The Great Frog Fraud of Creek County

The journey to the “Creek County Frog” is an adventure unto itself. Was it that we in the area and thought we’d drop by? Could it be that we simply ADORE frogs and just had to see a really big one in rock form? Or maybe it’s that David has a more than unreasonable affinity for crazy quirky crap. We’re pretty sure that’s it. Yeah, that’s definitely it.

The sizeable limestone amphibian lives smack dab in the heart of nowhere. The nearest settlement is Mannford, Oklahoma, home to a bit more than two thousand souls, numerous Yeti and a number of genuinely spooky characters.

According to Wikipedia, the source of all… CONTINUE READING >>

The
journey to the “Creek County Frog” is an adventure
unto itself. Was it that we in the area and thought we’d
drop by? Could it be that we simply ADORE frogs and just had
to see a really big one in rock form? Or maybe it’s that David
has a more than unreasonable affinity for crazy quirky crap.
We’re pretty sure that’s it. Yeah, that’s definitely
it.

The
sizeable limestone amphibian lives smack dab in the heart
of nowhere. The nearest settlement
is Mannford, Oklahoma, home to a bit more than two thousand souls,
numerous Yeti and a number of genuinely spooky characters.

 

According
to Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, the Mannford area has
a sizable Bigfoot population. Somehow we missed seeing them or
we certainly would have some blurred, grainy pictures to show.

Another website
is wholly dedicated to myriads of truly revolting ghost sightings.
The accounts include “a badly mangled hunter dragging a dead
wolf,” “a seriously burned lady spotted glugging down
blood from a jar,” “an armed forces uniform walking
around devoid of a body“ and, our personal favorite, “a
young lady with a cable around her neck was made out suspended
in the air like a balloon,” among the gruesome tales. Makes
one think that there are more ghosts than humans in Mannford.
Moonshine?

This would
certainly seem to be the kind of place to steer clear of, but
alas, the Frog beckoned.

About five
miles outside Mannford, we found ourselves on a backwoods road
with no signage and one rickety mother of a bridge. Hesitantly
(okay, Veronica may have threatened David with his life if he
didn’t turn around right that minute, it‘s just a ROCK
for God‘s sake), we crossed over, offered a silent prayer
of thanksgiving and worked our way to Frog Road. We were venturing
into EPIC territory, the post-pollywoggal amphibian actually has
its own road!

We passed
by a home with an impressive life-sized ceramic deer family
and an old commode in the yard (got to love some lawn ornamentation!).
Further on, suspended in the trees, old tires sported hand
painted letters that
read “NO TRESPASSING KEEP OUT.” Undeterred, we arrived
at the Frog. (Note: If you get to the appliances dumped off into
the ravine, you’ve

gone too far).

The
Frog was a sight to behold. From high on his perch, he blankly
stares out over his domain. We almost expected his brilliant
white throat thingy to puff
out with a loud croak.

Obviously,
someone put a lot of love and care into the upkeep of the Frog,
but we stood pondering whether it would have resembled a frog
at all,

if not for the paint job. After a great deal of study,
we determined that the eye was the key to what made the impression
work. If not for the eye, jutting unnaturally and majestically
from the base, the formation would be just another big boulder
on the edge of the road.

In awe,
and wanting a closer look, we climbed the hill to look at
Frog from all angles. He had been lovingly decorated all
the way around his body and—HEY WAIT JUST A MINUTE MISTER!
The Frog is a FRAUD. On the back side, it
was clear that his eye — the very essence of his froggly-ness —
had been constructed from wood and concrete!

How many thousands
of people

have been duped by this counterfeit Croaker and the
scheming people of Creek County? How could this BE? We felt like
the MythBusters of weird crap on the side of the road. The truth
must be exposed.

Suddenly,
an eerie pall came over us, our elation bubble popped. We felt
exposed, as if someone — no, someTHING — was watching us. Thoughts
of Bigfoot, wolf dragging hunters, blood glugging spirits, balloon
ladies and empty army suits drove us to near panic.

What if the
bridge collapses on our way out? Could the spirits be in cahoots
to protect the frog’s secret from being revealed? Would we
ever be allowed to get out with the secret of the Creek County
Frog alive…?

David & Veronica,
GypsyNester.com


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5 thoughts on “The Great Frog Fraud of Creek County”

  1. >Ok guys.. Love this post!! Know the Bigfoot family personally as I'm from Ok. Such an intersting family history ya know. Actually met some of their neighbors last time I was in Norman Ok. But the neighbors weren't too happy with them. although the frog is friendly enough:)

  2. >Wait…you didn't camp out there to see the creatures of the night? Man I thought you 2 were brave souls! Once you've raised kids nothing should scare you! LOL! I for one love Toilet flower pots! They are so assy, I mean classy!
    Joan Penfold

  3. >saw your piece on the frog rock fraud(!!!!)of creek county on roadsideamerica.com . i have to admit,at first i was a little upset,i have taken my kids by frog rock for years(good catfishing area a couple of miles east of the frog)and we have examined every nook and cranny of the frog and up until a few years ago it was all real natural sandstone formation.the paint was always faded.any reconstruction would have been obvious with thin paint.as stated something must have happened to the eye.now the paint is always fresh.my guess is the people at the frog rock church camp(east of the fishing hole)keep the paint fresh and maybe did the reconstruction. roadsideamerica.com shows 3 pictures of the frog.the top and bottom pictures have the original eye,the middle one shows the new eye. so, it may be a fraud now,but it didnt use to be. westsider59

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