The July 28, 1884 New York Times reported that the people of Cleveland, Ohio, were, at the time, being "scared by a strange beast," saying:
"… For some time a strange wild animal has been heard in a swamp in Summit County, and glimpses of it have been had by children and others, who were unable to classify it. Great excitement and terror has prevailed. Yesterday 300 men, armed with guns, surrounded the swamp, but failed to find anything. It is supposed to be a panther."
This story is very similar to that of many other reports of mystery cats. The cat is seen, and then it is hunted, but is never found. That has happened many, many times throughout the years, and is how most cryptid cat stories end.