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Friday, November 30, 2018

Huge 'Pterosaur' Observed at the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois


I recently received a telephone call from an eyewitness ('DF') who was referred to me by an associate.

In the spring of 2013, DF was on his property at the end of Ave. F near the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois. It was around 4pm on a warm sunny afternoon. The property extended back to the edge of the river. DF was busy clearing brush and trees on the bluff overlooking the river. Many times he would ride his ATV to the location, then sit and watch a variety of wildlife along a game trail. There was also a dock on the property.

On this particular day, DF was taking a break from his work. After a while, he noticed that the regular sound of birds had suddenly stopped and it became usually quiet. DF said that he has always been very quick to pick-up on movement, since he has ridden a motorcycle everywhere he went, and needed to be aware of his surroundings.

As he stood on the bluff looking out onto the river, he noticed a large shadowy figure gliding downstream towards him. As it got closer, the bizarre creature became more defined. He observed, what he described, a 'pterodactyl' gliding about 4-5 feet above the surface of the river. DF estimated that the wingspan was approximately 25 feet, as it covered half the width of the river. The huge flying being looked exactly like the images of the prehistoric flying dinosaur. Long beak with a long ray on the head. Dark gray leathery-skinned body and wings, with a long tail that flattened on the end. It made little sound, but cast a shadow on the river as it flew just below the height of the bluff. The water swirled as it glided past. The beast continued gliding downstream until DF lost sight of it. He stated that it never flapped its wings. DF's first reaction was to get back to his house and tell his wife what he had seen.

Over the years, he mentioned the sighting to a few close friends, but it never went beyond that. He moved from the location about a year later.

NOTE: I was impressed by DF's demeanor and description. He stated that he has never witnessed anything unusual before or since that day. Historically, much of Illinois is known for flying cryptids sightings.WHile investigating the Chicago winged humanoid reports, our team also received a variety of flying cryptids sightings as well...including pterosaurs and large-winged birds. Danville is approximately 100 miles south of Chicago, near the Indiana border. Lon

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'Glimmering Man' Along the Highway


I am 40 years old and my name is Daniel Velazquez. I am construction worker in Seattle, Washington. This is the first time that I have contacted your show. I had to respond to the 'Glimmering Man' episode. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to tune in to this week's show. I want to share with you my own experience with the "Predator" or as y'all have named it the "Glimmering Man". Until now, I thought that maybe I was going crazy. This is the first and only experience that I have ever had with anything paranormal or other wordly. It was a very brief encounter but I know what I saw and this has made me question everything that I know. I am a Christian and that has been my upbringing. Okay, let me explain what happened.

This was in late August this year 2018. I was riding in the passenger seat in our work truck with my boss driving and another worker sitting in the back. We were on our way to a job site in Seattle and we were exiting the I-5 freeway which is the main interstate between Canada down to Mexico. As we were exiting the freeway, I was just sitting back in my seat and as I looked to the right I seen this "Predator" figure moving to it's right. I jumped up in my seat and said to my boss "Oh my God do you see that? Look"! I was absolutely stunned! There was a little outcropping of trees and beyond that there were 3-4 homeless people just going about their business. They seemed to be clueless about the "figure" that was walking about 20 yards in front of them. I was absolutely shocked and did not know what to say or do. I only saw the figure for about 4 or 5 seconds and when I turned to my boss to ask if he is seeing this and then turned back to where I saw the figure, it was gone or I lost sight of it. It was exactly like the "predator" figure in the movie..not the alien form but the cloaked version. In my 40 years I have never seen anything like that! My wife is the only person that I have told because I don't want people to think that I am crazy. So I was so glad to hear your show about the "Glimmering Man".

You mentioned that you had 15-20 other people or stories about the same thing. Please do a follow-up on this story! It is somewhat comforting to know that there have been other sightings and that I am not crazy. Also, have there been any similar sightings in the Seattle or Washington State area? I would really love to know. I know that you boys are extremely busy but if you could respond to my email I will be extremely grateful. Thank you so much and keep up the good work! You have a great show! Thanks - Daniel Velazquez

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Flying Red-Eyed 'Gargoyle' Suddenly Vanishes in Rockford, Illinois


I recently received a telephone call from an elderly woman ('SS') in Rockford, Illinois who witnesses a winged humanoid in 1999, along with her husband and a close friend.

The incident occurred during the summer, in the early evening when there was a full moon. The trio was relaxing on the friend's front porch, which was located on Willard Ave. W, near Auburn High School and Cottonwood Airport in Rockford, Illinois.

During a conversation, the friend stopped talking and began to stare across the street. SS looked in the same direction, and noticed a dark gray winged humanoid slowly flying near a large tree. SS stated that it seemed like the being 'was in slow motion' as it glided toward the tree. The friend said 'do you see that?' The witnesses were close enough to notice that it had small cat-like ears and intense red eyes. There were no other facial features visible. It was quite muscular throughout the body and had 2 defined legs, and had arms that attached to the wings.

She stated that the winged humanoid was 7ft in length with a wide wing span. The wings were like those of a bat with a leather-like membrane. Apparently the being perched in the tree, but again took flight. This is when SS's husband took notice. The winged being was gliding towards a pair of large pine trees, as it's legs were 'kicking up and down' while in flight.

