Chicago Mothman: Real Police Accounts Say ‘Winged-Humanoid’ Still Roams City

Jan 3, 2020

Over the last two years, something strange has been happening in and around the city of Chicago. A cluster of nearly 100 different sightings of a flying winged humanoid have been reported by residents. And at least two accounts from police officers corroborate these encounters.

The characteristics are very similar across the database: it’s 7 to 9 feet tall, described as dark black, walks on two feet, has membrane-like wings attached to its back, and has bright eyes. Some eyewitnesses report red, while others report orange and bright green eyes, leading some to believe there may be several entities.


Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters Interactive Map by Lon Strickler –

Declassified McHenry County Incident Detail Report on creature sighting (FOIA):

Anonymous report of flying humanoid in Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago by police officer:

Anonymous report of winged humanoid encounter by O’Hare Airport security officer:

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Mothman drawing, CC BY 2.0:

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Books on the Chicago Mothman

The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest

Mothman Dynasty: Chicago’s Winged Humanoids