Witness Suspects Red Lights Seen in Indiana Wetland Could Be Related to Chicago Flying Humanoid


Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters corresponded via email recently with a witness who described an unusual pair of lights seen near a golf course in Whiting, Indiana, several miles southeast of Chicago.  According to the investigator, "This particular sighting may offer substantial value since it was within a 10-mile radius of 4 earlier incidents in south Chicago."  The sighting took place on Saturday, July 1st, 2017, around 10:30 p.m.

I listened to the show on Coast to Coast AM and heard about the Chicago Phantom. I believe I may have seen it near the Lost Marsh Golf Course, right off Calumet Ave. (I-41) in Whiting, Indiana. (The location is approximately 1/2 mile east of the Illinois / Indiana border).

So this possible sighting happened on Saturday, July 1, 2017 around 10:30PM CT. We were heading home from my sister's house. My wife was driving I was the passenger. The kids were sleeping in the back seat and I was just enjoying the ride home. I was looking out my window and noticed two red lights in a area where there are usually no lights. I even told my wife "hey, I just saw two red lights." I thought it was a little strange but nothing more. I had no strange feelings, but when I started to think of the two lights, they must have been over the water around 10 ft. The red lights were about a 45 degree angle and kind of close to each other.

We take that route all the time and there is no light pole or anything in that area...just water. I thought it could have been a golf cart, but why would they only be using red lights. That little piece of course has no lighting and the street also doesn't have any lighting. The BP Whiting Refinery (approximately 1 mile away) is way too far away for what I saw. Basically, two strange red lights over the watery part of a golf course.

Based on the location of this sighting, Strickler suspects that the area "may be an excellent general area for a concentrated investigation."

"The 'red lights' were within 100-200 ft from the point of observation by the witness...and were close together. Did the witness see the red eyes of one of these humanoids?" Strickler pondered in his blog.

Witnesses have often including glowing red or orange eyes in their descriptions of the flying humanoid that has been reported around Lake Michigan.  

Most of the sightings have taken place near the Chicago lakefront within a few miles of Lake Michigan, although there are some starting to come from the suburbs surrounding Chicago and areas of Indiana bordering the great lake.  The sightings generally take place in the evening or at night, often in or near a park and around water, and witnesses consistently describe a large, bat or bird-like creature with humanoid features; although in one case the creature was reportedly "insect-like."

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You can view a timeline of the sightings so far here, and an interactive map here.

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Tobias Wayland