Thursday, August 4, 2022

Massive Hyena-Like Cryptid Encountered by Family in Rural Clearfield County, Pennsylvania


While living in rural Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, a former resident recalls an encounter his family had at home with a massive hyena-like canine after hearing a loud ruckus on the front porch.

The following account was recently forwarded to me:

"This occurred in 1977, in the Madera community of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. I was a young teen at the time. We lived in a house in the heavily forested hills above Madera. There were very few residences in our neighborhood. The location was incredibly isolated.

My grandfather would frequently go on patrols with the local officer who worked for the Game Commission. I bring this up because of his reaction when we had our encounter, which is the reason why I am bringing this out. He was a large man, and it took a lot to shake his confidence. When grandpa would walk outdoors at night, with nothing but a pitchfork to frighten away a bear, we would often just shake our heads at him. He was familiar with the local wildlife, understood what their routines were, could predict whether, and so on.

On one particular evening, we were awaken by a loud ruckus that took place close to our front porch. We had outdoor cats who liked to hang out on the porch, and if a raccoon or other animal came near the front of the house, they would run away. The noise they made as they dispersed was rather loud, which is why we were awakened by it. I can still hear my grandpa giving one of his signature irritated sighs because he was forced to get up and check out what was going on outside We were all listening closely for the sound of the door being closed. Instead, we heard our grandpa let out a loud roar. This sent everyone of us scurrying for the stairs. He was keeping his distance from the entrance while holding the rifle in his hand, and the expression on his face might best be described as fearful. As I've already said, nothing seemed to frighten grandpa, so the sight of that expression on his face caused all of us to stand there feeling unsure.

This monster, which was outside on the porch, was gazing straight back at us, displayed absolutely no fear at all. In fact, I recall having the thought that it was furious. But upon closer inspection, it merely seemed cruel. It was definitely not a dog, but rather a canine of some kind. It had the appearance of a hyena from the front shoulders all the way up to the head, but the rear end was much smaller than the front shoulders and the head. I don't think I ever noticed there was a tail there. The fur had an unusual appearance that was patchy and shaggy all throughout. It simply didn't look like fur. It is difficult to describe. The nose was neither very long or very narrow; rather, it was short but somewhat large. The whole of the body was enormous. It was nearly as wide as our porch from the rear of its head to the front of its body. Taking this into account, it would be at least seven-feet long. It stood there staring in at us, then turned and looked towards our barn, then back at us again. After that, it went a few steps very slowly, before turning and running away. It happened so quickly that all I could see was a smear of color, and then it was gone.

We all stood there for a moment before our mother asked our father what was going on, at which point our father shouted for all of us to hurry up and go upstairs. He did not even bother to go outside to check on the animals, since he remained awake the whole night. Strangely enough, we never brought it up in conversation. After that, nobody ever mentioned it again.

It was a really special place to live, and I was fortunate enough to spend the most of my life there. But I was relieved to leave the area when I became older, since many of the occurrences that took place there were puzzling to me and could not be explained." NM

Friday, July 29, 2022

Winged Humanoid Communication Claimed by Rosemont, Illinois Experiencer


A Rosemont, Illinois resident claims to have had physical contact with one of these winged humanoids, and that there was also some communication. This incident will require further investigation.

The following account was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: July 2, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 0100

Location of Sighting: Burgermeister Park, Rosemont, Illinois

Overview: Witness has apparent multiple encounters with winged humanoid and alien creatures

Case Status: Under Investigation

Case Details:

"I have had multiple encounters with what people have been calling the Mothman over the last two years. It all started with an encounter I had one time in my bedroom in April of 2020. I have experienced abductions since I was about 12-years-old and they have continued on throughout my entire life. I awoke to a ringing in my ears and the feeling of being watched from the corner of my room. I sat up in bed and rolled my eyes and remembered seeing two small figures standing just inside my bedroom and trying to poorly blend into the shadows. I went to say something when I heard the words in my head “We have something special to show you.”

I awoke to find myself on a table being examined by a group of taller beings, about 5-feet-tall and thin but with large heads and large black eyes. I was unable to move and just loudly sighed out of frustration as I have never resisted and never would. The being closer to my head slowly put his forehead to my forehead and locked eyes with me, reaching into my mind like they have done so many times before. He spoke to me and said “Our time together is drawing to a close, but we wanted to show you something not many people are given the privilege of seeing”. I remember him helping me stand up off of the table as the smaller beings now surrounded me. The next thing I remember is being surrounded by a bright light and finding myself and my companions standing in the park that is down the street from my house. I looked around and saw that we were on the far side of the gazebo and were facing the creek that borders the park (Burgermeister Park). I suddenly became very self aware that I was standing in the park in the middle of the night in an oversized shirt with nothing underneath but my undies. I started to look around to see that we were all alone when the larger being touched my arm bringing my attention back to him. I looked and standing in front of us was a very tall man, with glowing red eyes and a pair of very large black wings. I started to back away when the being grabbed my arm and told me to not be afraid, I was perfectly safe and there would be no harm. The being stepped closer, his red eyes gazing at me when I started to hear a series of clicks, like it was trying to communicate with me. I watched as it touched my arm and the next thing I remember was waking up in my bed and feeling a sort of euphoria, like everything was right for the world that would last a day or two.

My latest encounter started pretty much the same as before with a few exceptions. It was on the evening of July 2nd at about one o’clock in the morning. I was brought to the park to meet with the winged creature. I had been reading about the various sightings all over Chicago and I asked if it was the same creature being seen all over the airport and the city. I heard the word “Yes” in a deep, monotone voice in my head. I asked what it was doing here and it came back with the words “observing you, watching you” in my head. It then reached out with its arm and touched my forearm, unlike the other times I felt a slight prick and observed a drop of blood on my arm. I was shocked but not afraid and I heard the being that was at my side say “our time has come, we must go but we will always be watching.” I awoke in my bed, feeling the usual euphoria but with a slight twinge of sadness, like an old friend has left for good."

Investigators Notes:

I spoke with the witness via phone and after talking to her about her various previous abductions and encounters with the winged humanoid, I asked her to focus on the latest encounter and to describe the creature in detail.

