This month American residents will gather from all over the country to bear witness to The Great American Eclipse. It’s the first eclipse to be visible in the continental United States since February 26, 1979 so people have prepared dutifully in anticipation. But they perhaps forgot to prepare for something else important: supernatural activity.
That is everywhere except South Carolina. There some individuals will worry more about witnessing the rare “Lizard Man” than the eclipse.
Yes, Lizard Man. This is not a drill.
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In fact, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division posted the following tweet regarding “possible paranormal activity” during the eclipse. The graphic shows the possible Lizard Man sightings over the years and warns residents to stay away.
— SCEMD (@SCEMD) August 9, 2017
“SCEMD does not know if Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse,” reads the text accompanying the graphic.
The Lizard Man was last seen two years ago, when a woman leaving a Bishopville church witness something out of the ordinary. Scrambling closer she was able to document the Lizard Man in full view and the results look…well, they resemble found footage you’d watch on SyFy.
However, the original Lizard Man sighting was back in 1988. Christopher Davis, then 17 years of age, pulled over near the Scape Ore Swamp to change his tire. It was 2 a.m. in the morning and Davis was about to place the jack in his trunk when he heard a noise.
“I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing,” he said. “I ran into the car and as I locked it, the thing grabbed the door handle. I could see him from the neck down; it had three big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin.”
So if you’re in South Carolina don’t just look up in the sky. Don’t forget to check around you, because the Lizard Man might be around. And that’s something you truly wouldn’t want to miss.