The being flew between the 2 pine trees, and then suddenly 'vanished.' SS said 'gargoyle,' and her friend acknowledged 'yes, a gargoyle.'

After the incident, SS stated that they seemed to have forgotten the encounter until a year later when she asked her friend if she remembered the sighting. Her friend said she had, but had also forgotten the incident.

SS's son told her about the recent reports and suggested she call me. He was also aware of the winged humanoid sightings in the Chicago area.

NOTE: this is the 2nd sighting of a winged humanoid in which it suddenly vanished. The other sighting was in Chicago, a few blocks from Wrigley Field. This is also the 5th sighting in the Rockford, Illinois area. Local 'Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research' members will be following up with the witness. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature? 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 #ChicagoMothman #ChicagoPhantom

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Room 301

Marion Lynne wrote to tell of his bizarre experience:

“I was working for a company based out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky in the Fayette, North Carolina office. The Fayette, North Carolina office was being downsized and my position was being moved to Hopkinsville. No problem. Neither state is my home state and my wife is from Iraq so no real ties. And it gives her a chance to experience other places. So we take a trip and let her see the town.

I get a room at the Hampton Inn Suites where I have stayed enough to get platinum status. Nice, clean hotel with a nice little Mexican restaurant. You can walk too, and have a Margarita. We got room 103. We drive around and eat, unpack, shower and watch TV. We turn off the light and everything is cool.

She's sleeping and the bathroom light comes back on. It has a motion sensor on it, so I get back up, cycle the light, and go to bed. About 2:00 AM, the light comes back on and I get up, cycle the light, shut the door. No problems, I'll just tell the maintenance in the morning. About 3:00 AM, I have what I think is a nightmare. A rolling, black mass that covers the floor to the ceiling and coming out of the bathroom reaching for me. About five feet from the bed, I wake up screaming, crawling backwards towards the headboard. My wife doesn't wake up, which is weird. I have a Surefire Flashlight on the nightstand, so I fire it up and nothing is there. I can see the bathroom light is on again. I go back to sleep writing it off as due to stress.

I tell maintenance about the light issue. I come back from my office, my wife says they came by and replaced the switch. Problem solved, right? No. Not really. We were there three days and I had the same exact experience each night and my wife woke up one of the nights moaning in her sleep. I didn't say anything about what I was seeing and she just said she wasn't sleeping well. She hates hotels and is from Iraq and is not really used to a hotel stay. So once again, I kept my mouth shut not wanting to look like an idiot.

We got back to North Carolina just fine and we were watching a ghost show on television, and I said, 'Babe, when we were staying at Hopkinsville, did anything weird happen while you were sleeping?' She said, 'Yeah.' I asked, 'What happened?' She said, 'I saw a black cloud that was taller than you. That looked like it had snakes in it and arms that reached towards the bed.' I explained that I had seen a very similar thing. And she was like, 'I was scared to say anything because I was afraid you'd laugh at me.' This was real to both of us.

I came back to stay a couple of months later by myself and requested the same room, just to see if it would happen again. When I requested the room, I was told it was being remodelled because of water damage. That's plausible. Two months after this I was meeting one of my editors from North Carolina to help her get checked in and go out to eat. Knowing the front desk folks, I asked about the room again. I asked if she could have Room 301. She smiled at me and said, 'We turned that into a storage because of a parking lot noise.' I asked, 'Are you sure people haven’t complained about something else?' She just smiled at us. So draw your conclusions.”

Source: Beyond The Darkness - November 17, 2018

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Bayou Segnette Bigfoot


I recently received a telephone call in reference to a Bigfoot encounter in Louisiana. The eyewitness 'RD' was camping in Bayou Segnette, southwest of Marrero, LA in Jefferson Parish. This was in the last week of October 2018, just before Halloween.

That evening, while in his tent, RD heard a blood-curdling scream come from the direction of a cow pen that was located several hundred yards from his location. His impression was that a cow was being attacked...it was a sound that he has never heard before.

After an hour or so, close to midnight, he heard heavy footfalls moving through the surrounding vegetation. He exited his tent and directed his high-powered spotlight in the direction of the water. He noticed a human-like figure crouched along the water's edge, seemingly drinking and eating something. The figure was about 50 yards from the witness. RD yelled out to the being...as it stood up, turned and looked in RD's direction.

The witness was terribly startled at what he saw...an 8ft humanoid that was covered in matted reddish-brown hair. The ape-like face and huge hands were dark colored. About this time, RD noticed the foulest odor he had ever experienced...comparing it to a animal corpse that's laid in the sun for a week. He literally began to gagged.

RD bolted toward his 4-wheeled ATV, leaving his gear, and sped away from the location. He stated that he gunned the ATV so hard that he literally seized up the carburetor after a mile or so.

The witness states that he has hunted and removed problem alligators in the area for many years and has never been afraid of the bayou...but he swears that he will never go back to the location.

RD's fearful demeanor was quite genuine when I talked to him, and he doesn't wish to be identified. He is willing to point investigators to the location, but only on a map. Lon

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