South Carolina Officials Warn of 'Lizard Man' Sightings During Solar Eclipse

South Carolina Officials Warn of 'Lizard Man' Sightings During Solar Eclipse

It might sound like an April Fools' joke, but SCEMD's warning is apparently completely legitimate, as SC has a history of Lizard Man sightings.

Legend has it, around 2 a.m. one summer morning in 1988, Christopher Davis, a 17-year-old from Lee County, South Carolina, encountered a creature that eventually gathered global attention and is now known as "Lizard Man".

"This historical map is in response to recent media reports about possible paranormal activity associated with the upcoming total eclipse", the agency explains.

On Wednesday, the SCEMD tweeted out a Lizard Man safety tip, accompanied by a graphic showing where the Lizard Man had been sighted in Lee County. "SCEMD does not know if Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse, but we advise that residents of Lee and Sumter counties should remain ever vigilant".

Davis was driving around 2 a.m. one summer morning, when he got a flat tire near Scape Ore Swamp.

The first reported sighting of a Lizard Man in the state dates back to the 1980s. Davis was able to get into his vehicle and drive as the alleged creature jumped on the roof. Even two police officers said they were convinced "something is out there" after having an alleged encounter about a month after Davis's experience. It's basically the state's version of Bigfoot, only with less hair and more scales.

Oh, and if you happen to be in SC for the eclipse and run across Bigfoot instead of a Lizard Man, police in Greenville County say they'd greatly appreciate it if you didn't shoot him. "As always, if you see something, say something", the tweet read.