South Carolina Emergency Management Division warns residents of potential “Lizard Man” sightings during the upcoming eclipse.
In response to recent media reports about possible paranormal activity during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is warning citizens of potential “Lizard Man” sightings during the upcoming event.
The agency shared a historical map on Twitter. Text accompanying the map reads, in part:
SCEMD does not know if Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse, but we advise residents of Lee and Sumter counties to remain ever vigilant. #solareclipse2017
Regarding possible paranormal activity potentially occurring during the #SolarEclipse2017. As always, if you see something, say something.
— SCEMD (@SCEMD) August 9, 2017
Ccommenting on the veracity of the warning , in a follow up tweet the SCEMD said:
Note the words “possible” and “potential”… we will neither confirm… nor deny.
The Lizard Man of Lee County “is allegedly a reptilian humanoid cryptid which is said to inhabit areas of swampland in and around Lee County, South Carolina along with the sewers in towns near the swamp. Wikipedia reports:
The Lizard Man is generally described as being 7 feet (2.1 m) tall, bipedal, and bulky, covered in dark green scaly lizard-like skin. It is said to have three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand. The creature has an incredible degree of strength, more than capable of ripping into a car. A few witnesses have reported seeing a tail, although in the majority of cases, a tail was not seen.
Post and Courier reports the “Lizard Man” was first spotted in 1988 by Christopher Davis, a then 17-year-old Lee County resident:
Davis was driving around 2 a.m. one summer morning, when he got a flat tire near Scape Ore Swamp. After he finished changing it, he claimed a “red-eyed devil” appeared about 30-yards away. Davis was able to get into his car and drive as the alleged creature jumped on the roof. He threw the thing off, but said that it was able to keep up with the car at speeds up to 40 mph.
Bottom line: The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is warning residents of potential “Lizard Man” sightings during the upcoming solar eclipse.