In the early hours of March 3, 1972, a policeman was cruising on Riverside Avenue which runs alongside the Miami River in Loveland, Ohio. His job was to look for anything out of place or anything unusual at that time of the early morning which may warrant police intervention.
On the side of the road he noticed a strange shape. Could it be the body of a dead dog? He slowed down his vehicle on the icy road in case it got up and ran in front of him. As he got near to the shape, he stopped his car to investigate. Suddenly the creature stood up on two legs. It looks crouched over. Quickly the officer switched on his headlights. What he saw was clearly no dog but something entirely different!
The creature was around 3-4 feet tall and about 50-75 pounds. Its skin was leathery and its body was covered in what looked like wet, matted hair. The head and face looked something like a frog or lizard and he saw what could possibly be a short tail.
The creature stared into the headlights for a few seconds and then bounded over the guard rail and disappeared into the darkness in the direction of the river.