The witness stated that the winged entity was approximately 7-8 feet tall, for reference the witness is 5’4” tall. She stated that it was thinly built, rail thin but she had the impression like it was powerful. The wings she said were smooth and membranous with an almost silky appearance to them and were hinged so as to fold in on themselves and were at least 10-11 feet in width and appeared to go down most of the body of the creature. She stated that she has seen the entity tuck its wings neatly behind its back and also use the wings to wrap around its body. She stated that the wings were mostly silent and she never remembers hearing them. She described the head as blocky and square with no pronounced features such as a nose or ears and the only thing you could see were the eyes. She described the eyes as large, bright and intense. She described the shine as brilliant red and that it seemed to be deeply sunk into the creature’s head and did not move at all. She described the arms and legs as thin and the hands ending in what looked like claws or talons that appeared to be sharp. The arms are described as thin and frail but that the look of weakness was deceiving as it appeared the arms were fully capable of defending the creature if it so chose to attack. She described the creature’s demeanor as “chill” and not aggressive and that when it moved it did in fluid motions that looked effortless despite its size and awkward appearance. The witness stated that there was a slight smell of ammonia associated with the creature when she would encounter it and that it was not overwhelming.

When asked about the creature’s demeanor, she described it as calm, calculating and emotionless much like the alien companions that accompanied her. She described the encounters as brief and that they were over just as fast as they began. I asked her if she felt afraid and she answered that maybe at first but after the first time she felt calm and that she was in no danger.

During the interview the witness received a call from a family member and the interview was cut short. I have reached out to her in regards to resuming the interview and am awaiting a response.

**Update** The witness has contacted me and we will resume the interview next Friday as the witness is away until then. Further notes will be added to the site as they are received.

NOTE: I'm going to post this series of incident as reported to Manuel for now, pending his next interview. I would also like to interview the witness. Lon

7th Winged Humanoid Sighting Reported in Bensenville, Illinois (Near Chicago-O'Hare)


A couple reports a 7th flying humanoid encounter in the Bensenville, Illinois area and part of the ongoing sightings around the O’Hare International Airport.

The following account was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: July 16, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 12:00 A.M.

Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois

Number of Witnesses: Two

Case Status: Investigated

Case Details:

"I was outside with my girlfriend enjoying the pool and drinking a few beers at about midnight when we saw what looked like a large bat fly right over the top of the trees. Upon a closer look, it looked like a person with large black wings and glowing red eyes. It must have been at least 30 feet above us and appeared to be gliding with the wings not moving. We both saw it for about 5-7 seconds before we lost sight of it as it flew over the house. We were at first shocked till my girlfriend told me about the sightings of a large flying person seen all over Bensenville. We never saw it again and we were out there for another couple of hours before going inside."

Investigator Notes:

I reached out to the witness and spoke with him and his girlfriend. Both admit to having been drinking and smoking marijuana, but both claimed that they were still sober when the sighting occurred and that they were certain of what they had seen. When asked if it could have been geese, they both disagreed as they said they had seen geese fly over earlier and that geese always are making noise as they fly in a formation and they are unmistakable and difficult to confuse as something other than geese. Both were interviewed over the phone separately and both stories lined up with one another. No evidence of hoaxing or deception was found and both witnesses were adamant of what they saw. Both witnesses stated that the encounter lasted only seconds. This is the 7th flying humanoid encounter in the Bensenville, Illinois area and part of the ongoing sightings around the O’Hare International Airport.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

'Gargoyle' Encounters Persist During Puerto Rico UFO Wave


Encounters with ‘Gargoyles’ in Puerto Rico 

By Jorge Martín – Journalist and UFO researcher - Affiliate of Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research

In the midst of the UFO wave that began in Puerto Rico on January 7, 2020, there have also been several encounters with the enigmatic winged humanoid creatures popularly known in the island as 'Gargoyles', due to their great physical resemblance to the alleged mythical creatures so called. 

- Panic by Gargoyle in Guaraguao Sector, Ponce -

On the night of January 16, 2020, Mrs. Kelly Miller Martínez, her children and her sister, residents of the southern city of Ponce, drove in Kelly's vehicle to a farm she owns in a sector of the Guaraguao neighborhood of that municipality. 

Upon arrival, she got out of the vehicle to open a gate that gives access to the farm, where she had a residence. The residence was lower on the ground, and the gate was at a higher section of the land. 

As she went to open the gate she noticed that "there was something like a large dark bird" flying in front of her, at a distance. She described the flight of the 'bird' as heavy, and noticed that it was something large, alerting her sister to the presence of the 'rare bird'. 

They continued until they reached the house and she said to her eldest son "Tito, go and throw away the garbage that is in the house", and he took a cart to pick up the barrel of garbage that they had at the entrance of the farm and take it to the house to move the garbage with it, and when he left he shouted loudly "Mommy, that bird is there, and it's something big and ugly!" What they had believed until then was a bird was standing in the middle of the slope, and looking up at them.

Mrs. Miller saw something about three to four feet tall, dark and to some degree bat-like covering its body with its wings. She couldn't see its legs, only its head, that it was  moving. 

“We were afraid,” Mrs. Miller told us, “because we didn't have neighbors, and we didn't know what we were facing. 

“We stayed inside the house, and after a while, when we dared go outside again, my 16-year-old daughter lit the way with an electric torch and that thing, that was a that moment on the mountain in front of the house, flew and fell on top of the house, standing on the eaves of the house. 

“There -she continued explaining-, we all fell into hysteria, out of fear. We screamed and closed the windows and the door, because again, we didn't know what we were dealing with. And that thing was walking on the roof of the house and scratching it, as if it had claws. It was horrible. 

“In a panic, we called the police on the cell phone, who were slow to arrive, and the creature flew off again and moved onto a wagon we have on the property. Then policemen arrived in 5 or 6 patrol cars, and they told us that several patrols wre sent because they noticed that we were terrified, and that some time before a lady from the same area had reported something similar. They said they believed us".

The lady insisted that the creature they saw "...was a black and ugly thing, something horrible, with enormous wings, and without a tail." 

She added that the creature's eyes were red and glowing, but they couldn't see the details of its face because of the darkness and because it covered its body with its large wings, which she described as bat-like, with no feathers. 

"That thing," she said, “looked somewhat like a bat, but when it stood up or moved it looked half human, and it looked strong, stringy, and sort of hunched over." 

