Airborne Frogman

Coney Island Brooklyn History 1

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.

Possible Explanations

There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • A supernatural creature
  • A hoax

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