Date: early August 2017
Summary: “I’m in Iowa. 4 nights ago, about 1am, I heard a very loud noise outside that I have never heard anything like. They recently put up only 2 new street lights that are “sun” bright on our street and took all the rest down. I walked out 2 ft. from my front door and was looking around, then a shriek, scream, gurgling…so loud it scared the crap outta me! Sounded like it was coming from the top of the pole. I went back in to get my phone and tried to film anything. I was shaking so bad, all I got was grainy. That blinding light, and something bluish that looked like a huge moth…then that shriek again! I ran inside, shut the doors and collected myself while trying to watch out my front window. I thought I saw a shadow, and a very big one, move through the air to the left. It was so loud I was afraid to go walk under the light to try and film it. It sounded big enough to hurt someone..about 10 min or so later I heard it again, only southwest of me…I’m guessing 2 good blocks away. I cannot believe no-one woke up to this. I told my family, and even that night I told a few people online. It was 1 of 2 things..something that these towers and frequency can do, or it was something that was there. I’ve personally NEVER heard anything make a noise that loud..nothing alive anyhow. I believe completely in the Bible, but I’ve been watching things for over 4 years now, and have some footage I’ve still never seen on YouTube or anywhere else yet. I never have I been more rattled. I sincerely believe that, just like the Bible says, we are in the end times. It will be worse than Noah and lots time combined. What got me is the way these people described it, and then I see it sitting atop a light pole!”
Source: Youtube Comment, Clubs2473
Date: August 1 2017
Location: 1400 Lake Shore Dr Chicago
Summary: The witness, ‘AG’ and her husband (who live in the Washington, DC suburbs), are in Chicago visiting her parents, who live at 1400 Lake Shore Dr. She was born and raised in Chicago and went to college there also. Last night (Wednesday 8/9/2017) at approximately 9:20PM CT, the witness and her husband were returning to her parent’s residence after taking a brief walk along N. Lake Shore Dr. (walking south). As they approached E. Schiller St. they noticed something large & dark flying towards them from their left (from the direction of Lake Michigan). Both witnesses were startled, as the flying anomaly crossed ahead of them at an altitude of 20 or so feet. They watched the anomaly sweep upwards, over the trees in front of 1400 N. Lake Shore Dr., then stop in mid-air after it reached a height just a few stories from the top of the building. It hovered with a large pair of wings for approximately 5 seconds, as it seemed to focus on the windows in front of it. It then bent backwards and fell into a dive down towards the trees. The witnesses hurriedly walked in the direction of the intersection and then turned right onto E. Schiller St., quickly walking towards the entrance to the condominium building. Then suddenly, the large winged being slowing descended in front of them, no more than 25 feet away. It hovered about 5 feet above the sidewalk, with it’s wing spread open, as it peered at the couple with large bright red eyes that slowly altered back and forth in intensity. Several people on the other side of the street, including a delivery van driver, reacted with screams and frightened yelps. The winged being hovered for 10 seconds, then quickly pulled the wings into its body and shot up quickly into the night sky. There was no sound, other than a rush of air as the being flew upwards. The witness ‘AG’ described the winged being as ‘human-like’ with a small head that narrowed at the top. It had legs like a human with long feet that tapered. Neither witness noticed any arms. The body was 5-6 feet in height and it had wide wings that resembled the top wings of a butterfly, attached along the body. The illumination from the building entrance could be seen through the wings, so it looked to be made of a skin or membrane. The wing span was easily 10+ feet. The legs pulsated as it hovered in the air. The overall color was very dark…like a deep bluish-green. The skin on the body may have been moist, since it was shiny. The eyes were large compared to the head size…slightly slanted, and alternated back and forth in brightness. It made no noise, other than a slight humming from the pulsating legs. Both witnesses stated that they felt ‘a vibration that emanated from the being.’ The witness did see at least one camera flash come from across the street. Neither witness was able to retrieved their phones…the fear and shock was too profound during the encounter. AG stated that she literally ‘fell to her knees’ after the incident, and that her husband had to assist her the rest of the way. Neither witness has slept more than an hour or two since their encounter 18 hours previous.
