Post-jail sightings (2023)
We once again advise you to never ever directly engage with Chris nor attempt to get him banned from the places he's been to. On the off-chance that you cross paths with Chris, the absolute most that you should do is get some kind of documentation of Chris, but never to directly engage with him; otherwise, it is best to leave Chris alone. To put it more bluntly: DO NOT attempt to stalk Chris upon seeing him, and NEVER speak to Chris in ANY way, shape, or form, or to anyone at his current place of residence. You do NOT want to be a part of Christory.
On 27 March 2023, Chris was released from jail, with the only explanation being "released by court order". Beginning on 1 May 2023, sightings of Chris were reported in various places around Chesterfield County, Virginia. From June onwards, Chris has been spotted in a number of locations around the state of Virginia, including Williamsburg, Lynchburg, Bedford and Ruckersville. To date, there has been no confirmation of where Chris is living or what he has been doing in these different cities.
Most of the sightings are initially posted to the r/ChrisChanSonichu subreddit or to Twitter. Most sightings to date have involved Chris either shopping or playing trading card games at game stores. As of August, it has been confirmed that Chris once again has his own car. On several occasions, Chris was seen accompanied by an unknown woman, which has led to speculation that she might be his newest sweetheart.
This period of time has gone through a number of name changes, with it being referred to as The Chase (in reference to the Doctor Who serial) from May 1-6. However, people felt that calling it "The Chase" would encourage weens to actually 'chase' Chris, so from May 7-August 17 it was called the Post-Jail Saga. Eventually, CWCki users agreed to rename it to the Third Exile.
On the same day, a Reddit user called DarylMcGoofyGuy posted a thread with a photo of Chris, claiming that a friend had sent the picture. On Twitter, more photos were posted by an account named Speedymctweet, again claiming a friend had sent them. In the photos, Chris's hair has returned to its natural brown color, and he also appears thinner, congruent with his last mugshot. He also has a Sonichu medallion, most likely a Mark V version.
Another Reddit user, Alternative_Roof1940, subsequently posted photos of Chris from the security cameras at the Walmart.
Alternative_Roof1940 also uploaded a brief video clip of Chris walking away outside of the store.
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He also claimed:
|Chris approached the electronic department asking for a flash drive and also ended up buying a switch (yes......again). The second photo is from the electronics when he was asking|
|There was a large black van chris got into about 8 stores down driven by a large black woman. I didn't take any photos of the vehicle for the sake of the woman driving|
|No, there was no group. Chris was alone the entire time up until chris got into the car with 1 single person parked 8 stores away|
The address of the Walmart was not revealed by any of the observers, but the exterior view shown in Alternative_Roof1940's video indicates that it is located at 14501 Hancock Village Street. This location happens to be 10 miles (16 km) by road from the main campus of Gateway Homes, lending support to the hypothesis that Chris is residing there. One of the rules of Gateway Homes states “No registered sex offenders or individuals who have committed a sexual offense will be considered”, although Chris is not a registered offender and has not been formally convicted of incest, making it unclear if his charge poses an issue for admission. Without confirmation, we cannot say for sure where Chris is residing. Coincidentally, the Walmart is only 4 miles (6 km) from Manchester High School, which Chris attended from 1996 to 2000.
On 2 May 2023, Chris was spotted playing cards at the game store Battlegrounds, also in Midlothian, around 11 miles north of Walmart he was shopping on May 1st and a half hour drive from his speculated Gateway Homes. The photo was posted by Euclid_Class_Object to Reddit on the same day presumably. 
Euclid Class Object sourced the photo from a member of the "Zodiac Duelist" Yu-Gi-Oh Facebook group.
On the 5th, Battlegrounds set their Facebook store page to private, most likely due to ween activity.
Chris was wearing the same Mark V medallion he was wearing in the Walmart photos.
