Chicago lakefront encounter with possible winged humanoid by trio of witnesses.


I was out for our regular evening walk with my two friends along the lakefront trail. This was on June 3rd, 2021 at about 10 P.M. We were at the museum campus and had just walked around the Adler Planetarium. As we took the path that goes around the backside of the Shedd Aquarium, we saw something ahead of us along the railing. We at first thought it might be someone just taking a break while walking or jogging. As we got closer we saw that it was perched up on the railing and that it was solid black. As we got to within 15-20 feet of it, it turned and we saw what looked like a pair of red eyes and that it had a pair of wings that were on it’s back. We stopped dead in our tracks and this thing started to make a chirping sound followed by a loud screech before it started to flap its wings and took off into the air. As it took off, we heard a scream that came from three women coming in the opposite direction as we were. This thing took off and was gone within a few seconds as it took off toward the Navy Pier. We stood there and caught our breath and got over the fright as did the other women. One of the ladies asked us if we saw the same thing she did and we told her we did. After waiting around for about five minutes to see if we could see it again, we continued on our walk and headed toward home.

I told my girlfriend when I got home and she told me that it might have been a large bird that was perched on the railing and it’s eyes might have been reflecting the lights but she also told me about the “mothman” sightings that have been seen throughout the city and joked around that we might have seen the mothman himself. I initially laughed it off and dismissed it as a misidentified bird but my curiosity eventually got the best of me and I looked up these sightings and that’s what led me to this site. I’m not one to believe in the oogey-boogey but this looked a lot more like a man shaped being more than it did a bird. I just wished I could have gotten a picture of it. You never know, it might have been the legendary Chicago Mothman that I saw, maybe he’s ready to come out to everyone and might even show up at Pride in the Park this year! The funny thing is, I’ve lived in the loop for the last 10 years and we walk the same path 3-4 times a week, always the same path and have seen plenty of birds of all shapes and sizes.
Aside from the occasional homeless person or crackhead I’ve never seen anything out of the ordinary and I’ve never had an issue, even late in the evening. This was the first time I have ever encountered anything like this in all of my time living in the loop. Welp, that’s my story, I hope it helps and if there is anything further I can add, just reach out to me via email.

Investigators Notes:

We have reached out to the witness to set up a time to speak with her regarding her sighting. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. This is an initial sighting report and this case is currently under investigation and any conclusion as to the validity of this report is still pending.

McMinnville, Oregon UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case 116125
Occurred 2021-06-06 02:14
Reported 2021-06-08 11:32
(Reported 2 Days Later)
Source MUFON
Summary Saw huge fireball hovering
Tags ufo hovering fireball

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City McMinnville
Region Oregon
Country United States
Postal Code 97128

Sighting Specifics

Distance Over One Mile
Altitude 500 Feet Or Less
Duration 00:16:44
Features None
Flight Path Stationary
Shape Fireball

Detailed Description

Woke up around 2am..Went out on my front porch to have a cigarette before going back to bed…Looked up at the sky like i always do and spotted a huge glowing object hovering in southeast direction. i observed it for about 15 minutes before going back to bed as I had to get up very early for work. seeing ufos is nothing new for me. Just gonna start reporting every sighting.

Atlanta, Georgia UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case 116132
Occurred 2021-06-08 10:15
Reported 2021-06-08 21:48
(Reported Same Day)
Source MUFON
Summary UFO sighting west Atlanta, GA over interstate

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Atlanta
Region Georgia
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Distance 21-100 Feet
Altitude Treetop
Duration 00:01:00
Features Other
Flight Path Straight Line Path
Shape Triangle

Detailed Description

Traveling east on i-20 approaching the Atlanta i-285 bypass. saw something to the left about 60 to 70 ft in the air flying westbound very slowly. so slow, i first thought it was a drone. but it wasn’t. no blades, completely different shape and flying perfectly. looked like a miniature car without wheels. 2 to 3 ft at most. i have 20/15 vision. when it was only visible in my side mirror, it was on the same path but looked about 100ft in the air. 6/8/21 about 10am west Atlanta, GA.

Cordes Lakes, Arizona UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case 116138
Occurred 2021-06-08 21:01
Reported 2021-06-09 01:58
(Reported Same Day)
Source MUFON
Summary Bright white light. turned/became pinkish orange and less bright. moved from due north and moved very very slowly to the west. became smaller. maybe d
Tags video ufo light contact

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Cordes Lakes
Region Arizona
Country United States
Postal Code 86333
Photos, Videos and Media
No photos, videos or other media provided.

