Date of Sighting: August 2, 2022 Time of Sighting: Approximately 2030 Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois Number of Witnesses: Two
Investigation Status: Active
I was out with my boyfriend for our nightly walk around the walking trail at Redmond Reservoir. We live in the apartment complex directly across the street from the park and do nightly walks around the walking trail to get some exercise. Tonight we were on our second time around and were approaching the wooden bridge at the top of the path when we spotted what we thought was a large bird landing by the trees on the other side of the bridge. I told my boyfriend about what I saw and he told me it might be some geese we had seen earlier when we got home from work. Seeing geese was not unusual as we see and hear them all the time during the spring and summer months. As we continued to walk, we were engrossed in our conversation as we walked over the bridge when we heard a very loud screeching sound, like the sound a large owl makes, only much, much louder. We then saw the same large bird taking off, only this time the bird had much larger wings and arms and legs that looked more like a person than any bird I had ever seen. From where we stood it looked like it was about 6 feet tall, much taller than a goose and it had large black bat-like wings. It took off and headed over the reservoir and headed toward and over the apartment building and out of sight. The lady that screamed had booked it and was running toward her car and we stood there trying to see if we could find it again before we continued walking and headed toward home. It took off and flew much, much faster than I’ve ever seen any bird fly and it covered the distance from the parking lot, across the reservoir and the park and over the apartment building in the matter of seconds. I have never seen any bird fly that fast. It was very spooky to see this thing and at the same time fascinating.
I reached out to the witness and was able to talk to her on the phone. She stated that she and her boyfriend have lived at the apartment complex for 2 years now and have never seen anything like this before. She confirmed the date of the sighting as August 2nd and the time as about 8:30 P.M. She described the entity seen as standing approximately six feet tall and thinly built from where she was standing on the trail. She estimated the distance to the entity as 30 feet but that was only her estimate as the entity was in flight when she got a look at it. When asked for any features, she stated that she could not make out any other than the thin legs, arms and wings and that the color was dark black and that it stood out against the sky. When asked about the screech she heard, she said it sounded like a barn owl, an animal she grew up with and was familiar with. The witness said the sound was much, much louder and that the entity seen was far larger than the barn owls she said she grew up seeing. The witness also said that the entity seen by her and her boyfriend flew much faster than any barn owl she had seen and when asked about the distance it covered she estimated it took all of 5-7 seconds to cover the distance of maybe 3-4 football fields in distance.
The second witness was not available and my contact information was left with the initial witness to pass along to her boyfriend.
A field investigation will be conducted and pictures and measurements will be taken. The information will be posted to the website. This is still an ongoing investigation and the case will be passed on to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team and they will be updated with further information.
Date of Sighting: May 17, 2022 Time of Sighting: Approximately 1600 Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois Number of Witnesses: Two
Status of Investigation: Active
I was outside in my backyard and preparing for a family cookout with my daughter when we both saw what I can only describe as three human shaped objects that looked like they had wings flying overhead. It looked like they were all flying in circles about 60-70 feet above us and moving toward the expressway to the west of us. My daughter took out her camera and tried her best to take video of the flying people but they did come out a bit grainy and unfocused. She and I were talking about how we had both been hearing about the Mothman that seemed to haunt O’Hare and since the airport is only about a mile and half down Irving Park Road, It seemed logical to me that this could be the same thing. We kept watching them until they were no longer able to be seen and I asked her to please send me the video. I know it’s not much but I tried my best but I’m an electrician and I’m not a professional photographer. I can tell you that these were not planes and there were no planes in the area and since we are accustomed to seeing planes landing, they pass over our house at very low altitude and would have been very plain to see and hear in great detail. I have lived at this house for over 10 years and we are quite used to seeing these planes as they come in to land at the airport. These flying things were too high up and too small to be mistaken for any sort of aircraft. You didn’t need to be an expert to make out their shapes as roughly humanlike and what appeared to be wings, it could have been birds but these birds would have been pretty large if they were.
