Witness Reports 2011 Sighting of Flying Humanoid with 'Greenish Yellowish-Like' Eyes near Prairie Creek Reservoir in Indiana


Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters received an email recently from a witness who said she had seen something very similar to the “bat-like” flying humanoid with “an obvious face” reportedly encountered near Indiana’s Prairie Creek Reservoir this past December.

According to the witness, her sighting took place in the winter of 2011.

My husband was on Facebook and saw this article that you wrote and immediately showed it to me because I am certain this is the creature I saw 8 yrs ago in 2011 around this same time of year (winter) when I was on my way to work.

The events unfolded as such. I was driving down Rd 1 in between 400 and 500 S. Now this location is in Randolph County just ten to fifteen minutes kind of east from Prairie Creek Reservoir. This is why the article caught my husband's attention from the beginning. Anyway, as I was driving I saw what appeared to be a human crouched down in the road. As I got closer and the more I slowed down it did not move, so I was at a complete stop. This thing slowly turned its head to look my way and it had greenish yellowish-like eyes, like the color of cat eyes. It stared for maybe three seconds and then proceeded to slowly get up from its position, like a human would stand up because it had legs. It turned towards my car. It stepped on my car and used it to take off. Then it lifted off like a glider towards the sky. I turned my head just in time to see it tuck its legs into its body, so it did appear as a bird in flight...kind of. Its wingspan was wider than anything I've ever seen on an animal in my life.

I told my husband what had happened and he told me it had to have been a bird...until he saw this article.

I've never said anything to anyone else in fear that I would be made out to be an idiot. I also would still like to maintain my privacy as I do not want any public attention from this as I have a young daughter and do not want her to be bought into it either. I hope you'll maintain my privacy as well and keep my involvement just a witness as you did the other witness in your article.

According to Strickler, the witness “seems very honest,” but declined to be interviewed by telephone due to privacy concerns.

Should the witness later agree to an interview, this article will be updated with any new information as it is received.

The location of this sighting is approximately 14 miles northeast of Prairie Creek Reservoir, and within 20 miles of Summit Lake State Park. 130 miles to the northwest lies Lake Michigan, which has so far acted as the epicenter of flying humanoid sighting reports in the Midwest. Gary, Indiana—a city on the southern shore of Lake Michigan—has seen a recent spate of flying creature reports, and is roughly the same distance from this sighting location as is the great lake, ~140 miles.

This is the latest in a string of flying creature sightings around Lake Michigan that ostensibly began in the spring of 2017, but more historical accounts are being reported as more people become aware of the phenomenon.  Most of the sightings have taken place near the lakefront in Chicago within a few miles of Lake Michigan, although there are some reports coming from the suburbs surrounding Chicago and even farther afield in every state bordering the great lake.  The sightings generally take place in the evening or at night, often in or near a park, and around water.  Witnesses consistently describe a large, bat or bird-like creature—although in a small number of cases the creature was described as insect-like—sometimes with glowing or reflective red, yellow, or orange eyes; and humanoid features such as arms and legs are often reported.  Many of the sightings are also of something seen only briefly or are described only as a flying creature with few details, which leaves open the possibility that a large bird or bird-like being could explain some encounters. 

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

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