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#1 anasuya

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:33 PM

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In May 1955, a man reported an unbelievably strange sight while driving home at 3:30 a.m. in Loveland, Ohio, northeast of Cincinnati. He claimed to have spotted three bipedal reptilian creatures standing by the side of the road, and pulled over to watch them from his car for about three minutes. One of the froglike beings carried some type of bar or wand above its head, and sparks were shooting out of the device. The driver notified Loveland police of what he had seen, although no evidence of the creatures was later found.

Almost twenty years later, in March 1972, an unnamed Loveland police officer was driving on Riverside Road at about 1:00 a.m., traveling slowly because of ice on the road. Up ahead he saw an animal standing at the side of the road, which he first thought was a dog. As the cruiser's headlights fell on the animal, it rose upright from a crouching position, showing itself to be three or four feet tall with leathery skin and a head like that of a lizard or frog. The beast looked at the officer momentarily before jumping over the guard rail and heading for the Little Miami River down below. The officer returned to the scene with another policeman a few hours later, and they found scrape marks on the embankment where something had apparently slid down to the river.

Two weeks later, another unnamed Loveland policeman reported a very similar encounter. Driving on the same road, he saw an animal lying in the middle of the pavement, which he thought was either dead or dying after being hit by a car. He got out of his car to clear the animal to the roadside, when suddenly the animal jumped up and the officer saw that it was a strange froglike creature. It began to flee, limping as if it were injured, and headed over the guard rail towards the river. The officer shot at the monster as it went down the embankment, but apparently did not hit it.

Neither of the officers filed an official report of the weird creature, but word of their sightings leaked to the press, and the modern legend of the Loveland Frog was soon spread far and wide. A farmer in Loveland also claimed to see a froglike creature in March 1972. Investigators began to speculate on a connection with the 1955 sighting of reptilian creatures, and the possibility of a secret race of lizard men inhabiting Ohio's rivers. Some have suggested that the officers may have actually seen a Nile monitor lizard or a large iguana, which can be over six feet in length. But if so, these reptiles would have to be escaped from a zoo or otherwise transplanted to the area, since they are not native to the region.

Abnormally large reptiles and reptile men have also been reported in other parts of the country, including the "Lizardman" of Wayne, New Jersey, and the "Giant Lizard" of Milton, Kentucky. The most celebrated successor to the Loveland Frog in recent years was the Lizard Man craze that swept Bishopville, South Carolina, in 1988. A man reported that a 7-foot reptilian beast with red eyes and three-fingered appendages chased his car along a country road at over 40 miles per hour. A large number of other sightings followed, and police officers discovered three-toed tracks. But ultimately, the only hard evidence the Lizard Man left behind was the fattened bank accounts of local bumper sticker and T-shirt vendors.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:15 AM

Oh man, I love stories about mysterious creatures lurking along community side roads!  How did I miss this post?

I've heard the theory put out that creatures such as these Frogmen, and other mysterious creatures (Bigfoot et all) aren't actually of this world, but are of a separate dimension that occassionaly intersects with ours...which neatly fits in with the fact that no one ever seems to bring these creatures down or captures one.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:15 AM

being from sc i remember the lizard man growing up and having uncles like i did i was scared crazy becasue of it. I also remember something about the cat woman of roebuck sc. All i can remember is that se was half cat and half woman and had a scream that if you heard it something bad would happen.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:37 AM

do you have the cat-womans phone number by chance?
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:33 PM

lol
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:46 AM

does she look like Halle Berry or Michelle Pfeiffer?
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 06:25 AM

The cat woman sounds like a more modern Glaistig- which is half woman half goat.  She has been known to act as a banshee for some of the scottish clans.  She also used to guard herds of cattle and was associated with both water and the earth...

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:01 PM

from what i can remeber she was seen around some old tree and she would guard that tree so go figure lol
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Posted 09 September 2004 - 09:21 AM

Good story, I liked that, I wonder if there is any truth to it
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