The Dover Demon

A car full of teenagers was driving down a darkened rural road, in dover mass. One claimed to have seen a large eyed creature, with a bulbous head and tendril like fingers. The eyes were glowing and it appeared to be climbing over an old stone wall. William Bartlette was the one that saw it best, later creating the famous “Dover Demon” sketch.

John Baxter was walking through the woods that same night and claimed to see the same creature. Another young person, Abby Brabham, reported seeing the creature standing up, displaying its 4 foot tall stature. All three witnesses drew sketches of the creature and all three were very similar.

Known as the Mannegishi by the Cree Indians and Memegwesi by the Ojibwa, this little creature is thought to be very similar to the dover demon. Considered to be one of “the little people”, the memegwesi is a trickster, known to live in between the rocks of rivers and tip over canoes. Sometimes, pulling the hapless occupants into the whirlpools where they drown them.

The Loveland Frog Men

Something very strange happened along the little Miami river back in 1955, in Loveland Ohio.
At around 3:30 Am a businessman was traveling on a road that ran along the little Miami, when he noticed three, small bipedal creatures standing alongside of the road.

The man pulled over to the side of the road and observed these creatures for over three minutes. He described them as having leathery skin and were definitely frog-like. They had deep wrinkles on top of their head and their hands and feet were webbed.

As if bothered by the mans observations, one of the humanoids lifted up what the man described as being a wand that suddenly started spewing sparks. The man got the hint and quickly left, the story, however didn’t end with this encounter.

Two policemen claim seeing a very similar creature almost two decades later.
an un-named police officer was cruising down the very same road the original encounter happened. He saw what looked to be a dead dog laying on the side of the road. It wasn’t . the thing jumped up and ran across the road, forcing the officer to slam on his breaks. The thing stopped in the middle of the road, and went from a crouch to a standing position where it stared the officer down for some time, then took off, climbing over the guardrail and presumably splashing into the freezing cold little Miami river.

When a fellow police officer went back to the scene to investigate, claw marks were found in the metal of the guardrail.

This wasn’t the only encounter involving a policeman. Officer Mark Mathews, again, saw what looked to be a dead dog on the side of the road. When he got out of his cruiser to investigate, he was shocked to see the body stand up. Realizing what he was seeing was not normal, he unholstered his side arm and fired. The thing hobbled over the guard rail, keeping its eyes on Mathews the whole time.

Mathews later redacted this account as being nothing more than taking a shot at someones escaped reptilian pet. He claimed he fabricated his account after his fellow officer was scrutinized for his report of seeing the creature.

Later that same year, a farmer was out walking his fields when he saw four similar creatures. They were small and stood upright. They had green skin and wide mouths filled sharp teeth. When they saw the farmer, they retreated to the little Miami river that ran along his farm.

Bigfoot in Detroit

One of my favorite bigfoot encounters is recounted in this video. It involves a young woman and her mom being attacked by a bigfoot who reaches into their car and attempts to yank the daughter out, leaving bruises all over her body. It was said that this was nothing more than a story concocted to cover up some type of abuse. This encounter is referred to as “The 1965 Monroe Monster”. I first read this story in John Keel’s “The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings”. It’s be funnest read on the cryptid topic and I highly recommend… I’ve read it three times.

Bald Dogman Sighting in Ohio

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a dogman not having any fur. It makes me wonder  to what degree the creature was lacking in hair; did it have a little or was it perfectly bald? Could this have been a dogman (or bigfoot) with mange or was this actually a rake sighting. FYI, when I say “rake” I’m talking about the cryptid, not the lawn implement.

First read about this encounter here: http://cryptozoologynews.com/ohio-resident-spots-humanoid-in-bean-field-dogman-aliens/