witness said she could not answer that and that they only appeared to be glowing.

The witness stated that the entity seemed to be preoccupied with people who were helping put away equipment after the concert and initially did not seem to notice her or her partner. After watching the stage the entity noticed them and turned toward them. The witness said that she felt as if all the air in her lungs left her body and she was gripped with a feeling of fear that immobilized her and prevented her from screaming or trying to run away. The entity then extended its wings and took off.

When asked if this could have been anything like a large owl or crane, the witness said it was too large and seemed to have some intelligence to it and that she was certain it was not a bird or other creature.  When asked what she thought it could be, she said it was probably a demon. When I asked if the witness had returned back to work she did advise that she returned the very next night and every night since then. When asked about her partner she stated that she has not seen him and had no way of getting in contact with him.

It is the investigator's opinion that the witness did indeed see something that night but without further corroborating evidence from the other witness, then what it was that they witnessed that night is inconclusive. It is the investigators opinion that this case warrants further investigation and will be passed on to members of the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research team.


Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Large 'Bird-Winged Gargoyle' Perched on Catholic Church Roof in Racine, Wisconsin

A Racine, Wisconsin resident recalls observing a 'Gargoyle' perched the roof of a local Catholic church, later realizing that they had never seen this previously. The next day, the Gargoyle was not there.

I recently received the following account:

"Hello Lon, I saw a post about a winged humanoid creature at O'Hare and found your name at the bottom.

OK. I don't know if it's the same thing or not. I live in Racine, Wisconsin. Yesterday (08/05/21) at 8 AM, I was in my backyard with my after returning home from work. Across the street from my backyard are two old churches, both with bell towers. Both also double as elementary schools.

I looked up and noticed a Gargoyle on the roof. All grey (dark grey but not as dark as described in the article and no glowing red eyes on mine either). I will say it looked like stone though, unlike the membranous wings described in the O'Hare encounter. However, given how close Chicago and Racine are, I thought reaching out was warranted.  

Anyhow, this had to have been pretty large as I could see the wings quite clearly. It was motionless.  

Now, at the time, I thought nothing of it. Old churches used Gargoyles to ward of evil all the time. But it hit me last night, while working, that I don't remember the church having Gargoyles before, and why would it only have one? So I made a beeline to check it out when I got home this AM (about 7AM), and sure as sh*t, it wasn't there!

I have no fear of what I saw, just still in a bit of disbelief. I will be taking my phone out with me to try and snap a picture if it comes back.

It was spotted on the roof of St. Joseph School/Church to the south of the bell steeple just south of the inlaid cross on the flat part of the roof above it facing Erie Street. 1525 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402 is the address of the church/school.

I'll let you know if it makes a re-appearance." DZ

NOTE: I was able to talk to DZ by telephone on 8/7/2021. The description is quite interesting. The color seemed to be a gray / greenish hue with wings that resembled those of a bird, but without feathers. The wings were unfurled and not closed on the side or back. DZ stated that it was in a typical Gargoyle crouching position, but believes that it was at least 6 foot or more in height. The body was not thin as most of the sightings have been described by other witnesses. Very believable and forthright witness.

St. Josephs Catholic Parish is a venerable structure - St. Josephs Catholic Parish.

There was another Gargoyle sighting in Racine, WI in September 2019. Lon



Have you had a sighting of a winged 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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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, August 4, 2021

'O'Hare Mothman' Approached by Multiple TSA Security Personnel

3 United Cargo (O'Hare International) employees were leaving work at night when they witnessed several TSA security personnel approach a red-eyed winged humanoid nearby.

The following account was reported to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and UFO Clearinghouse investigator Manuel Navarette:

"I was walking to my car with two of my friends after getting off of work. We were talking about the day and how it felt good to get off and head home. As we approached the car, I saw something moving across the street but on the other side of the fence. It was dark but you could easily see it as the entire area was lit up and there was a plane that had been brought up near the fence for unloading/loading and there was a lot of activity around the plane.

