Lizard Man attacks car in South Carolina?

Incontrovertible proof that the Lizard Man of Lee County, SC is back.
200803031050Dixie Rawson of Bishopville sent WIS News 10 an e-mail about a big surprise she got at her home Thursday morning. “The whole front half of our van is chewed up. There are bite marks right through the front grill. Both sides of the van above the wheel wells were bitten and the metal is bent like a piece of paper.”

It reminded Dixie of the local legend of the “Lizard Man” that stretches back for decades. Now some are wondering if the Lizard Man is back.

Loren Colemn of Crytomundo has some background on the reptilian vandal:
The sighting of the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp (also known as The Lizard Man Of Lee County) was a major media event. First with one sighting and then others, it was said to be a humanoid cryptid, perhaps a merbeing, inhabiting areas of swampland in and around Lee County, South Carolina.

The Lizard Man was described at the time as being quite tall, bipedal, and having what appeared to be scaly skin and glowing red eyes. In the popular media rendering, it was said to have three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand that end in long black claw-like nails.

The first reported sighting of the Scape Ore creature occurred on June 29, 1988, but was soon followed by others, including information that was revealed about an earlier sighting in 1987.

Now, almost exactly twenty years after the initial media flap of the Scape Ore event, is the Lizard Man back?



  1. Interesting anecdote about ‘Scape Ore’ swamp: Apparently, during the Revolutionary War, British soldiers captured a band of ‘camp followers’, ladies of the evening who plied their trade amongst the local soldiers. These ladies later escaped into said swamp, earning it the name ‘(E)scape(d) (wh)ore’ swamp. (Say it with a British accent, it’ll make more sense.)

  2. The creature from the Black Lagoon..? O.o

    I wonder if GEICO covers that kinda damage.

  3. Hmmmm. . . didn’t that suit from “Creature from the Black Lagoon” show up at a flea market a few years ago?

    That reminds me, whatever happened to the Sleestack costumes from “Land of the Lost”?

    (I’m not necessarily claiming the sightings were hoaxes, just curious).

  4. Ah, good ol’ cryptozoology. “Some sort of creature chewed her car. It could be an extant creature which might be acting somewhat strangely, or a creature for which there is no evidence whatsoever. Let’s go with the second hypothesis.”

  5. Odd beast this lizard man, surviving on a diet of dodge bumpers and kittens.

    I guess he’s doing the hundred mile diet and only eating locally.

  6. Hey, what about the franchise? I happen to be the lizard man of Oak Park, IL. I love putting on my lizard suit and beveling the fronts off Armada and Hummer SUVs — plus scaring the pants off those Frank Lloyd Wright tourists.

  7. My guess is it was a dog, or some kind of never before seen cryptozoological mystery.

    One of the two.

  8. The best bet is a bear that smelled something sweet coming from the car. Some antifreeze has a sweet smell to it or they left junk food inside the car. They’re lucky it didn’t peel off the roof trying to get to it.

  9. So it was Dixie Rawson of Bishopville and friends all along! Now some are reviving their youth via a resurrection.

  10. what are the lizard people doing so far from their secret base in Denver?

    Well, they do live in an airport.

  11. More baseless slander and libel – I have never vandalized cars, though I have scared and bewildered people in South Carolina (its not hard).

  12. …And I would have gotten away with it, if it hadn’t been for these meddling kids and their dog…

  13. Did anyone else notice that this article was from the future?
    Quoting the article:
    “Bishopville, S.C.- After a nasty surprise Thursday morning [March 28, 2008] for one Bishopville resident, she’s wondering if the “Lizard Man” is back.”

  14. Duh– obviously a chupacabra, just look at all the various chupacabra drawings on a google image search; it’s a lizard man.

  15. I knew of a rotweiler that would chew on old bricks and eventually crush them, and I’m sure he’d love kittens…
    …but I guess it’s the lizard men, has to be, it’s the only explanation that makes any kind of sense.

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