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.

Have you had a sighting or encounter?
Contact me by email - Thanks. Lon

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

Have you had a sighting or encounter?
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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?
Contact me by email - Thanks. Lon

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

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

'3 O'Hare Winged Humanoids' RECORDED ON VIDEO! Witnesses Threatened With Termination If Disclosed!

3 winged humanoids are observed and recorded by American Airlines employees. Security and supervisors threatened immediate termination if the videos were not transferred and deleted.

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

Date of Sighting: December 30, 2021

Time of Sighting: Approximately 2330

Location of Sighting: American Airlines Hangar – O’Hare International Airport- Chicago, IL

Summary: Maintenance Crew has sighting of three winged humanoids

Status of Report: Under Investigation

Sighting Details:

"I was working this weekend on Thursday 12/30/2021 at the American Airlines aircraft hangar at about 11:30 at night. I was outside with about three other individuals. We were in the process of bringing a 777-200 into the hangar to get some maintenance done on one of the engines. This was a routine that we did almost daily on a variety of planes at this particular hangar.

As we were hooking up the plane to the tug to move it and communicating with each other when I looked up and saw three large black creatures over by the parking lot. They were about 7 feet tall each and they were just staring right at us. I yelled out to Carlos and he tells Robert and all three of us are looking straight at these things when one of them opens what look like large black wings and shoots off onto the sky followed by the others, all three making a sort of screeching sound as they take off.

A few seconds later a security vehicle comes screaming up through the driveway and stops and some white chubby security person runs out with his flashlight and starts checking the area. He’s shortly joined by three other trucks and a couple of supervisors that I recognized from staff meetings. I looked over and Robert is doing the same thing I am doing and recording this on our phones. I know that both of us had to have gotten a glimpse of these creatures right as they took off.

One of the supervisors came up to us and told us to stop recording and to put our phones away or she would report us to our supervisors. The area where these things were has to have at least four different cameras, at least two are in plain sight for all to see.

After about an hour, we were approached by the same supervisor, our immediate supervisor and three other men and told to go into the break room and remain in there and not talk to anyone. They came in after 10 minutes and said that we were not to talk to anyone in regards to what we saw and that they were requiring us to send them the video we had shot on our phones and then delete the video off of our phones or we would be immediately terminated. When we demanded that we see our union steward first, we were told this was a matter of internal security and that this superseded the authority of the union. We attempted to argue and were then told in a raised voice that we would not be allowed to leave without the deletion of the video in our phones. I did not want to lose my job after 8 years, especially when the benefits and pay were really good so I sent my video to the supervisor’s phone and in front of her and the others deleted the video. We were told that we were to keep this to ourselves and not allowed to speak to anyone or we could lose our jobs.

Well, after a lot of consideration, they can kiss my ass and I decided to write to you about what happened. I can not just sit back and get told to keep something a secret just because they want to keep lining their pockets. I called and asked my union steward and he told me he would look into it and get back to me. I’ve yet to hear back from him. These people aren't playing around. They have checked in on us at least twice and I have also heard from others that have seen the same thing. They were told to stay quiet or risk losing their jobs. So many people have been threatened with being fired if they told their story. What you hear reported are just a small piece of these things."

Investigators Notes:

I interviewed the witness and he is an eight year maintenance employee tasked with performing mainly routine maintenance on a variety of planes flown by American Airlines and its various subsidiaries. The witness describes the work as routine and until this encounter, without incident. When asked to describe the entities he saw that night he described them as looking the same, standing at about 7 feet tall, thin in stature and jet black in color with eyes that appeared to be light red in color. The witness says even though it was night, these entities stood out against the background as they were completely black as compared with the rest of the area which was lit up.

The witness stated that they were in the process of hooking up a plane to a tug to tow into the hanger for maintenance when he turned to his right and saw the entities standing there next to the chain link fence that separated the tarmac with the parking lot. He stated that they were staring directly at him and his coworkers and that is when he called out to his coworkers who immediately noticed the entities. He said he pulled out his camera and started to record the entities which he claims he got about a minute of video before the entities took flight. The witness stated the middle one took off first followed by the other two. The witness said that security showed up within a few seconds of the entities taking flight and were quickly followed by American Airlines personnel who appeared to be supervisors. These supervisors instructed the witness and his coworkers to immediately stop recording and to return back to work.

The witness and his co-workers brought the plane into the hangar and were proceeding to do the required maintenance when they were again approached by the supervisors and told to report to the break room and await the supervisors there. They were to talk or engage with anyone else until the supervisors got there. When the supervisors arrived, they were joined by other AA executives and the witness and his co workers were told to not talk about this incident to anyone and that they needed to forward the video they shot to the supervisors and then immediately delete the video from their phones in front of the supervisors and executives. They were told that they would not be allowed to leave the break room until they had done so. When the witness and his co-workers asked to speak to their union steward regarding what they were being asked to do, they were told that this superseded the union and there was nothing the union would be able to do to help them and was a matter of “internal security”.

The witness reluctantly forward the video and deleted the video out of fear of losing his job, seniority and benefits as did his co-workers.

When they approached the union in regards to this incident, they were told that the union would look into the incident and get back to them. To date the union has not followed up with the witness and has not responded to inquiries about the incident by the witness. The witness told the investigator that the airline has taken a very aggressive stance against witnesses in regards to these sightings and that many witnesses have either been terminated, laid off or reassigned to other workstations in order to keep these sightings under wraps. The witness has stated that they have been warned against speaking about these sightings or they could face disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination.

The witness recounted hearing that many of the same employees who were present at the sighting on July 22nd have either been terminated or laid off and that he had heard that many of those let go were done so as an example to others not to talk to anyone about these sightings. UFO Clearinghouse is attempting to reach out to many of those employees to try to talk to them about the incident on July 22nd and we will keep everyone updated as we continue with that investigation.

It is the investigators opinion that the witness is being truthful and this incident merits further investigation and will be forwarding this case to our partners at the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team for follow-up investigation.

NOTE: This situation is similar to other sightings and attempted recordings by O'Hare employees. My informant has relayed other previous incidents. The airport supervisors and TSA, as well as the carrier managements, are doing all they can to suppress sighting disclosure. We will continue to report the best we can. Hopefully, a recording or photograph will get past the security that is now in place. 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