Friday, November 24, 2017

Pterosaur-Like Creature Encountered West of Chicago

I received the following account from Tobias Wayland at the Singular Fortean Society:

"I was just reminded of an experience I had that I never told to anyone because I couldn’t even explain it to myself. Don’t know why I never Googled it before, maybe because I thought it was too crazy (I’ve never ever told my husband!!!). Anyway, it was sometime between 2001-2003 and I was going to school in DeKalb, IL and was working at a restaurant in Maple Park. I was driving home from work late one night on County Line Road (This is a really rural area, no street lights, just corn and a few farms) and something flew across my windshield. I was probably going about 45-50 mph and it was going fast enough in the opposite direction to not get hit by my car. It came close enough to the windshield to almost touch it but I don’t think it did. It was at least as long as the width of the car. There were no lights on the street so I only had the lights of the car to see. It was big and black and fast! It actually shook the car as it flew past. I literally had no idea what I had just seen. There was nothing I could think of to explain it so I mostly forgot about it.

Just did a Google search on a black flying creature on a whim at 3am and came across your site among others that have reported on numerous similar sittings in the Chicago area. There was a man who mentioned in the comment section on your site that he saw it on Route 47 which is a route about a mile east of the road I saw it! While just looking on Google Maps I noticed (and never knew back then) that there is a pretty large Forest Preserve (Virgil Forest Preserve) that sits in between the two roads in a town called Virgil. Possibly where this thing hangs out?! I guess I’m not crazy after all this thing is/was real."

Tobias also received this follow-up:

"I would say is was at least 5’ in length. The only thing I could relate it to in shape and size in my mind was a pterodactyl!"

NOTE: There have been sightings of Pterosaur-type beings in Illinois historically. I have posted a few in the past. Could this have been a Sandhill Crane? I suppose it is possible. Lon

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Old Man on the Pier

Art in New Jersey called in to tell of a weird experience he had while fishing:

“My story goes back to 1984 in the fall. It was October here in New Jersey where I'm located. I'm not very far from the waterfront of the bay. This time of year, right now, is Striped Bass fishing season.

Well, back in 1984, I was down at the dock and it was one of those harbor nights with the fog out, and it was about maybe 1:00 or 1:30 in the morning. I was waiting for the high tide to come in. I had two fishing rods out and I was cutting bait. I'm at the very end of the pier which is about, between 80 and 100 feet, I would say, long. And if you walk on a wooden pier, you can hear somebody coming from distance off. Well, I didn't hear a sound but I got my back to my two fishing rods and I heard somebody say, 'Fella, you're getting a hit on one of those rods there.' I turned around and I looked first instinct was to look on my fishing rod and I noticed that, yeah, the tip was bouncing around and then I turned and here's a fella about, I would guess, in his mid-70s and he said, 'You fish here much?' He says, 'Because you're about to lose that fish if you don't go ahead and set the hook.' I grabbed the fishing rod and I set the hook and I reeled it in. It turned out to be a bottom fish....a little skate and I said, 'Thanks for the eye!' I said, 'I wasn't looking,' I said. 'He might have pulled the rod over.' And he says, 'It happens at times.' I unhooked the fish, dropped it over the side and turned around to grab my rag and the man was gone!

Now, like I said, this pier was between 80 and 100 feet out to where I was at the end. And there's no stairs or anything like that. You have to walk straight down this pier to go back and get back out onto the sidewalk into the street. There wasn't a splash except for the one of me throwing back the fish. I turned around and he was gone just as quick as he came. (Noory asks if he thinks he was an old fisherman that had passed on) I would imagine so because, from what I heard, there's been a lot of sightings down there of elderly men at night, who you can see down there. And when you go down to the pier, there's nobody there.”

Source: Coast to Coast – October 31, 2017

JLB - Beyond Creepy


More Lights South of Chicago

1) I was driving eastbound on Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights, Illinois going to Route 1 / Halsted Ave. in Chicago Heights, Illinois. on 2017-11-22

2) I saw a bright orange light in the eastern sky.

3) a UFO.

4) It was a bright reddish orange light, from my pov it appeared to be stationary in the sky, then moments later, one after another, other reddish orange lights appeared out of nowhere next to this bright reddish orange light. Then, there were 5 to 6 of these lights in the sky which from my pov looked as though they were hovering in one place in the distance.

5) Well, I felt ("i knew it") i.e. they really do exists :) also, I had asked the question to myself, thus out loud in the car: (hey, where is my monocle replicator?) after, I felt or was thinking (where did they go?).

6) I had to turn left on Route 1 / Halsted Ave. going northbound, buildings and trees obscured my view. - MUFON

NOTE: There had been reports of flashing lights and bright orange lights south of the city (especially in Chicago Heights) about the time the Chicago Phantom sightings began. Now it seems the lights are returning. There were many other lights seen in northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin as well. Lon


Is the 'Big One' Coming?

Fresh fears have been raised that a huge earthquake is about to hit California after a swarm of recent tremors.

In the last week 134 earthquakes have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault.

Of those earthquakes, 17 were stronger than 2.5 magnitude and six of them were stronger than 3.0, with more tremors expected in the coming weeks, experts warn.

It follows fears raised last week that the 'Big One' is about to hit after a series of ten 'mini quakes' struck the same area.

The swarm included one 4.6-magnitude quake that was felt in San Francisco more than 90 miles (145 km) away. Read more at Is California about to be hit by the 'Big One'? Fears of a massive earthquake rise after 134 mini-tremors rattle the San Andreas fault in just one week


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ominous Winged Humanoid Observed in Ontario, Canada

Hello...I don't want to sound crazy but a few years back I believe I had a sighting and just recently in 2016 I had a strange encounter which this one could have been my imagination. If nothing else I am just quite curious and have been over the years since the initial sighting which would have been around 2007-2008. I could pinpoint the date closer if I thought about it.

I had just fallen asleep one night and awoke to see a dark figure with wings perched on top of the neighbour's roof watching me. Its eyes were red I believe, they were like a cat's eyes with its night vision. It wasn't like an owl like some have mentioned, but it was a shiny black creature with large wings and almost shiny skin or coating. This creature looked to have very muscular arms and legs. This creature had a very nice face of a man which left me wondering afterward if it was a good thing or a bad thing. It scared me to the point I moved away from the window and didn't want to look, staying awake all night.

I called some friends the next day explaining what I saw, but believing it to be some sort of angel or dark creature that didn't mean well. Less than a year later I was diagnosed with cancer. I went into remission and after many years thought I had beat the cancer. The second so-called sighting of something strange and black that seemed to affect the lighting on a street lamp blinking off and on erratically happened, but I didn't see clearly enough to recognize if it was the same strange dark figure. Months later I was diagnosed with cancer metastasis that is terminal. I am not saying the cancer diagnosis was related to these sightings but just a strange coincidence. There have been other strange things with energies around over the years but I don't want to assume anything.

Unlike other sightings I do not live in Chicago, I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Just wanted to reach out and try to understand this. So hoping you can shed some light on any of these ordeals if possible.

Kindest regards,

NOTE: I was able to get a few more details from the witness, which I added to the original email. The description of the face, that of a human man, is more indicative of a celestial being...possibly a 'dark angel'. Was this a harbinger? I suppose it is feasible...there have been historical accounts of similar winged humanoids. I don't believe that this is related to any of the sightings in the Chicago area. Lon

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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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