Date: August 2 2017
Location: Indian Boundary Park in Bolingbrook, Illinois
Time: 10:30 PM
Summary: The encounter took place in the playground area of Indian Boundary Park in Bolingbrook, Illinois..a southwest suburb of Chicago. The witness states that she has a normal routine of walking in the park at night. On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 10:30 PM CT (local time), the witness (who wishes to remain anonymous in the report since she resides in a tight-knit community) was in the playground area of the park when she came upon an 7-8 ft. tall being standing in the middle of a pathway. The witness initially thought that this was ‘two people embracing’ but was surprised at the height. She also noticed a sucking & slobbering sound coming from the being. She felt like she was being ‘drawn’ to the being…as well as feeling a sense of foreboding. The witness grabbed her cellphone in order to capture a photo, but was shocked when the being slowly turned towards her. Overcome with fear, she quickly realized that this was not two people embracing, but a single tall, dark humanoid. The witness got the feeling that it somehow knew that she was going to take a photo and then reacted. She mentioned that she felt like she was being ‘lured’ towards the humanoid. The being had exceptional broad shoulders and looked like it was wearing a thick black unknown material. The head was human-like but quite small in size. She was within 15 ft. of the being, but never noticed any eyes or facial features. There was enough moonlight available, so she was able to get an excellent look at this being. She immediately took another pathway in order to get away from the being, but soon started to experience intense weakness and fear. She had to sit and gather herself…while keeping an eye out for the being. Eventually she got to her feet and quickly followed another path home. When the witness arrived at her home, she relayed the experience to her son, who recommended that they drive back to the park and see if the being was still there. As they approached, they drove around the location. Then the son noticed a large dark shadow emerge from and stood up at a nearby bush. He stated that it ‘peered’ at him, though he didn’t see any eyes or face. He just knew that it was watching him and that he was overcome by intense apprehension. They quickly headed home. When they arrived at home, they were both very scared and upset…not knowing what to do. Should they report the incident to the local authorities or remain quiet? Eventually, they went online and found my contact information. When I talked to the witness, she was shocked at the number of sightings in the Chicago metro area. She had no knowledge of any of the previous incidents. It was quite obvious that she was still very scared and was afraid that the being may know where she lives. I asked the witness to keep in contact with me if she has another experience, hears of any other sightings or remembers further details.
Date: August 5 2017
Location: Melrose Park, Illinois at Winston Plaza
Summary: I would like to report a sighting that I had today in downtown Melrose Park, Illinois at Winston Plaza (1254 Winston Plaza, off Rt.64 W. North Ave.), just outside the Best Buy store. I was coming out of the Best Buy with my husband when we saw what looked like a large black bat that flew over the building. It must have been at least 20 feet or more up in the air and was solid black and flying very fast. I reached for my phone to try to get a picture of it, but by the time I fished out my phone from my purse, unlocked it and pulled up the camera the bat had flown quite a distance away from us. I was able to snap one good picture of the object before it got too far away from us. I am not the greatest photographer and my cell phone is a couple of years old already, but you can see the object in the picture flying off to the east toward the city. I did not see a lot of detail as it was up in the air and flying away from us pretty fast. I do remember it was solid black, bigger than any bird I have seen and had a large pair of wings that must have been 7 feet wide. I hope the picture helps in telling what it was or was not.
Source: Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse
Date: August 10 2017
Location: Santa Monica, Venice, Los Angeles, California
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Summary: What could these strange bright orbs be that were seen flying in the sky above Santa Monica, Venice, Los Angeles? Greg Ernstrom spotted the objects on the 10th August and started filming them. He then uploaded the video to YouTube to try to find an explanation. He first thought there were balloons or lanterns but after looking at the objects through binoculars he realised they looked more like smoke rings with twinkle lights in the smoke.
Greg explains “I first noticed these things in the sky while walking out to my car around 6:50pm. “There were a dozen or so, high up, and looked to be moving like balloons or lanterns. Living close to the beach and the Pier, I see a lot of balloons and lanterns so I’m familiar with them. “Anyway, I ignored them at first because I was in a hurry to move my car. By the time I finished (around 7:00) and walked back down the path the numbers of them in the sky increased by another couple dozen – AND there were a number of them quite low to the ground. “At this point I thought: Advertising stunt of some kind (we get those a lot in LA too). “It wasn’t until I got back to my door that I saw a whole “fleet” of them coming in on what looked like a flight path (disclosure: we are close-ish to LAX and the Santa Monica Airport and I’m familiar with the flight paths – you’ll see a number of planes in the video). As if they were coming from the upper atmosphere (over the Pacific) and down towards Pico Blvd essentially. At this point I thought “skydivers” or “flares”… and went inside and grabbed my binocs. “When I looked through the binocs (I have two pair, one with a stabilizer one with extra magnification) I expected to see lanterns, flares, balloons, or even drones or skydivers. Instead what I saw were sparkling rings of smoke that had some shape and apparent structure, but they spun like tops in the sky as they moved. “They almost had a jellyfish type body that seemed to pulse and was translucent. “Once I pulled out the binocs and saw this, four “zoomers” (what I called them) buzzed down from the sky (above the palm tree in the long shots for reference) and skimmed above the roof of the building directly in front of me (only a couple hundred feet in altitude). “They were silent, and moved incredibly fast (way too fast, as you’ll see) to be a lantern or balloons – and then they climbed in elevation after buzzing the roof. “I was alone, though my neighbor saw it as well. I should have gotten more people outside to be honest. Mistake on my part. But these clips in the video are broken up because I was going back and forth between filming and watching through the binocs. “I stated this in the video, but will say it again, this video does NOT do justice to how many of them there were in the sky. It was a constant flow, on a “flight path” seemingly of these things for 30 minutes or longer. It lasted a long time, and had to be seen by more than me. I slowed some of the clips down at the end, the one zoomer I got and another slow motion vid of how they move in the sky (you’ll see it tumbling @ the 1:51-1:57 mark).
