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"Lizard Man" Returns?
Feb 29, 2008 04:02 PM
a nasty surprise Thursday morning [Feb. 28, 2008] for one
Bishopville resident, she’s wondering if the “Lizard Man” is back.
Dixie Rawson of
Bishopville sent WIS News 10 an e-mail about a big surprise she got
at her home Thursday morning. “The whole front half of our van is
chewed up. There are bite marks right through the front grill. Both
sides of the van above the wheel wells were bitten and the metal is
bent like a piece of paper.”
It reminded Dixie
of the local legend of the “Lizard Man” that stretches back for
decades. Now some are wondering if the Lizard Man is back.
The legend blows
in with a brisk winter wind, sending chills through neighbors in Lee
believe it, I just couldn’t believe it,” says Bob Rawson. He looks
down at the blood and claw marks on his van. “He literally bit, you
can feel where he bit straight through here.”
Who is “he”? It’s
a point of renewed debate in the area. Some are sure they know the
only creature capable of this kind of damage is the Lizard Man.
If it is the
Lizard Man, he’s back nearly two decades after first being spotted
near Scape Ore swamp.
No one’s ever been
able to confirm the account of the seven-foot monster with green
skin, three toes and a three clawed fingers.
In addition to the
car damage, the Rawsons didn’t find their cats in the boxes where
they usually sleep. They did find the towels inside shredded, and
the same story with the morning paper. Whatever did this, the
Rawsons aren’t taking any chances.
His Glock loaded,
Mr. Rawson is ready to shoot what he feels is most likely a bear.
Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin says it could be a coyote, but then
again, “All the scratch marks, people are saying, ‘Sheriff, it’s
Lizard Man.’ Don’t know. It’s hard to say.”
Several of the
Rawsons’ 20 plus cats have also disappeared. They’re hoping they
were just scared away.
“Lizard Man Returns?” by Dan
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