Sunday, November 12, 2023



A Greensburg, Indiana resident recalls a sighting of a bat-winged humanoid that was in a tree in his backyard. There was no sound and he never saw it fly away.

I received the following account:

"Hello, sir. This incident happened around 9 years ago in 2014 during the summer. At that time, we lived in a small subdivision near Greensburg, Indiana (Decatur County). My house was in front of a small forest area, so the backyard is a large clearing with lots of trees behind it, which is bordered by a fence my father built. In the backyard, there is also a greenhouse and a shed. Behind the trees is a small trailer home park.

I remember going outside on a cloudy day to get my dog since he was outside. He was outside for way longer than usual so I got worried and went to take a look.

As I went down the balcony steps to go into the backyard my dog instantly ran towards the trees and started to bark. I looked up at the trees and saw a purplish-colored humanoid figure about 6 feet tall with wings. The creature most likely saw me, and it climbed through the trees and bushes and attempted to fly up, but it couldn’t since the trees were so thick. I ran up the stairs to the balcony and watched my dog continue to bark. The creature had disappeared so I was worried about where it had gone.

I’m not sure what happened after this as my memory is quite foggy of this incident, but I’m guessing that I ran inside and hid.

I have no idea what this was, but I was intrigued by the winged humanoid sightings in the Chicago area and thought I'd write you. The shade of this being was distinctly purple in color and the membrane wings were bat-shaped. The head was fairly large compared to the body, but that was the extent of any details that I could see. It never made any sounds. I didn't see the wings fully unfurled." C

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

DWAYYO (UPRIGHT CRYPTID CANINE) Sighting Reported in Washington County, Maryland


A Hagerstown, Maryland couple was driving south on the Sharpsburg Pike, about 3 miles north of the Antietam National Battlefield when they observed an upright cryptid canine approaching the highway.

"My wife and I witnessed a Dogman-looking creature (possibly a Dwayyo) Monday night (8/7/23) while driving northbound on Rt 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) south of Rockland Dr. just south of Hagerstown, Maryland at approximately 2200 hours EST.

We had just left the AC&T (AC&T Travel Center) that's located at the intersection of Rt 65 and Lappans Rd after eating dinner there. It was dark out with the only light illumination being that from my own headlights, some street lights, and headlights from a single approaching car.  At the initial time of witnessing the creature, the approaching car was approximately 500 ft in front of us.

I was driving and my wife was in the front passenger seat.  As we were approaching Rockland Dr., something immediately caught my attention in my left peripheral. When I looked over, I saw what appeared to be a dogman-looking creature running at a super fast pace right towards the road from an open field. I quickly realized that if I maintained my own driving speed I might actually hit it if it continued coming across the road so I immediately came down pretty hard on the brakes.

As it got closer to the road, my headlights put some limited illumination on the creature but I never got closer than approximately 25-50 feet from it. As soon as I hit my brakes, my wife exclaimed, "What the hell is that?!" As it got up by the road, the approaching car started to make it harder to see due to its own headlights and we lost sight of it, never to be seen again once the car had passed us. We don't know if the creature crossed behind the passing car or not as we never witnessed it actually come onto the road. As crazy as it sounds, I don't know if it actually may have hurdled our vehicles and we didn't see it do that or what. With its speed and build, I would have to say that it very well may have had that ability to do so but obviously, I can't say for any certainty. We were both very shaken by what we had just witnessed!

My wife and I described our accounts of what we witnessed very similarly. It was running upright (on 2 legs) eastbound (from my left to my right) from an open field directly towards the road. It had dog-like legs (v-shaped with its knees most forward) traveling an estimated 30-35 mph. I've never seen anything on 2 legs run so fast in my life! Its legs were significantly smaller in proportion to the upper body. It was kind of narrow at the waist. Its body got larger (wider, bulkier) through the torso from above the waist up to its shoulders, being largest in the chest area. Its head was pointy (snouty) with 2 upright pointed ears.  It was completely black in color and appeared to be fully covered in fur/hair except around the face/snout area. Neither of us is super confident of seeing a tail as we were both more focused on other aspects of its build.

All I can say is that my absolute first thought when seeing it I immediately recognized it as being a Werewolf/Dogman-looking creature and they typically have been described as having a large bushy tail. My wife said the very first thing that caught her focus was how fast it was running and the shape and look of its head. She said she then took notice of its uniquely shaped legs. She is not super familiar with the cryptid field but when I showed her several different artists' renditions of what a Werewolf/Dogman may look like, she absolutely agreed that they were extremely similar to what she had seen. I also agree that this is what I witnessed as well.

