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Lon Strickler | The Chicago Owlman Sightings, Recent Abductions, & Other Strange Encounters

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Lon Strickler | The Chicago Owlman Sightings, Recent Abductions, & Other Strange Encounters

Join host, Greg Carlwood, of The Higherside Chats podcast as he talks the recent Owlman phenomenon of Chicago and more with guest, Lon Strickler.
Buckle up people because this week we begin with a bang by bringing back one of our favorite paradoxes of the paranormal persuasion- cryptozoology.

With a multitude of questionable encounters spanning back hundreds of years, through various civilizations, these tales have long lived in infamy, from Bigfoot to Mothman sightings, or legendary Native American lore, it seems that perhaps there may be a few stones left unturned in this world where wonders never cease.

And as the recent sightings in Chicago raise eyebrows and capture more attention than a Kardashian, it seems about time to revisit cryptids.
Fortunately, today’s guest has been tracking sightings and encounters covering everywhere from Lake Shore Dr. in downtown Chicago, to phantom encounters in the Ohio River Valleey, and today, Lon Strickler joins The Higherside to discuss the strange details of these sightings.

A few valuable resources from the interview:

Phantoms and Monsters “Interactive Map”:

A Cryptid Zoo:

Phantom and Monsters “The Chicago Phantom Sightings/ Encounters”:

Phantoms and Monsters “Additional Ray Shaped Cryptid Sightings in the WV Ohio River Valley Revealed”:

Phantoms and Monsters “The David Eckhart Family Alien Ordeal”:

Phantoms and Monsters “Todd Sees Investigation (Ongoing)”:

David Jacobs:

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  1. Steve Zarpas

    September 12, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Supernatural. Floating in mid air while looking through windows? Matches description of black winged Satan in 1,000 year old Orthodox Christian icon I saw in Greece. Also matches exactly creatures a friend had in a vision of an apocalyptic battle to come. I think they're getting bolder and the connection to UFOs is anything but coincidence. Wild time to be on earth. I paid for a seat to the finally. Sharpen your swords mother fuckers

  2. Abrahm Davis

    September 12, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Ya know, this reminds me of an interview I heard about someone talking about synchronicity and 'OWL' sightings…
    I don't know if I heard this interview on your sight or not Greg… but sometimes these 'OWL's would be perceived as 'GREYS' by other members of the group of people that were there…
    It seems to me that there seems to be something about us as perceivers that determine whether we see these things as owls / greys / flying saucers / etc…
    It is a shame that MUFON will not work with this guy. The last thing we need in the 'TRUTH' community is petty ego issues!!!

  3. paktahn

    September 12, 2017 at 6:08 am

    you defiantly caught my interest when the subject go on reptilians

    when i was a kid probably around 7 or 8 i started to find myself standing in my bedroom in the middle of the night not knowing how i got out of bed and experiencing an almost panic like state from a fear from a sense that something was coming for me this started to happen frequently when i would wake my mother i could do is shush her and tell her to listen that they are outside eventually she would get me to go back to bed everyone in my family passed it off as a reoccurring nightmare after happening probably one or 2 times a month over the span of probably a year i had one final incident it started out like the others but the fear was far worse it was the middle of the night everyone was sleeping all i could think is something is coming for me i was in a state of pure terror in a panicked frenzy i felt like i had to get out of there so i went to the stairs to start down them but i felt as though i wasnt going down them fast enough then it seemed like everything was starting to move in slow motion which increased the fear i was feeling even more so i just tried to jump down the stairs even though i was only on the third or fourth one from the top and then something happened im not sure what but i still had the sensation of moving in slow motion but now i was not going down it was like i was stuck in the air mid jump barely moving then my attention was completely drawn to the bottom of the stairs as i saw something step through the door way at the bottom it had to duck as it came though as it was so tall it filled the entire landing at the bottom of the stairs it was bigger than anyone i had ever seen and lizard like the feature that stood out the most was its eyes scowling at me and then thats it next thing i know it was morning and i was waking up in bed after that i never had another incident i never told my family about the last time as i didnt think they would believe me i am 39 now i have had vivid dreams before but i have never had a dream like that i really dont think it was a dream as i can remember it so well just typing this brings the whole thing back giving me chills ive tried searching online to see if anyone has had a similar experience feeling like time was slowing and like gravity had been disrupted but i havnt had much luck if anyone knows of any incidents like i have described i would appreciate a link to them