As we walked, I pointed it out to my friends and they also saw the same thing. About this time a white SUV came driving up with it’s emergency flashing lights on and came to a halt on the road on the other side of the fence. Two men jumped out and shone some flashlights on this person, prompting the person to turn around and stare at them. It looked to be about 6-7 feet tall and was a very dark shade of grey, almost black and had what looked like two large glowing red eyes, but that could have been from the flashlights being shined in his direction. About 10 seconds after the first vehicle arrived, another came up on the same side of the fence as this person and illuminated the person with its headlights. I remember hearing my friend say, “Lord have mercy” as we watched the scene unfold in front of us. It was about this time that the person opened up what looked like a pair of giant bat wings and flew up into the air. As it flew up and over the people that were now gathered around, it let out a loud screech that sounded a lot like train brakes or the brakes from a large truck. It flew around in a large circle twice, screeching and then flew out over the fence and toward the runways and the terminals in the distance. As we watched, it was when a white pickup truck with a TSA emblem came up toward us with its emergency lights on and told us and the others who had gathered in the parking lot to clear out and get in our cars and leave the area immediately. We did as we were told and as we drove out of the parking lot, we saw another three marked vehicles and just as many unmarked vehicles pulled into the street and parking lot, all with their lights on.

I took my friends home and we talked extensively about it. One of my friends who worked the later shift at United told me that airport security and TSA were in the area and asking people who stepped outside to please go back in for their safety and were out there for at least an hour to an hour and a half. I did some research and came across a podcast where you had been the guest and got your information."

Investigators Notes:

I was able to reach out and speak with the witness who submitted the report and was also able to get the contact information and permission to reach out to the other two witnesses from the initial witness.

The sighting happened on Thursday, July 22nd at approximately 10:30 P.M at the United Cargo facility located on the grounds of O’Hare International Airport. The approximate distance from the witnesses to the entity was about 25-50 yards.

All three witnesses are in their mid-thirties and work at the United Cargo sorting facility and have been there for a number of years. All three witnesses were interviewed separately and all three basically tell the same story, as seen from three different points of view. All three tell of the entity being seen by the initial witness who then told her other two friends to “look at that over there.” What stuck out as odd to them was the fact that the entity was so close to the fence and was clad in all back, in contrast to the high visibility attire worn by ground personnel. One of the witnesses said that she initially was worried that it was a person who had hopped the fence and was going to approach the nearby plane. The witnesses told the investigator that there were multiple ground personnel working in the area and that one of the control towers was about 100 yards away, which probably prompted the immediate response by airport security and the TSA.

When asked to describe the entity, all three gave pretty close descriptions of a solid black entity, about 6-7 feet in height (approximations considering the distances of the witnesses) and when it turned to face the security personnel, it was described as having glowing red eyes but the witnesses could not agree on if the eyes were self-illuminating or they were simply reflecting the light of the security personnel’s flashlights. All three witnesses did describe that the entity did have a large set of bat-like membranous wings that were approximately 10-12 feet in width and that it did flap them to get into the air. All three describe the noises the entity made as sounding like train brakes or truck brakes and all three describe the sound as very loud. The entity did circle the area at least twice, which is something that until now has not been described by prior witnesses. The entity then flew off to the north and toward the active runways.

All three witnesses did describe the response by airport security and the TSA as “aggressive and swift.” They describe that they were asked to leave the area immediately and in no uncertain terms. This is also unprecedented as with prior sightings, the response by airport security was not as swift and aggressive as with this one.

This latest sighting is only a few hundred yards from the now infamous Resthaven Cemetery and the Fed-Ex cargo facility where a number of anomalous sightings have been reported and is next door to the facility where a supposed grey alien was sighted about two years ago. The entire area where this latest sighting occurred has accounted for a large number of sightings that have been reported.

It is the investigators opinion that this warrants further investigation by the UFO Clearinghouse investigations team and all information be passed onto the Phantom and Monsters Fortean research team for possible follow up investigation.


NOTE: I reached out to my confidential source at O'Hare International Airport (an airline ground supervisor) who states that sighting rumors throughout their terminal have picked up over the past 2 weeks. We'll continue to monitor the situation. Lon

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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

(PHOTO) Possible 'Cloaked Bigfoot' or 'Glimmer Man' - Salt Fork State Park, Ohio

This image was submitted to Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Luis Castillo on 7/30/2021, and included the following information:

"It was last August 2020. Honestly, I have no idea why I took the photo. I happened to be looking through old digital images when it jumped out at me! I posted to a forum once and the comments were that it was a 'cloaking Bigfoot.'

