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Glowing Winged Woman of Vietnam
Type Being
Continent Asia
Country Vietnam
One-Time? Yes
Theories  · Angel
 · Hoax

The Glowing Winged Woman of Vietnam was a mysterious humanoid being sighted by a man named Earl Morrison, along with several comrades, in August of 1969.


The entity was described as a floating feminine figure with pitch black skin. The woman’s hair was dark and straight, and her large black wings may have had a slight furry quality to them. Her arms appeared to lack bones as indicated by their sheer flexibility. The entity also had a slight greenish glow surrounding her entire body.

Possible Explanations[]

There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • An angel
  • A hoax

Notable Encounters[]

We saw what looked like wings, like a bat’s, only it was gigantic compared to what a regular bat would be. After it got close enough so we could see what it was, it looked like a woman. A naked woman. She was black. Her skin was black, her body was black, the wings were black; everything was black. But it glowed. It glowed in the night, kind of greenish cast to it. She started going over us, and we still didn’t hear anything. She was right above us, and when she got over the top of our heads she was maybe 6 or 7 feet up. We watched her go straight over the top of us, and she still didn’t make any noise flapping her wings. She blotted out the moon once – that’s how close she was to us. And dark – looked like pitch black then, but we could still define her because she just glowed. Real bright like. And she started going past us straight towards our encampment. As we watched her – she had got about 10 feet or so away from us – we started hearing her wings flap. And it sounded, you know, like regular wings flapping. And she just started flying off and we watched her for quite a while. (mysteriousuniverse.org)


  • The investigators Janet and Colin Bord said of this particularly odd case, in their classic 1980 book, Alien Animals: “Usually our reports of winged figures describe them as ‘men,’ but without any indication whether features are seen which tell the witness definitely that it is a man. In view of this we suspect that so-called ‘birdmen’ should strictly be termed ‘bird people’ or ‘bird persons,’ and that no sex attribution can honestly be made. However, the Da Nang sighting does not come into that category.” (mysteriousuniverse.org)
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