I received a telephone call at exactly 12:04 AM (Sunday) of a sighting of a ‘large man with bat wings’ in the 400 block of N. Arlington Place (between N. Clark St. & N. Lakeview Ave.) in the Lincoln Park community of Chicago.
A couple called me from the location after the encounter. It took them about an hour to search Google for similar sightings and to find my telephone number. The sighting was on Saturday 6/3/2017 at approximately 10PM CT local time.
Both witnesses talked to me. They were both shook up and assured me that neither of them drink alcohol or take drugs. Both are professionals and business owners in the Chicago area. They had just finished a late dinner at a local restaurant and noticed the flying anomaly as they were walking on the 400 block of N. Arlington Place. The street lights illuminated the figure enough to startle them, so it could not have been very high above the street.
They both described it as a 7-8 ft solid black humanoid with wide membrane wings, that resembled those of a huge bat. The wing span was at least 12 ft. The head was prominent, and thinner than a human head. The back end of the body tampered to a point. No legs were noticed, but could have been tucked up under the body. The figure was gliding quickly along the length of the street heading east, then suddenly ascended into the night sky. Neither heard any sound. Both witnesses told me that they felt a sense of foreboding and were still terrified almost an hour after the encounter.
I ask the witnesses to write down what they experienced and to provide a sketch if possible. I will add the information to this post as I receive it. The interactive map has been updated. Lon
NOTE: The location of this encounter is approximately 6 blocks northeast from the 4/7/201 sighting in Oz Park in the Lincoln Park community. Lon
UPDATE (2nd report): On the same night and around the same time, another couple encountered the winged humanoid in the Lincoln Park / Lakeview Community. The report was received by UFO Clearinghouse:
This report was submitted to the website at 11pm CDT on June 4, 2017. The UFOCH investigative team has already made contact with the witness and her boyfriend and are conducting a full investigation into this sighting.
We should note that there have been multiple sightings of this flying entity made in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview neighborhood within the last 24 hours. You can find the other sighting report at Phantom and Monsters.com
The sighting report is as follows:
“I was walking with my boyfriend in Lincoln Park around 10 pm tonight on Saturday, June 3rd and saw a huge bat or what I could only describe as a bat glide past. It was huge and long. I can’t explain what it was but it was not normal. It was pitch black and had no feathers. I thought it was an eagle or a bat, but it was definitely bigger than both of those. Its wings were skin-like and it made no sound. I called my boyfriend to see it but by the time he looked he only saw the tail end of it. We both felt very uneasy and more uneasy after Googling and coming across similar reports. I’m not sure what to make of it but it was not normal. The wings were the longer than my boyfriends’ arms and he’s 6ft.”
A full report will be posted as soon as possible.
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