Although she said that the police did not make an official complaint or report about what happened, we learned through a source that there was a report about it in the Ponce city headquarters, but it was impossible for us to gain access to it.

Harassing Gargoyles in Utuado 

Some residents of the Caguana neighborhood, in La Línea sector of the town of Utuado, on highway #11, have experienced similar events. Spouses Angel and Angie Maldonado, lived for 6 months (since August 2020) moments of terror in the early morning hours as they heard something heavy walking on the roof of their house sporadically. 

Their immediate neighbors, called Juan and Nilda Fernández, went to their residence one day and asked them if they had heard strange noises on the roof of their house, because they had heard them, and they confirmed that they had. 

 But everything took a disturbing aspect when one day in December 2020, in the early morning hours, the same heavy footsteps were heard on the roofs of both residences. 

Mrs. Maldonado said something interesting about the behavior of whatever it was that was walking on the roof of her residence: “Whatever that is, it is something big and heavy, because its footsteps are strong, and it seems as if it came flying, because It comes from above and falls on the ceiling. 

“We have solar panels on the roof, and you can hear how it jumps and dodges them, and it also seems to know what we are doing, because when it arrives and starts walking on the roof and I get up and pay attention, it stops walking. 

“It does that every time it starts to walk and I pay attention to where he is. I don't know, but it's as if those things can read your mind. They are very perceptive." 

Weeks later, already in January 2021, the same thing happened again, at more or less the same time in both residences. This time the neighbor couple got up and went out to see, but although they felt something big and heavy walking through the patio of their residence, they couldn't see what it was. 

“Look - Mr. Fernández told us-, it was as if that thing was invisible, because you could feel and hear its footsteps, but you couldn't see anything. Another thing is that when it walked or ran, the noise was felt like that of hooves, like when a horse runs, something like that. But again, there was nothing to be seen.” 

Already frightened by this second event, they asked other residents of the area if they had seen something similar, to no avail, until they went to an appliance store in that sector and asked the same thing to the owner, who indicated that he had not seen anything himself, but that his night shift employee, who was repairing some washer machines, did see something, and he was terrified. 

The employee told him that in the early hours of the morning a monstrous creature with a humanoid body and a height of more than 6 feet, black and with bright reddish eyes, had appeared in the place, trying to approach him. 

Terrified, he ran and hid in the back of the room where he was working, behind the machines he was repairing and assembling, and saw the hideous creature outside, walking from left to right, looking for him. He stayed hidden behind the machines until the creature took flight and left the site. 

After telling his boss what had happened, he resigned from his job, stating that he "didn't want to see such a horrible thing like that again." 

The witnesses to these encounters in Utuado placed security surveillance cameras in front of their residences, hoping that if the creature returns it can be videotaped and provide evidence of its presence.

Gargoyles Fight in Bayamón 

But certainly, the most shocking incident of this type in Puerto Rico occurred on the night of January 23, 2020, when apparently two of these unusual humanoid creatures terrorized residents of a sector of the Lomas Verdes urbanization zone near the Bayamón Regional Hospital, in the municipality of the same name, in the north of the island. 

We managed to talk with a couple the witnesses to the incident, Mrs. Yadira Guzmán and her neighbor, who, still very impressed by what had happened, told us how everything went. 

According to her, it was 5:00 a.m. in the morning, and she woke up when she felt something very heavy fall and walk on the roof of her residence. 

“Whatever it was was something big, because you could feel and hear its heavy footsteps -she indicated-. "I looked through the glass door of my house -she added- and at first I didn't see anything, but I became terrified when I saw that something that was up there in the roof of my house was trying to tear off a gray canvas shade curtain that I have in front of the house, which connects with the ceiling...and I heard a very loud growl. 

“At that moment something fell down from the roof in the middle of a row of small trees in the front patio, leaving many broken twigs… and then I saw what it was. It wasn't something human, and it was very tall. Standing up it surpassed the top of my house, the roof. That thing would be over 7 to 8 feet tall, because it was standing on the ground and the curtain covered his upper body, his shoulders, and its head. 

“He was somewhat corpulent, with a body similar to that of a man, but he looked well muscled, strong. It was a dark color, and with wings, but I couldn't get a good look at them. 

“Apparently, there were two of those things, because when that one fell, it went down slowly to the ground, kind of floating, and then I felt something fly out off my ceiling and it was gone, I felt the strong noise of its wings flapping…and it was real loud.” 

Mrs. Guzmán, terrified by what had just happened, asked her neighbors if they had felt the hubbub caused by the creatures, and one of them, Mr. Miguel Pagán, said he had heard “the fight between the creatures first on the reinforced zinc roof of my residence for several minutes and then they moved from my roof to Yadira's roof”.

Miguel added: “I did not dare to go out to see what was happening, because it scared me, but I recorded the noises and roars of those things while they were fighting with my cell phone. They roared loudly, and you could feel them on the ceiling and a strong flapping of wings. That was scary". 

Later, Miguel gave a copy of the recording he made with noises and roars to Yadira Guzmán. 

Both witnesses concluded that the creatures were "gargoyles" similar to the creatures that many people claim to have seen in Puerto Rico in recent times. 

Before ending the conversation about what happened, Yadira told us that a couple of friends of hers who live in the municipality of Aguada, in the west of the island, had experienced something similar with one of these type of creatures back in December 2020. 

One night they woke up at dawn because their dogs were barking furiously, and the husband got up and looked out the window of their room to see what was happening, and as he did so he saw a fantastic creature similar to a very large gargoyle-like creature flying low over his backyard.

He said it was, dark brown in color and with a body similar to that of a very stocky man, with large wings and luminous red eyes. The hideous creature seemed to be searching for something, looking down at the ground. 

Terrified by what he saw, he decided to go back to bed next to his wife and not go outside, although he could not get back to sleep. The next day, very early, he went out to his land to see what was happening and found that two goats on his property had been attacked by something unknown. One of them was dead, and showed strange holes in its body through which its blood seemed to have been drawn out.

In Utuado: Two Gargoyles Fight for an Iguana 

Another recent testimony from a witness who lives in Utuado reminded us of the incident of the gargoyles fighting in Bayamón. 

Mr. José Mendoza (pseudonym) revealed that he was recently driving his pick-up vehicle one night in a road in the Roncador Arriba sector of the town of Utuado and suddenly saw in front of him, in the middle of the road, what he initially thought were two men struggling. 