Sighting Specifics

Distance Over One Mile
Altitude Over 500 Feet – No Cloudcover
Duration 00:35:00
Features Unknown
Flight Path Straight Line Path
Shape Circle

Detailed Description

Was having dinner. other customers came in diner saying there was an ufo. my friend went out joining at least 6 others looking due north at very bright white light. at 1st it seamed motionless. very small faint clouds passing by it lower in the sky. then a plane passed it traveling west to east. after 10 minutes we could tell it moved slightly west. this was determined by it no longer being above small tree. instead it was now above pole to the left; hence a bit west. after 20 minutes it became a pinkish orange and not as bright. then steadily moved further left; west. becoming further away and getting smaller/ less bright. until it was no longer visible. it never moved fast by any means. also it was moving east to west. the clouds were moving fairly slow west to east. as a group we eliminated plane: too slow. helicopter; too high. balloon: wrong; direction. also none of those emit a singular bright light.

Milton, Washington UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case 116141
Occurred 2021-06-06 01:00
Reported 2021-06-09 05:21
(Reported 3 Days Later)
Source MUFON
Summary See below
Tags lights

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Milton
Region Washington
Country United States
Postal Code 98354

Sighting Specifics

Distance Unknown
Altitude Over 500 Feet – No Cloudcover
Duration 00:00:30
Features None
Flight Path Path With Directional Change
Shape Disc

Detailed Description

Directly above, two faint lights headed toward each other. the lights intersected each other’s path at the same time. 1-2 seconds later, the west bound light accelerated in to a hard 90 degree turn headed north. 1-2 seconds after the turn, another hard 90 degree turn had the light following the other light. both lights faded away 3 to four seconds later. they made no noise. they appeared to be too high too fast and too dim for commercial aircraft.

UFO Sighting in Merrill, Wisconsin

Sighting Basics

Case 116142
Occurred 2021-06-09 03:50
Reported 2021-06-09 05:56
(Reported Same Day)
Source MUFON
Summary It honestly feels like we are being watched by these star like ufos. is that even possible? if so, why would my girlfriend and i be watched?
Tags ufo flash contact

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Merrill
Region Wisconsin
Country United States
Postal Code 54452

Sighting Specifics

Distance Over One Mile
Altitude Over 500 Feet – No Cloudcover
Duration 00:00:03
Features None
Flight Path Straight Line Path
Shape Star Like

Detailed Description


Has anyone ever felt the same as to being watched by an unidentifiable object in the sky. it would blink once with a bright flash then the next thing you know it would blink again but with a less bright flash this time but be from 9 o’clock to 12 o’clock in the sky that quickly. humanly impossible if you ask me. then we saw it an hour later by our house but it just flashed and straight traveled away till it disappeared. it was a 2 or 3 second ordeal and it was gone. if were being watched what are the chances of some sort of contact with these entities? because i would love to have an experience such as that. i honestly don’t think j would freak out. it’d be like meeting a ghost. instead of freaking out and ruining the moment i would want to act normal like meeting a big star or something. that star would probably level with you more if you acted cool you know? that’s how I look at it at least

UFO Sighting n Durham, North Carolina

Sighting Basics

Case 116143
Occurred 2021-06-09 06:40
Reported 2021-06-09 06:40
(Reported Same Day)
Source MUFON
Summary Popping out very bright lights in sequence one by one then switch off lights and move sw
Tags photo video ufo lights

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Durham
Region North Carolina
Country United States
Postal Code dh1 5nx

Sighting Specifics

Distance Unknow
Altitude Over 500 Feet – No Cloud cover
Duration 00:04:30
Features None
Flight Path Hovering Then Path
Shape Star Like

Detailed Description

The other day due to good weather conditions, I decided to come out late to my garden to observe unusual activity in the sky. i always take two small but powerful torches, my smartphone and a pair of 10 by 25 binoculars. i always spot satellites. however, in many occasions i spot lights which are bigger than stars and when i flush them with my torches they increase their brightness as if waving back at me (this is a fact). the 5th of June 2021, i also spotted another one that did exactly that but i am not always ready record those moments. that night i was on my garden at 23:00 pm and i decided that i was going to stay for about one hour. there is very little light pollution in the atmosphere here in Durham and after being one hour in my garden I was almost ready to go to bed but for some reason I decided to stay a bit longer constantly looking at the sky. I focus at random but some areas catch my attention in particular moments more than other areas within my perspective view.

