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Rockford Paranormal Files: “Giant, shapeless, black thing” with “two very large red eyes.”

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Rockford resident Jonathan Lane described it as a “giant, shapeless, black thing” with “two very large red eyes.”

According to Lane, the sighting took place between 10:20 and 10:30 pm on an August night in 2016, sometime “before school had started that year.”

It was very late at night—my mother works nights because she’s a nurse—so I walk her to her car every night. I walked her out to her car, and she got in it and left. Then, as I’m walking up to the house, I hear a noise that’s like screeching brakes or something and I instantly look up. There’s a big tree in our yard and I see this giant, shapeless, black thing—and it has two very large red eyes. As soon as I made eye contact with it, it made that sound again. Instantly, it fills me with fear and intimidation, and I run in the house and start freaking out. The sound was so weird. I can still hear it clearly in my head. Like a large bird’s caw. Reminds me of the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, like the velociraptors.

The next day or so, when it was light, I went outside and I looked where the branch was and tried to see where I’d seen the top of it and where the blackness was compared to the tree. It was pretty substantial. It would have to be nine feet tall. It was a large space. The wingspan just faded into the darkness around it.

It was shapeless, but where the eyes were, I did see a little notch above its head where I could see sky.

What really bothered me was the red eyes and how far apart they were. It showed just how large it was.

Lane isn’t the first witness to report seeing anomalous aerial phenomena in the same spot as a strange winged creature. The Singular Fortean Society has been contacted by at least two other witnesses who have reported similar experiences: Paula, who said her 2016 sighting of a hulking, winged creature in Wauconda, Illinois, was preceded by her sighting of a strange beam of light two years prior, and Gerald, whose encounter with a weird, winged creature near Braidwood, Illinois, in 1957 was followed by a UFO sighting while on guard duty “at a U.S. Army station at a Nike Hercules missile site in Northfield, Illinois” in 1963. Several other anonymous sightings have also been reported to the sites Phantoms & Monsters and UFO Clearinghouse.

This report constitutes the latest news in a string of ‘Mothman’ sightings from within a few hundred mile radius surrounding Lake Michigan, including every state bordering the great lake.



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