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Friday, February 16, 2024

RED-EYED 'GARGOYLE' Encounter Reported in Rock Island, Illinois

A Rock Island, Illinois resident recalls her sighting of a red-eyed winged humanoid sitting on a street light pole while outside at night. After talking to the witness she called it a 'gargoyle.'

I received the following account:

"This incident occurred in Rock Island, Illinois in 1997, about 3 hours away from Chicago. I remember my mom having to work 3rd shift. She asked me to run out to the car and get something for her before she went to work. This was about 9 or 10 pm and all of a sudden I heard something make a big whoosh that sounded like ginormous wings right above my head.

So I looked up (we lived right in front of the Chippiannock Cemetery, which never scared me, even at night) and I looked up at the street light across the street from our house (but that night the light wasn't on it went out). So I remember looking up and suddenly I saw a figure with red eyes looking back at me and it was just sitting there and I could tell it had huge wings down at its side.

So I ran back into the house and told my mom that I had just seen this thing out there and told her what it was. I don't know if she believed me or not but she was like, "That ain't nothing but the devil after you." So I was scared. So after that, I went to my room and lay down, and all of a sudden I heard the whooshing sound by my window. I can't remember if I had seen anything or not. I just heard the sound again and I was just terrified. So I just closed my blinds, turned my TV on, and fell asleep.

Whatever I saw that night I don't know if they call it a devil or what, but it was real. I remember it probably being about 5 feet tall in the wings had to be pretty large because I remember when it was looking at me from on top of the light pole. Its wings were kind of hanging down so if it was wrapped up they look pretty big. From that day on all the sightings I've been hearing about were true. I've been hearing about it for years.

Thanks for reading my story if there is any more information you need just let me know." ST

NOTE: I called the witness and she described the incident in detail. She stated that it reminded her of a Gargoyle. that the eyes were quite bright and that there were small protrusions or horns on the head. It seemed that the incident still bothers her to this day. Very believable. 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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All great legends are based on a real event. Subsequent events simply add to the legend. This seems to be the case for the Lizard Man of the Scape Ore Swamp, a phenomenon that crescendoed into a national story. It remains the namesake for the small town of Bishopville, South Carolina. I will talk about that incident during the presentation.

But is the lizard man or reptoid phenomenon a reality? Is it a figment of someone's imagination... or is it a flesh & blood, corporeal being?

I have received hundreds of accounts from experiencers over several decades. Every account is different, some more terrifying than others. I'll let you decide whether these are extraterrestrial or interdimensional humanoids... or a species of cryptid that occasionally makes itself known to unsuspecting witnesses.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these Lizard beings are. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.







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