The Airborne Frogman was a strange humanoid creature reportedly sighted by many residents of New York City in 1880.
It was described as having a man’s body attached to a bat’s wings and “improved frog’s legs”. The creature was said to wear a “cruel expression”, despite the fact that it also supposedly flew 1,000 feet in the air.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- A supernatural creature
- A hoax
- This kind of biological absurdity is quite common in reports of winged men, even apart from the facts that a humanoid shape doesn’t fit with aerodynamics very well and that anything weighing close to an adult human’s weight should have great difficulty getting off the ground.