I believe that the image was taken at a location named 'Bigfoot Ridge' according to the Salt Fork State Park (Ohio) trail map."

Team investigator Amy Bue, who is intimately familiar with the location, commented, "Bigfoot Ridge is the name of the primitive campground. The White Loop is the trail that runs off of it. He might not have taken the whole loop."

So, what are your thoughts? Could this be a 'cloaked Bigfoot', possibly a 'Glimmer Man?' If there is further information, I will poste here. Lon




NOTE: Salt Fork State Park is a public recreation area located six miles north of Lore City in Guernsey County, Ohio. It is the largest state park in Ohio, encompassing 17,229 acres of land and 2,952 acres of water. Salt Fork State Park has a long and well-known reputation for credible Bigfoot sightings and reports. Lon

Thursday, July 15, 2021

'Dogman / Cryptid Canine' Shot by Coyote Hunter in Greene County, PA

Greene County, PA resident James West had 2 horrendous cryptid canine encounters, near his home, when he was in his late teens. I had recently interviewed him, supplementing his written descriptions of these incidents:

1st Incident

In 2002, just 2 weeks before Christmas, I decided to go coyote hunting by myself. I was having trouble sleeping. No one knew I had left, as it's around 11:30 PM. No cell phones of any kind. Bad idea. I started my trek as always, down a well used trail, until I reached a steep section covered with multiflora rose bushes. However, I had previously cut a path and it wasn't hard to navigate, even in the snow that had been falling. I continued down the hill until reaching the large ravine that sets not too far behind my house. Then moving to my left, I went about another hundred yards or so to where the terrain plains out and you can cross a shallow stream. I crossed the stream and proceeded to walk up the long, snow covered hillside trail. 

After reaching the top, I went into action setting up all of my gear and finding a spot with a good back rest and nice firing lanes. My back rested against a large pile of crushed slate. My was shotgun leveled across my knees. I quietly sat there, getting colder and colder as more snow covered by the minute. After forty-five minutes to an hour I decided to quit and pack everything up. This is when things got scary.

I grabbed my red filtered 1 MIL candle power field spot light. When I turned it on I saw 'it' around 10 feet away, nose to the ground in my direction on all fours. The light coming on didn't even startle or phase the creature. It's like it knew right where I was and knew the light would be on it at any second. It then took a step toward me and lifted up onto two legs. It didn't creak or crack when standing up. The only noise that I could note was a low, deep sounding 'pop' in the ribs/sternum area. It stretched out and puffed its chest as if it wasn't big enough. I would have to say that I was at least 7-8 feet tall, with 5 finger hands with 2 inch claws.

This Dogman / cryptid canine never did open its mouth, so I can't comment on teeth. It took a step toward me as I had my shotgun already leveled. I fired a shot that hit it in the right mid-upper portion of its ribs. Mind you, that hitting something this close with a .12 gauge shotgun usually causes a major hole and nothing could walk away from it. I was using #2 shot and the wad would have barely opened by the time it hit the creature. The shot let loose a mist of blood in the red tinged light of the spotting lamp. It let out a loud yelp, then tucked its ears and ran to my right. It made it out of the light circle in two strides. I fired two more times at it but it was much too quick and I missed. I got up and started walking in the direction it ran, forgetting momentarily to reload my shotgun.

I walked for about 10 feet and found a large pool of blood. Then walked a few more feet and found less blood. This process repeated until I was around 30 feet from where I initially started and there's no blood to be, just foot prints. It's as if this thing could quickly regenerate or something to heal itself of such a massive wound. I stopped and realized how stupid I was for going after this thing after it just got wounded.

I didn't know if there may had been more of these creatures in the area or if they hunted in packs. I just thought I had encountered a real-life werewolf. I then trudged home in the night with a surely wounded God knows what potentially circling me the whole way as I go. I took my time getting back. It took me two hours to walk what normally took 20 - 30 minutes.

