The Frogmen of Loveland crypto, alien or an hoax?

About three and four foot tall, bipedal, humanoid, webbed hands and feet, reptilian skin, and to top it off with “a frog-like” head, this is the description that witnesses give to the Frogmen of Loveland, Ohio.

First Sight of the Frogmen of Loveland

May of 1955, around 3:30 am, by the road along the Little Miami River in Clermont County, just on the outskirts of a small town called Loveland, Ohio.

On this lonely road, an unnamed witness saw not one but three strange creatures by the side of the road; some reports test he pulled to the curb, others that he was changing the tire (similar to what happened to the first sight of The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp).

This businessman said he watched the 3 to 4-feet tall creatures for about three minutes; they were covered with leathery skin and had webbed hands and feet.

Suddenly one of the frogmen held what the witness he only could describe as a “wand” above its head, and sparks came out of the tip of the stick.

Credible witness encounters the Frogmen of Loveland

Seventeen years later,  on March 3, 1972, a police officer, Ray Shockey, says that at about 1:00 am, he was driving slow because of the amount of ice on Riverside Road heading towards Loveland when he saw what looked like a dog by the side of that lonely road.

Suddenly that “dog” crossed the road right in front of the Officer’s car, forcing him to slam on the brakes, and a bizarre creature stood before him.

A frog-like creature, 3 to 4 feet tall, with leather skin texture and weighing 50 to 75 pounds, stood on two legs, looked at the police officer, climbed the guard rail quickly, and hurried down the embankment to finally disappear into the Little Miami River.

Another police officer was called by radio to investigate the scene. He testified that he did not encounter a similar creature but confirmed strange scratch marks on the guard rail, where the first officer reported that the Frogman crossed on his way to the river.

Two weeks later, also on a cold day, another police officer, Mark Mathews, had another encounter. According to his report, Officer Mathews was driving into Loveland when he identified what appeared to be an injured animal lying on the pavement.

Officer Mathews parked and proceeded to remove the body from the road, but the creature jumped to land into a “crouched” position. Following his trained instincts, Officer Mathews pulled his gun and opened fire.

The Frogman was injured but managed to step over the guardrail while staring at the Officer and again disappear into the river. The police officer described the crypto with the exact details as the other Officer but with a critical shape difference, a tail.

A year passed, and Officer Mark Mathews denied the details of his encounter, stating that he saw a giant reptile that probably “escaped from its owner.”

Later that year, while inspecting his fields, a local farmer claimed to have seen four creatures with large and circular eyes,  pale greenish-gray skin, 4 feet tall, and he added that their mouths were wide and filled with sharp teeth.

At that moment, they realized the presence of the farmer. The group of Frogman went in the direction of the river.

Some people kayaking in the Miami River have seen the Frogman on the banks or felt their kayaks/boats violently shaken by a creature.

Even a disturbing sight for the witness in all encounters, the Loveland FrogMen never tried to harm them; even the “sparkling wand” was to scare and keep the businessman away.

What do you think, crypto, alien, or a hoax?


According to WCPO, on August 3, 2016, Sam Jacobs and his girlfriend were hunting Pokemon between Loveland Madeira Road and Lake Isabella in Loveland, Ohio, when they spotted a creature in the water.

And more: Officer who shot Frogman of Loveland in 1972 sustained the story is a hoax.

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