If you're in the southwestern part of Ohio, and you see a large monkey running around - don't worry, you're not tripping. In all likelihood the monkey is totally real.
Because in fact a large monkey was reported to have escaped from a train carrying circus animals from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
In fact one petrified home owner in a nearby area of Ohio called authorities to report a lion that was "just layin' out there, cleanin' itself."
No word yet on whether either animal has been recovered.
We know the saying is that human kids run away and join the circus, but apparently circus animals run away FROM the circus!
We don't blame them.
[Image via WENN.]