Three New Sightings of Flying Humanoid in Chicago Occur within Four Day Period


Three new sightings of a bat-like flying humanoid have come out of Chicago.  All three sightings took place within a four day period between Thursday, September 7th, and Sunday, September 10th.  The first two sightings were reported through phone calls to Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters, and the third was sent to Manuel Navarette of UFO Clearinghouse.

The reports given to Strickler over the phone both occurred within an hour of each other, according to the eyewitness testimony.

“The first sighting was at approximately 11 AM CT today (Sunday September 10, 2017). The witness 'RC' stated that he and a friend were near the intersection of S. Greenwood Ave. & E. 78th St. in Avalon Park in Chicago. As he looked up, he observed a dark object slowing flying across the sky in a northern direction. At first he thought it may have been a jet, but realized that it was moving too slow and that the wings were not that of an aircraft. After watching the gliding object, he determined that it was a human-shaped being with wings that resembled those of a large bat. There was no sound. He was not aware of the previous sightings, and was given my contact information by another person. I was contacted about an hour after his sighting," said Strickler.

At approximately 12:00 PM noon CT today (Sunday September 10, 2017), a military veteran with aircraft flight experience, was in the area of S. Martin Luther King Dr. & E. 35th St. in the Douglas neighborhood of Chicago. She contacted a friend, who then called me with the description that this witness had given them. A unknown being was slowly gliding across the sky with its wings spread. She stated that the wings were shaped like those of a huge bat and that the body was dark and smooth in texture. She also stated that it was not an aircraft or drone because it would not be able to maintain altitude at such a slow speed. It appeared to be a living being.

Strickler noted the time and the relatively short distance between the sightings, and wondered if perhaps they were of the same being.

"I am waiting for more information from the first witness, who promised to forward a email statement. The second witness may also provide more information at a later time. The two sightings were about 1 hour apart and at a distance of 5.42 miles between them. Was this the same winged being?" he wrote in his blog.

The third report was of a sighting that occurred several days prior and approximately 13 miles north of the others.

I took my family out to the Lincoln Park Zoo on Thursday at about 4 p.m. we stayed there till around 7 p.m. and we’re just enjoying the perfect weather to be outside. After the Zoo closed at about 5 p.m., we stayed and just played ball and enjoyed the afternoon. 

As we were leaving to head home we heard a commotion coming from a group of people about 20 yards from us. We looked in the general direction of the commotion and tell people pointing up toward the sky we looked up to see a large creature with a giant set of wings flying over us barely skimming the Treetops. We saw it for about 5 seconds as it circled around the trees and then disappeared heading in the general direction of North Avenue beach. 

It look human like but had a large pair of wings which must have been at least 12 ft wide if I had to go makea guess and looked a lot like bat wings. It was solid black no discernible features but you could tell that it had arms legs and a head although they looked very skinny. 

It was flapping its wings repeatedly and appear to be gaining speed. After it disappeared someone in the crowd said that there had been multiple sightings of this thing all summer long. That is why I got online and started looking up these sightings and reported it to your website. I do want to note that when the commotion started and for a few minutes afterwards many of the animals in the zoo were clearly disturbed and vocalizing as if something had upset them.

There was no further sighting or strange occurrences for rest of the night and we ended up going home.

All three of the sightings took place within a few miles of Lake Michigan, and the timing of the sightings seems to represent a trend in more daytime sightings.

These are the latest in a string of flying humanoid sightings reported 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 reports coming 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