The Mythical Creature That Tormented A Small South Carolina Town Will Give You Nightmares
There’s a legendary creature in South Carolina that keeps rising to national fame again and again – and we’re not convinced he’s simply folklore. In fact, those who’ve seen him – or evidence of his existence – will say he’s very real. In the 1980s, the beastly creature that was to become known as the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp first tormented the tiny community of Browntown, South Carolina, just west of Johnsonville. Since then he’s been seen in various places in Lee County, including the Bishopville area.
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But don’t let the jokes make you think this legendary creature is simply folklore. To many in South Carolina he is very, very real. In 2017, ahead of the huge eclipse sweeping over the Palmetto State, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division released an official statement warning residents about possible increased paranormal activities brought on by the eclipse – including dangerous encounters with Lizard Man. Below is the original tweet as posted by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, complete with a map of expected sightings:
Photographic evidence, videos, actual sightings by multiple unrelated individuals at different times… is the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp real or not real? Do you believe in the Lizard Man? We’d love to know in our comments!
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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