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Paranormal Phenomena
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Welcome to Phantoms & Monsters 'Personal Reports' - cryptid & unexplained accounts directly from the archives of Phantoms & Monsters, and the Phantoms & Monster Fortean Research team. Narrated by Lon Strickler. Join us in the chat, discuss, and ask me questions about the accounts.

Featured in this edition:

In April 2017,  one of the largest cryptid sagas emerged in the city of Chicago, Illinois. The sightings and encounters soon extended into Chicagoland and nearby states. This was an unprecedented series of events, especially for an urban and residential region.

The winged humanoid was first dubbed the 'Chicago Phantom,' but the media and the internet preferred the moniker 'Chicago Mothman.'

I will discuss some of the early incidents that were reported to the original task force throughout 2017. That team later evolved into Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research. 

I will describe the reports and incidents in detail and answer all questions from the chat room.

Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map -

Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters -

Lon Strickler is a Fortean researcher, author, and publisher of the syndicated 'Phantoms and Monsters' blog. He began the blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and is read daily by tens of thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators, and those seeking the truth. His research and reports have been featured in hundreds of online media sources. Several of these published reports have been presented on various television segments, including The History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens,' Syfy's 'Paranormal Witness', 'Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,' and Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America.'

He has been interviewed on hundreds of radio & online broadcasts, including multiple guest appearances on 'Coast to Coast AM.' He was also featured on Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America' television show for 'The Sykesville Monster' episode. Lon has written 9 books and is currently the host of Phantoms & Monsters Radio.

Lon was born and raised in south-central Pennsylvania, near the Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield. After living in the Baltimore, MD metro area for 40 years, he eventually moved back to his hometown in 2016.

Do you have a report or encounter that you would like read on 'Personal Reports' & featured on the Phantoms & Monsters blog? Contact me at lons[email protected]

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