But as he got closer, the lights of the vehicle allowed him to see that "they were not men, but actually two incredible creatures" who were struggling for an iguana. 

“One of them -Mendoza said- was holding the iguana from behind and the other one was holding it by its head, and each one was pulling it to its side. They were like fighting over her". 

He described the two creatures as “man-like, black, muscular and winged. Their eyes were red and luminous, with a more or less very strange square shape”. 

Seeing those two weird creatures, he grabbed a large, sharp machete that he had in his vehicle and got out of it to approach the two fantastic creatures, and one of them, seeing him approach with the machete, released the iguana, jumped a deep ravine and he lost sight of it. 

“The other creature did the same thing -he indicated- and it took a great jump, landing on the top of a tree, but the tree could not support its weight and it jumped and went down another ravine and disappeared.

According to all the witnesses of these events, these creatures seem to be intelligent. But what are they? Where have they come from, why are they here in Puerto Rico, and what is their purpose? 

That, dear readers, will be answered on a future occasion. The investigations into this situations continue.

NOTE: Jorge's previous report can be found at 'Alien Entity' Recorded in El Yunque, Puerto Rico Rainforest (PHOTOS) - Lon

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Dark-Colored Winged Being Observed Over St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, Illinois (SKETCH)


A man and his fiancé are riding along W. Belmont Ave near St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, IL when he observes a dark-colored winged being flying high above the cemetery.

"Hello, my name is RC. I have lived in Franklin Park, Illinois for a few years now and have been following all the Chicago Mothman sightings. I had a day off work on April 20th (2022) this year and my fiancé and I were driving on W. Belmont Ave. going east around 9 am (it was W. Belmont Ave. right after River Rd). I was looking out the window (my fiancé was driving) and I saw over St Joseph Cemetery, flying high up, this black thing. At first I thought it might've been a drone but the way it was flying. I could tell it was not any kind of aircraft or bird that I've ever seen. It was all black and I could see it had wings, but I couldn't see any other features and no head. It wasn't flapping its wings either. It was just flying extremely fast at an angle.

I yelled to my fiancé, 'Do you see that? She couldn't see as it was almost gone and plus she was driving. I said, 'I think that's the Mothman thing everyone is seeing! It has to be!' But she dismissed it and said I was crazy. I really thought about not reporting it until this morning when I saw someone reported seeing three of these black things. The video is exactly what I saw, except it was only one I saw, not three like the person and his daughter in Bensenville.

I'm not an artist, but as the days were passing I decided to draw what I saw, I've enclosed the pic I drew on my phone. It was just this black thing. I didn’t take a picture or video because it would’ve been just a small dot with how fast it was flying into the clouds."

NOTE: There have been sightings in the general area before. The witness was reluctant to add additional information because of his fiancé, but I was able to fund out a bit more details which were added to the account. BTW, St. Joseph Cemetery is the final resting place for notorious gangster and killer 'Baby Face' Nelson. Lon

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

3 UAP, Possible Winged Humanoids, Recorded Near O'Hare International Airport (Screen Captures)


Two family members in Bensenville, Illinois observe and record 3 unidentified flying phenomena, possible winged humanoids, just west of O'Hare International Airport.

The following account was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: May 17, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 1600

Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois

Number of Witnesses: Two

Status of Investigation: Active

Sighting Details:

"I was outside in my backyard and preparing for a family cookout with my daughter when we both saw what I can only describe as three human-shaped objects that looked like they had wings flying overhead. It looked like they were all flying in circles about 60-70 feet above us and moving toward the expressway to the west of us. My daughter took out her camera and tried her best to take video of the flying people but they did come out a bit grainy and unfocused.

She and I were talking about how we had both been hearing about the Mothman that seemed to haunt O’Hare and since the airport is only about a mile and half down Irving Park Road, It seemed logical to me that this could be the same thing. We kept watching them until they were no longer able to be seen and I asked her to please send me the video. I know it’s not much but I tried my best but I’m an electrician and I’m not a professional photographer.

I can tell you that these were not planes and there were no planes in the area and since we are accustomed to seeing planes landing, they pass over our house at very low altitude and would have been very plain to see and hear in great detail. I have lived at this house for over 10 years and we are quite used to seeing these planes as they come in to land at the airport. These flying things were too high up and too small to be mistaken for any sort of aircraft. You didn’t need to be an expert to make out their shapes as roughly humanlike and what appeared to be wings, it could have been birds but these birds would have been pretty large if they were."

Investigator Notes:

I reached and spoke with the witness via phone and he recounted the incident to me. It was on Tuesday May 17th at about 4 P.M. when the witness says the incident was happening and he was in the process of preparing his backyard patio for the summer and an upcoming cookout. His 15 year old daughter was assisting him that day and was present when the incident took place. The witness stated that they looked up and saw three winged humanoids approximately 60 feet up in the air and they were circling overhead “Like buzzards do” as described by the witness. The daughter attempted to take video of the entities and that was submitted to UFO Clearinghouse along with the witness sighting.

The witness stated that he was certain it was not a plane or any other sort of powered aircraft and stated that the area he lives in is in-line with the nearby O’Hare International Airport runways and he is used to seeing planes fly overhead on final approach to land at the airport. He stated that they are extremely low in altitude and clearly visible in great detail and make a lot of noise as they fly overhead. The witness stated that these objects were too small and too high up to be planes and were completely silent when they flew overhead. The witness stated that he and his daughter watched as they flew out of sight and toward the west and route 83 which is on an overpass approximately 2 blocks from his house. When asked if he had seen anything similar to this the witness stated he had not and this was his first time seeing anything, although they had heard the reports coming from O’Hare airport about the string of winged humanoid sightings that have happened there in the past.

It is highly recommended that an investigator be dispatched to the area to gather photographic and video evidence and conduct a field investigation. The witness stated that he and his daughter would be open to talking to an investigator face to face if they were available. It is the investigators opinion that the case merits further investigation and that it be forwarded to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigation. Once a field investigation is conducted all details will be posted to the UFO Clearinghouse website for further analysis.


The original video appears to be a short 4 second long video of the alleged entities seen in the above sighting. Screenshots and digital zooms have been made of each individual object seen in the video.

