Second Flying Humanoid Encounter on Day of Solar Eclipse Emerges from Chicago


A second report of a flying humanoid in Chicago from Monday, August 21st, has now been submitted to Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters.  This sighting took place that evening, at approximately 8:20 p.m.

I guess I'm reluctant to speak about it because I know what I saw; it's hard to believe that it's real. I'm still feeling pretty uncomfortable. I can provide my number if necessary for you. I am not trying to be difficult, but I am just still shocked by everything. 

On Monday, August 21st, around 8:20 pm (Central Time) I was on a phone call for about forty minutes. I took the call in my bedroom in my apartment. I am in a third-floor unit, the window in my bedroom overlooks the backyard of the building next to me. To the right of this window, about 5-6 feet away is the neighbor's roof, it is not close enough for anyone to reach my window unaided. There is no balcony or ladder up to my window as well. 

About mid-way through the phone call, out the window, which was to my right, (with the curtain and drapes pulled aside) out of the corner of my eye I saw movement and noticed a change in light in my room. I saw what looked like a human-shaped shadow from the mid-torso up in the window. As soon as I turned to look, the shadow moved unnaturally fast to the left and up out of sight, its movements gave the impression it was taking off to fly. It looked like it used the wall of my building to jump up and away. The shadow was dark gray, when it moved, its body was large enough to block a substantial amount of light, giving me the impression it was long/tall. 

The whole experience had to be under 10 seconds but left me very unnerved. I had run out of my room, trying to explain what I just saw over the phone. About 10 minutes later, I finally felt brave enough to go back to my room and shut the blinds/curtains. I did not see anything unusual at that time. I have not really felt comfortable since. 

The next day, the person I had been speaking with, showed me your site, as they had done research into what I had seen. I felt pretty uncomfortable reading those other stories, but could see similarities, and was very reluctant to contact you because I having trouble accepting this is real. But I was encouraged to reach out and am hoping to gain more peace of mind.

I'm curious to know if any of these sightings have been violent or if anything bad has happened to the people? Does that thing make repeat visits, or try to get into buildings? Is there anything I should/shouldn't do if it comes back? Is there any correlation in the sightings? Any ideas on what this is, or what its appearance means?

The Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago is only a few miles from Lake Michigan, and less than five miles northwest of where the sighting took place on Northerly Island earlier that day.

None of the sightings so far involve any violence perpetrated by the creature, but there is a consistent sense of dread reported by those that witness it.

This sighting is the latest in a string of flying humanoid sightings in the Chicago area.  Most of the sightings have taken place near the lakefront within a few miles of Lake Michigan, although there are some starting to come from the suburbs surrounding Chicago.  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." 

To report a sighting, reach out to us directly at The Singular Fortean Society through our contact page.

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

Tobias Wayland