Once we got home and continued to discuss this encounter, I began thinking this whole thing through to try and debunk it or come up with some kind of logical explanation as to how this may have been just an illusion or whatever you wanna call it. I have traversed this road in both directions probably well over 100 times in both day and night settings over the years, clearly never having anything anywhere close to this experience there ever before. I kept picturing in my head the area in which we witnessed this.

For the life of me, I was nearly certain that there was not a single thing in that field that could've possibly reflected off any light (structure, fence, wall,...etc.) to create a shadow effect. We drove back to this area later as I wanted to take the time to see if what we saw had been some odd shadow effect that had been created by the headlights of my car and/or the approaching car. We went back in the daylight and again at night and confirmed that the field was wide open there with absolutely nothing for light to reflect off of. We recreated the event as I drove in the same direction at the same location with oncoming traffic and was not able to reproduce a single aspect of what we had witnessed. This has left both my wife and I to conclude and be convinced that what we had witnessed was real. A physical creature.

While doing some light online research on possible similar sightings, I came across some articles about a creature named the Dwayyo. It has been documented to have been seen in Gambrill State Park and all along the Catoctin Mountains between Frederick, Wolfsville, and Thurmont, including in Cunningham Falls State Park where 2 Park Rangers claim to have witnessed the creature. After reading the creatures' descriptions from these witnessed accounts, I had my wife read them for herself. At this point, it is our belief that this is the very creature that we had witnessed that night." DM


"Throughout this particular day of our encounter beginning in the mid-afternoon hours, there was a very significant outbreak of severe weather that occurred in this region that continued into the early evening hours. This included torrential downpours, over 70 mph winds, large hail, and frequent lightning. There were successive severe cells that came through in waves throughout a several-hour time frame. The likes of this weather event hadn't been seen in this region in over 10 years. However, at the time of our encounter, there were no storms in the area. It wasn't raining and no wind to any degree whatsoever. It was a very peaceful night at this point as the last storm had passed through the area a few hours prior.

Could It have been possible that the creature had fled the mountainous area to seek safety as there had been very significant tree-falls along those mountains and surrounding areas during those weather events and it was on its way returning to its "home" when we saw it?  As the crow flies, as they say, the nearest mountain is approximately 10 miles away. With as fast as this creature was witnessed running, it would only take a relatively short time for it to get back up into the dense woods of that mountain range from which it has been witnessed in the past.  This was definitely the direction in which it was traveling when we had our encounter. No way of knowing for sure but just a thought." DM

NOTE: I interviewed the witness and can confirm his statements that were given to me personally and what was contained in the report. I was referred to this witness by another investigator who resides in Maryland.

The 'Dwayyo' is a moniker given to the upright cryptid canines first described by 19th-century German farmers, mostly Pennsylvania Dutch (High Order Mennonites), who had moved southwest into Western Maryland from their original locations in Lancaster & York PA Counties. Their descriptions were similar to the Old Country interpretations of 'werewolves' that were part of Central European culture and lore.

Here are a few links to related posts I have presented over the years"

The Dwayyo: Maryland's Cryptid Canine 


UPRIGHT CANINE Reported in Frederick County, Maryland Near Camp David 

I found the witnesses to be very forthright and honest. There has been a recent spat of cryptid canine sighting reports throughout the Maryland Piedmont, along the Susquehanna River near the Chesapeake Bay, and parts of the Appalachian range. The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team is actively investigating these incidents. Any updates will be presented to the public, on this site and the team site. Lon

Saturday, September 9, 2023

RED-EYED HUMANOID Observed Along Camp Pine Woods Roadway in Chicago


A recent sighting of the Chicago winged humanoid in the Camp Pine Woods near the Des Plaines River. The location is northeast of O'Hare International Airport.

"I was driving Thursday night at 10 p.m. (September 7, 2023) on my way to pick up food in the Glenview area. Prior to picking up my food, I had a super uneasy feeling. I felt very brain-foggy and just out of it. I really wasn’t focused. I want to think it’s stress because of working a 9-5.