I reached and spoke with the witness via phone and he recounted the incident to me. It was on Tuesday May 17th at about 4 P.M. when the witness says the incident was happening and he was in the process of preparing his backyard patio for the summer and an upcoming cookout. His 15 year old daughter was assisting him that day and was present when the incident took place. The witness stated that they looked up and saw three winged humanoids approximately 60 feet up in the air and they were circling overhead “Like buzzards do” as described by the witness. The daughter attempted to take video of the entities and that was submitted to UFO Clearinghouse along with the witness sighting.
The witness stated that he was certain it was not a plane or any other sort of powered aircraft and stated that the area he lives in is in-line with the nearby O’Hare international Airport runways and he is used to seeing planes fly overhead on final approach to land at the airport. He stated that they are extremely low in altitude and clearly visible in great detail and make a lot of noise as they fly overhead. The witness stated that these objects were too small and too high up to be planes and were completely silent when they flew overhead. The witness stated that he and his daughter watched as they flew out of sight and toward the west and route 83 which is on an overpass approximately 2 blocks from his house. When asked if he had seen anything similar to this the witness stated he had not and this was his first time seeing anything, although they had heard the reports coming from O’Hare airport about the string of winged humanoid sightings that have happened there in the past.
It is highly recommended that an investigator be dispatched to the area to gather photographic and video evidence and conduct a field investigation. The witness stated that he and his daughter would be open to talking to an investigator face to face if they were available. It is the investigators opinion that the case merits further investigation and that it be forwarded to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigation. Once a field investigation is conducted all details will be posted to the UFO Clearinghouse website for further analysis.
The original video appears to be a short 4 second long video of the alleged entities seen in the above sighting. Screenshots and digital zooms have been made of each individual object seen in the video.
Date of Sighting: May 13, 2022 Time of Sighting: Approximately 1900 Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois
Number of Witnesses: One Status of Investigation: Under Investigation
I work for Amazon as a delivery driver and I was doing my delivery route at about 7 p.m. on May 13th In Bensenville, Illinois on Center Street just south of West Green Street. I had just finished dropping off a couple of boxes at a residence and was walking back to my van when I heard a chirping sound followed by a series of clicks that came in quick succession. I thought at first that it sounded like a woodpecker and that is what I dismissed it as until I heard the same sequence again and it sounded like it was coming from behind me. I turned to look and heard the sound again, I looked toward the sound and I could not believe my eyes. There on top of the house next door was a tall thin winged person who was looking directly at me. It looked like a giant flying insect but must have been at least 6-7 feet tall. I initially jumped and as I watched it took off straight into the air and just flat out disappeared out of sight. I looked around hoping it had flown out into the trees but never saw it again. I walked back to my van and kept looking up hoping to see it again but did not and the rest of my route was uneventful.
An investigator has reached out to the witness and is awaiting a response. Once further information has been obtained it will be posted to the website. This case has also been forwarded to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigation.
I was out for a walk with my fiancé, enjoying the warm weather after so much cold. We were out by the basketball courts next to Tioga Elementary when we saw what looked like a large person standing ON TOP of the building that was behind the playground. It looked like a tall person wearing what looked like a cape. This person then jumped off the building and the cape turned out to be wings which it opened up and used to fly over us and out over the field and away. It was the damndest thing we had ever seen and really scary.
An investigator for UFO Clearinghouse has reached out to the witness and we are awaiting a response. We will update the site as soon as more information is obtained.
Summary: Witness has a sighting of a large red eyed winged entity fly over her house in Bensenville, Illinois after returning home from work.
Current Status: Under Investigation
I had just got home from work on Thursday night at about 10:30 P.M. and had just got out of my car to head into the house on the *Redacted* in Bensenville, Illinois when I heard a strange chirping/clicking sound, it was almost dolphin-like. I stopped in my tracks and started to look around and that is when I saw this large bat fly over my house and yard. It was large with bright glowing red eyes and was thin, the wings were flapping slowly. It must have been at least 40 feet off the ground since it was easily above the house and trees in the neighborhood. I’ve seen bats before but this thing was far, far bigger. It was gone in a few seconds as it flew over my neighbors house and was swallowed up into the night. I had tried to get my phone out and take a picture of it but by the time I got it out of my coat and tried to take a picture it was gone and out of sight as it was flying pretty quickly away. I know I was not the only person who saw it as my neighbors across the street were also looking up at it as it flew over and even asked me the next morning if I had seen it and what I thought it was. I’ve lived here over 12 years and had never seen anything like it, even my husband was skeptical, saying maybe I saw a large goose or crane and the red eyes might have been the reflection of the street lights on the animals eyes. I’m certain of what I saw though.
