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Jim Wilson

The Lizard Man grows a new tale: South Carolina swamp monster allegedly prowls again

LEE COUNTY, S.C. Lizard Man, South Carolina's own rural legend, seems to have crawled back out of the murky waters of Scape Ore Swamp near Bishopville, where it first was spotted in 1988, after a man reportedly saw the scaly creature Saturday. Jim Wilson said he was traveling toward Camden on S.C. 34 when "something came out of the woods and ran across the Scape Ore Bridge." As any good South Carolinian who potentially spots Lizard Man would do, Wilson got out of his car and began taking pictures. "It was a tall, dark figure that had a tail and appeared to have scales," Wilson said. "It was almost like an alligator with a short nose and long legs." ...