Friday, September 22, 2017

'Chicago Phantom' Threatens & Pursues Witnesses in Little Village

The following report was submitted to Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse on Wednesday September 20, 2017. The actual incident occurred on Saturday September 16, 2017 at about 10:00PM CT. The original report was submitted in Spanish:

We were walking back from visiting a family member's house, when we saw what looked like a huge bat (later described as having 'large wings and black') fly over our heads and continue down the street. As we continued walking, we saw that the bat had landed on the ground across the street from the tiendita (convenience store) on the corner of S. Ridgeway Ave. and W. 24th St. We also noticed that it was looking right at us as we walked toward the intersection, it was very easy to see it with the lights. As we got nearer, we saw someone come out of the tiendita across the street and this thing turned its attention toward the person, who saw it and screamed and took off running. It was then that it turned back to us and opened its wings and took a step toward us. My sister and I did not stand around to see what was going to happen next and took off running back toward W. 23rd St.

The family members house where we had come from was near the viaduct where the train goes over. This large bat let out a shriek and took off into the air, because it flew just over our heads and then landed about 15 feet in front of us on the road. It looked right at us and shrieked at us. At that time a car turned onto S. Ridgeway Ave. from behind us on W. 24th St. This bat took off from the road and flew off, leaving us cowering on the sidewalk.

We have never been so scared in all of our lives and we hate to think what would have happened to us if that car had not turned the corner when it did. The car continued its way, not even stopping and we headed back to our family member's house and her son gave us a ride home.

Manuel Navarette's notes:

After receiving the report, an investigator did make contact with the witnesses and spoke at length with both of them via telephone. Both siblings spoke of the events leading up to the encounter, neither strayed from the story as told in the sighting report. Even after being questioned by the investigator separately they both told the exact same story with no embellishment. They have both agreed to meet with a field investigator to retrace the steps at the sight of the encounter. It will be scheduled at a future date and any information will be posted on the website.

It is the investigator's opinion that the sighting appears genuine, but further investigation is warranted since the nature of the sighting is completely different than any of the others. Field investigators will be sent to the location within the next 72 hours to gather any additional data and to attempt to speak with people in the area in an attempt to gather more information.

NOTE: This series of encounters was within a few blocks of the S. Millard Ave. encounter the previous week. This account describes a more aggressive being than any of the prior reports. I believe that there may have been real danger if the circumstance would have been slightly different. I really hope that this is not an ominous sign for the future. Manuel stated to me that he plans to go to the location and talk with the witnesses for further being descriptions and details. Any updates will be included with this post. This sighting has been added to the Chicago Phantom / Owlman / Mothman / Man-Bat / Flying Humanoid Reports - Chicago Metro Area - Interactive Map

Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area or nearby? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Phantom', 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'Chicago Man-Bat.' 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 #ChicagoPhantom

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'Skinny Gargoyle' Confronted By Florida Truck Driver

I received the following account early this morning and talked to 'AP' this afternoon. It seems that sightings & encounters, similar to those in the Chicago area, are beginning to surface nationwide. I've talked to a few trusted investigators the past couple of weeks, who state that they are also receiving scattered reports:

Hello. I had read about these encounters of bat-like humanoids and obviously thought it was pretty fascinating. I just recently started a new job in Clearwater, Florida where I'm delivering donuts for a major company. I deliver along a route which consists of four different stops. I drive from Clearwater to Port Richey, then to Brooksville and Zephyrhills.

Two weeks ago I had the night off, so another guy I worked my route. And in case you don't know Brooksville, Fl and Zephyrhills, Fl. are both riddled with dark roads with no street lights, and just trees to the left and right side of the road. Apparently when he was driving between his third and fourth stop near Zephyrhills, (on Rt 98 / US 301 at about 3:30PM) he said he saw this "thing" floating stationary about 15 feet off the ground next to a tree. As he got closer he realized it looked like a dark-colored humanoid in a cannonball position just floating in the air. Like frozen. He said by the time he asked himself "WTF is that?" The creature unraveled itself and it spread out its legs and giant bat-like wings. He didn't know what color the creature was but he said it was definitely a dark color and it had human-like legs. And he said at the same moment it spread its wings and legs it flew toward his truck at an unrealistic speed like a fighter jet. He said he almost crashed the truck in the ditch because it basically paralyzed him with fear. He said it happened so fast he didn't get a look at the face but he said it was probably between 5 and 6 feet tall and dark colored and it had human legs with bat wings. He also said that about a 1/2 mile before he saw the creature he saw a bunch of dead deer on the side of the road. Like piles of deer, 2 separate piles of at least four deer. He assumes it was eating them. The witness is a pretty soft-spoken dude and intelligent. The way he tells the story, I can tell it really freaked him out. AP