Chesterfield Towne Center
On 3 May 2023, for the third time in a row, Chris was spotted outside a Donatos Pizza at Chesterfield Towne Center in Chesterfield County, about 16 miles (25 km) north of the speculated Gateway Homes and over 2 miles (4 km) east of Battlegrounds. The photo was posted to Reddit by Pure_Lingonberry_677, who also claims his friend took the photo 
This was the first sighting where Chris was aware that he was being photographed. Chris appeared to be put off and even nervous, something uncharacteristic of him before the Jail Saga, though Chris could just be caught off-guard.
Also, the Sonichu medallion itself somehow turned its face towards the camera; whether this was due to Chris moving fast enough for the medallion to bounce naturally off of Chris, or that the medallion itself is possessed by the same forces set to bring about the Dimensional Merge is uncertain.
Earthbound Trading Company
On 3 May 2023 a reddit user called sagehazes who works as a cashier mentioned in a comment on the Chesterfield Towne Center sighting thread that they had rung Chris up at the store where they work:
|came into my store and signed the receipt "sonichu"|
At the time sagehazes did not elaborate or provide evidence.
On 27 May 2023 sagehazes rang Chris up again, and on 29 May they rang him up a third time. That same day, sagehazes posted a picture of Chris in line at the register and a picture of his signature on a receipt. While the pictures on Reddit are from the 27 May sighting, sagehazes claims that they also took pictures during the 29 May sighting. It remains to be seen if those will be uploaded as well.
In the thread, sagehazes did not name the store but described it as "a hippie/new age type store". One Reddit user identified the store as Earthbound Trading Company, a clothing and new-age chain which has a location in Chesterfield Towne Center. Photographs of the mall store on Google Maps show that the store's ceiling matches the ceiling visible in sagehazes' photo.
According to sagehazes, Chris had been to the shop at least twice, once near the end of April and again on 27 May. Sagehazes described his purchases as "usually jewelry and crystals" and described Chris as looking relatively normal (by his standards) but emitting an unhealthy odor:
|it was definitely funky with a hint of shit|
|pure shit I had to breathe through my mouth very shallowly|
Sagehazes also claimed that Chris was talking to himself while in the store.
|Hi so um apparently I was in the background of a Chris chan picture??? Some YouTuber named SmokeyMcC posted it and I was at the mall with some of my friends and we saw him there!! I had no idea it was him and apparently people on reddit are talking about it....|
|He was taking AGES in line though he was trying to find loose change all in his bag. I couldn't really smell him so ig I wasn't close enough or all the essential oils in that store were clogging my nose. Also I have a constant resting bitch face so I might have seemed mad but I really wasn't I was just with my friends at the time so I wasn't paying attention like at all|
One notable change from early May is that Chris's hair has been dyed a bright teal color. Also conspicuous is the absence of the Sonichu medallion, presumably to avoid recognition by weens. On closer inspection, however, the back of a necklace can be seen on his neck, as well as what looks to be a bump in the shape of the medallion under his clothes, so it is likely he has simply hidden it under his shirt.
The signature reads "J. Christ Chan Sonichu", showing that Chris's Jesus delusions remain strong after being released from jail.
Modern Table Top Gaming
On 30 May 2023, a now-deleted Reddit user Literally-poop spotted Chris playing Magic: The Gathering in an unspecified location and posted a photo of him to r/ChrisChanSonichu the same day. The Sonichu Medallion is once again presumably hidden under Chris's shirt.
User SaleneDreams identified the store as Modern Table Top Gaming in Chester, a community in eastern Chesterfield County. Photos of Modern Table Top Gaming on Google Maps confirm that the chairs and table in the store match those in the photo and that the framed picture behind Chris had been blacked out because it prominently displayed the store's name. The store is 15 miles (24 km) east of Gateway Homes.
