Bishopville, SC – As you drive into Bishopville, in Lee County, you literally see signs of “Lizard Man”. And, if you keep going into town and near the South Carolina Cotton Museum, you’ll see the only actual signs of “Lizard Man” and plaster casts of the creature’s tracks found in 1988, which was the first time he was spotted.
“The footprints were found in Scape Ore Swamp, so as the sheriff was doing his job, he went ahead and cast them, and those are the castings,” said Janson Cox, who is the director of the South Carolina Cotton Museum.
The plaster casts are surrounded by butter beans because “Lizard Man” was spotted near a butter bean shed. That 1988 incident led to t-shirts, hats, and signs.
There have been new sightings over the last few weeks.
Robert Kittle, reporting: “In one of the recent sightings, Jim Wilson was driving on Highway 34 toward Camden [South Carolina] when he says he saw something run out into the road, run across the bridge over Scape Ore Swamp, and then go down into the swamp and disappear.”
Cox says there are stories about the Indians in this area being visited by people with tails, and in March, there was the discovery in North Carolina of a dinosaur that walked on its hind legs, was about nine feet tall, and looked like the “Lizard Man”.
There have also been recent sightings of “Bigfoot”, including in North Carolina.
There are people who devote a lot of time to looking for “Bigfoot”, or at least evidence he’s real.
Cox has his own theory about why some believe in both. “We all like to be scared. We think there are things out there that we don’t understand, and there’s a lot of things out there that we don’t understand.”
The second recent “Lizard Man” sighting includes a picture, that looks like a man in a rubber suit. But, what if “Lizard Man” is real, and this is a disguise to make us think he’s fake?
Cox says he thinks “Lizard Man” is a vegetarian, since he was spotted at a butter bean shed and there have never been any reports of any animals being killed.
There is a website devoted to “Bigfoot” sightings in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It includes details about several sightings in Anderson, South Carolina.