Chirping 'Tall, Winged Insectoid' Reported by Amazon Delivery Driver in Bensenville, IL


4th sighting of a winged humanoid in the Bensenville, Illinois. As with other reports, this was a tall chirping winged humanoid, but reminded the witness of a flying insectoid.

The following account was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: May 13, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 1900

Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois

Number of Witnesses: One

Status of Investigation: Under Investigation

Sighting Details:

"I work for Amazon as a delivery driver and I was doing my delivery route at about 7 p.m. on May 13th In Bensenville, Illinois on Center Street just south of West Green Street. I had just finished dropping off a couple of boxes at a residence and was walking back to my van when I heard a chirping sound followed by a series of clicks that came in quick succession. I thought at first that it sounded like a woodpecker and that is what I dismissed it as until I heard the same sequence again and it sounded like it was coming from behind me. I turned to look and heard the sound again, I looked toward the sound and I could not believe my eyes.

There on top of the house next door was a tall thin winged person who was looking directly at me. It looked like a giant flying insect but must have been at least 6-7 feet tall. I initially jumped and as I watched it took off straight into the air and just flat out disappeared out of sight. I looked around hoping it had flown out into the trees but never saw it again. I walked back to my van and kept looking up hoping to see it again but did not and the rest of my route was uneventful."

Investigators Notes:

An investigator has reached out to the witness and is awaiting a response. Once further information has been obtained it will be posted to the website. This case has also been forwarded to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigation.

Friday, May 13, 2022

3rd Winged Humanoid Sighting in Bensenville, Illinois Reported


3rd sighting of a winged humanoid has been reported in Bensenville, Illinois (near O'Hare International Airport). This sighting was made on the night of May 9, 2022.

The following recent encounter was reported to Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: Monday May 9, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 1900

Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois

Number of Witnesses: Two

Status of Case: Under Investigation

Sighting Details:

"I was out for a walk with my fiancé, enjoying the warm weather after so much cold. We were out by the basketball courts next to Tioga Elementary (212 Memorial Rd, Bensenville, IL) when we saw what looked like a large person standing ON TOP of the building that was behind the playground. It looked like a tall person wearing what looked like a cape. This person then jumped off the building and the cape turned out to be wings which it opened up and used to fly over us and out over the field and away. It was the damnest thing we had ever seen and really scary."

Investigators Notes:

An investigator for UFO Clearinghouse has reached out to the witness and we are awaiting a response. We will update the site as soon as more information is obtained.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

2nd 'Chirping, Red-Eyed' Winged Being Reported in Bensenville, Illinois

2nd Sighting of a 'chirping, red-eyed' winged being has been reported in Bensenville, Illinois (near O'Hare International Airport). Both sightings were made on the night of April 28, 2022.

The following recent encounter was reported to Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: Thursday April 28, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 10:30 P.M. CDT.

Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois

Summary: Witness has a sighting of a large red eyed winged entity fly over her house in Bensenville, Illinois after returning home from work.

Current Status: Under Investigation

Sighting Details:

"I had just got home from work on Thursday night at about 10:30 PM and had just got out of my car to head into the house on the (redacted) in Bensenville, Illinois when I heard a strange chirping/clicking sound, it was almost dolphin-like. I stopped in my tracks and started to look around and that is when I saw this large bat fly over my house and yard. It was large with bright glowing red eyes and was thin, the wings were flapping slowly. It must have been at least 40 feet off the ground since it was easily above the house and trees in the neighborhood. I’ve seen bats before but this thing was far, far bigger. It was gone in a few seconds as it flew over my neighbors house and was swallowed up into the night. I had tried to get my phone out and take a picture of it but by the time I got it out of my coat and tried to take a picture it was gone and out of sight as it was flying pretty quickly away. I know I was not the only person who saw it as my neighbors across the street were also looking up at it as it flew over and even asked me the next morning if I had seen it and what I thought it was. I’ve lived here over 12 years and had never seen anything like it, even my husband was skeptical, saying maybe I saw a large goose or crane and the red eyes might have been the reflection of the street lights on the animals eyes. I’m certain of what I saw though."

Investigators Notes:

An Investigator has reached out to the witness and any information obtained will be posted to the website as soon as possible. This case has also been forwarded to investigators with the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigations.

NOTE: The first sighting - UPDATE & SKETCHES - Red-Eyed 'Chirping Man-Bat' Encountered at Business Near O'Hare International - Is this the same chirping, red-eyed winged entity, or are there others? Lon

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

(UPDATED & SKETCHES) - Red-Eyed 'Chirping Man-Bat' Encountered at Business Near O'Hare International


A truck driver at work in Bensenville, Illinois, just southwest of O'Hare International Airport, encounters a red-eyed winged humanoid that was heard making 'chirping' sounds.

The following recent encounter was reported to Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

"I was at work Thursday night (April 28, 2022). I had just brought back a man-lift from a construction site that we had picked up and brought back to the yard. I had just driven the man-lift off of the trailer and was just about to get back into the truck to park it when I saw some movement from the back of the yard. I grabbed a flashlight and headed back toward the storage containers that are kept in the back. I saw something on top of the container and I shined the light on it and asked them what the hell they were doing back there and that I was about to call the police if they didn’t get out of there. I kept walking toward them and yelling when I heard a series of clicks, rapid-fire clicks and what sounded like chirping. I’m a bit of a history buff and back in WW2, U.S. troops used to carry these clickers called “crickets” that they used to communicate with one another. This sounded like these clickers only faster and louder, same pitch and tone.

I was about 12 feet from the containers, I looked up and was met with a pair of red eyes that were staring directly at me. These were attached to what looked like a tall being that must have been at least 6-7 feet tall and looked like a giant man-bat kind of thing. I lost it and started backing up while trying not to scream like a little girl. This man-bat was partially lit up by the lights we have around the yard. I tried to shine my flashlight on this thing and it started clicking at me and took off into the air. It took off toward the north. I practically ran back to the truck and got in and parked it. I swear to God, I sprinted toward my car, which was parked by the main building where it was lit up by the street lights. Thoughts of something swooping down to attack me were swirling around in my head. I got in my car and left, not stopping till I got home."

Investigators notes:

An investigator has reached out to the witness and more details will be posted as soon as possible.