Williamsburg Premium Outlets
On 7 June 2023, Chris was spotted buying Ben and Jerry's at Williamsburg Premium Outlets in Williamsburg, Virginia with two women, one of whom was in a wheelchair. On the same day, user CardboardJoJo claimed on r/ChrisChanSonichu that Chris had complimented their dog, initially without any photos and refusing to state where this had happened.
|Won’t say where, but similar to where they’ve been sighted in May. Was walking my dog and a person in leggings and a jeans skirt said “That is just the cutest dog!” and I immediately recognized their voice. I was shook and just told them “thank you!” but I feel so blessed.|
A few hours later, CardboardJoJo posted a photo of Chris and the women and disclosed the location.
|This was in Williamsburg at the Premium Outlets for those interested in documenting that level of specifics. Didn’t want to post this info at the time in case someone would attempt to go there and make contact. They were on the way to get Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.|
This is the first post-jail sighting of Chris outside of Chesterfield County. The Ben and Jerry's location is about 66 miles (102 km) east of Gateway Homes by road, a drive of more than an hour without traffic.
On 3 July 2023, a member of the Official CWCki Server posted that a friend had seen Chris at Walmart in Chesterfield County and had taken a photo of Chris looking at a display of G-Fuel drinks. Chris is seen with newly dyed dark blue hair and the photographer noted he (Chris) had his medallion on.
In the high-resolution photo, it can be seen that Chris has a drawing of the Neo Spiritual Christianity cross clipped to his backpack, seemingly a memento from his jail days as it is done entirely in black and blue pen.
Dragon Fire Games
On 20 July 2023, a 4chan user posted a thread on /b/, uploading a photo of Chris taken from behind. The user commented:
|I play Magic The Gathering in central VA. Chris Chan showed up for the first time here. Should I get her number?|
When asked "How bad does he stink?" the user answered:
|Nothing noticeable. For reference, this was at Dragon Fire Games in Lynchburg, Virginia."|
A photo taken from another angle, showing Chris's face, was briefly posted in a thread on r/ChrisChanSonichu. The photo was apparently sourced from an unknown Discord server, but the Reddit thread was quickly deleted by the poster, although the photo itself was saved.
This is the second known sighting of Chris outside of Chesterfield County, and the farthest from the Chesterfield Gateway Homes campus that he has traveled since his apparent transfer - Lynchburg is approximately 108 miles west of the facility by road, a drive of nearly two hours without traffic.
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On 4 August 2023, Twitter user The Otaku King posted a video of Chris at what appears to be a Walmart in Lynchburg, writing:
|Found chris chan (60% sure?) . Cool dude. Talked to him about sonic and shit. Don't seem that bad."|
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Walmart (August) Part II
On 24 August 2023, Chris was spotted at Walmart for the fourth time by DoctorWinchester87, who was initially reluctant to post the photo they took of Chris, though later posted it a few hours later.
Chris lookin' for grub.
|Just wanted to clarify for those who didn't see the original post I made - this occurred in Walmart in Lynchburg, VA this afternoon. I was just walking along and saw him coming down the aisle. I got this picture (which is slightly zoomed in from the original) and a preliminary picture which was really far away and blurry.
I did not interact with Chris/Christine other than just walking past and making brief eye contact. I did hear him talking to himself briefly.
On the road
On 25 August 2023, Kiwi Farms user Right Butt Cheek posted a photo of Chris's car from Lynchburg in reply to a post by user Stupidface about the information currently tied to the "SONCIHU" plate (Chris somehow misspelled "SONICHU" on his own damn license plate). The user also claimed that their friend sent it to them.
The plate information this was in reply to was the following:
2006 Chevrolet Aveo Last sold on May 19 2023 for $3,500.
14 Branchland Court
On 4 September 2023, Reddit user nemo1316 posted a photo of the same car from the Son-Chu sighting parked at 14 Branchland Court, indicating that Chris either visited or moved back to Sonichu Headquarters. Barb was sighted at the house on the 25th of August, though it is unknown if she was there at the time of Chris's arrival. The house was reportedly empty on the 8th.
|local chris chan sighting in ruckersville virginia! with a woman?|
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This was the first time Chris was recorded speaking since his release.
