A new sighting report sent to Lon Strickler at Phantoms and Monsters seems to confirm the report received at the end of June, which involved a large, bat-like creature with humanoid features seen outside of Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.

The following report was received on July 2nd, but takes place June 23rd, the same night as the previously reported sighting.

“Good afternoon, I wanted to write in and report a sighting that happened to me and my two friends a few weeks ago along the lake shore of Chicago.

We decided to report this after reading your blog about a similar sighting that happened the same night of ours. The events that I’m writing about happened on Friday June 23rd of 2017 at approximately 10 p.m. I was with a group of friends at the Adler Planetarium just hanging out and having fun down by the concession area.

We usually hang out at the lake side because it’s fun and you get to meet a lot of girls. This particular night we were hanging out at our usual table near the taco stand when we saw what had to be the biggest bat we have ever seen. This bat must have been at least 7 ft tall if he was standing up but again, my perception might be skewed because it was dark and this thing was about 20 feet up in the air. All three of us were like ‘what the f*** is that!’

We all saw it about the same time as it flew over and continued toward the area of Soldier Field. It did this for maybe 20 yards or so, then abruptly changed directions and headed toward the lake and flew out over the lake and out of sight. This thing made no noise and was easily seen by myself and at least a few other people. We were so preoccupied with looking at this flying thing that none of us thought about grabbing our phones and taking pictures. Which I regret because I could have posted this on YouTube or Snapchat and made a million bucks.

My friend sent me an e-mail with a link about a similar sighting in the same general area on the same night we had ours. That is why I am writing to report our sighting that we had that night. I am more than willing to talk about the sighting as long as my name is not used and my friends who were with me that night are too.

Thank you for taking my report and not thinking I am crazy because of what we saw. The one thing that does not fit in with the similar sighting that I saw on your site is there was no feeling of dread or despair, but an overwhelming urge to keep a looking at the creature. But that could have also been morbid curiosity.”

This brings the total number of sightings so far this year to fourteen.  All of the sightings have taken place in the lakefront area within a few miles of Lake Michigan.  The sightings generally take place in the evening or at night, often in or near a park, and witnesses consistently describe a large, bat-like creature with humanoid features.  So far no pictures or video have been forthcoming.

To report a sighting, contact Lon Strickler at [email protected] or call him directly at 410-241-5974; or fill out UFO Clearinghouse’s contact form.

You can view a timeline of the sightings so far here, and an interactive map here.

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