UPDATE from Manuel Navarette:

I reached out to the witness and they were initially hesitant to speak and asked me to call them back before I was able to convince him to speak with me in regards to his sighting. The witness works for an industrial rental company where they service and rent a wide variety of industrial equipment. The witness is a driver for the company and has been there for about 3 years, the witness describes his job as delivering and picking up various pieces of equipment. The witness stated that they had picked up a man-lift ( portable piece of heavy equipment used to raise and lower people used for various construction projects) The witness had just arrived back at his employer and had just dropped off the equipment and was in the process of parking his semi and trailer when he saw the entity.

The witness stated that they had a row of transportation containers along the back that were used for storage purposes and it was there that he had seen movement and decided to investigate. The witness stated that he thought it was an intruder looking around the containers looking to steal tools or equipment. He stated that had reached into his truck and had pulled out a large Mag-lite flashlight which is a long flashlight with a sturdy metal handle that can be used as a baton. He stated that as he walked toward the containers he saw something standing on top of the containers and that as he got closer he noticed a pair of bright red eyes looking directly at him. He estimated the entity as standing about 6-7 feet tall and described it as a “Man-Bat” For reference purposes, Man-Bat is a supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Introduced in Detective Comics #400 as an enemy of the superhero Batman. Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team member Vincent Richardson did prepare sketches based on the witnesses description and they will be posted in the report below for reference purposes.

The witness did state that as he approached the containers he started to hear clicking coming from the direction of the entity. The witness described the clicking as sounding as coming from a WW2 era clicker, commonly referred to as a “cricket” by Allie soldiers. These devices were handheld brass clickers used by soldiers to communicate and identify each other during nighttime raids. They were most famously used by American Airborne soldiers of the 102nd Airborne division. The witness stated that the sound was similar in tone, only faster and louder and only got faster and louder as he approached the storage containers. As the witness approached the containers he stated that the entity stood up and took flight toward the north and was out of sight within seconds. The witness described running back to his truck and then after parking it, running to his car with an overwhelming feeling that something might swoop down and attack him. The witness stated even when he got home he could not shake the feeling and stayed in his car for 2-3 minutes before getting out and going home. The next day the witness did some research online where he found our contact information and submitted his report. The witness appeared to be sincere in his recounting of the events of that night and did not change any of his story and even corrected the investigator when he tried to purposely embellish the story. The next step will be field investigation and with the witnesses permission, that will be conducted at the earliest available opportunity.

A sketch using the description of the witness drawn by Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team member Vincent Richardson

A sketch using the description of the witness drawn by Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team member Vincent Richardson

Have you had a sighting or encounter?
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Friday, April 22, 2022

Bigfoot Encounters Recently Reported at Uwharrie National Forest, NC - Yates Place Campground


An eyewitness, who camps in Uwharrie National Forest, NC - Yates Place Campground, has had at least two Bigfoot encounters during the past few weeks.

I recently received the following on Monday April 18, 2022:

"The recent Bigfoot sighting in Montgomery County in North Carolina was at Low Water Bridge in Montgomery County in the Uwharrie National Forest - Yates Place Campground at the same time. I have a lot of information if you would like to contact. I only saw it once but I had a lot of encounters at my tent and campsite with it, and I can tell you a lot about how nature changed and the animal's behavior. I can give you a lot of information."

I called 'SM' in order to follow up on this sighting. SM is local man who is currently homeless and living in a tent near the location.

According to SM, there was a reported Bigfoot sighting near the Low Water Bridge (map below) approximately 2 weeks ago. Since that time, there have been many people in the area looking for this creature. In fact, SM states that he has been harassed by a few of the people coming through the campground.

During the period that SM has resided at the campground, he has witnessed the male Bigfoot near his tent. He described it at 6 1/2 foot tall, black in color, muscular, but not bulky. It occurred near his tent when he was by his campfire at night. It slowly approached SM and growled. SM yelled at it, but the Bigfoot stood its ground. I did stop growling, then continued walking away from SM.

SM also stated that a few nights later, (after he had originally written me) he heard a sound that he thought was a child crying. He looked out of his tent and witnessed the same male Bigfoot holding a small juvenile. It stopped for a second, then continued on its way.

The stream below his campsite is currently active in the early evenings. He has witnessed (possibly) another Bigfoot drinking or washing.

There have been several dead feral hogs found scattered around the vicinity over the past weeks. Also, a dead calf was found nearby. In all cases, there was no predation, mutilation or weapon markings.

The witness is seems to be of sound mind and believable. SM states that he keeps his campfire high at night and sleeps during the day. I'm going to continue to monitor the incidents. Our team may eventually go to the location in some capacity. Lon

Have you had a sighting or encounter?
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Tall Red-Eyed, Mantis-Head, Winged Cryptid Observed on Elk Grove Village, Illinois Roof


The following information was provided by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research member Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date: April 9, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 2300

Location of Sighting: Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Description: Winged humanoid seen on top of garage by seven witnesses

Status of Case: Under Investigation – referred to Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team

Sighting Report:

"We were at my niece’s birthday party and I joined some family members outside for a drink and to smoke a cigarette. We were standing behind the garage when my cousin got everyone’s attention and pointed toward the neighbors garage. There, on top of the garage, was what looked like a really thin man, except he was hunched over and had extremely long arms, freakishly long arms that he was propping himself up with. He stood there hunched over on his knuckles looking at us with these bright red glowing eyes that did not blink. He had a pair of large wings that seemed to come out from his back and were slowly moving. it looked like he was slowly moving them up and down while he stood there looking at us. We were about 50-60 feet away from this thing, but we could still see it from where we were standing. He shifted up and down, almost like he was examining us and trying to figure out who or what we were, as curious about us as we were of him. There were seven of us out there and all of us had a good view of this thing as it stood there on top of the next door neighbor’s garage.

My two younger female cousins were saying they were scared of this, calling it a 'demon.' Their dad, my uncle, kept telling them that they were going to be ok as long as they stayed by him and the group. It stood there looking at us for what seemed like 30 seconds before it started flapping its wings, and jumped off the garage and flew away. It looked extremely tall and thin, like it was all skin and bones and weighed less than I did. I’m petite, like half the size of my cousins and used to get teased about it growing up. But this creature looked like it was even thinner than I was. It looked like a tall version of those starving children that you see on the news every once in a while. It was greyish black, and had a head that looked like it was shaped kind of like a praying mantis, except it had glowing red eyes that never blinked, not even once. When it jumped off the garage roof, it made my cousins and even my uncle scream as it flew off and over the trees in the backyard of my grandmother’s house and it was gone. I know we had been drinking during the party but no one was drunk, not even tipsy and I know we all saw the same thing, which means unless we were all seeing things, this thing was really there.