So, as I was driving on W. Lake Avenue, I was listening to music and singing along to my favorite playlist I wasn’t really thinking much. I drove by the cemetery earlier on River Rd, which I hate driving by. I started, obviously, feeling pretty spooked, like out of nowhere. I don’t know why I was psyching myself out but I continued to not pay mind to that feeling and kept singing along to my music. It was Lady Gaga so I definitely was singing my heart out. So I kept driving. As I drove by the forest on W. Lake Avenue I quickly saw a strange creature standing still on the right-hand side of the road…

I wanted to believe it was a deer but this thing I saw was 6-7 feet tall standing upright. (Deer don’t do that?) It had a dark grey cement-like colored body and its eyes gave out the same red as bicycle reflectors do. That’s what made me look. When I quickly locked eyes with it my stomach dropped and I got so scared. The same feeling you get when riding a roller coaster.

I freaked out for a bit and I was thinking, 'Keep driving. Don’t look back. Don’t look back.

I quickly sped up to the upcoming light and intersection. I wanted to be around other cars and the intersection and more into businesses and buildings.

I kept telling myself “Nope. That was a deer. That was a deer. You didn’t see sh*t!”

I picked up my Bonchon chicken and drove on the highway back home instead.

I forgot about it and went to work the next day.

I kept thinking about it, so I told my co-worker what happened and what I saw. She’s into paranormal and conspiracies and told me of the 'Mothman' seen all over Chicago... especially around the O’Hare Airport area.

So, throughout my research, I saw the Google Maps sighting site and had to reach out. 

Again, I never thought I would be doing this. But, hey, here I am. Whatever these things are I hope they’re nice." J

NOTE: I talked to the witness and also referred her to Tobias Wayland, who will follow up with her. Very forthcoming witness, and descriptive. She had never heard of the sightings previous to her encounter. When talking to her I could tell that the incident affected her.

The being description was very similar to the previous sightings, though the wings were not unfurled at the time. Lon

Saturday, September 2, 2023



On the evening of Monday, August 28, 2023, at approximately 8 p.m. ET, the property resident captured a 4+ minute video of a UFO/UAP hovering above the trees in the woods southwest of the horse farm research location in Cecil County, Maryland.

This is the best light anomaly video that we have received at the location so far. The flashing and undulating anomaly displayed red and white light. The witness stated that it lingered for several minutes, and then eventually faded away.

Timothy Renner and Chad Redding were in that same vicinity on Saturday, August 12, 2023, during our on-location investigation. They both observed round light anomalies in the woods. As well, Timothy conducted a dousing session nearby, and experienced an event that he described as 'something that I have never seen or experienced before.' The wood dousing rod was violently 'pulled' toward the ground on two occasions, eventually 'snapping' the wooden dousing rod. We were astonished by this occurrence.

The location has experienced a number of unexplained events, including several bipedal track lines throughout the farm. The horses have appeared alarmed by the activity, though it does seem that they starting to become accustomed to it.

The location also has an increased number of death incidents associated with it.

We are planning to continue working on the location, and hopefully find some answers as to why the activity has been prevalent, especially during the past several months. Lon

PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team does not, and will not, collaborate with outside groups unless we know the investigators personally & professionally. Frankly, we've been burned by far too many individuals in the past. Lon

Below is the previous mention of our on-location investigation:

The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team conducted an initial investigation of the Cecil County, Maryland horse farm on August 12, 2023. Timothy Renner, Chad Redding, and I were there for approximately 6 hours until 10 p.m.

The property is very interesting, and there is audio and video evidence that needs to be examined. Also, there were a few anomalies experienced by Tim and Chad while on the property that, frankly, surprised each of us.

As soon as we can go through everything we will offer another updated report to the entire research team. I believe this location will indeed be a study area for the future.

Friday, September 1, 2023

UPDATE: Two Tall, Thin, & Muscular MANTIS-LIKE HUMANOIDS Seen Near Two Human Bodies in Eugene, Oregon


Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Regan Lee followed up on this report from Eugene, Oregon:

August 31, 2023

"Lon. The witness has ghosted me, I think. I have sent him several texts, emails, and phone calls but no response.

He did tell me though that, later that early evening of his encounter by the Willamette River, he felt ill and went to the ER. He didn’t specify which ER; there we have two hospitals in the area not too far from the Rose Gardens/river, so I assume he went to the Urgent Care which is a kitty-corner from the Sacred Heart Hospital. From his description of seeing cars circling around as if people were looking for him. You can’t see that from the hospital ER, so I guess he’s talking about Urgent Care. 

