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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

'GLIMMER MAN' Recently Observed & Reported by Two Chicago Witnesses

A Chicago woman is at her father's apartment. She is on the balcony taking a break when she observes a 'Glimmer Man' in the tree below her. There is another witness as well.

I recently received the following account:

"I'm no storyteller but I will try to recall as much detail as possible. Now my experience happened on September 2, 2022, so not that long ago. I had been out through the day running a few errands here and there for my dad who is elderly. Later that same day to return back to my dad's apartment which just happens to be in a tall residential building in Chicago. His apartment is 6 floors up.

At some point during the earlier evening, I decided to go out on the balcony for a quick cigarette. I was standing there just staring out into thin air not really thinking about much or doing much. As I stood there with my cigarette in hand I shifted position and began to observe a very large tree about 20 feet away. It was roughly about 15 feet down from me. I noticed that one of the branches on this tree was bowing quite heavily which I remember now thinking back was quite odd at the time. As I'm staring at this branch and trying to make sense of what my eyes are seeing I have this horrible feeling come over me. The most intense sense of dread and fear. It was like almost every part of my body was screaming at me to turn around and run, but I didn't know why.

At this very moment, the bowing branch that I had just been observing began to shake violently despite my internal instincts still screaming at me to leave. Curiosity had now gotten the better of me and I started to move along the railing to get a closer look. Then I saw it. What I saw at first was a small glimmering form. As I stared a bit closer this glimmer then became what I can only describe as a transparent human figure that shimmed a yellowish-white color. I snapped out of my fixated stare and quickly took a step back from the railing. It suddenly hit me that what I was looking at was like something straight from the movie 'Predator." More specifically when the Predator is using camouflage.

At that very moment when I realized what I had just seen this 'thing' dropped out of the tree and hit the ground below. It landed directly behind a man who just happened to be walking past at the time. The man immediately spun around assuming that someone had thrown something at him. The only thing I noticed was a cloud of smoke or dust arising from the ground behind the man. I waited for some time expecting to see this thing re-emerge from the dust or smoke but it was completely gone.

At the same time, another neighbor just a few floors below had also observed exactly the same thing as me and they managed to confirm all the same details. The neighbor and I then managed to track down the man who was walking past a few hours later. We had a conversation with the man and he said that he'd felt an impact but didn't see anything when he turned around. He also went on to report that he felt the same dread that I'd experienced only hours before.

Does anyone have any idea what these beings are? I feel like they can be dangerous. FL"

NOTE: I was eventually able to talk to both witnesses by telephone. They both are very apprehensive about this entity. 'FL' believes that the entity still inhabits the area and that she occasionally experiences a feeling of dread when visiting her father. The location is in the Groveland Park neighborhood.  Lon


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In this episode of 'V' host, Vincent Richardson welcomes author, paranormal, UFO researcher, & investigator Preston Dennett to the show. We hope to see you in the chat. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 28 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. Several of his books have been Amazon UFO bestsellers.

He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell, Coast-to-Coast AM and also the History Channel’s Deep Sea UFOs and UFO Hunters. His research has been presented in the LA Times, the LA Daily News, the Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.

Please join us in the chat, so that you may ask questions. Don't miss this opportunity.


In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we welcome 'The Alien Hunter,' Derrel Sims to the show. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Derrel Sims, 'The Alien Hunter,' is a researcher, counselor, international speaker, private investigator, & reality TV personality. His presentations have taken him to 19 nations.

Derrel's work has been displayed in museums such as:
- The fifty-two million dollar UFO Space museum in Hakui, Japan
- The Roswell UFO Museum
- Museum of Kosise, Slovakia

He is considered the world's leading expert on alien abductions. His 38+ years of field research have focused on physical evidence, which has led to his groundbreaking discoveries of alien implants and alien fluorescence.

As a former military police officer and CIA operative, he has a unique insight to the alien organization which he believes functions similarly to an intelligence agency. This interesting past allows Sims to draw upon some unique skill sets, and to encounter the UFO phenomena.

Sims is also a compassionate and skilled therapist who has helped hundreds of alien experiencers all over the world come to terms with what they've witnessed.  

He operates the Houston UFO Network and currently works as a licensed private investigator in Houston, Texas.

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A Paranormal Life welcomes Hadley Vlahos, registered hospice nurse, content creator, & afterlife author. Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

Hadley Vlahos is a registered nurse, author, nonprofit founder, content creator, mom, and wife. I have been a nurse since 2015 and have worked in hospice and elder care since 2016. I share stories on social media @nursehadley about my life as a mom and nurse as well as uplifting stories from my patients as I hear their incredible advice that they want to leave this world with. By doing this, not only do my followers' lives change for the better, but my patients are able to live on through everyone who hears their stories. My book, “The In-Between” with Penguin Random House will be in stores this summer and is a collection of patient stories that changed my perspective on life and the afterlife. I am currently pursuing opening a nonprofit hospice house which I hope will eventually become the new standard of care for hospices nationwide.

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We are asking the worldwide public to come forward with your sightings & encounters. Contact us by email - Thanks. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a winged humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area / Lake Michigan region? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'O'Hare Mothman' or 'O'Hare Batman.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - 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.





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