In Lee County, SC, on June 29, 1988, at approximately 2:00am, 17 year-old Christopher Davis was on his way home from work when he stopped to change a flat tire. Hearing a noise behind him, Davis turned and received the shock of his life. In his words,
“I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing. I ran into the car and as I locked it, the thing grabbed the door handle. I could see him from the neck down – the three big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin. It was strong and angry. I looked in my mirror and saw a blur of green running. I could see his toes and then he jumped on the roof of my car. I thought I heard a grunt and then I could see his fingers through the front windshield, where they curled around on the roof. I sped up and swerved to shake the creature off.”
Upon arriving home, Davis and his family discovered the side-view mirror was damaged and found scratches on the roof of the vehicle.
Shortly after Davis' sighting, more people came forward with reports of seeing a large man-like lizard. Police officers found strange three-toed footprints. Cars that were parked near the swamp received damage in the form of scratches and bite marks.
After the initial sightings, reports of the monster dwindled and nearly stopped for close to 20 years. In 2005 the creature returned with a woman who called the police to report seeing the lizard man outside her home. The most recent sighting occurred in 2008.
Appearance: 7ft tall man-like lizard with scaly skin, three clawed hands and feet, and red-glowing eyes.
Lizard Man Of South Carolina
The Lizard Man