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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Dramatic Flying Humanoid Encounter in River Forest

The following sighting was originally reported on the MUFON CMS:

River Forest, Illinois - Friday August 4, 2017 - 5:30PM CT (local time): I walked with my 3 girls to the corner 7-11 after my oldest got out of soccer practice. We usually do this after each one has practice as a little treat run before walking home. This day was overcast and quite a bit cooler than the previous days, which were very hot and muggy. After we got our Slushies and other snacks, we proceeded to walk home along the usual route which takes us past the practice fields at Dominican University. We were all talking and laughing when I spotted what looked like a giant bat flying just above the treetops at the corner of Division Street and Williams Street where we cross the road to head toward home. I showed it to my girls as the bat turned toward where we were standing. This sudden move scared my 5 and 7 year old who cowered down and screamed. The bat was flapping it's wings and flew above us and over the football field. It then banked and flew off in a southwestern direction and disappeared over some treetops. We stood there for about 2 minutes stunned before I collected my girls, who were scared and sobbing and I continued the rest of the way home.

The bat looked like it had human-like arms and legs, just a lot bigger and had a large pair of bat-like wings that it flapped as it flew. It was black with some grey, but there were no distinguishable features.

I know what I saw was real and had to be a living creature. There was no sound, but it was a solid object. I asked each of my girls to describe what they say saw and they all agreed that it looked like a huge black bat. They were very scared and I had to explain to them that we might have just seen a very big bat and there was nothing to be scared of.

NOTE: I really wish I could talk to this witness...but since it was reported to MUFON, I doubt we will get a chance. A very dramatic encounter. Like I stated a few nights ago on 'Paranormal Parlour,' these recent sightings are becoming more personal. This sighting was about 1 1/2 miles from the Melrose Park sighting...same day and in late afternoon. Another oddity that may or may not be related to this sighting is that I sensed the words 'dominican' & 'university' while conducting a remote session yesterday for the Drenning case. I went back to check...and the words where in my session notes. Bizarre... 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 lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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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