South Carolina Warns of Possible 'Lizardmen' During Solar Eclipse

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Sleestak creatures from the 2009 rendition of Land of the Lost. Rhythm & Hues Universal Courtesy Everett Collection

It read: "This historical map is in response to recent media reports about possible paranormal activity associated with the upcoming total eclipse".

And with the Carolinas' history of "Lizard Man" and "Bigfoot" sightings, residents should be aware of the possibilities.

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 worldwide attention and is now known as "Lizard Man". The agency tweeted out a handy map of where Lizardmen have been spotted in the past along with an overlay of the path of the solar eclipse.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, in a Tweet, has issued a tongue-in-cheek advisory on possible paranormal activity during the Aug 21 event, noting that "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". After he finished changing it, he claimed a "red-eyed devil" appeared about 30-yards away. He threw the thing off, but said that it was able to keep up with the auto at speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

The first reported sighting of a Lizard Man in the state dates back to the 1980s.

Like with bigfoot sightings, every now and then, someone will come out and say they encountered a scaly creature, but with no more evidence than a grainy cell phone video.

NASA isn't convinced of South Carolina's Lizard Man lore, but the space agency's Scientific Visualization Center did join in on the fun with a "Sunsquatch" graphic, showing viewers where nationwide Bigfoot sightings and the path of totality intersect.

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