The Mothman Keeps Lurking Around Chicago 


Finally, some good news: people in Chicago keep spotting the Mothman, a flying monster with glowing red eyes.

There are your basic paranormal bitches, like Bigfoot and UFOs, and then there’s the Mothman, who first reportedly appeared to West Virginians in the 1960s. Mothman-heads believe he was the reason Point Pleasant’s Silver Bridge collapsed in 1967. Since then, he has gotten his own statue, festival, and horror movie. He did not, you may remember, win last year’s Jezebel contest declaring a new mythological beauty icon.

Now VICE reports that in 2017 alone there have been 55 reported cases of flying humanoids in Chicago, which are all apparently the dear Mothman:

Accounts have varied from “a large, black, bat-like being with glowing red eyes” to “a big owl” or something that resembled a “Gothic gargoyle” or a “Mothman.” Most eyewitnesses spotted the being in-flight, but some particularly disturbing reports detailed it dropping onto hoods of cars, peering in through windows, and swooping down at bystanders.

Psssh, sure, “big owl.”

Lon Strickler, who wrote the book Mothman Dynasty: Chicago’s Winged Humanoids, tells the website that he believes there are “at least three” flying humanoids hanging around the city. “I think they’re flesh and blood beings that aren’t of this world,” he says. Sounds like a fun group to invite over for fondue, Chicago!

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