|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Large lizard
· Washed-up fish
The Mud Mermaids were a pair of strange amphibious animals encountered in October of 1891 in Vevay, a town located on the Ohio River in Switzerland County.
The creatures were described as huge amphibious lizards with human features. They supposedly had human-like faces, but dog-like ears.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A pair of large lizard
- A pair of washed-up fish
- The two creatures were found on the river's bank. The witness theorized that they subsisted on a diet of fish and mussels living in the river.
- The creatures were mentioned in an article in Weird Ohio.