South Carolina: The Legend of Lizard Man

The Legend of Lizard Man

While changing a tire near Scape Ore Swamp at 2 a.m. last June, Christopher Davis was set upon by a 7-ft.-tall scaly lizard with glowing red eyes. As Davis tells it, he jumped into his Toyota just as the creature's claws grabbed the door handle. Swerving left and right, the 17-year-old boy managed to shake the beast off. He shared his story with a few friends in nearby Bishopville. Then last month Mary Way reported that her Ford LTD was scratched and clawed near the swamp. Sheriff's deputies initially tied the two events together -- and Lizard Man was born.

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