The Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and El Chupacabra may have a new pal in the cryptozoology department in Bishopville, South Carolina. That is where the town’s legendary Scape Ore Swamp “Lizard Man” has been spotted on two recent occasions. A woman named Sarah from the neighboring town of Sumter spotted the creature, which appear to be something straight out of a 1950’s B horror movie on Sunday morning as she left church services. Sarah quickly pulled out her phone and got a few pictures of the thing as it was out for a stroll along the tree line and totally not just walking back to the costume shop.
Sarah emailed her local ABC TV affiliate with the photos, saying;
"My hand to God, I am not making this up! So excited!"
And just in case you think she was making this up, another resident of the Bishopville area was inspired to come forward with video footage he had shot of the Lizard Man after seeing Sarah’s pictures. The hunter shot footage of a tailed, bipedal creature walking through the woods. The unidentified man says his wife didn’t want everyone to think “he was a loon.” So he kept this video evidence of the cryptid to himself until now.
He told ABC 4; "If you're wondering I absolutely believe it's real. I also don't know if it's the same thing you posted," he added. "When it noticed me I high tailed it out."
Watch his video here:
The legend of the Lizard Man started 27 years ago, back in 1988 when 17-year-old Christopher Davis spotted the creature as he changed a tire on the side of the road at 2AM, while driving home from work. As he finished changing his tire that blew out, he heard a thumping noise and turned around to see a 7 foot tall creature with lizard like skin running toward him.
It tried to grab Davis, but he jumped in the car and sped off; at which point Lizard man jumped on the roof of the car and hung on as he tried to swerve back and forth to throw it off. He too came forward with his story only after another resident near the swamp reported that their car had been mauled a few weeks later. Apparently Lizard Man has a thing for cars.
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Source: ABC News 4