Sheetz/On the road Part II
On 9 September 2023, Discord user DooDoo fard2874 posted on the Official CWCki Server that he had found Chris on the road from Lynchburg and followed him all the way to a Sheetz convenience store in Charlottesville. He apparently ran after Chris, though Chris (thankfully) pulled out of the parking lot and drove off before he could reach him, driving away from Charlottesville with the same woman from the Food Lion sighting. He provided four photos and a video with no audio, along with the following account:
|I saw him, we followed him. at an intersection I ran up to him and yelled their name. We followed him to a Sheetz and he pulled into the parking lot. I ran after him and he pulled out of the lot and I yelled "CHRIS CHAN WE LOVE YOU" then he went out on the highway and we lost him.|
DooDoo fard2874 also reportedly took a photo of Chris, though it appears to have been lost.
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DooDoo fard2874 is most definitely a ween, and not a keen one either. DooDoo fard2874 was banned from the server shortly after he posted about his
sighting chase, and fellow CWCki server members found that his Facebook account was linked to his Discord account. DooDoo fard2874 promptly deleted his Discord account and privated his Facebook.
On the 16th, Chris was again spotted with Flutter, who was first seen with Chris at Food Lion, at a Walmart in Bedford, VA a town not far away from Lynchburg. A poster on r/ChrisChanSonichu posted that a friend had photographed Chris and taken a video.
Chris's cart contains two yoga mats and LED strips. It also has food such as tomatoes, peanuts, peanut butter, and whipped topping. He is wearing a My Little Pony shirt and seems to have the medallion on underneath his shirt.
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Undisclosed parking lot
On the 19th, Chris was sighted with Son-Chu in a currently undisclosed parking lot near Bedford by Reddit user battychaosgoblin and boyfriend. Chris briefly remarked on an Eric Cartman plush they had with them. battychaosgoblin described Chris as being "very quick and fleeting" and "skiddish", and described the interaction as the following:
|He even spoke to us, a half witted Eric Cartman joke regarding our little Cartman plush we fought to get out of a claw machine.|
|Couldn’t even snap a picture before he scampered off into the wilderness so we scoped out his car for photo evidence 💀|
When asked if Chris was with "his new gf" (referring to the woman from the Food Lion and Sheetz sightings, which was speculated to be a sweetheart), battychaosgoblin provided the following response:
|No, however I think he went into this undisclosed video game store with her and another individual as stated by someone we know who works there|
On the 17th, CVS employee and Reddit user justcuriousox claimed to have seen Chris at the CVS in Lynchburg and alleged the following (in reference to Chris and the woman companion (now known to be Flutter) who was first seen with him at Food Lion):
|she was all over that woman. Just kept touching her and had her hand on the back almost the whole time.|
When asked for photo proof, justcuriousox posted a thread on the 20th, uploading two photos of Chris and the woman together, clarifying in a comment that the photos were of "Chris hugging the mystery girl close. Then him kissing mystery girl."
Justcuriousox claimed other details, such as that "she seemed uncomfortable and kept her head down mostly", that Chris "seemed like he was kind of leading the shopping trip. He also was very close to her at all times. Co-Worker asked if they needed help Chris made sure to step so that he was between my Co-Worker and the girl", and that the woman paid.
At least we have some potential confirmation he isn't fucking his mother.
River Ridge Mall
On 1 October 2023, Chris was sighted by Reddit user merrymarigold at River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg, accompanied by the same woman he was seen with throughout September. This sighting, shared 6 days later, provided us with our first clear photo of the woman's face.
When asked how old the woman looks in real life, merrymarigold replied:
|My guess is probably in her 20's or maybe early 30s. I think her round face, hairstyle, and even the clothes make her seem younger.|
On 3 October 2023, Chris was sighted at the Game Junkies store in Roanoke. According to chemicalreligion, the redditor who posted the sighting, he purchased a Guitar Hero III controller. Chemicalreligion also claimed to have engaged in conversation with Chris, that Chris did not have body odor, and that the woman who had been seen with Chris throughout September was waiting in the car.