I haven’t heard any reports of similar things happening in the area. Lots of UFO reports, Eugene seems to be a mini UFO hot spot according to some, and I’ve seen several odd objects myself. (including missing time.) And Bigfoot of course.

The river is a lovely place, with lots of parks and swimming spots. The Rose Gardens. Etc. I wouldn’t go there at night or dawn; there are a lot of transients and attacks that have happened. But nothing that I know of that’s paranormal. 

Not much to report here I’m afraid. 

It’s certainly possible he saw something paranormal. I met someone years ago who insisted they saw a strange alien creature on the downtown mall...strange things do happen. Who knows?

Regan Lee"

The original report is as follows:

A Eugene, Oregon witness is taking photographs along the Willamette River early in the morning when he notices two tall, thin, and muscular Mantis-like humanoids near two human bodies.

I recently received the following account:

"Hi, Lon. This might be a long email as I'll include all the particulars. This happened to me in the early 2000s. It was nearing 4:45 AM and I was taking some time by the Willamette River before stores opened. I was living in Eugene, Oregon. The spot I chose to stop and rest was next to the famous Owen Rose Garden Park and Interstate 5 ran overhead. I was underneath and next to the river. It was springtime & the temperature was cold but not freezing. I put my back against one of the support beams from the highway and rested.

That's when I noticed some strange things going on across the river from where I was (maybe 50 feet on the bank). I saw 2 tall, thin but very muscular, mantis-insect beings on the other bank. I'm nauseated writing this now. The 1st one was less than 10 feet from the water's edge, not moving at all but eyes were open (glassy like mirrors). There was a person there, on the ground, face down and looking like maybe he fell? Then I noticed the 2nd hellion. I hadn't noticed him before because he wasn't all that clear. This creature was beating forward and back really quickly. He was leaning over another body. The body didn't move but this thing did. Very fast. A blur actually.

I became afraid at this point and slid my butt forward so my head and vision would go down. That's when I heard strange talking. I also heard the banging of metal on concrete. I looked up (I didn't want to) and saw what looked like a white, bald man with big black sunglasses. He was looking from behind the pillar barely 15 feet away from me! We just looked at each other and then I began sliding down as far as I could go and not see him. I thought to myself, "The hell with this!" I gathered my courage and jumped up, grabbed my bike, and began riding as fast as I could in order to get away.

Right after I started riding, I started throwing up. It was way too much for me. But then something flashed right by me in hyper speed. All I saw was this disturbance in the air! I said out loud, "What the hell was that?"

To feel safe, I ended up at our hospital sitting in the ER lobby. There was a car going around and around the block until about 6 -6:30 AM. The windows were fogged but I could see 3 outlines. Were they lost? I'm not sure. I went back 2 days later and there was nothing to stand on behind the pillar of the guy with glasses. The pillar goes right into the river. Also, I couldn't find any tracks on the other side, but it did look dug up. Like a dozer or something. There were also others in line, going up to the highway. I couldn't figure out where they were going?" D

Saturday, August 26, 2023

WINGED HUMANOID Recently Reported Over Evanston, Illinois Public Storage


I recently received a new report of a winged humanoid sighting in Evanston, Illinois. The witness was at a Public Storage facility and happened to see the being gliding above her.

"Hi, Lon. I decided to come forward and tell you about my early and most encounters. I've never told a soul about this, fearing that I would be rebuffed.

My earliest experience was on a November 2014 night at approximately 9PM, and I was in my bed watching television. I was 17 years old and living at home with my parents and younger brother in Morgantown, West Virginia. 

Directly above my bed were three windows with glass panels. The television was to the left of my bed. Suddenly, my attention was drawn to the floor approximately four feet from the desk my television was on. What I saw was a beam of light moving very quickly in small circles in one concentrated spot on my floor. The circle motions it made were not perfect, the best I can describe them as were "wobbly circles." The beam was solid, pure solid light, and approximately an inch or less wide. It was very thin. The color was pure white with somewhat of a blueish tinge around the outside of the beam. The beam itself was bright but did not seem to emit any light beyond its edges. My room was not filled with light, only this beam.

I watched the light for about 30 seconds, but I began to feel dread and fled my room in a state of total panic. I was not able to tell exactly which of the three windows the beam was aimed through, but assumed that had it beamed straight into my room onto the wall parallel it would be 90 degrees, I would estimate that it hit my floor at a diagonal angle of about 60 degrees. 

