As skeptics have supposedly found holes in the account made by 17-year-old Christopher Davis, who was attacked—well, his car was—by Lizardman, so too have those who looked at it with a critical eye been able to poke some holes in the admission of Brother Elmore that it was he who scared Davis on the night of the encounter, not a 7-foot bipedal scaly creature. Of the two, I personally find Elmore’s story the less credible. However, when you take it into consideration, and also factor into it that two of the eyewitnesses who later claimed to see Lizardman were also named Elmore, things start to come a little more sharply into focus.
(Brother Elmore had previously provided butterbeans to a restaurant chain called “Lizard’s Thicket”, by the way. Appropriate, that.)
A more plausible explanation is that Brother Elmore, wanting to keep people away from his butterbeans, put together a Lizardman costume and did “attack” Davis that night. (Did he get the idea from Lizard’s Thicket restaurant?) He naturally wouldn’t admit to this, fearing he might get into some legal trouble. Then supposedly after the story started making the papers, Elmore’s son fashioned a pair of fake wooden Lizardman feet and started leaving fake footprints. Lastly, as some icing for the cupcake, the Lizardman-themed restaurant Harry and Harry Too currently operating in Bishopville is owned by relatives of Brother Elmore. It’s a real family affair. What the Crabtrees are to the Fouke Monster of Boggy Creek, the Elmores seem to be to the Lizardman.
If Brother Elmore’s plan was to scare people and keep them away from his property, though, it backfired. Thirty-plus years later, people—like me—are still snooping around, looking for the Lizardman.
That’s it, then. Just a big hoax. Right?
Not so fast, pardner. Read the final installment in this series.