Lizardman: Is It For Real? Part One

The town welcome sign, as it *should* appear.

Forgive me, friends, but I just got back from Bishopville, South Carolina and I still have Lizardman on the brain. I got tons of material during my trip to serve as fodder for articles on this site, and I aim to make use of it all. Also it lets me mentally revisit my recent escapades, and with my yearly end-of-summer onset of depression kicking in, I need any such distractions I can get.

I love reporting on all things Lizardman so much, but you might have noticed one thing I have not yet touched on. Namely, is the whole Lizardman phenomenon real, meaning did it really happen, or was it all a hoax, or a case of mass hysteria? Does Lizardman really exist, and did he really pay a visit to Bishopville in the late 80s?

First, I’ll give you all the reasons to believe that it was a hoax. For starters, there are those who claim that yes, it was all a hoax, and claim to have been personally responsible for it.

I won’t even try to encapsulate the entire case in a brief article like this one. If you aren’t familiar with it at all, I recommend Lyle Blackburn’s book LIZARD MAN: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BISHOPVILLE MONSTER, the best account of the affair yet put to paper. Assuming you are, if you are reading beyond this point, at least somewhat familiar with what allegedly happened, you may progress to the second article in this series.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

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