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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

HUGE BAT-WINGED HUMANOID Encountered in Kane County, Illinois (PHOTOS)

On April 29, 2024, a huge bat-wing humanoid was encountered by the witness. The same witness had 2 previous experiences with the same creature in 2023. The 3 incidents were within a 20-mile radius.

I received the following account after responding to a comment on the Phantoms & Monsters Radio YouTube channel:

"Hi there. First off, thank you for responding so quickly, it has been a rough day and honestly, I don't know what to make of it. My name is Matt Sexton. I'm fairly skeptical and usually think there's a logical explanation but I cannot find one for my experiences.

It started about a year ago, on Rt. 30 near Hinckley, Illinois (DeKalb County). I can give you the exact locations if you'd like but it's all in the same, I'd say, a 20-mile radius. I drive a truck for a living and you see some strange things on the road but that night it was something extraordinary.

At around 1:30 am a large branch fell from a tree and caught my attention. When I looked up I saw it. It was huge, humanoid covered in mouse-brown fur. It had clawed feet and webbing in between its legs, and bat-like wings with semi-separated arms from the wings, or maybe it was just close together. It had an elongated face. It swooped down in front of my truck and was gone. I thought well that could've been a crane or a large bird or anything other than what I saw.

The second time I saw it was a few miles away, about a month later around the same time at night on Rt 39. It looked exactly the same but now I could tell the height. When it flew across the road its feet could reach the fog line on the right and the middle line, about ten feet. So it's ten feet tall at least. Again, I tried to justify it by any means necessary. Maybe it was a bird that was closer than I thought. Maybe it was a bag flowing across the road, literally anything but that. But again the wings and body were well defined. I let it go thinking, 'Nah, couldn't be that. I'm missing something. It's just not that."

After what happened today (April 29, 2024) I can't ignore or deny something is going on. I'm a big boy, right? Like, I'm a father and husband, I'm 6 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 300 pounds. I don't get scared easily. Well, I'm terrified! I'm, honest to God, shaken to my core. It's uncomfortable and I hate this. I do not want this to be real. But here goes.

When I was going to work today on McGirr Rd. near Kaneville, Illinois there is a small bridge that goes over a creek. When my front tires crossed over, something either came from under the bridge or swooped from my right side and must have hit my bumper. I reacted and swerved to the oncoming lane and almost lost control of my vehicle. I got a very good look at it. It was the same thing I saw about a year earlier! I corrected and before I could realize what was happening it came down again over my hood from right to left and I saw it in the air. It was literally the most horrifying thing I've ever seen in my life. It came down once more over or on the roof of my car. At that point, I hit the gas and pulled my firearm. I got to about 110 MPH and it was able to keep up and over my hood one more time. Again it was flying maybe 30 yards above me and to my left. I started firing because I was in fear for my life.

The first time I truly felt so threatened that firing my weapon was the best option. Which in all honesty I'm not very proud of. I don't say this to embellish or to heighten theatrics. I say it to show how god-awful and horrifying it was to me and how I felt. I had no recourse. I shot 12 rounds, and by the 7th or 8th it wrapped itself in its wings and started descending. I followed it down with 4 more rounds and it was gone. I'm still shaking and really distraught. I'm truly upset and it makes me feel, well weak and scared.

I don't care how you use this story. I'm perfectly willing to discuss what happened at any length you'd want to because I just can't deny it was something I can't explain away. I desperately want to thank you for your quick response and for letting me share with you." Matt Sexton

From the witness: "It's hard to see but there is a small indent on the roof and my bumper was popped out maybe clipped it slightly when I turned to avoid it."

NOTE: I called Matt and we went over his encounters in detail. The fact that he has seen this creature 3 times, that it caused damage to his truck, and that he fired 12 pistol rounds at it, make this encounter quite unique.

The location of the last sighting/encounter was in Pierce Township, Illinois at Battle Creek, approximately 1500 feet east of Hinckley Rd.

We are going to keep in close contact with the experiencer and continue the monitor the location. Tobias Wayland will be individually interviewing Matt tomorrow. 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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What is a Werewolf? In European folklore, it is a human who turns into a wolf at night and devours animals, people, or corpses but returns to human form by day. It is said that some werewolves change shape at will; others, in whom the condition is hereditary or acquired by having been bitten by a werewolf, change shape involuntarily, and under the influence of a full moon.

In French folklore, the werewolf is called Loup-Garou. France was particularly afflicted with reports of them in the 16th century, and there were many notable convictions and executions of Loups-Garous.

The werewolf phenomenon may have a medical explanation. Take Peter the Wild Boy, for instance. In 1725, he was found wandering naked on all fours through a German forest. Many thought he was a werewolf or at least raised by wolves. Research has shown Peter likely had Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a condition discovered in 1978 that causes a lack of speech, seizures, distinct facial features, difficulty breathing, and intellectual challenges.

The rare psychiatric condition that causes people to believe they’re changing into a wolf or another animal is called Lycanthropy.

Throughout the centuries, people have used werewolves and other mythic beasts to explain the unexplained. In modern times, however, most believe werewolves are nothing more than pop culture horror icons, made famous thanks to Hollywood’s versions of the Wolf Man, who was portrayed by my namesake Lon Chaney, Jr. Still, werewolves have a cult following. There are sightings reported each year, as evidence of what I am presenting to you.

So, is the Werewolf more than just a legend? What are people reporting? Listen to these accounts and form your opinion.




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