When we went inside and told the others, my mother and grandmother both thought we were all joking, but when they saw that we were all scared and that we were all saying the same thing, they started to believe us. My grandmother and grandfather both said that it could have been La Lechuza and that we were lucky nothing happened to us. I’m not sure that what we saw was La Lechuza, but when I got home I did research and then sent my family members screen shots and links to the sightings."

NOTE: Manuel is tracking down the other witnesses and will provide updates to this sighting. Until we received better information on the address, I'm going to refrain from posting it on the interactive map. Below is the witness' sketch. Lon

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Massive 'Dogman' Encountered in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Backyard


A Karthaus Township, Pennsylvania witness and his mother observe a massive 6-7 foot-long canine quadruped in their backyard during the day. The height was also extraordinary.

I recently received the following account:

"Good afternoon Mr. Strickler,

My name is ED and I have a possible unexplained experience I would like to share with you. The following events occurred in Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. It was in the Fall of 2001, I would have been 9-years-old at the time.

We lived down the street from Benton's Market. I can't remember the street name, of course, because it has been so long, but we lived before a bend that led down to the headquarters of a company that had big rig trucks parked there.

My father worked on the road for a construction job, so at the time it was just my mother and I, she worked at the Perma Grain Product factory in town. This had to have been on a weekend or a school holiday break because we were both home at the time.

I remember hearing bobcat screams in the woods behind our house all the time. The local wildlife was very diverse and is something I would no longer be used to as I live in Pittsburgh now. Anyway there was a wooded area close by, if not everywhere. We had even witnessed 2 bears in our time there.

But I'll never forget the night our dog "Lucky" went completely ballistic barking at something or someone outside on or near our front porch. I remember looking out the window while my mother was asleep and seeing what I at first thought was someone else's dog or a coyote. 

I'll never forget what I saw and I never would have contacted anyone about it until I recently read a few reports of a supposed "dogman."

I really don't know how to explain it. I didn't see its eyes but I did see an easily 6 or 7 foot in length canine. It was only visible for a few seconds but clear as day. This thing was something that stuck in my mind and still does to this day. My mom had woken up and gotten off the couch to look with me and also saw it. We both still swear to this day what we saw. Its fur was definitely a lot different and very mangy looking, compared to other wildlife in the area.

We think it was attracted to the food we would leave out for the stray cats in the neighborhood. It actually bounded off after a few seconds, it wasn't upright at all and it stayed on all fours. But it was taller than an NBA player and moved in a different manner than anything I had ever seen.

It had me visibly shaken and I remember being stunned. My mom called my dad and woke him up and talked to him about it for hours. Neither one of us wanted to go to bed after that. I remember it turned into the first time my mother and I stayed up and told stories until 3 AM.

I remember my mom explicitly telling my father that it was unlike anything she had ever seen. And her only friend in the town took her claims as skeptical at first. Until I was there to confirm what she saw. 

I don't know this experience always had me wondering way later into my adult years as to what this thing was and if there were more of them. I just found it interesting that there were other sightings like this in the Clearfield area and figured I would share this experience with you. Thank you so much and have a great day." ED

NOTE: We have received several dogman / upright canine reports from Clearfield County over time. Karthaus is approximately 15 miles east of the Penfield area, where most of these other sightings were reported. The Moshannon State Forest is in between these locations, and is well-known for unexplained activity. There is also a considerable amount of Bigfoot sightings in this area as well. Lon

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

'Cryptid Biped' Encounters in Cambria County, Pennsylvania (Possible Upright Canine)


Newly reported cryptid biped encounters in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. This area has a history of upright canine sightings and other unexplained activity. Investigation forthcoming.

I recently received the following account:

"Two summers ago, my wife and I had two unusual encounters while fishing near Ebensburg, Pennsylvania in Cambria County. Both occurred in an area we used to fish multiple times a week, even late at night. It's a favorite trout creek of mine since I was a child.

The first encounter was around the end of July 2020, I believe around 3-4 PM. We were at our usual spot for an hour or so and didn't get any bites, so we decided to try to find a spot my dad had told us about. We packed up and walked down a trail/ATV path for maybe 15-20 minutes before we found a tree stand set up and knew we had to have walked past the spot we were looking for. I just wanted to fish, so I tried to walk directly towards the creek from the trail but the brush was very thick and hard to navigate. I could see it was quite swampy on the other side, so I gave up and we started walking back the way we had come from.

As soon as we started walking again we heard something moving around just past the brush. We acknowledged it and assumed it was simply a squirrel or something similar. Shortly after this, we come to a large puddle in the trail with tadpoles in it. So, we stopped for a few minutes to watch them swim. We start walking again and immediately notice the sound of leaves and sticks again, just in the brush. After a minute we realize something is definitely following us. Without stopping, I grabbed my small fish cleaning knife and a larger knife I carry specifically for self-defense and give my wife the small knife.

Eventually as we got closer to our original spot and car, where the trail opens into a large field. Once we were in the field and out of dense trees, whatever it was seemed to be gone. At the time the best thing we could come up with was it was a cougar because we knew whatever it was it was clearly following and watching us. But then, as we discussed it more, we realized it was a bipedal walk like a man and couldn't have been on 4 legs.

The second incident was the same creek, but a few miles upstream and about a month or so later around 5-6 PM. This time we went to a spot we usually avoided because it's the most accessible area on the creek and the most likely to have other people. We specifically choose this spot because of what had happened the last time. In this particular spot, a bridge goes over the creek and there's a large area underneath to fish from.

We climb under the bridge and start fishing, but after a few minutes we start to hear what sounds like something pacing back and forth, or maybe going in circles in a swamp to our left side. Again, I think maybe it's a squirrel or rabbit, maybe even a raccoon or a fox. But I'm uneasy because of the last time fishing, so I start occasionally tossing pebbles at the noise, hoping whatever it was would get scared and run away. It would stop for a minute or two then start moving again and I would throw another and it would stop again. I did this for about half an hour before we decided to leave. We stood on the bridge for a bit which is at least 10 feet above the swampy area but couldn't see or hear anything else and left. Again we believe it was bipedal footsteps.