When I got downstairs, I looked outside to see any evidence of a craft (I have never to my knowledge witnessed a UFO) and there was none. There were no aircraft of any kind besides high-flying commercial planes. I did not tell anyone in my house about what I had seen. I wasn't sure if my mind was playing tricks on me or what had actually happened, but I saw something. When I checked the area later, there was no evidence whatsoever of the beam having ever touched my floor.

Two days later, I witnessed one more anomalous event which I believe may be connected, and this time my younger brother was also a witness. A pitch black figure, which appeared to be two dimensional, in a very humanoid form quickly passed across a window and wall which were directly in front of where we were sitting, about 12 feet away. The figure had no discernable features on its face, no clothing, and no hair. Just a round head and human-like torso were all we were able to make out. It was impossible to make a height estimate. It was for certain inside our house, not a reflection from outside. The sighting of this "being" lasted about 10 seconds. Then it faded away. There was no logical explanation for what we saw, it was most certainly paranormal. I have seen a figure like that once before and I am certain it was of the same nature.

Recently (August 15, 2023), I witnessed a dark humanoid-like being that I saw flying in the early evening sky (around 7:15 PM). It had large wings that were shaped like a bat. I'd say that it was approximately 150-200 feet above me, gliding westbound very slowly. I reached for my phone, but it suddenly gathered speed and quickly zoomed off. I live near Chicago, Illinois in Evanston, but the sighting took place while I was at the Public Storage located at 2050 Green Bay Rd. I was with my husband and daughter at the time.

Last night (August 20, 2023) my husband and I observed a huge bright cylindrical object in the sky. It streaked above our property while we were in the backyard. The time was approximately 9:40 PM. It was traveling too fast for a photograph.

I found your contact information after searching Google. I then saw and read about the Chicago Mothman sightings. I had never heard anything about these sightings previously.

I wonder if this winged humanoid was related to my previous experiences in Morgantown? Feel free to personally contact me. Thanks. LL"

NOTE: I was able to talk to the witness today. There isn't much more information that she can provide, other than that she is apprehensive about her sighting and fears that it is related to her previous experiences. Lon

Monday, July 31, 2023

Large BIPEDAL CRYPTID CANINE Chases Washington County, PA Resident


A Washington County, Pennsylvania resident is shocked to see a large upright cryptid canine standing in his backyard. After it leaves, the eyewitness is curious. That's when the encounter gets scary.

I received the following account:

"Located in southwest Pennsylvania, my story unfolds in Washington County. I live near Washington, PA. There has been a variety of mysterious creatures and other strange animal encounters reported in this area for a long time. New home construction seem to be causing these creatures to seek refuge in the surrounding woods. One creature seen in the area is a large wolf-like animal. While little is known about this elusive creature reports suggest that it possesses traits similar to both wolves and other large animals such as bears and mountain lions. But some people also claim that it has human-like qualities and features which is what I feel is the most disturbing part of its existence.

I've lived my whole life in this area. When I had my encounter, everything changed. I work as a freelance writer and researcher. It was early morning on January 1, 2012. I had just gotten out of bed after staying out longer than I had wanted at a New Year's Eve party. I was mad at myself for sleeping in and getting ready for my day when I heard this loud noise coming from outside. When I looked out the window I was shocked to see a large wolf-like creature standing in the middle of my backyard. The creature didn't match anything I'd seen before. However, it looked like the creature I had heard stories about all my life. It was easily twice the size of a normal wolf but had human-like features, such as its eyes and feet. The mouth was slighting gaped showing it sharp teeth. The menacing beast was just standing there staring back at me as I watched it through the window.

I didn't know how it knew I was there and I couldn't figure out what to do about it being in my yard. I stared back at it trying to figure out what this creature was. The truth is that I was a bit excited to see it. I mean this was the culmination of all of my childhood fantasies and dreams about strange creatures. It was almost a surreal moment for me. But after standing there for quite some time the creature finally turned and ran off into the woods.

Without a second thought I grabbed my coat and rushed outside to try and follow it. But by the time I got there it had disappeared into the trees. I stood in the same spot it had stood in but could not see anything out of the ordinary. I looked around but there were no footprints. So, it seemed necessary to walk over to where it entered the woods.

