Mythical creature, The Lizard Man sighted in South Carolina (VIDEO)
8 August 2015, Nirapad News: A new image has emerged claiming to show a mythical creature believed to live in a South Carolina swamp.
The Lizard Man is believed to be a 7ft reptile-like monster which dwells in Scape Ore Swamp, near the small town of Bishopville.
The creature was reportedly first spotted 30 years ago but has not been seen for more than a decade.
But a woman from nearby Sumter believes she has caught Lizard Man on camera.
Sarah Berra says she was at church with a friend last Sunday when she stepped outside and caught a glimpse of the fabled creature running along the tree line.
She says she managed to grab her mobile phone and snap a picture of the monster.
In an email to ABC News 4, she said: “My hand to God, I am not making this up. So excited!”
The image shows a very muscular upright, human-like creature with three clawed toes on each foot and clawed fingers.
Scape Ore Swamp is where most of the Lizard Man sightings over the last 30 years have been focused.
The first ever sighting, known as the Davis sighting, occurred in the summer of 1988.
Christopher Davis, then aged 17, is believed to have stopped on a road bordering the Scape Ore Swamp to change a flat tyre at 2am.
He heard noises, turned to see the creature charging at him, so he ran for the safety of his car.
The Lizard Man jumped on the roof as Davis tried to drive away.
There were scratch marks on the roof and one of the side mirror had been damaged.
There have been plaster casts of the mythical beast’s claw. There have been million-dollar rewards to capture the Lizard Man alive.
Since the first sightings in the late 1980s, the Lizard Man sightings have trailed off.
One of the last alleged encounter with the Lizard Man came in 2011 when a Bishopville couple reported their car had been mauled overnight.
That encounter came about the same time a team of College of Charleston professors boarded a bus bound for Bishopville to track down the mythical beast.
There were teeth marks in in the metal and saliva coating several discarded parts.