I will tell you about the experience in as much detail as I can.
I have been studying such things as this; from Bigfoot (which is and always will be my main interest) to Chupacabras to Mothmen and more since I was in the 4th grade. From anything cryptozoological in nature to U.F.O 's and Ghosts you name it.
So naturally when my uncle told me of his experience I was a little more than intrigued. I must say first that while my uncle is not above a little exaggeration from time to time (guess it's an uncle thing) he swears that this did indeed happen and said nothing for years and actually never went into all the detail with anyone until just recently when he confided it to me the whole story and I do have his permission to tell it here and I did promise to leave out his name.
Anyway, the incident took place back in the summer of 1976 in the state of Utah somewhere between the town of Panguitch and Hatch in the Dixie National forest.
They were traveling north on highway 89. Sighting occurred at night at around 11:00 p. m.
The skies were clear and no other vehicles were in the area at the time. The area was lightly forested but there were no trees or brush obstructing their view, no tree stumps or boulders in the area either.
While driving north the headlights, which at the time were set to high beams, partially picked up what he describes as a half man/half bird creature standing in the middle of a clearing containing no visible grass.
The creature itself was approximately 70' away. He describes it as being between 5' 1/2 to 6' tall. It had large eyes that did not glow or produce any color a large head and no visible neck.
He describes it as having wings that were either folded or attached to or part of the arm and folded in front of itself.
There were no visible feathers and he describes the skin as looking like dark or weathered human looking skin with dark or dirty spots on it. He also describes it as having a large wide body but my thought is that it could have had something to do with the wings or whatever appendages it might have had.
Other witness included the passenger who had remarked on seeing something also. The sighting only lasted about 10 seconds. The car was traveling around 50 miles per hours but when the creature was sighted my uncle took his foot off of the gas and started to brake to slow down.
They continued traveling north after the sighting looking for a good place to turn around and when they returned to the location of the sighting it was already gone.
During the initial sighting and during their return to that location there was no sound or smell. They never exited the vehicle because they were scared and so there were no footprints seen.
One more thing that I should include is neither witness had been drinking alcoholic beverages or taking any prescription medication at the time. If my uncle recalls anymore information about his sighting I would be more than happy to forward it to you and you may also post this story if you would like.
Actually it is my hope that you do post it so that anyone else who had a similar occurrence could be motivated by this report to come forward and tell their story and maybe with enough people volunteering information we can get a better picture of what this is and maybe learn of something new.
Thanks again and take care, Fred
p. s If you get anymore information about anything like this in the area or even of something remotely similar in the state I would greatly appreciate anything you can send my way...Aliendave.com
After a long day the witness had gone outside to his covered driveway for a smoke and look at the night sky.
The witness looked towards the north and thought about his recent (saucer) sighting wondering what it was all about.
In the near distance, at no more than a couple of hundred feet he saw a faintly visible moving object that flitted from side to side. Whatever it was it reflected light from the streetlights.
Its side to side movement was so quick initially he couldn't tell if it was one object or two.
The object then zipped directly over his neighbor's house across the street. It continued to move side to side in a space of approximately 50 feet.
It then stopped and the witness was able to observe it more clearly. The object was a humanoid with large eyes and wing-like appendages and was probably 2 to 3 feet in width.
It remained still and he could see wavering reflections from its "wings". They were not beating like a bird, but showed shimmering reflections from the streetlights.
The witness felt the hair on his head rise al the way down his back to his ankles. It appeared to be watching the witness as he smoked his cigarette.
The witness felt threatened and then said out loud, "I see you!" Then the flying figure went from stationary to out of sight right over the witness head in an instant.
He then came out from under his covered carport and turned to follow its movement. Immediately it zipped into view directly above his head, obviously studying the witness who could see really large and intensely dark "eyes".
It seemed surprised by the witness looking right at it, it didn't like being seen. The witness apprehension rose even higher.
The creature then turned away and disappeared like a shot. It had a birdlike shape, but was thicker. The witness insists that it wasn't a bird, bat or any familiar nocturnal creature and has never seen anything like that before.
HC addendum Source: Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research
Delfino Garcia Zarate was at his post as security guard at the Technical Secondary school # 98 Mariano Escobedo and was making the rounds in the patio area when he heard a loud sound resembling a bird moving its wings at a very high rate of speed.
Curious he looked up in the direction from which the sound originated and was able to see a hairy man-like figure with two huge dark wings.
Terrified he ran into the school and hid in one of the schoolrooms until the morning.
Around the same time a woman living in the Unidad Puerta Grande suburb was out in her back patio washing some dishes when she also heard a loud thrashing sound overhead, at first she thought it could had been an eagle and looked up but was surprised to see a hairy man-like figure floating overhead on a pair of huge wings.
Terrified she also ran into the house.
Also around the same time in Cocolapam suburb a man and his son were repairing the TV antenna on their roof when they noticed a winged creature, gray and hairy in appearance that was approaching their location from a northerly direction; the winged humanoid glided on a pair of huge wings and quickly disappeared from sight.
Another woman reported being awake around 3 AM taking a shower when she looked out the bathroom window in the direction of nearby Cerro De Escamela was surprised to see a huge winged dark creature resembling some type of prehistoric being gliding slowly over the area.
Others in nearby Cerro del Borrego have seen a similar winged creature.