A third report of the Chicago Mothman sighted in Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83243
Date of the Sighting 2017-04-16 22:30
Date Submitted 2017-04-20 19:33 (Reported 3 Days Later)
Time Zone America/Chicago
Source MUFON
Summary It looked like a giant lechuza standing on two feet
Tags sound

Sighting Location

City Chicago
Region Illinois
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 60622
Latitude 41.90284
Longitude -87.70706
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 21-100 Feet
Alititude Landed
Sighting Duration 00:03:00
Object Features Appendage(s), Wings
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Other

Weather Details

Max Temp 74°F / 23°C
Mean Temp 66°F / 19°C
Min Temp 57°F / 14°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 15 Kilometers
Min Visibility 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers
Conditions Raining, Thundering

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 2058 other sightings in Illinois
• There have been 292 other sightings in Chicago
• There has been one other sighting in the postal code 60622
• There have been 671 other sightings near Chicago
• There was one other sighting in or near Chicago on 2017-04-16

Sighting Details

I was hanging out with my boys and a few friends. as we talked about work and our families we heard what sounded like a bird flapping its wings. one of my homies yelled out that he saw a huge lechuza over by the road. we walked over there and so what look like a big owl. as we walked up on it this owl stood up on two feet and looked right at us. we saw what look like a huge lechuza except it was about six feet tall and really big. it had large glowing red eyes that were completely freaking everybody out. we all yelled and this thing took off into the air and took off toward north ave. this thing freaked us all out and scared all our kids.

**Editors Note**

The Lechuza is a scary Mexican urban legend or myth about an old woman who can turn into a giant black bird. “Lechuza” means “Owl” in English. This story is also known as “La Mujer Lechuza” which means “The Owl Witch”. – http://www.scaryforkids.com/lechuza/

The story of The Lechuza is one that is commonly told in many Hispanic households. It is a story told to many of us as children and is very engrained throughout much of Hispanic folklore. It is commonly described as a large owl with the face of an old lady and is generally considered to be a bad omen.



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