An Investigator has reached out to the witness and any information obtained will be posted to the website as soon as possible. This case has also been forwarded to investigators with the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team for further investigations.
I was at work Thursday night. I had just brought back a manlift from a construction site that we had picked up and brought back to the yard. I had just driven the manlift off of the trailer and was just about to get back into the truck to park it when I saw some movement from the back of the yard. I grabbed a flashlight and headed back toward the storage containers that are kept in the back. I saw something on top of the container and I shined the light on it and asked them what the hell they were doing back there and that I was about to call the police if they didn’t get out of there. I kept walking toward them and yelling when I heard a series of clicks, rapid-fire clicks and what sounded like chirping. I’m a bit of a history buff and back in WW2, U.S. troops used to carry these clickers called “crickets” that they used to communicate with one another. This sounded like these clickers only faster and louder, same pitch and tone.
I was about 12 feet from the containers, I looked up and was met with a pair of red eyes that were staring directly at me. These were attached to what looked like a tall being that must have been at least 6-7 feet tall and looked like a giant man-bat kind of thing. I lost my shit and started backing up while trying not to scream like a little girl. This man-bat was partially lit up by the lights we have around the yard. I tried to shine my flashlight on this thing and it started clicking at me and took off into the air. It took off toward the north. I practically ran back to the truck and got in and parked it. I swear to God, I sprinted toward my car, which was parked by the main building where it was lit up by the street lights. Thoughts of something swooping down to attack me were swirling around in my head. I got in my car and left, not stopping till I got home.
I reached out to the witness and they were initially hesitant to speak and asked me to call them back before I was able to convince him to speak with me in regards to his sighting. The witness works for an industrial rental company where they service and rent a wide variety of industrial equipment. The witness is a driver for the company and has been there for about 3 years, the witness describes his job as delivering and picking up various pieces of equipment. The witness stated that they had picked up a manlift ( portable piece of heavy equipment used to raise and lower people used for various construction projects) The witness had just arrived back at his employer and had just dropped off the equipment and was in the process of parking his semi and trailer when he saw the entity.
The witness stated that they had a row of transportation containers along the back that were used for storage purposes and it was there that he had seen movement and decided to investigate. The witness stated that he thought it was an intruder looking around the containers looking to steal tools or equipment. He stated that had reached into his truck and had pulled out a large Mag-lite flashlight which is a long flashlight with a sturdy metal handle that can be used as a baton. He stated that as he walked toward the containers he saw something standing on top of the containers and that as he got closer he noticed a pair of bright red eyes looking directly at him. He estimated the entity as standing about 6-7 feet tall and described it as a “Man-Bat” For reference purposes, Man-Bat is a supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Introduced in Detective Comics #400 as an enemy of the superhero Batman. Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research Team member Vincent Richardson did prepare sketches based on the witnesses description and they will be posted in the report below for reference purposes.
The witness did state that as he approached the containers he started to hear clicking coming from the direction of the entity. The witness described the clicking as sounding as coming from a WW2 era clicker, commonly referred to as a “cricket” by Ally soldiers. These devices were handheld brass clickers used by soldiers to communicate and identify each other during nighttime raids. They were most famously used by American Airborne soldiers of the 102nd Airborne division. The witness stated that the sound was similar in tone, only faster and louder and only got faster and louder as he approached the storage containers. As the witness approached the containers he stated that the entity stood up and took flight toward the north and was out of sight within seconds. The witness described running back to his truck and then after parking it, running to his car with an overwhelming feeling that something might swoop down and attack him. The witness stated even when he got home he could not shake the feeling and stayed in his car for 2-3 minutes before getting out and going home. The next day the witness did some research online where he found our contact information and submitted his report. The witness appeared to be sincere in his recounting of the events of that night and did not change any of his story and even corrected the investigator when he tried to purposely embellish the story. The next step will be field investigation and with the witnesses permission, that will be conducted at the earliest available opportunity.