Lizardman: Is It For Real? Part Two: The Butterbean Shed

The trail that used to lead to the Elmore Butterbean Shed.

The only reported incident where the Lizard Man attempted to attack a human being occurred in 1988, when a 17-year-old named Christopher Davis, driving home from work late at night down Browntown Road, had a blowout near the butterbean drying shed owned by local farmer “Brother” Elmore. After stopping to fix the tire, Davis said: “I had finished changing the tire and was putting the things in the trunk. I turned around and saw a red-eyed devil. He was about 30 yards from me, in the field. It had real long arms. When he would run, his arms would swing. I ran to the driver’s side and got in. When I was sitting in the car I saw him from the neck down. I pulled off and after about 2 yards he jumped on the roof. I could see the creature’s three-fingered hand through the windshield. I saw hands, rough-looking, black-fingernailed hands. After he jumped up on the car, he grunted. A deep grunt. He grunted one time. The creature fell off.”

The thing is, Brother Elmore claimed it was him out there that night, standing guard because people had been stealing the AC units out of his butterbean shed. (He used them to dry out the butterbeans, in case you were wondering why anybody would put AC in a butterbean shed.) From the linked article: “…when [Elmore] heard the car stop just 100 yards down the road from the butterbean shed, he thought he’d found his [thief]. He walks out to the road, which is lower than the yard, so he’s up high…he’s standing there, he’s looking down, when the kid turned around and screamed and took off…Davis’ taillights reflected in Elmore’s glasses, causing an illusion of red glowing eyes; and the scrapes and scratches on his car were from the still-attached jack.”

Is that it, then? Is the mystery solved? Read the third article in this series to hear my theory.

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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