July 7, 2011

Has Lizardman Returned?

People in Lee County, South Carolina are asking the question, “Has the Lizardman returned?”

Remember what happened in July 1988?

Lizard Man

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Lizard Man

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It appears a new incident occurred on July 4th, 2011:

On Ida Lane in rural Lee County, they’re struggling to explain what took place Monday morning.

“I ran into the house and told my wife to call the police because something happened to the car,” explained Leon Marshall.

“The tooth marks went completely through the fender,” added his wife Ada.

Early that morning the Marshall’s woke up to find their car mauled by something.

“That’s metal! And it just bent it up. Like it was a piece of tissue paper,” said Ada.

The question is by what?

“We have no idea. No idea. No idea what-so-ever.”

To former Lee County Sheriff Liston Truesdale, this sounds all too familiar.

“This part here is how it all started in 1988,” explained Truesdale. “We got a call to come and look at something that had mauled a car. I went out there and looked at that damaged car, and I haven’t seen anything like that before.”

About that same time there were bizarre calls coming in.

“They had been seeing a large creature about 7 feet tall, with big red eyes, with three pointed fingers.”

So he started asking residents, “have you seen anything like a big tall creature round there? And the guys said, ‘what you mean that lizard man?’ That’s how it started and you got it from the horse’s mouth.”

Back then, there was a media frenzy.

“Everyone thought they were going to get a glimpse of the Lizard Man but he didn’t appear.”

The damage on the Marshall’s car is almost identical to the damage on the two cars from back then.

Was it the Lizard man?

“I’m skeptical about that. I’m not gonna go that far. I’ll believe it when I see it,” said the Marshalls.

“Everything it laid off on the poor lizard man,” jokes Truesdale. “But at this point, he must have grandchildren!”

Whether you believe in the Lizard Man or not, he certainly did generate a lot of buzz. In 1988 it’s estimated that about 50,000 visitors came to Lee County in hopes of spotting the creature. Credit WLTX

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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct).

Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015.

Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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