The Loveland frog (otherwise known as the "Loveland Lizard") is said to be a human-like creature with the face of a frog that was allegedly first spotted in Loveland, Ohio. It is generally considered a cryptid—a creature rumored or reported to be living, but with no confirmable proof. In fact, many residents have never heard of it.
The first claimed sighting was in May of 1955. A businessman is said to have seen three or four 3-foot-tall frog-faced creatures squatting under a bridge near Loveland. They were described as having wrinkles instead of hair on their heads, lopsided chests, and wide mouths without lips, like frogs. One of them is said to have held up a bar device that shed sparks. A strong odor of alfalfa and almonds was reportedly left behind.
For approximately 20 years there were no further reported sightings of the Loveland Frog. On March 3, 1972, police are said to have seen a 4-foot tall frog-faced human-like creature with leathery skin, again near Loveland. It jumped over a rail and into the Little Miami River. Two weeks later, the officers saw it again, lying in the road. It got away as the officer shot at it and apparently missed.
The officer's description allegedly was as follows:
The creature was three to four feet tall, 50 to 75 pounds, leathery skin, possibly wet - matted hair on its body that made it look textured, possible tail, a head and face like a frog or lizard, and could leap over the roads' guard rail.
A local farmer is also said to have seen the Loveland frog later that month.
Although the officers in question did not report their encounter, word of it leaked to the news media.
Security personnel in a motel in the Dominican Republic are said to have seen a similar creature in September 1998. They said it was about five feet long and three feet wide.
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