It was 00:34 am that i was almost certain that i was going to go inside my house again but i squeezed another minute and suddenly without having time to react i started to witness something that I have never witnessed before. i looked up and all of a sudden a very bright light (3 times more bright than the moon and bigger than a star started to pop out literaly) as i look through my binoculars, the light switches off but I can still see the object going towards the north east side or in other words towards the north sea. after about 5 seconds the same sequence repeat again another light and then switches off but able to see the object and going towards the north sea. i was observing these with my own eyes for about 4 minutes. as i was observing this episode i tried to switch my camera.

I decided to open the photo function because in my mobile if you put the photo function & do a video screen shot or record the screen in other words basically you can magnify to 30 x optical zoom instead of the 10x optical zoom of the video if you know what i mean. anyway, it did not go as I planned because I could not see well via the screen what i could actually see with my own eyes which was incredible. I manage to badly record some of it and still was not good enough. so for around 4 minutes i could see this lights popping out from nowhere in the same spot in a repetitive sequence. as if entering within another dimension. it was not the Starlink.

I am very familiar with this. i have a drone myself and by the way I could not hear a thing up there at all, not even a fly. it must have been an altitude of 30000 feet and even though it is very difficult to judge from the ground, it could have been even higher. the objects were big if i consider that i am on the ground. one by one they popped out in a sequence of 5 to 10 seconds intervals and moving across towards the sea clearly dimming down their own lights. the sequence was methodical and i ruled out shooting stars or small bunch of meteorites. as I say it lasted more than 4 minutes

A Chicago Department of Aviation employee tells of winged humanoid encounter at O’Hare International Airport

Good Afternoon,

I wanted to relate a possible sighting of the Chicago Mothman that I had on April 15, 2021 at approximately 9pm at Chicago O’Hare. I initially was not going to report this and had kept it to myself for fear of someone thinking I had lost my mind and was seeing things. That changed when I read the sighting that was posted on Facebook about the gentleman who had the Mothman sighting not even two blocks from where I work. The sighting prompted me to look up your website and eventually send this to you.

I work for the Chicago Department of Aviation at the office located on the airport grounds. I have worked there for about 9 years and had previously worked at the airport in another capacity for 5 years prior. I know the airport like I know the palm of my hand and I have heard the stories that people tell about all the strange going-ons that happen with surprising frequency.

My sighting happened after I stayed late to catch up on work and had left about 9pm, as I walked out of the building into the parking lot, I heard what I could only describe as wings fluttering, kind of like you hear when a bird is going to take off or land. I dismissed it as just geese as the airport has literally hundreds of them that hang around doing whatever geese seem to do. What followed was a loud screech, nothing like a goose’s honk but a very, very loud ear splitting screech like what you hear when a train is applying it’s brakes but it was different as it went from a higher octave to a lower one and then higher again. I know it was not the train as the train tracks are on the other side of the airport, about 3-4 miles away. 

I continued walking toward my car when I heard the screech again and it sounded like it was coming from behind me. I turned and looked toward the trees over by the road and saw what looked like two red eyes looking right at me. I sat there looking at those eyes for what seemed an eternity, I couldn’t move and it felt like the air was being sucked out of my lungs almost like I was having an asthma attack. I saw this thing emerge from around the trees, it was illuminated from behind by the warehouses that were across the road and it must have been 7-8 feet tall and was black. About this time a large truck was coming down the road and it shot into the air and was gone in the matter of a second. I stood there for a few seconds, still too afraid to move when I finally came to my senses and practically sprinted for my car. I could not get into my car fast enough and as I closed the door, I heard the screech again. I turned on my car and left as quickly as I could. I am not one for over exaggerations but I felt almost as if I was being stalked. I felt sick to my stomach for 2-3 days after that encounter and it took just as long for the feelings of paranoia to finally go away. It was the feeling of utter and complete hopelessness that disturbed me the most and it helped contribute to my hesitancy of telling someone, I didn’t even tell my boyfriend of this until after I had decided to send this to you.


