Has ‘lizard man’ returned?
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — The fabled Bishopville, South Carolina, swamp creature known as Lizard Man appears to have surfaced again Sunday afternoon.
Sarah, a Sumter woman who says she went to church with a friend Sunday morning, stepped out of the sanctuary to see the Lizard Man running along the tree line.
So she did what anyone else would do — took a picture with her phone.
“My hand to God, I am not making this up,” she wrote in an email to the ABC News 4 newsroom. “So excited!”
She says they were just a mile or so from Scape Ore Swamp, the site of a similar spotting of what may also be the Lizard Man in May.
A man who asked not to be identified submitted a short video of what he thought was the Lizard Man Monday morning. He said he took the video in May while coon hunting but kept its existence quiet — until he saw the reports of Lizard Man outside a church.
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Scape Ore Swamp is the area where most of the Lizard Man sightings over the last 30 years have been focused.
Yes, there is quite a lot of local lore surrounding the reptilian humanoid, including the first sighting in the summer of 1988.
One of the last alleged encounter with the Lizard Man came in 2011 when a Bishopville couple reported their car had been mauled overnight.
There were teeth marks in in the metal and saliva coating several discarded parts.
Still, there have been searches by Destination Truth and Mysteries at the Museum as recently as 2013. In a 2014 episode of Ancient Aliens, the Lizard Man was mentioned.
The tales have been documented in a cryptozoology book titled “Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster.”
But the creature has not been seen in more than a decade — until now, possibly creating yet another ripple in the swampy waters around Bishopville.
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