As I approached the edge of the woods I was shocked by a sudden loud howling. I was now scared and felt like I had pushed too far. I started to slowly work my way toward my home, hoping that the creature would just leave me alone. But as soon as I left the woods it let out a loud growl and then lunged out of the thick cover. I turned 180 degrees from the creature and ran for my life. I reached my house and closed the back door behind me. But the creature was right there, as it smashed into the door shattering the glass and sending splinters of wood flying through the air. But it didn't get through the door. It stood steady and stayed in place. I was now in the kitchen and grabbed a knife in case it found its way into the house. But by the time I turned to look, the creature was gone. It was as if it had vanished into thin air.

I was left standing and wondering what to do next. I called the police and reported the encounter. Over the next few hours there was a search for the creature but it was never found. At least that's what the authorities said to me. They told me there was nothing to worry about. The next day a crew of some sort showed up with cameras and what looked like detectors. However, I have no idea who they were or what they were doing.

For me, the creature will always remain a mystery, a sign of something more out there in the world. It's as if I got a glimpse of what could be lurking in the shadows waiting for their next chance to strike. That reminder is enough to keep me on my toes for the rest of my life. Terrifying as it was I'm actually grateful for that encounter because it validated a lot of my life's interests." JK

NOTE: Greene & Washington counties in southwest Pennsylvania are well-known for cryptid sightings and encounters. I have documented several eyewitness reports over the past few decades. Lon

MASSIVE UPRIGHT CANINE Attacks Eyewitness in Erie, Pennsylvania Park


A man in Erie, Pennsylvania reports a physical encounter that he experienced with an upright canine in July 2020. The terrifying incident took place in Asbury Woods in the city. 

Today, I received an encounter report from Erie, Pennsylvania:

"In the summer of 2020, specifically in early July, I found myself along Lake Erie, in Erie, Pennsylvania. It's fairly densely populated, and it's not rural. I briefly lived with a friend after my divorce in the Westminster neighborhood. There is a large park called Asbury Woods. Some of the trees are so old and tall that they can give you a different perspective on life if you let them. There are several paths you can follow. Although it can be crowded on some days, most of the time when I was there I was the only human. The place almost takes you back in time, if you can understand that.

I've read about people seeing strange animals and flying objects who report feeling odd at the time of their sightings and experiences. Some call it the Oz Effect because people suddenly feel like they aren't in Kansas anymore. Figuratively speaking, nothing like that happened to me, though I'm not saying I reacted calmly. My heart raced when I saw what I described as a Dogman or dog-headed man. I felt panic for some time. I put some distance between myself and the beast. However, it was comparable to what I might have felt if the same situation were reenacted.

I'm here to tell you what I remember about that incident. However, I feel it's imperative to note that I have been trying for literally years to explain this sighting away. I am extremely unhappy to have been unable to disprove my own observation. I'd like to debunk it.

So, I used to stroll through Asbury Woods a lot in those days, always alone because I was still emotionally recovering from my divorce. I walked on the same path I had taken three or four times before. But something about this time was different. I could hear someone or something walking with me in the bushes. It was a sound I had not heard before. Then suddenly, out of the bushes appeared a man over seven feet tall. He turned and our eyes met. The strange glowing eyes stood out to me. The two glowing orbs were in the middle of a giant dog head staring back at me. Those menacing eyes were above two rows of giant yellowish fangs. They looked like they belonged in dinosaur skeleton mouth at the natural history museum. This was not a man. Within seconds the creature was on top of me and I was on my back looking up at the beast. It leaned down with its canine snout sniffing at me from head to foot. I tried not to move. I'd never been that scared before, as that thing only needed one bite to end my life. I braced myself for the most pain I'd ever felt when someone or something whistled at a barely noticeable volume. I might not have noticed it if the dog-headed beast had not straightened up the second the sound hit the air. Nothing seemed to matter to that Dogman as much as that soft whistle we had both heard. It located the sound direction in a second or two and then I was abandoned as it burst off into the woods. That was the extent of my encounter.

I have tried to tell friends and family about my horrifying account, but they refuse to believe me. I contacted local animal control, as well as the Pennsylvania Game Commission. I never received a response to my inquiry.