On 24 October, Chris was spotted by u/Swizguardin a Walmart in Lynchburg. Chris's cart contains a large box of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets, four frozen Salisbury Steak meals from Banquet, four frozen Sweet and Sour Chicken meals from Banquet, a bag of frozen ravioli, what appears to be a bag of frozen french fries, and what appears to be a box of Eggo waffles. Chris himself is carrying what seems to be a sandwich wrap. He is also seen alone for the first time in a while. This sighting comes from Lynchburg, where he was seen quite often, but is also where Flutter supposedly lives.
14 Branchland Court (November)
On 7 November, Chris was allegedly spotted by u/Taxistheft98 at 14 Branchland Court, moving boxes into his car. u/Taxistheft98 also saw Barbara at the door, and may have heard Clover. The redditor also claimed to have had a chat with Chris, who talked about residing in Lynchburg, VA and having taken Barbara shopping earlier that day.
|I met Christine today. I was working around 15 minutes away from Branchland, so I stopped by to reminisce. Lo and behold, the new Soncihu car was there. I shit my pants in disbelief when Christine stepped out of the house with boxes to bring to the car. I got out, introduced myself, and made assurances that I would not take pictures. We had a 10 minute or so kind of awkward, but pleasant conversation. It was confirmed that Lynchburg is the new place of residence, but no other specifics were offered. Barb is still around and doing ok. It turns out that Christine was just grabbing some belongings, and took Barb shopping earlier in the day. I did see Barb at the door, and heard the bark/howl of an old beagle that I’ve heard so many times before. There were no mentions of sonichu/rosechu, but we did briefly talk about the new Sonic Lego sets. Manifesting was brought up, and I was blessed, and we shook hands before I left. Overall Christine seemed a little nervous, but maybe happy to have a normal/friendly conversation. I took no pictures as I knew if I did, the conversation would be over, so you just have my word here. I am still in disbelief over it all.
Oh, and the medallion was being worn!
In a later livestream, Chris responded to a superchat who talked about having met him; Chris reciprocated that it had been nice to meet too. u/Taxistheft98 claimed to be the one behind the superchat.
Post-jail online sightings
- HEXBox#He likes it for real now
- PlayStation Network#Post-jail activity
- Pokémon GO#Post-jail
- Nintendo#Nintendo Switch
Files on Chris's incest charge
Post-release 14 Branchland Court fan visits
- Fan visits#DATSJUSTWATINEED2BUS
- Fan visits#Anonymous Facebook Member
- Fan visits#FaithlessnessSad5791 (AKA Barb sighting)
- Fan visits#Aggravating Art (2023)
- https://www.reddit.com/user/Alternative_Roof1940/comments/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/user/sagehazes/comments/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/14pxmud/comment/jql80m7/?context=3 (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/14q3k6v/alternative_photo/ (archive)
- Kiwi Farms posts (other users)#Soncihu License Plate
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/169yv4r/chris_chans_car_sighted_at_sonichu_temple/ (archive)
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 (note: DooDoo fard2874 deleted some of his messages before they could be screenshotted)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/16kdgij/my_friend_met_chris_chan_at_a_walmart_holy_shit/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/16n3enm/chrischan_spotted_and_spoke_to_us/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/172c59y/chris_and_girlfriend_in_lynchburg_va_oct_1st/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/16z5xox/chrischan_sighting_in_roanoke_va/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/17q65wn/believe_it_or_not/ (archive)
- Simple Existential Q&A at 9:49
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/17sjaz6/chris_seemingly_took_barb_shopping_recently/ (archive)
- https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/1830k69/christine_at_a_walmart_in_lynchburg_va/ (archive)
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