Nothing against the hairy ape-man himself, but I’ve never quite understood the obsession with Bigfoot.
Possibly it’s because he’s the most realistic and likely to exist of all the mythical creatures and aficionados are only waiting for that one piece of indisputable evidence. Or maybe people just want to be his friend. Who knows?
I do know there are hundreds of stories of mythical creatures in our country and I went on a (very short) quest to find some of them. And let me tell you, some of these babies are downright frightening.
]A large, bipedal amphibian-like creature, the Loveland Frog has supposedly been sighted around Loveland, Ohio, on several occasions. The first was in 1955. More recently, the X-Project Paranormal Magazine reports (from ultra credible sources, I’m sure) a police officer saw the creature around 1 a.m. on March 3, 1972. At first, the poor guy thought it was a dog and pulled over to help only to find it was actually about 4 feet tall with leathery skin and frog-like face. A second sighting, again by a police officer, happened two weeks later when yet another officer thought he saw an injured animal by the side of the road and pulled over to help it. Obviously this was a poor life choice and the man was scared out of his underpants. Supposedly he tried shooting it, but missed. Both officers remained anonymous (probably because they know the rest of us will think they are nutter balls).
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