Mysterious Animals Roaming Geauga County, Ohio

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 19th, 2007

Mysterious creatures roaming Geauga County

What are these animals being seen in Geauga County, Ohio? Why are they in Ohio?

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

14 Responses to “Mysterious Animals Roaming Geauga County, Ohio”

  1. Bob Michaels responds:

    Goat Antelopes.

  2. UKCryptid responds:

    Look like goats to me?

  3. DWA responds:

    I’m going to guess female mouflon (a Eurasian sheep).

    Don’t know if they’re kept as exotic pets; as livestock; or even on hunting preserves as are a number of other exotic hoofed species, both in the US and elsewhere.

  4. fallofrain responds:

    They look like female bighorn sheep. I’m not familiar with the mouflon, so it could be that. They look very like bighorn sheep seen here in the west.

  5. joppa responds:

    Blob deer.

  6. joppa responds:

    Actually those aren’t deer, but some kind of goat/sheep – plenty of people raise exotics and plenty escape – we are still looking for an escaped buffalo in our neighborhood, who’s been roaming the around for 9 months now.

  7. DWA responds:


    The mouflon is probably the European analogue to the bighorn.

    Here’s a pic of a ram.

  8. bill green responds:

    hey loren, very interesting new article about mysterious animals prowling ohio forests. thanks bill green. encounters of sasquatch creatures are realy popular in ohio as well. 🙂

  9. Munnin responds:

    Here’s a link to a page of mouflon photos on the web site of a German farm sanctuary.

    The fourth photo down features two individuals, and to me these look fairly similar to the subjects in the photo from Cleveland.

  10. fallofrain responds:

    A quick google search of Geauga County, Ohio turned up the business “Maple Hill Farm Exotics” in the town of Novelty (I like the town name). It specializes in “Sport and Exotic Sheep.” That’d be my guess as a place to start if anyone wants to pursue it further.

    Geauga Co. looks like a nice place to visit.

  11. shumway10973 responds:

    The only thing that I’m wondering is if the one with horns isn’t the male, then why doesn’t the other one have horns? I don’t think they are mouflons, although while googling pics I saw an ad for hunting them in Texas, so they are at least here in America. I was a little curious if there was possibly some interbreeding here. The one with horns definitely looks big horn sheepish, but the other one looks more deer-like. They are only cousins, and usually locale and decent numbers of their own kind keep them from thinking of mating. But if I was the only big horn sheepish thing somewhere in the middle of deer heaven, those does (female deer) would start looking pretty good.

  12. 12inchPianist responds:

    But how does it taste?

  13. Lee Pierce responds:

    Joppa, lost buffalo? You must live in one BIG neighborhood.

  14. heidihi responds:

    Yep, it’s a moufflon.

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