I recently found your Pennsylvania Dogman / Upright Canine map and was intrigued by the number of sightings. But, I'm not really sure there is an unknown dog-like beast roaming the state, or anywhere else.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience." M

NOTE: I talked to the witness as soon as I received his email. He also forwarded a photo of the location of his encounter. The other details that he offered were that the fur/hair was grayish-brown and that it covered the entire body. The legs, arms, & body were like a muscular human man's and that it had clawed fingers and toes.

I plan to personally investigate the area and attempt to gather more information about this encounter or subsequent incidents. Even though a few other witnesses have felt threatened in previous reports, this is the first physical encounter with a Dogman or upright canine that has ever been reported to us. Lon

Saturday, May 20, 2023

WINGED HUMANOID Flies Over Witness' Vehicle in Calumet City, Illinois


The witness was driving into Calumet City, Illinois from Hammond, Indiana when she observed an unknown figure in front of her. The humanoid unfurled its wings and flew over her vehicle.

"Hello, didn't think of reporting my experience until my sister told me I should report it and told me how. Didn't even occur to me what it could have been and was left bothered and unsettled for quite a while. 

It was January 14th of this year 2023. I was on my way to work so it was approximately 5:30- 5:45 am and was a light rain and dark. I was coming from Hammond, Indiana heading west on 165th which turns into 159th. I was between State Street and Wentworth Ave in Calumet City, Illinois. So when I saw it, I was now in Illinois after passing State Street. I was in the left lane and there was only 1 car in front of me in the right lane. This car was about 6 car lengths ahead of me.

This is a wooded area and I saw something alongside the car in front of me by the rear. As I said this is a wooded area and I am always watching for deer, raccoons, and opossums. I looked harder and watched and thought to myself is that a deer it's running fast! Then I realized there was no way it was a deer. It looked bigger. Like I said it was a light rain, dark, and had my wipers on. I started to speed up because I had no clue what this was at this point. As I got closer whatever it was went directly behind the car in front of me, suddenly had a huge wingspan, and went up and over my car. 

I talked about it for weeks telling everyone how it was very unsettling and it's all I thought about since that morning. I take the same route to work Monday-Saturday and am always on the lookout and haven't seen anything since.

It wasn't until months later my sister shared on Facebook that she found out if you go to Google Maps and search Mothman that the locations of sightings show up. At that moment it all clicked in my head and I literally said out loud "Holy sh*t it was f*cking Mothman!" My husband was confused and I showed him her post and he laughed.

But from that moment on I was confident and positive that's what I saw!" BM

NOTE: The direction to the location is a bit confusing, but it appears to be the wooded area before you reach a Cook County forest preserve west of Wentworth Ave on 159th St. There have been several sightings of these creatures in the overall area of Calumet City, Illinois and Hammond, Indiana. 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' or 'O'Hare Batman.' - 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.

Friday, May 19, 2023

7-FOOT-TALL BAT-WINGED HUMANOID Encountered at Pilsen, Chicago Overpass


A Chicago resident was in the Pilsen community visiting her ex-boyfriend. As she was walking through the overpass near S. Laflin St. & W. 16th St. she encountered a 7-foot-tall winged humanoid.

"Hi Lon, just got off with you on the phone this morning. Here is the location and story of where I saw the Mothman in Chicago.

I had just parked my car to see my boyfriend at the time (Pilsen community). It was October 2019. I parked almost 2 blocks from his building. It was really late and I was walking past the under of this bridge. Standing underneath reminiscing, I saw a 7-foot humanoid, with veiny, bat-like wings. Faced towards the wall, not directly staring at me but just standing. I got super creeped out so I started walking to where I needed to be. But when I look back I know for sure that I saw something very strange.

A couple years later, I remembered seeing that creature and decided to do some research. Turns out, many people in Chicago, even just a couple blocks away, have also seen this winged creature." AP

Coordinates: 41.85978° N, 87.66385° W

Location: 1501–1649 S Laflin St., Chicago, IL  60608

NOTE: I talked to 'AP' after calling me. A very forthright witness who still seems to be affected by the sighting, even though it was somewhat brief. 'AP' no longer resides in Chicago, but contacted me after I posted a request for more sightings or encounters. 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' or 'O'Hare Batman.' - 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.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Interesting WINGED HUMANOID Reported in Wilmington, California Skies


A supposed winged humanoid is reportedly seen on several occasions in the skies of Wilmington, California. Is there any relation to the 'jetpack man' reported at LAX?

Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team member Luis Castillo offered the following account:

Here's what happened.

