4th sighting of a winged humanoid in the Bensenville, Illinois. As with other reports, this was a tall chirping winged humanoid, but reminded the witness of a flying insectoid.
The following account was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:
Date of Sighting: May 13, 2022
Time of Sighting: Approximately 1900
Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois
Number of Witnesses: One
Status of Investigation: Under Investigation
"I work for Amazon as a delivery driver and I was doing my delivery route at about 7 p.m. on May 13th In Bensenville, Illinois on Center Street just south of West Green Street. I had just finished dropping off a couple of boxes at a residence and was walking back to my van when I heard a chirping sound followed by a series of clicks that came in quick succession. I thought at first that it sounded like a woodpecker and that is what I dismissed it as until I heard the same sequence again and it sounded like it was coming from behind me. I turned to look and heard the sound again, I looked toward the sound and I could not believe my eyes.
There on top of the house next door was a tall thin winged person who was looking directly at me. It looked like a giant flying insect but must have been at least 6-7 feet tall. I initially jumped and as I watched it took off straight into the air and just flat out disappeared out of sight. I looked around hoping it had flown out into the trees but never saw it again. I walked back to my van and kept looking up hoping to see it again but did not and the rest of my route was uneventful."
An investigator has reached out to the witness and is awaiting a response. Once further information has been obtained it will be posted to the website. This case has also been forwarded to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigation.
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Phantoms & Monsters Radio welcomes Mothman / winged humanoids investigators & researchers Tobias Wayland, Manuel Navarette, & Travis Shortt.
Tobias Wayland is a passionate fortean who has been actively investigating the unusual for over a decade; the first several years of his investigative career were spent as a MUFON field investigator, and following that he investigated independently prior to becoming the head writer and editor for the Singular Fortean Society. Tobias is a frequent guest on various podcasts and radio shows, has contributed to several books on the paranormal, and is often invited to speak at paranormal conferences and events. He was also featured in the Small Town Monsters documentary 'Terror in the Skies' and the series premiere of Expedition X for his work investigating Mothman sightings around Lake Michigan. He and his wife Emily have been involved with the Lake Michigan Mothman investigation since its advent in the spring of 2017, and recently published a book chronicling the experience, 'The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest.'
His years as an investigator have served him best by illustrating that when it comes to the anomalous, the preternatural, and the paranormal, any answers he's found are still hopelessly outnumbered by questions.
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Manuel Navarette is the founder and curator of UFO Clearinghouse and an active paranormal investigator. He is currently one of the chief investigators of the Chicago / Lake Michigan Mothman phenomenon (along with Lon Strickler and Tobias Wayland) and a member of the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team. Manuel has been interested in the paranormal since the age of 17 and has had multiple sightings of UFO’s and recently of a winged humanoid at Chicago O’Hare Airport. The website he founded, UFO Clearinghouse is a website dedicated and committed to providing the most up to date information on recent UFO sightings, reported alien abductions, and cryptid sightings. It is designed as a place where information can be freely exchanged and accessed by paranormal researchers and investigators for the reason of furthering the search for the truth.
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Travis Shortt is a native of Virginia. He trained and served earlier in life as an ordained minister before pursuing a career in broadcasting and eventually media relations. He developed an early interest in the paranormal and supernatural with a zeal for UFO’s, hauntings, and the occult. He became interested in the events around the Mothman sightings after reading about the original events in a book by Jerome Clark. He, Charlie McCracken, and Matthew Fleming began an in depth investigation in 2003 that culminated in 2009 with the first feature documentary on the topic 'Dark Wings: The Mothman Chronicle.'
He holds a degree in Communication from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and pursued a Master’s Degree in Theology from Master’s International School of Divinity. He currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Vectors Partners, LLC a technology firm in Tennessee and is the founder of Phoenix Publicity, and along with Matthew Fleming, is one of the producers and researchers for 'Dark Wings: The Mothman Chronicle.' From 2006-2009 he served as featured speaker at the Mothman Festival addressing the spiritual and religious implications of the Mothman sightings.
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