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Meet the Cryptids Haunting Ohio’s Imagination
A new exhibition pays homage to some of the Buckeye State’s beloved—and infamous—legends.
ONE EVENING IN AUGUST 2016, Sam Jacobs and his girlfriend were playing Pokemon Go near the inky shore of Lake Isabella, in Loveland, Ohio. The lake is regularly stocked with catfish, bluegill, trout, and perch (to the delight of local fishers). But the couple saw something that struck them as more than a little odd—and it wasn’t a creature roaming their phone screens.
“We saw a huge frog near the water,” Jacobs told Cincinnati’s WCPO television station. “Not in the game,” he added. “This was an actual giant frog.”
Jacobs paused his play and snapped some grainy photos. They’re tricky to decipher, but appear to show a dark figure standing in the gently rippling water, light bouncing off its enormous, saucer-shaped eyes. Jacobs was convinced he was seeing a frog rearing up on its hind legs.
“I realize this sounds crazy,” he told WCPO. “But I swear on my grandmother’s grave this is the truth: The frog stood about four feet tall.”
Jacobs wasn’t the first person to claim to see a monstrous amphibian roving Loveland. In 1972, a local police officer named Ray Shockey said he crossed paths with an enormous frog near the Little Miami River. Shockey kept it pretty quiet, Dayton’s Journal Herald newspaper reported that year; he didn’t want to spook anyone.
Soon after, however, his partner, Mark Matthews, was scouting the same spot when he encountered a creature that fit Shockey’s puzzling description. It hopped toward him, he told the Journal Herald—and while it wasn’t aggressive, exactly, it was unusually, almost unbelievably, large. Keen to get a closer look and preserve the evidence, he landed four shots with his .357 magnum. He told the Journal Herald that he suspected the thing was a hefty iguana that had lost its tail—but that it was hard to say for sure, the paper noted, because “the animal gave one last hop, fell into the river and was washed away.”
Exposed: The conspiracy theorists who claim coronavirus is linked to 5G, including the cousin of a cabinet minister and a former CIA spy
Members of a bizarre organisation that falsely links the new 5G mobile phone network to the coronavirus can be exposed today by The Mail on Sunday.
The cousin of a Tory Minister and the ex-wife of an EastEnders actor are key members of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ), which also promotes claims 5G causes cancer and is a weapon.
Other members include a conspiracy theorist who claims Nasa has kidnapped children and sent them to Mars as slaves.
More than 40 phone masts have been damaged or burnt in attacks linked to the claims.
Investigations by the MoS have now revealed that Chris Cleverly, the cousin of Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly, and Dounne Alexander, the former wife of soap star Rudolph Walker, are both members of the ITNJ. Other members of the ITNJ include former CIA spy Robert David Steele, pictured, has also said child slaves were being sent to Mars, forcing Nasa to issue a denial
The ITNJ is a self-appointed ‘court’ that holds unsanctioned hearings on topics ranging from child trafficking and corruption to the ‘effects’ of 5G.
An hour-long documentary produced last year by ITNJ founder Sacha Stone is called 5G Apocalypse: The Extinction Event. It has more than a million views on YouTube. Barrister Mr Cleverly appears in his role as a judge for the ITNJ and even suggests Ministers should be prosecuted for failing to protect people from 5G.
Ms Alexander, a natural foods entrepreneur, is a ‘judicial commissioner’ for the ITNJ. She is also an anti-vaccination campaigner who said last week in a newsletter that the NHS should be using ‘natural treatments’ such as garlic and drinkable silver instead of searching for a Covid-19 vaccine.
New Conspiracy Theory: Children Kidnapped for Mars Slave Colony | Space
Even in this age of free-flying conspiracy theories, this one’s a doozy.
On Thursday (June 29 2017), a guest on Alex Jones’ radio show named Robert David Steele claimed that Mars is inhabited — by people sent to the Red Planet against their will.
“We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride, so that once they get to Mars, they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony,” Steele told Jones, the founder of the controversial InfoWars website.
The Daily Beast did some due diligence on Steele’s assertion, contacting NASA for a comment.
“There are no humans on Mars. There are active rovers on Mars. There was a rumor going around last week that there weren’t. There are,” Guy Webster, a spokesman at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who specializes in the agency’s Mars-exploration activities, told The Daily Beast. “But there are no humans.”