  4. John Strange

    September 12, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I've lived in Chicago my whole life and have never heard of anything like this except for one time in like '89 or '90 when two excited and freaked out people swore up and down to me that they had seen what they described as a "pterodactyl" in the Forest Preserve. I think what they likely actually witnessed was a turkey vulture. When all you're used to is sparrows, robins, crows, pigeons, and the occasional parking lot or lake front seagull, then an unexpected turkey vulture with it's 6 ft wing span could take things up a notch or two in a real hurry, especially if were spotted flying low in the woods.

  5. seapr6

    September 12, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Lately, I've been seeing a lot of these really weird looking things. They always seem to have eight legs, a bunch of eyes, and the ability to walk not only on the floor, but also walls and even upside down on the ceiling. It's so creepy.

  6. seapr6

    September 12, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Poop samples. We need poop samples.

  7. stvbrsn

    September 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The descriptions remind me (as did the Point Pleasant mothman) of the overlords from Childhood's End. And let's not forget how high up Arthur C Clarke's connections go, and his interest in esoterica and secret societies.

    -as I was typing the above, Lon mentioned the word overlord, heh.

  8. Colleen Casey

    September 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I looked at the list from Chicago sightings and one was in my small, hometown…literally a few blocks from my house. I wish I could speak to the person who submitted that. If it's meant to be….I never heard of any of this and have lived here my whole life.

  9. J Brand

    September 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    We saw a wicked evil bird land on top of a building.then go away.many years in kentucky.

  10. Mexico Unexplained

    September 12, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    In Mexico, there are at least 2 flying cryptids:  The Lechuza and the "Man-Bat" both seen in northern Mexico.  I did shows on them (yes, shameless self-promotion).  Thanks for the interesting show.

  11. P 67

    September 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Who is the woman singing the cover of Hey Mr. Spaceman at the end? I love it!

  12. ThePaulstal Service5

    September 13, 2017 at 1:29 am

    You've reached a new low Greg, Congratulations. At least the greenbacks are flowing in though, right? That's what it's all about afterall…

  13. Jack Nimbus

    September 13, 2017 at 4:21 am

    he said Lake Shore Drive
    LSD 😉

  14. WingChunFever

    September 13, 2017 at 5:40 am

    What a Great show!

  15. Sacrosanct Serpenti

    September 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Carlwood is King. Thanks for another awesome podcast, Greg!

  16. mr. Adam

    September 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    first of all , nice greatings from germany! every time i listen to youre show it feels like listening to an old friend. second of all is, that most people dont get that realety is a frequency and some times frequencys just shift a little.if we could recordnize alle frequencys at once we would be be one with every thing. where just trap on one station (be a sleep FM). i was throwen out of kindergarten because i always was talking about friends that only i could see. i dont know how they looked but i remember that burned ring in the grass playground.20 years later i know how these guys make it short i got a 7 years old son and he tells me that he is been visited by freinds that can change the look to what ever he likes.every time somthing strange happend in my live there was a deep deep Bass sound (freequencys)


    September 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    CERN mission accomplished!


    September 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    That RANT at the end was IMPORTANT! Thanks

  19. D-Funk

    September 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    DRONES, lol.

  20. Carlo Alberto

    September 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    No way this "owlman" is not getting shot in chiraq

  21. Doctor Dorkmeister

    September 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I smell a government psyop

  22. big sadie

    September 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

    kick ass show , lon is da shit , butt im absolutely in love with the serene sounds of the stimulating siren luring my ship to rocky shore with mr. spaceman , has she a name mr. carlwood. and who wrote the original song because i know i could never have accesss to that question by googling it

  23. john galt

    September 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    It's man-bear-pig

  24. jesse white

    September 15, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Pterosaur Agenda man…

  25. EightAndAHalf1

    September 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Why does this fucking interviewer always sound sarcastic when he talks? Like he's just humoring the guy or something. "Wow, that's fascinating. Yeah, that's definitely interesting."