We have not been back to that creek since then. We stick to fishing larger dams and try to only go at times when it's more likely for other people to be out. I also now carry a large handgun or 2 when fishing, just in case. The creek this all took place at also happens to flow into a local dam where you have a reported white Dogman sighting about 2 years prior to my experiences." ES

NOTE: This is in the area around Wilmore Reservoir. We have had reported cryptid canine activity back in 2018. We have also investigated 3 other sightings / encounters of upright canines in Portage, PA in Cambria County. The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team plans to investigate these newly reported sightings in the near future. Lon

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

'Red-Eyed, Owl-Like' Winged Humanoid Encountered at O'Hare International Construction Site

A couple, parked at a northeast O'Hare International construction site, are interrupted by something hitting the car. They observe a red-eyed 'owl-like' winged humanoid peering in the window.

The following account was reported by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team member Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

"March 5, 2022 - 10 PM local time: I was out driving around with a guy I had just started talking to. We were out by the airport just cruising around, listening to music and getting to know one another. We decided to park to smoke some bud and one thing led to another. We were in the backseat when he looked up and started screaming “What the f***!” over and over again. It was then that we felt like something bumped into the side of the car, like when someone slammed up on the side of your ride.

I sat up and saw a pair of bright red eyes and a big black body looking into the driver's side window into the backseat. It scared the both of us and we both started screaming out loud. This thing kept looking into the car and then it just disappeared.

A security guard shows up, then two more show up. They made us get out of the car and started asking us why we are there, but after looking at us they start asking about what we had seen. We told them and they screamed at us to get dressed and leave."

Investigators Notes:

I contacted the witness via email and after much assurance, she agreed to an interview over the phone. I called and spoke with her regarding her sighting. The witness is a 20-year-old Hispanic female and her companion is 26-years-old and also of Hispanic descent. The witness said they were out driving around and had decided to stop at a construction site near the airport to talk and smoke marijuana. The witness said it was about 10 PM and that there was no one around at the site. They parked near the entrance but out of the way so as not to be seen by any law enforcement. For the witness’s sake, I asked her to please skip the details and to please just stick to the sighting itself.

She described the entity as being tall and thinly built with bright red eyes that were “glowing.” She described feeling the car move as if someone had slammed against the side of it followed by her partner starting to scream. The witness described the entity as bending down to peer into the window and from the brief glimpse she saw of it when she sat up, described it as owl-like. Her partner told her that it looked like its eyes were set into the entity’s shoulders. The witness stated that the creature was gone within a few seconds and that almost immediately the security guards arrived. When asked how long from the creature leaving to the security guards arrival, the witness said that she was certain the guards had to have seen the creature taking off as they arrived.

When asked about the security guards, she said they told them to get out of their car. Seeing the state of the witnesses, they asked them why they were there and what they had seen. The guards questioned them for a few minutes, took their information and then told them to finish getting dressed and leave immediately. She said they were both told that the next time they were seen at this site, they would be arrested immediately. The witnesses left and she was dropped off at home. When asked about the second witness’s contact information, the reporting witness said he did not wish to be contacted and that they had talked only a few times after that but had not gone out again. The witness then expressed her desire to conclude the interview and I thanked her for her time.

The construction site where the sighting happened is on Highway 72 and an investigator will be dispatched to conduct a field investigation. It is assumed they it is part of the expansion project currently going on at O’Hare International Airport, but will be confirmed with further investigation, as always all information obtained during the field investigation will be updated on the UFO Clearinghouse website and shared with the P&M Fortean research team and its investigators. As of right now, this is an ongoing investigation and further information will be posted as it becomes available.

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 - 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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Orange-Eyed 'O'Hare Mothman' Encountered at USPS Sorting Facility

A USPS truck driver is at the sorting facility at O'Hare International Airport, when he notices an orange-eyed winged being standing near the fence. Shocked at what he witnesses, other workers confirmed that they have seen the same winged humanoid.

The following account was submitted to Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

"I work for the USPS as a truck driver and one of the regular routes I run are to the USPS sorting facility at O’Hare International Airport. I bring loads of mail and packages from other facilities that are then sorted and processed. I usually then pick up loads from there and do the same thing to other facilities all over the state and area.

I was bringing a load of mail to the facility on Monday, January 3rd at about 9 PM (local time) and, as always, I had gone past the security checkpoint and had pulled into the dock. I was getting out of my truck when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked up and saw what looked like a person who appeared to be crouched down next to a parked truck. My first thought was that someone was taking a leak over by the fence which can get you into a lot of trouble, so I whistled at them to tell them there are restrooms right inside the door. When I whistled, this person turned their head and I saw bright orange eyes looking right back at me.

I grew up in the south, not too far from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and there’s been many a nights as a boy that we’ve gone out and shined our flashlights out over the water only to see the eyes of an alligator reflecting the light. Those eyes, that’s what they look like, the eyes of an alligator at night. This sent a shiver down my spine. It’s Chicago and it’s the middle of winter and there are no gators for at damn near 1000 miles. What I saw next though must of made me turn whiter than a ghost because this thing with the glowing orange eyes stood up and must have been 10 inches taller than me. Not only that, but a few seconds later it unfolded what looked like wings as he had straightened out his arms. This thing looked right at me and it felt like he could read my mind, my very soul which made me believe that this was a demon. It reminded me of the stories my grandmother used to tell me of the “Rougarou”. I thought of those stories as nothing more than fairy tales, used to scare us into minding our elders. But here I was staring at something right out of those tales.

This thing looked at me for a second or two more and then leaped over the fence behind it and was gone in a few seconds. I must have just stood there frozen in place for at least a minute before I finally started to move. I was left speechless and scared out of my wits. I believe that I’m a reasonable God-fearing man, raised to not harm anyone and to not make up any outrageous tales. But I know what I saw that night was flesh and blood and as real as I’m standing here. I had not heard anything about these things being seen around the airport. It was not until I told people at the facility what I had just seen that multiple people had told me that they were seen quite often around the airport and that many of them had seen something or another similar to what I had seen."

NOTE: This is at least the second reported sighting at the USPS sorting facility at O'Hare International Airport. Any updates will be added. 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 - 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