Date: August 10 2017
Summary: I wish to report an incident that I had on Thursday (August 10th) at about 7:30PM CT (local time) in Chicago. I was out walking my dog and was watching storm clouds as they were coming in. It was then that I saw what I can only describe as a big owl that was in the sky above the lake just offshore of Ohio Street Beach. It was flying in a circular pattern and look like it was riding thermals as it was not using its wings much to keep it aloft but only gliding. I watched it for about a minute before it dipped down toward the shore and was out of sight. I waited around for about 5 minutes even walking the half block over toward Lake Shore Drive to see if I could maybe see something from that vantage point. I saw nothing else and then headed home as there was a storm approaching and did not want to be caught outside in the rain. I had heard a lot a stories regarding these sightings but never thought I would have one myself. I did not see a lot of details other than it was a black thing with wings. It was large as it stood out against the sky and you could tell that it was using its wings in flight. I try to rule out a larger than normal seagull or maybe somebody hang gliding, but none seemed to fit what I had seen. I’m reporting this to you to add to your growing list of sightings within the city. I ask that I not be contacted in regards to this or that my name not be used. The reason being is that I work for the City of Chicago within city government as administrative staff and do not want this to get out and potentially jeopardize my job. I am very sincere in my sighting and wish to share it with you, but cannot risk losing what has taken many years to accomplish. I can tell you that these sightings have not gone unnoticed and have garnered much attention, but there are powers to be that do not want the increasing number of sightings to jeopardize the Summer and potentially scare away tourists. But please know that these sightings have not gone unnoticed within City Hall.
Source: Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse
Date: August 14, 15 & 16 2017
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Time: 20 minutes until nightfall
Summary: “I saw something reminiscent of slender man. Obviously slenderman is a creepy pasta but this isn’t slender man. There’s a farm behind my house, separated by a canal. The farm stretches maybe about 1000 feet back before it hits a tree line. A couple weeks ago, I was eating dinner and was staring out at the farm. It was maybe 20 minutes until nightfall. I saw what looked like a really tall, gray version of “Gumby” walk out of the tree line, take two really large lunges, then disappear back into the tree line. It was much too tall to be a person. It was flat but its legs bended in a way that looked like a plank bending. Like how a piece of wood bows when weight is put on it but springs back up when the weight is taken off. Its body, from where I could see it, was rigid. It didn’t look flexible aside from the legs and the limbs were fairly wide. The next night, at the same time, the same exact thing happened except my parents were with me. It walked on two legs but it was more like lunges or arching steps than human walking. I asked them if they saw that and they just said “saw what?” Then it happened AGAIN the third night. So either my body is giving me random hallucinations in sync with my body’s time clock or there’s some weird Slendergumby demon living on the farm behind my house. I haven’t been home much recently so I haven’t been able to look for it again but if I’m able to. I haven’t seen whatever it was since those three times and was unable to get a photo of it due to how far away it was. Its movements and stride were consistently the same all three days and it happened at the same time each night. I’ve yet to venture to the farm to look at the area that I saw it, but when I do, I’ll take photos of anything that looks interesting or out of the ordinary. This was in the middle of a very populated city so seeing something this outlandish in a human heavy area was quite strange.
Source: National Cryptid Society
Date: August 25 2017
Location: New Mexico highway 550 in our motor home. We were about 30 miles northwest of Cuba, NM
Summary: On August 25, 2017 my wife and I were traveling southern east on New Mexico highway 550 in our motor home. We were about 30 miles northwest of Cuba, NM when we left the highway for a short time looking for a camp ground. After realizing the campground was 35 miles south and out into the desert we returned to highway 550. Shortly after returning to the highway we we’re cruising at about 60 mph and we we’re quiet, not talking. I had noticed before the event that we we’re entering an area where they had cut away a area of a high hill that seemed to leave a 40 to 60 ft high cliff on the north side of the road. As we came close to where the event occurred the only thing in sight was a truck coming, which was about a quarter mile away. As we entered the area of the cliffs I noticed a flash of white light that came from my left, I instinctively loomed to my left. I saw 2 creatures setting about a foot apart inside of a craft. They we’re within 30 ft of us and got closer as I passed by. There seemed to be no windshield as we would call it. They were dressed in a light green matching uniform. Behind them was a panel of what I would call “heaving light”. The creature in my left saw me out of the corner of his eye and made a strange facial expression and turned his head toward me, and in a flash, they disappeared. I saw the small control panel, his eyes in detail, his left hand, their slim body. I saw inside the vessel and was amazed with how beautiful it was. I could not see the outside shape of the vessel, but I did see everything inside. My wife says they went back into the cliff. I do feel the craft turned away from me. But where it went, I don’t know.