I made it back home, went to bed and never spoke of that night again until 2019. I hardly hunt anymore due to health problems, but even if I was healthy, going back out there you would always be looking over your shoulder. However, I am working on getting a group of professional cryptid researches to come take a look. James West

NOTE: This incident occurred in Nemacolin, Greene County, Pennsylvania. I was impressed with James' description of the incident over the telephone. I believe, and maybe James does as well, that this creature may have 'appeared' suddenly before him and vanished by the same supernatural means. Tracking the creature was somewhat easy since there was 4-5 inches of new snow.

He described the creature as 7-8 foot in height. It had a somewhat short snout with a heavy brow ridge with oval eyes. The ears were set high and pointed. It also had human-like hands with long curled talons. Since it was night, he couldn't distinguish the actual color of the fur.

I truly believe his account and plan to interview James on Arcane Radio within the coming months. I will post his 2nd encounter description very soon. Lon


Thursday, June 24, 2021

'Large Black Creature' Observed Gliding Over Elmhurst, Illinois

Singular Fortean Society / Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Tobias Wayland recently posted the following report:

The Singular Fortean Society was contacted recently by a woman who wished to report her sighting of "a large, black creature gliding over Roosevelt Road by Elmhurst, [Illinois], going north, on May 8th" at around 8:15 p.m.

The woman, who asked that she remain anonymous, said that she was in her car driving west on Roosevelt Road in Elmhurst when she saw the creature.

"Roosevelt Road in that area is like an expressway," she said. "It had just crossed over the expressway. It caught my attention as it was going over my car."

According to the woman, she doesn't live in the area but was on her way to her daughter's home in Villa Park to feed her dogs.

"I live in Melrose Park," she said, "[But] I am on that road often to go to her house or the gym in Oakbrook."

The creature, she said, “was larger than a regular bird. It was by itself, at night, with large wings and a long body. The long body is what caught my attention. It was coming out long from below the wings. It never used its wings. It was just gliding.”

It was way larger than any regular bird. The wings were very large. It was all black and it was alone. The lower body was larger than any bird. 

Most birds' head and legs are proportioned to their bodies, and this thing's legs were very long. It was starting to get dark at that point and I was driving fast, but its size is what made me do a double take.

It was going north but it wasn't necessarily flying. I never saw the wings flap. They were extended out. It was more like gliding. It reminded me of a kite. It wasn't going too fast, either, like most birds.

Nothing about her sighting immediately stuck out to the woman as paranormal, although she did say that she has "experienced paranormal stuff” since she was a kid.

"Even now as an adult, I still have experiences," she said.

One thing that did stand out was the amount of anxiety she felt, even before her sighting that day.

"Not sure if this counts, but I was extremely anxious all day that day. So much that I felt a need for a drink or Xanax," she explained. "But my daughter was away that weekend with her boyfriend and I knew he was going to propose so I was waiting for the news. I figured that's why I was so nervous that day."

After the sighting, that anxiety became fear.

"I did become scared after I saw it," she said. "I was afraid to be in the dark. I didn't let the dogs out long because I didn't want to see it again in the yard. I ran to my car once I went home. I was very uneasy and could not stop thinking about. To this day, I still think about it every day."

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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Red-Eyed Winged Humanoid Encountered by Several Witnesses Near Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

Two women and several other witnesses encounter a red-eyed winged humanoid along the Lake Michigan at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The description closely resembles other sightings over the years.

The following report was received by Phantoms & Monster Fortean Research member and UFO Clearinghouse founder Manuel Navarette:

"I was out for our regular evening walk with my two friends along the lakefront trail. This was on June 3rd, 2021 at about 10 PM. We were at the museum campus and had just walked around the Adler Planetarium. As we took the path that goes around the backside of the Shedd Aquarium, we saw something ahead of us along the railing. We at first thought it might be someone just taking a break while walking or jogging. As we got closer we saw that it was perched up on the railing and that it was solid black. As we got to within 15-20 feet of it, it turned and we saw what looked like a pair of red eyes and that it had a pair of wings that were on it’s back. We stopped dead in our tracks and this thing started to make a chirping sound followed by a loud screech before it started to flap its wings and took off into the air. As it took off, we heard a scream that came from three women coming in the opposite direction as we were. This thing took off and was gone within a few seconds as it took off toward the Navy Pier. We stood there and caught our breath and got over the fright as did the other women. One of the ladies asked us if we saw the same thing she did and we told her we did. After waiting around for about five minutes to see if we could see it again, we continued on our walk and headed toward home.

