For about two days last week all the viral media trackers were lit up with a sighting of a cryptid near a church in South Carolina. The general news story is that Sarah Berra, upon emerging from a church, spotted a Lizard Man running along a tree line near the church. Demonstrating quick thinking, which is rare for sightings like this, she actually managed to get a smartphone picture of the loping lizard. This wasn’t the first sighting, but it is the only recent sighting of the creature since 2008. There were also a cluster of two other sightings that surfaced after the photos hit social media, one of which included a video which is uselessly vague.
As this is a reptilian cryptid it does fall within the scope of my work. No one in the general media has made the connection between Lizard Man and Reptoids, but the potential connection is pretty obvious.… Read the rest