My coworker was talking about having seen a weird creature. I asked him to describe it.  After which I showed him a pic of Mothman and if it looked anything like that. He said it did. I asked him to contact his friends and to show them the picture. They each separately agreed that's what they saw.

He told me about the following sighting:

2 years ago in the city of Wilmington, California. In this location is a huge ARCO refinery. 

My co-worker was with 3 other friends at about 2am in the backyard of his house just hanging out. 

Though not sure who saw it first, one of them looked up and happened to see this winged creature flying above them. I asked him if it did anything odd. He said no, except that it circled his group about 5 times before heading north toward the city of Torrance. Now, in that direction, is LAX, a major airport for Los Angeles.

I asked if he saw it after. He mentioned that they saw it again, but this time it was about 430am-5am. 

That it repeated its previous behavior except that it circled them about 2-3 times and flew off. This time towards the city of Long Beach. 

After which they didn't see it again. 

My co-worker then mentioned he thinks he saw it again 1 week later, but was unsure, so he didn't give any details.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Multiple Witnesses Observe CHIRPING, RED-EYED WINGED HUMANOID at Little Village Plaza, Chicago


The following report was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team investigator Manuel Navarette and posted at UFO Clearinghouse:

"I was just hanging out with my friends in the alley by the panaderia (Mexican Bakery). We use the alley and the parking lot to skateboard and just hang around and talk. There were 5 of us and we saw this thing standing on top of the flea market across the parking lot. It looked like a large man but he had wings that were wider than a car. It was watching us and it had very bright red eyes that looked like the tail lights of a car. It stood there making these chirping noises that we could clearly hear, even from across the parking lot.

It stood there for about a minute watching us, it made us all feel like we were in danger and that it was after us. It then shot straight into the air and flew over us, the entire time it kept watching us as it flew over. My friend wanted to run but we told him to stay still or it might chase us and it would lead it to where we lived. I silently prayed to La Virgin de Guadalupe for protection and this thing kept flying away from us and headed off in the direction of the arch. It made us all very scared and when we talked about it the next day, we felt that one of my friends’ ex-girlfriends might have sent it after us. She practices Brujeria and it just seems like something she would do. If it was meant to scare us, then it did what it was supposed to do as all of us were scared out of our wits."

Investigators Notes:

The sighting took place on Sunday February 5th, 2023 at about 11:00 P.M. in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, IL

I talked to the initial witness who made the report and he stated that they usually would go out to the parking lot and alley behind La Baquette Bakery, a local bakery that has been a staple of the Little Village neighborhood for many countless years. They used the area to skateboard and was a relatively safe place to hang out without having to leave the neighborhood. They estimated that it was about 1100-1130 P.M. and it was clear and not as cold as it had been in the last few weeks. They reported a clear, moonlit night and that they were relatively alone in the parking lot.

The entity was sighted perched on the roof of the local flea market which sits on the same parking lot about 50 yards from where they were. The witness stated that it was a pitch black, humanoid-shaped entity that he guessed was at least 7 feet tall but was unsure and that it had enormous wings that he stated were as wide as a car. The witness describes the creature had bright red eyes that he compared to the intensity of a car’s headlights.

The group said they felt scared like this thing was after they and one of the group felt like running but his friends stopped him, they feared it would trigger a prey response by the entity that would have followed them home. The witness stated that it watched them from atop the building before taking flight, even in flight the entity did not take its eyes off them and eventually flew out of sight.

When asked what the witnesses’ thoughts on this sighting were, he suggested that maybe it was sent by his friend’s ex-girlfriend. He recounted that they had broken up recently and she had been very upset over the breakup. The ex was known to be a practitioner of the Mexican witchcraft known as Brujeria.

I have reached out to the other witnesses through their friend and have yet to hear back from them, I will attempt to reach out again in a few days and any updates will be posted on the website. This sighting will be forwarded to the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigation.

NOTE: I have included several Google Maps screenshots of the location (below) with notations. The bakery location is 3117 W. 26th St. in the Little Village Plaza. The flea market (Discount Mall) is southwest of the bakery on the opposite end of the parking lot. The distance between the witnesses and the winged humanoid, according to the map key, was approximately 150-200 feet. 

This is the 8th confirmed sighting/encounter reported in Little Village (along with 3 other possible sightings in the same community) since 2017. 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' or 'O'Hare Batman.' - 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.