Beware of the Lizard Man.
That is what the South Carolina Emergency Management Division warned about in their tweet last week, saying the solar eclipse on Monday could result increased paranormal activity, thus maybe increasing the chance of seeing the rumored “Lizard Man.”
— SCEMD (@SCEMD) August 9, 2017
The Lizard Man is the South Carolina equivalent to Bigfoot, which people have been “spotting” for nearly 30 years. It is described as a “7-foot-tall, human-like being with green, scaly skin, three-toed feet and hands.”
The SCEMD’s tweet included a map of the Lizard Man sightings, and said they did not know if “Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse, but we do advise that residents of Lee and Sumter counties should remain vigilant.”
They also added in their tweet, “if you see something, say something.”
The local WLTX news channel announced the alert on air, but described the warning as “obviously very tongue and cheek.” They didn’t seen too worried about Lizard Man, instead they were worried someone would get shot if they decided to dress up as Lizard Man to scare people.
“It’s not funny. If you have any plans to put on a Lizard Man costume during the solar eclipse and run around Lee county, I’d advise not to do it,” said anchor J.R. Berry.
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