It's a large "frog-like" amphibian creature that was reportedly sighted in 1952 by one business man, and again in 1972 by two police officer's and one farmer.
So, what's so special about the Loveland Frog, you're asking?
The business man who reported the first sighting in 1952 told of his encounter that occurred on one road in the wee morning hours. Four creatures were congregated on the side of the road. He stopped to get a look, and then realized their size. They can stand up on two legs are were over 4 feet tall, with the head of a frog. What really shocked him was the fact that one of them pulled out a "wand" that shot sparks.
Twenty years later, two police officer's reported a frog like creature as well. It happened to be on the same road in the same area; however, one of the officer's, after retiring thirty years later, stated the story was exaggerated and it was probably a three foot lizard of some kind. He attempted to shoot it, to try to prove his partner wasn't making the sighting up.
Really? He needed to shoot a lizard to "prove" his partner didn't make up the sighting? Interesting.
Later that year, in 1972, an anonymous farmer also reported a similar sighting of these rare creatures on his property along the river as well. He said they promptly went back into the river when spotted.
So, a strange, rather large amphibian that hasn't been caught or documented? An alien race of frog-like people? Witches that turned themselves into frog-like people (would explain the "wand")? Or perhaps they are completely made-up stories to claim attention?
Personally, I like the witches theory. Perhaps they accidentally turned themselves into the frog creatures and were trying to figure out how to turn back. I'm sure they fled to the river because they didn't want to end up to be rather large frog leg dinners. Heck, I'd have fled, too.
One things for sure...I'll not be swimming in the Ohio river...ever.