Date: August 29 2017
Location: LaGrange Park, a western suburb of Chicago Illinois
Time: 5:15 PM ET
Summary: I received a telephone call on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 5:15 PM ET from a woman ‘NL’ who is a resident of LaGrange Park, a western suburb of Chicago. The witness lives near Possum Hollow Woods, an area where she is an avid bird / raptor watcher. She states that at approximately 3:45 PM CT on Tuesday August 29th, she was along N. LaGrange Rd. watching the skies above Possum Hollow Woods and Salt Creek. As she looked skyward, she observed what she described as a ‘huge flying shadow’ glide across the sky at approximately 100-150 ft above the trees. Since she a very familiar with the raptors in the area, this sighting shocked her. She later referred to the photograph from the Melrose Park sighting, stating that the shape was very similar. As she continued to watch, she realized that this was an unknown flying being…and that the wings were broad and rounded in form. Then suddenly, the winged being dipped and descended into a vertical dive at a fantastic speed that the witness could hardly comprehend. As it dove into the trees, hundreds of small birds scattered into skies. She remained at the location for several more minutes, but the being didn’t rise out of the woods. The witness found my contact information and immediately called me…only 30-40 minutes after her sighting. She was very calm, and stated that she had a ‘whimsical’ reaction to the sighting, noting that it almost seemed that the winged being wanted her to see it and that it was ‘giving her a message’ that it knew that she was there watching it. She said that she was set to take a photo, just before the being went into the amazing dive into the woods. Her description was that the body was 6 1/2 to 7 ft in height and that the wing span was 10-12 wide. The wings were rounded like that of an insect with no sharp edges, but were attached along the body. She did not observe any details of a head. She was emphatic that whatever it was, that it was ‘definitely a living being.’ The color was very dark or black. There was no sound.
Source: lon strickler at phantoms and monsters.com
Date: August 2017
Date: late August 2017
Location: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Summary: On an evening in late August, 2017, a police officer riding down a road in a wooded location in a southwestern section of Westmoreland County, PA saw something that startled him. Ahead of him on the side of the road, the officer observed what appeared to be a ball of very dull white light low to the ground. He was familiar with the area and had never noticed any type of lighting in that location. As he moved closer and was about 50 yards from the round light, it suddenly rose up or stood up from the ground. It was then that the witness observed something that he couldn’t process. The officer told me, “it was the weirdest thing I have ever seen.” The ball of light was actually the head of a very strange being that looked to be about 6 feet tall or larger. It was tall and almost skeleton thin. The officer was of the opinion that the creature when he first observed it, had been lying on its belly on the ground with its head facing toward the road. It then stood up facing the road. In that dark location, he saw the dull light from the glowing head illuminating the upper section of the body of the creature. While the officer watched, the creature turned toward the right. The dull illumination from the head lit up the shoulder area. The creature then turned and faced him, then turned to the left and took off at an incredible speed away towards a location away from the road. As it moved off, the witness could see its arms swinging. The officer indicated that it took off at a speed that you could only call abnormal. “it was faster than anything I have ever seen. It was there, then it was gone.” The witness assumed that the creature moved on two legs, however, he could not see the lower sections of the body in the dark. The witness described what he saw as standing 6 feet or taller. The head was about 8-10 inches in diameter and shaped like a ball. He said the head was just a ball of light, possibly egg shaped but pretty round. The light emitted seemed to be just a dull white. The light illuminated the shoulders, the top of the chest and a section of the arms. The witness could not see the hands. The chest looked to be about 18 inches across. The waist appeared to be small, but the arms were abnormally long. The long limbs also looked skeletal with no muscle mass. The skin tone of the body appeared to be dull grayish-blue. The witness could not see any facial features. The entire experience only lasted about 10 seconds. The officer was confused as to what he saw and about what could move so fast. He pulled up his vehicle to the location where the creature and been standing and turned on his vehicle spotlight. He looked around the area but saw no evidence on the ground. The officer, after the experience, continued to try to make sense out of what he had encountered but he could not figure it out. I was contacted soon after the incident and we later discussed the incident in detail.
Source: lon strickler at phantoms and monsters.com
Date: August 2017