I have posted before on the Frogs of Loveland, The Demon of Dover, and the infamous El Chupacabra, however, most of those posts are now long gone.
This post is an attempt to shed light upon and reveal similarities between these and other myths regarding bipedal reptilians. I apologise in advance
for the length of this post however once I began re-reasurching known instances I continually found cases new to myself that I simply could not leave
out. Please let me know if anything I state is inaccurate and please share your opinion on the below information, thank you.
The River Demon:
The Shawnee Indians inhabited the area surrounding what is now known as the Little Miami River. There tribe had a legend about The Shawnahooc which,
roughly translated means The River Demon. As the legend goes a small group of Shawnee Indians on a hunt stumbled upon a fairly large reptilian on the
banks of the river. The Indians attempted move in closer. However, upon doing so, the creature took notice of them, stood up on its hind legs, and
retreated back into the river. The Shawnee people became extremely frightened upon hearing this. Believing that this creature was a demon they sent
their greatest warriors to vanquish the demon or drive it from the river. The Shawnee Indians never again caught site of the creature and, according
to their myths, it is believed that after seeing the warriors approach it fled.
The Cree Indians of Eastern Canada told myths about creatures referred to as Mamnegishi. In their myths they describe the Mamnegishi as small bipedal
creatures having: six fingers on each hand, a disproportionately large head, no nose, elongated limbs, no hair, and large eyes. The Cree Indians
described the Mamnegishi as Mischievous creatures that took great pleasure in playing tricks on humans. The Cree Indians tell that the Mamnegishi
would paint Pictographs on the Rock’s near the Rapids where they were said to have lived.
The Indians of South Carolina that inhabited the Chicora- an area told legends of The Inzignanin, fish like humanoids that were five feet in height,
covered in scales, and had fairly inflexible tails approximately 18 inches long. These Fish-men were believed to consume only raw fish and are said to
have died out when the areas fish population depleted.
The Frogs of Loveland:
The first sighting of the Loveland frog occurred in May of the year 1955. A resident reported seeing three bipedal reptilian creatures standing by the
side of the road as he drove home at 3:30am. Twenty years later in March of the year 1972 a Loveland Police Officer spotted a small animal in the
middle of Riverside Avenue at 1:00 am. According to him, as his headlights hit the creature he suspected to be a dog, it reared up on its hind legs.
The creature was three to four feet in height and paused slightly before jumping over the guard rail into the Little Miami River below. Several hours
later, upon further investigation, scrape marks were found on the guard rail supporting the officer’s unbelievable story.
The story of the first officer gains more credibility when coupled with the testimony of another Loveland Police Officer who claims to have seen the
same creature in a very similar incident approximately two weeks later. The Second officer claims that while running patrol on the same stretch of
road, he saw the silhouette of what he believed to be a deer or dog that had been struck by a car lying in the middle of the road. The officer parked
his cruiser and approached the dying creature on foot. As he neared the prone animal it rose up and limped its way over the guard rail and back to the
river. The officer describes the creature as a “strange and unearthly frog-like creature.” As the creature fled the officer retrieved his weapon
and was able to take one shot at the creature he believes that he missed and the strange (presumably injured) being escaped. During the same month a
resident farmer in the town of Loveland reported having witnessed a strange bipedal frog that matched the description given by the two officers.
Wayne, New Jersey:
In November of the year 1974 a motorist on his way to White Meadow Lake in Wayne New Jersey reported seeing a large green humanoid with large
“frog-like” eyes and a wide lipless mouth cross the road in front of his vehicle.
Sightings at Thetis Lake:
On August 19th of the year 1972 a group of young males reported that they had been chased from the banks of the lake by a large scale covered
creature. One of the young men who reported the incident had lacerations on his arm believed to have been caused by the creature during the chase.
Four days later, at approximately 3:30 pm, Russell Van Nice and Michael Gold reported seeing a creature that fit the discretion given by the group of
young men in that it was "shaped like an ordinary body, like a human being body, but it had a monster face, and it was all scaly." They reported
that the creature emerged from the lake, paused to look around, and then returned to the watery depths of Thetis Lake. Both sets of witnesses
distinctly remember seeing sharp points protruding from the humanoids head.
In November of the year 1958 Charles Wetzel reported being attacked by a scale-covered humanoid with large eyes, a disproportionately large head, and
spines protruding from the back of its head while driving by The Santa Ana River. He claims that the creature began attacking his car, that he drove
over it, and that it apparently made long scratches in Mr. Wetzel’s windshield. A second motorist came forward saying that a creature matching the
description given by Mr. Wetzel leaped from the road side bushes and into the path of his automobile.
Lizardman of Bishopville, South Carolina:
In June of the year 1988 Christopher Davis reported seeing a seven foot tall reptilian humanoid while changing a flat tire at 2 a.m. near the Scape
“I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing. I ran into the car and
as I locked it, the thing grabbed the door handle. I could see him from the neck down – the three big fingers, long black nails and green rough
skin. It was strong and angry. I looked in my mirror and saw a blur of green running. I could see his toes and then he jumped on the roof of my car. I
thought I heard a grunt and then I could see his fingers through the front windshield, where they curled around on the roof. I sped up and swerved to
shake the creature off.”