NOTE: I called AP, who recounted the incident that the witness described to him. He told me that the witness told him that the being looked like a 'skinny gargoyle.' He was unable to get a good look at the face, so there was no mention of red eyes or other facial features. The legs were definitely human-like and the wings span was at least 12 or more feet in width. AP also stated that while explaining the encounter, the witness started to look pale and distressed. This is the 3rd sighting I've received form Florida recently. AP told me that he has his camera ready with him at all times...and plans to keep his eyes open while driving along that route. Lon

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Flying Manta Rays, Strange Dogs and Synchronicity

I recently received the following account:

I heard your interview on The Higherside Chats and when you got to the mentioning of potential Manta Ray like cryptids I had goosebumps. There's a chance I've sighted two such things as the mannerisms described and how these things acted as well as the location fits. It just now clicked into place that it has the potential to be a ray, however it was night and the things were about 50 feet up. But here's the experience:

In 2014 I was at Pensacola Beach (Pensacola, FL) staying at a condominium with two friends. It was night and the sky was clear, no clouds or obstructions. Our group of three went down a back path and out onto the beach just to get some air and sit outside. We were in an area with wooden chairs that are always there (this is the best way to pinpoint the location as I can't remember exactly). My friend, whose name I will list as E, was sitting with me on a set of chairs and our mutual childhood friend, whose name I will list as J, was sitting in front of us. After about half an hour J stood up and said he was going to go for a walk. E and I remained in the chairs and continued bumming around but we weren't chatting much.

I noticed out of the corner of my left eye two objects moving from my left to my right, about 50 feet up in the air. They were darker than the sky itself and made no noise. I wasn't really processing this as too strange, perhaps birds, but they started to zig zag in a crossing pattern over each other going back in forth, and continued this down the sky. Before they were out of view E and I both asked the other if we saw them and realizing we both witnessed the same thing started getting excited. The objects looked mainly triangular but were honestly so dark it could've been anything with a flat bottom. The objects didn't seem to be birds as they appeared too thick and moved too straight, unwavering, but definitely gave off the impression of gliding without losing altitude the entire time. They eventually just got too far away to see but were moving too fast for us to catch up. J came back shortly after and we went back to our night, excited but not fixated. We accepted whatever it was it was a UFO by definition of the name.

I should mention (and I believe it was the night before, its vague in my memory) that there was a blinking light out past the pier about 200 feet down the beach. The light felt like it was a star's distance away but the twinkle was shifting through all colors. We took it for granted and it was completely gone after some point that night. Perhaps unrelated completely but I've never seen a star act like that or vanish.

Now all of that seems very one off, something that happened and that's that; however, a month later another experience happened that made this one feel more prophetic.

I was driving E back home from a day out, I can't recall where we went as we did stuff in town all the time, so it was out of the blue. As we approached his neighborhood, which was off at the end of "Kingsfield" road there were two dogs sitting by the side of the road. It was immediately eerie as we approached. I was driving but we slowed down before the turn. They reminded me of Scottish Terriers but felt vaguely off, like how people tend to describe Men in Black. They were identical down to the spots on the shaggy gray coat, and had very lonely sunken eyes. The pair watched us as we rounded the corner and we could both feel the gaze on us and not just the car. E and I were tearing up but acting jovial as we tend to be very tongue and cheek, even in bad situations (which we would escape from quite a few). That was it. Creepy but impacting. Didn't feel right.

Where this all comes together is the relationship between the aforementioned J. I learned a few years later that during the time he was at the beach with us he had started to hang out with a new group of friends. I had a falling out with him about a year later on the same beach over a situation I won't detail but personally ties, things even deeper yet, separates us further in spirit (we are friends again but he feels like an entirely different person). At the same time that split was happening E and I quickly bonded to a point where I doubt we will either meet someone we care for as much as each other in terms of brotherhood and friendship. There has been plenty of synchronicity in terms of dreams with one another, relevant topics, things we discover, and a whole host of other smaller things. I almost didn't write this email but he texted me while I was listening to the part about the ray sightings saying he dreamed about the thing we saw on the beach last night and I felt I just had to share.

Sorry I can't confirm whether or not the things we saw were rays specifically, but as I mentioned, the way the glided felt very much so! NB

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Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area or nearby? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Phantom', 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'Chicago Man-Bat.' 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 #ChicagoPhantom

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