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Sunday, March 13, 2016

loveland lizard by WEElliott

The Loveland Ohio frogman Legend

In Loveland Ohio there is tales of people seeing what is called frogmen. Sometimes the bipedal amphibians are also referred to as the Loveland Lizard but from the description, it sounds more like frogs. And beside that, I think we already have many "lizard man" sightings, and it way past time that frogmen got some press.

The Loveland Frog  is a legendary humanoid frog described as standing roughly 4 feet tall, allegedly spotted in Loveland, Ohio. A local man reported seeing three frog like men at the side of the road in 1955. The sighting happened along a road that runs beside the Little Miami River in neighboring Clermont county. The witness reportedly pulled his car over and watched the frogmen for about 3 minutes.

A police officer claimed to have seen a similar creature on a bridge in the city in 1972. The officer was driving slow due to icy road conditions when he saw what he thought was a dog on the side of the road. All at once the creature ran in front of his car, the officer slammed on the brakes, which caused him to spin out. When the car spin stopped the creature was in full view. The creature stood up and crossed over a guardrail. Two week later another officer, Mark Matthew, also seen and described the same creature. The odd frogmen creatures were also seen by a farmer. 

Of course, many people just want to dismiss reports like this and say there is nothing to them. It's much the same way they do with bigfoot and UFO sightings. But I think reports of this nature should not be so easily dismissed. First, we have multiple frogmen seen by a local man. Then, 17 years later we have 2 police officers spot the same thing. It just seems to me, that if the first sighting in 1955, was nothing more than a made up story, then it would have been totally forgot. So, it makes it seem less likely that the police officers were just continuing to hand down a tall tale. Plus, we normally trust the word of policemen, after all they are trained to observe details.

This legend reminds me of an old movie starring the late Roddy Piper. It was called Hell comes to Frogtown. In the movie Sam Hell (Piper) is a prisoner of the female faction who took over the US after nuclear war. Mutants thrive in the wasteland while humans face possible extinction due to infertility. Bomb strapped to his crotch, Hell is forced to rescue a group of fertile women from a harem ran by an evil mutant gang. The evil mutant gang, just so happen to look like frogman. While the movie is not the greatest thing in the world , it is a pretty fun watch, in my opinion.

When, it comes to the Loveland frogmen, there has not been any real video recordings of them, as far as I know. But there has been one attempted hoax video, which I will share with you.

Now, I wonder if there has been any more sightings of these 3-4 foot tall, webbed hand, frogmen. It would appear it has been roughly 40 years since a reported Loveland frogman sighting. If anyone has heard of a more recent sighting, or have seen one yourself, then please let us know.

(sources: cryptopia, wikipedia)

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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