After telling these events to his parents that night his father discovered that his side view mirror had been nearly torn off and the roof of the car
had large scratch marks in it. After this initial encounter hundreds of residents of Lee County reported witnessing the creature first hand. Several
large foot prints were discovered in the surrounding area all bearing three toes. Davis has since passed a private polygraph test regarding his
testimony of the attack. Rick Welch, a former Sumter police detective released a few of the questions passed by Davis during the polygraph” "Was
the creature that attacked your car green and black? Were you drinking or smoking drugs? Were you really driving 35 mph when a creature jumped on your
car? Did it occur immediately following your changing a flat tire?"
Demon of Dover:
The first sighting of the Dover Demon occurred at 10:30pm on April 21st of the year 1977. Seventeen year old Bill Bartlett was driving though Dover
Massachusetts with two of his friends when his headlights revealed a small creature creeping along a low stone roadside wall. As his vehicle
approached the creature he was able to see it clearly and described it as approximately three to four feet in height, hairless, with a large head, no
nose, elongated limbs, and large orange eyes.
Approximately two hours later, fifteen year old John Baxter reported seeing a similar creature on his way home from his girlfriend’s house. He
claims that while walking along the side of the road he noticed a small figure walking towards him. Believing it to be someone he knew Baxter called
out to the figure. The figure suddenly stopped and darted down one side of the adjacent gully and up the far bank. Baxter pursued the creature and got
a good look at it, he describes it as having a large head and a very thin long body. After seeing the creature clearly he became scared and ran home
as fast as possible.
The next evening eighteen year old Will Taintor and fifteen year old Abby Brabham were driving home at around 12:00am and claim to have seen a similar
creature crouched by the side of the road.
El Chupacabra is commonly described as being between three to five feet in height, having kangaroo-like hind legs, large glowing red eyes, and a row
of spines down the center of its back. Its name translated means The Goat Sucker as this is its most common prey. El Chupacabra is famous for draining
the blood from its victims using small bite marks; there marks have ranged in number, usually from two to four marks. No foot prints are ever found
surrounding the animal’s carcass and there have been several instances where surrounding animals, including guard dogs, do not become alarmed during
these attacks which can happen as quickly as fifteen minutes. El Chupacabra’s first reported attack was in 1956 in the town of Oracle Arizona
approximately 35 miles west of Tucson; this attack began numerous “kangaroo Vampire” sightings in the Midwest. In the early 1970’s El Chupacabra
made its way to Brownsville Texas where a cattle rancher found his bull drained of all its blood, there were no tracks surrounding the body. In the
mid 1970’s El Chupacabra moved to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. It was responsible for a large number of cattle mutilations that are often blamed
on either condors or Extra Terrestrials again livestock was found drained of all blood with no tracks in the general vicinity. In the year 1993 The
Goat Sucker moves up to Jersey where numerous witnesses claim to have seen a kangaroo like beast with red eyes. However these sightings may be more
Jersey Devil related but the jury is still out on that. In 1994 El Chupacabra finally lands in Puerto Rico and claims more prey, the sightings and
victims are spermatic in nature occurring at odd intervals. In 1995 El Chupacabra attacks are reported in Klamath Falls Oregon and Torriclla Baja
Region, not to mention that in this year El Chupacabra fully invades Puerto Rico striking in Cavanos, Cagus, Guanica, Naguabo, and San German. El
Chupacabra is spotted over thirty Five times in a three moth period in the territory of Puerto Rico. In 1996 El Chupacabra attacks in Miami Florida
where it killed over forty animals, Isabella county Michigan, Klamath Falls Oregon, Rio Grande Valley Texas, Juarez Mexico, Calderon Village Sinalo
Mexico, Sonora Mexico, and Chiapas Mexico. In 1999 El Chupacabra is witnessed and reported only in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. In
the year 2000, aside from continued attacks in Puerto Rico, El Chupacabra is blamed for the deaths of hundreds of animals in Calama Chile which lies
approximately 72 miles from the capital.
So, in case you do not have enough free time to read and analyze the unnecessary amount of information I have presented, here is a quick compare and
6 have been seen near or at water, 3 have not.
4 stand at three to five feet in height, 5 are either taller or are unknown.
3 have glowing red or orange eyes, 6 do not.
3 have spines protruding from either the head or the back, 6 do not.
4 appear to be violent or territorial, 5 do not.
All stand on their rear legs when moving.
4 have scales, 5 do not.
None have hair.
1 has a known tail 8 do not.
So in looking at all of these fascinating cases, aside from being hairless and standing on two legs I can find no common ground between all of these
sightings. Logic would therefore tell you that we are dealing with more then one species. Of all the creatures I would say that El Chupacabra least
fits the common mold and therefore may not even be in the same family. The glowing eyes can be accounted for easily, almost all of these encounters
happen at night meaning that humans would need assistance to see the creature clearly (Head Lights, Flashlight, Etc.) many animals eyes reflect direct
light in a way that makes their eyes appear to glow. Also, I just stumbled upon this while making my last point; most of these attacks have happened
at night meaning that whatever these things truly are they may very well be nocturnal. This would explain the need for such large eyes. Before it is
stated that these creatures are extraterrestrial I would like to say I find it highly improbable as all of these beings follow behavioral traits found
in known animal species.
What are your opinions on the origins of such creatures and how they may or may not be related to one another? Also, if you have any additional
information to contribute to these cases, have information on a similar case, or have experience one of these yourself, please post. Thank you for
your time and your input.