I told my girlfriend when I got home and she told me that it might have been a large bird that was perched on the railing and its eyes might have been reflecting the lights. But she also told me about the “Mothman” sightings that have been seen throughout the city and joked around that we might have seen the Mothman himself. I initially laughed it off and dismissed it as a misidentified bird, but my curiosity eventually got the best of me and I looked up these sightings and that’s what led me to this site. I’m not one to believe in the oogey-boogey but this looked a lot more like a man-shaped being more than it did a bird. I just wished I could have gotten a picture of it. You never know, it might have been the legendary Chicago Mothman that I saw. Maybe he’s ready to come out to everyone and might even show up at Pride in the Park this year! The funny thing is, I’ve lived in the Loop for the last 10 years and we walk the same path 3-4 times a week, always the same path and have seen plenty of birds of all shapes and sizes.

Aside from the occasional homeless person or crackhead I’ve never seen anything out of the ordinary and I’ve never had an issue, even late in the evening. This was the first time I have ever encountered anything like this in all of my time living in the loop. Well, that’s my story, I hope it helps and if there is anything further I can add, just reach out to me via email."

Investigators Notes:

We have reached out to the witness to set up a time to speak with her regarding her sighting. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. This is an initial sighting report and this case is currently under investigation and any conclusion as to the validity of this report is still pending.


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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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


Friday, May 21, 2021

Huge Bat-Winged 'Dragon' Recently Observed Flying Over Chicago's Portage Park Community

 

A North Chicago Portage Park community resident and his neighbor observed a huge dragon-like cryptid flying overhead while working in their yards on Tuesday May 18, 2021.

Today, I received a new report of an unknown winged being observed over North Chicago:

I just received a telephone call for a witness 'F' who witnessed, what he describes as, a flying dragon in the Portage Park community of Chicago. The location is approximately 2 mile east of O'Hare International Airport.

The witness and his neighbor were outside working on their lawns. It was Tuesday May 18, 2021 at around 1:30 PM local time in the vicinity of W. Addison St. & N. Austin Ave. 'F' is a 69 year old man of Sicilian descent who was assisting his neighbor 'R' while working in his yard. 'F' said that his back was hurting him, so he sat on the front steps and leaned back. As he did this, he looked above the neighborhood and observed a huge winged being flying overhead.

'F' states that it was shaped like a Brontosaurus (he mentioned, for those who remember, that it looked like the old Sinclair Gasoline toy dinosaurs that they handed out to customers. I remember this because my great uncle owned a Sinclair station back in the 1950s-60s in Hanover, PA).

It had the long neck and viper-like head, thick body and a long tail that ended in a spade-shape appendage. The bat-like wings extend broadly from the side, almost the same width as the length of the creature's body. 'F' states that it may have been 250-300 feet in altitude, hard to tell since it was an overcast day. The creature was dark grey and black throughout its length. The wings were definitely large enough that he could tell it had a membrane / skin structure.

After 'F' and 'R' watched for a few seconds the winged beast lowered its head / neck and dipped towards its left. It then flapped the wings twice and quickly disappeared towards the north.

When 'F' talked to me, I could tell that he was shocked by what he saw. He was coherent, precise and quite relieved to be able to talk to someone about this. His brother found my telephone number online and insisted that 'F' call me. He hedged for 2 days, but eventually made the call. He had no idea of the winged humanoid sightings in the Chicago / Lake Michigan region until his brother mentioned it to him.

He also mentioned that if he had heard someone recount this experience to him that he would out-of-hand discount it. He has never bought into of cryptids and the supernatural. As of May 18th, he became a believer and wants to know what it was he observed that afternoon. Lon


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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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

Friday, May 14, 2021

7-8 Ft. Tall Red-Eyed Winged Being Encountered by O'Hara Chicago Dept. of Aviation Employee

A Chicago Department of Aviation employee has an encounter with a black red-eyed 7-8 foot tall winged being outside of her place of employment as she left work.

The following report was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette:

"Good Afternoon - I wanted to relate a possible sighting of the Chicago Mothman that I had on April 15, 2021 at approximately 9pm at Chicago O’Hare. I initially was not going to report this and had kept it to myself for fear of someone thinking I had lost my mind and was seeing things. That changed when I read the sighting that was posted on Facebook about the gentleman who had the Mothman sighting not even two blocks from where I work. The sighting prompted me to look up your website and eventually send this to you.