  26. jesse white

    September 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    btw the beings comming from the tv or computer is government experimenting on you.

  27. big sadie

    September 17, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Hi Greg , several people other than me were inquiring who the girl singing ,Mr. Spaceman is id really lil to know , so I've asked nicely twice ,what say u fuzzy britches ,is that nunya business ,anyhow if you take time to tell a guy named Tim ,who was so disappointed ,no 9/11 show on 9/11 ,that u can't listen to my podcast anymore ,I think you should maybe show your audience ,that you care bout your fans and all the duffelbags filled with hundos ,will keep flowing ,but on contrary if u hadn't noticed Tim was told nobody liked him in chat ,and he said my mom likes me, my kids like me ,my wife likes me…..thats kinda scary then u as the host tag on him tell him to go watch loose change and smoke some susquehana weed. And Ps your not welcome to listen to my podcast anymore!!!!!!!!! dude could be at the archery range perfecting self inflicted head wound with a compound bow …..So any how Mr. I never see Cryptids ,why don't I ever see lochness,, To the new I am the sasquatch whisperer , can a guy get a name of a female vocalist covering spaceman ,or is shitbgonna get messy Captain pattersongimblet,…… Well let the words be yours I'm done with mine or another way to say it would be Your cock sucking mother fucking move your move Capt

  28. ConspiraOrg EastGhostCom

    September 18, 2017 at 1:43 am

    RE FERMILAB particle accelerator near Chicago —- growing evidence links ion-gun directed energy weapons with 9/11, OKC and other "attacks". For instance, FERMILAB is 666 miles from OKC attack. Brookhaven Natl Labs is 61.1 miles from WTC (911 upside down and backwards). NIST is 19.47 miles from Pentagon. Numerology buffs will instantly recognize importance. SEE THE COMPARISON OF PHOTOG EVIDENCE AT CONSPIRA ORG website

  29. Truth Observatory

    September 19, 2017 at 12:01 am

    You should have Zachary K Hubbard on your show. its a shame that you dont.

  30. Holy Spirit Ministry

    September 21, 2017 at 2:15 am

    A really great Broadcast!!!

  31. Rol Pfeiffer Müller

    September 27, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Thanks pulchritude at your endeavors.

  32. garden Revolution

    September 27, 2017 at 7:26 am

    First thing I thought of when listening to the guest was what if Rahm Emanuel and some of his satanic minions summoned this creature in one of their ritual ceremonies . This thing sounds vampiric, the description of the woman who felt her energy drained was very similar to a shadow person I encountered as a child which I believe demonic. Call me crazy but I am one of the transdimensional / demonic theorists when it comes to many of these type of Cryptids. Regardless it was a fun show to listen to thanks Greg

  33. Margaret Edwards

    October 1, 2017 at 2:05 am

    A Jack terrier Russell??? Lon stickler is Dumbo!! He can't even speak English properly! A right ignorant uneducated idiot!!I'm unsubscribed from now!! CRAP programme again!!!

  34. Zac Alleywalker Lowing

    October 2, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I saw it, drilled it 5 times, then had sax with it! Would bang again.

  35. TechMetalRules

    October 25, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Bat Boy's all grown up!

  36. SummerNights & Neon lights

    October 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    from the Berwyn & Cicero area !

  37. Anona Moss

    November 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Its not an owl man, think jeepers creepers…iv seen and was stalked by one in the fields where i walk my dog in the UK. Iv come to understand that these (or at least the one that iv encountered) is more along the lines of a reptillian, more so judging by the wings, this would fit in with the draco race. They apparently show themselves to put fear into you and feed off the energy you emit through your auric field (electro-magnetic field). I truly believe that the jeepers creepers movie was based on these creatures.

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