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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

'Monster Bat' Viewed in Chicago's Little Village Back Yard (UPDATE)

I received the above sketch and following information today (Wednesday September 27, 2017):

Hello, I just found your email and want to tell you what I saw. Please do not contact me. I live near the elementary school on Central Park Ave. Last night (Tuesday September 26, 2017) at 9:15 PM I heard the neighbor dog barking like crazy. I looked out the back door and turned on the porch light. We saw this monster bat spread open its wings in my back yard. My son saw it too. It took off into the air in just a second or two. We both fell to our knees. I am so scared by this. My son drew this sketch. The red eyes were very bright and it looked at us.

NOTE: Update...posted below.

NOTE: It took me awhile to figure out that this sighting was in Little Village, and very close to the previous sightings. I believe the school the witness is referring to is the Castellanos Elementary School located at 2524 S. Central Park Avenue. I am going to attempt to reach out to the witness and see if they will reconsider adding more information or possibly talk to me or Manuel. 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

UPDATE: I was able to talk to the witness this evening. I sent an email and was given a telephone number to contact them. The woman and her adult son witnessed the winged being and are sticking to most of the original story...though there were a few revisions. I asked how long they observed the being, and I was told by the son that he watched it for at least 10 seconds. His mother had an immediate reaction to it and dropped to the floor. He continued to watch the being until it flapped it's wings and ascended quickly. He said that the wings were about 15 ft. wide when fully open, judging by the width of the yard. He thought the height was about 6-7 ft. He never heard a sound, even when it flapped the wings. It was standing in front of the garage at the end of the yard, so there was a good backdrop for him to see detail. The son actually wrote the original email...seems his mother doesn't use a computer.

I asked if he would talk to an investigator...he said possibly, but they would not be able to meet at his mother's house. He also told me that his girlfriend drew the sketch this morning from his description. He also said that the drawing was very close to what he witnessed.

He told me that he was hesitant to make a report, but his girlfriend and her brother had heard of the sightings and gave him my information. We had a pleasant conversation...but he is concerned for his mother. She is not reacting well to the sighting. Lon

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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