I work for the Chicago Department of Aviation at the office located on the airport grounds. I have worked there for about 9 years and had previously worked at the airport in another capacity for 5 years prior. I know the airport like I know the palm of my hand and I have heard the stories that people tell about all the strange going-ons that happen with surprising frequency.

My sighting happened after I stayed late to catch up on work and had left about 9pm. As I walked out of the building into the parking lot, I heard what I could only describe as wings fluttering, kind of like you hear when a bird is going to take off or land. I dismissed it as just geese as the airport has literally hundreds of them that hang around doing whatever geese seem to do. What followed was a loud screech, nothing like a goose’s honk but a very, very loud ear splitting screech like what you hear when a train is applying it’s brakes but it was different as it went from a higher octave to a lower one and then higher again. I know it was not the train as the train tracks are on the other side of the airport, about 3-4 miles away.

I continued walking toward my car when I heard the screech again and it sounded like it was coming from behind me. I turned and looked toward the trees over by the road and saw what looked like two red eyes looking right at me. I stood there looking at those eyes for what seemed an eternity, I couldn’t move and it felt like the air was being sucked out of my lungs almost like I was having an asthma attack. I saw this thing emerge from around the trees, it was illuminated from behind by the warehouses that were across the road and it must have been 7-8 feet tall and was black. About this time a large truck was coming down the road and it shot into the air and was gone in the matter of a second. I stood there for a few seconds, still too afraid to move when I finally came to my senses and practically sprinted for my car. I could not get into my car fast enough and as I closed the door, I heard the screech again. I turned on my car and left as quickly as I could.

I am not one for over exaggerations but I felt almost as if I was being stalked. I felt sick to my stomach for 2-3 days after that encounter and it took just as long for the feelings of paranoia to finally go away. It was the feeling of utter and complete hopelessness that disturbed me the most and it helped contribute to my hesitancy of telling someone, I didn’t even tell my boyfriend of this until after I had decided to send this to you."

Investigators Notes:

I spoke with the witness via email and IM and after lengthy discussions about her job at the Chicago Department of Aviation she proceeded to tell me about her sighting. The office where she works is located almost directly in line with the structure where the previously submitted winged humanoid sighting occurred. It is approximately 300 yards away and within visual sight of the office. The witness advised that she parked on the other side of the building, facing the tarmac and cargo offloading area for a pair of long warehouses that house a multitude of air cargo companies based out of O’Hare. It is also within a city block of a reported sighting last year by a cargo company employee that was submitted to Phantoms and Monsters in approximately 2019.

The witness says she left her office at approximately 2100 and was walking to her car. I asked her if she saw anything as she initially walked out and she said she did not as she was checking her phone and did not look up. When asked about the sound of what she described as “flapping wings” the witness advised that there are geese in the area nearly every single day and she just assumed it was a goose that was in the parking lot or nearby and paid it no mind. When asked about the screeching sound, the witness said that even now the thought of that sound sends chills down her spine and brings up a feeling of fear in her. The witness said it sounded like train brakes but modulating from high to low and it would fade off before coming back again.

When asked about the sighting of the entity itself, the witness said that from the moment she saw it, she was frozen in fear and could not move, her mind was only focused on the eyes and everything else seemed to fade into the background. When the entity came out from behind the trees it stood there and stared at her for a few seconds before the vehicle interrupted the encounter. When asked if it made any advancement toward her, the witness said that it did not, yet she felt as if it was sizing her up or stalking her. When the vehicle coming down the road caused the creature to fly away, the witness stated that she still felt spellbound for a few seconds, almost as if in a trance.

When asked to describe the entity, she only said it was black, skinny and tall approximately 7-8 feet tall and that it had glowing red eyes. She described the wings as black and an estimated 10 foot wide span. She said that from the time of the entity unfurling its wings to the time it was in the air was only a matter of 1-2 seconds after which it was out of sight.

After speaking with the witness, it is the investigators opinion that she did witness something and that this case merits further investigation. A visit to the site of the incident will be conducted soon and all photos and data obtained will be posted on the website for all to see.



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.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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