**Investigators Notes**

I spoke with the witness via email and IM and after lengthy discussions about her job at the Chicago Aviation Department she proceeded to tell me about her sighting. The office where she works is located almost directly in line with the structure where the previously submitted winged humanoid sighting occurred. It is approximately 300 yards away and within visual sight of the office. The witness advised that she parked on the other side of the building, facing the tarmac and cargo offloading area for a pair of long warehouses that house a multitude of air cargo companies based out of O’Hare. It is also within a city block of a reported sighting last year by a cargo company employee that was submitted to Phantoms and Monsters in approximately 2019.

The witness says she left her office at approximately 2100 and was walking to her car. I asked her if she saw anything as she initially walked out and she said she did not as she was checking her phone and did not look up. When asked about the sound of what she described as “flapping wings” the witness advised that there are geese in the area nearly every single day and she just assumed it was a goose that was in the parking lot or nearby and paid it no mind. When asked about the screeching sound, the witness said that even now the thought of that sound sends chills down her spine and brings up a feeling of fear in her. The witness said it sounded like train brakes but modulating from high to low and it would fade off before coming back again.

When asked about the sighting of the entity itself, the witness said that from the moment she saw it, she was frozen in fear and could not move, her mind was only focused on the eyes and everything else seemed to fade into the background. When the entity came out from behind the trees it stood there and stared at her for a few seconds before the vehicle interrupted the encounter. When asked if it made any advancement toward her, the witness said that it did not, yet she felt as if it was sizing her up or stalking her. When the vehicle coming down the road caused the creature to fly away, the witness stated that she still felt spellbound for a few seconds, almost as if in a trance.

When asked to describe the entity, she only said it was black, skinny and tall approximately 7-8 feet tall and that it had glowing red eyes. She described the wings as black and an estimated 10 foot wide span. She said that from the time of the entity unfurling its wings to the time it was in the air was only a matter of 1-2 seconds after which it was out of sight.

After speaking with the witness, it is the investigators opinion that she did witness something and that this case merits further investigation. A visit to the site of the incident will be conducted soon and all photos and data obtained will be posted on the website for all to see.

Updated Investigators Notes:

A field investigation was held on the evening of 05/18/2021. Multiple photos and video were taken and much of the information that the witness gave was checked out and verified. I am posting pictures and will post the video link below to update this blog. Further investigation is being planned and we will be trying to reach out to the witness for a follow-up interview.


Port Deposit, Maryland UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case 115045
Occurred 2021-05-03 05:22
Reported 2021-05-03 10:08
(Reported Same Day)
Source MUFON
Summary Gold orb hovering over farmland

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Port Deposit
Region Maryland
Country United States
Postal Code 21904

Sighting Specifics

Distance 501 Feet – 1 Mile
Altitude Over 500 Feet – Under Cloudcover
Duration 00:10:00
Features Window(s)
Flight Path Straight Line Path, Path With Directional Change, Path Then Hovering
Shape Cross

Detailed Description

A gold color orb hovering over a nearby farm then move towards our neighbors and shoots a bright yellow beam in front of it like a car headlight but in one light and 12 ft distance the light is and it was shining it on me like I’m a target, then it move over trees and the big garage while up there it vanished then appeared above the clouds and went south towards a neighborhood and the treeline that borders our land while it was going there it appeared dark black it had blue and white lights and it was in a form of a cross it look like something secret from the military. When it first beam the yellow light it was silver look like a saucer I believe then it change shape while leaving my property.

Mechanicville, New York UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case 115047
Occurred 2021-05-02 08:30
Reported 2021-05-03 12:15
(Reported 1 Day Later)
Source MUFON
Summary Object seen in sky yesterday
Tags none

Sighting Location

Approximation to protect the reporters identity
City Mechanicville
Region New York
Country United States
Postal Code 12118

Sighting Specifics

Distance 501 Feet – 1 Mile
Altitude Unknown
Duration 00:05:00
Features Other
Flight Path Straight Line Path
Shape Triangle

Detailed Description

Yesterday morning between 830-845am I spotted an object in the sky moving from south to north. it was a sunny day with occasional cloud cover. there was no humming, jet engines, or helicopter noise observed. the object itself rotated in the sky as if you were kicking a soccer ball. object rotated thru the sky in a forward motion as it made it’s way northward. object was not above the cloud cover but below it. i observed it moving northward for a good 2 minutes as it rotated thru the sky. object appeared to be triangular shape. as it spun northward the sun would reflect off of it. when it was directly over my head I could clearly make out the triangular shape as it flew thru the sky..