Amid the solar eclipse’s hype here’s one thing you probably haven’t prepared for: a supernatural encounter. Luckily, several government agencies are on top of it, already highlighting on social media the possibility of paranormal activity as the sky goes dark mid-afternoon on August 21. In the Carolinas they have a history of “Lizard Man” and “Bigfoot” sightings. So the South Carolina Emergency Management Division had some fun by tweeting a graphic that said: “SCEMD does not know if Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse. But we advise that residents … should remain ever vigilant.”
… The “Lizard Man” was first spotted in 1988 by Christopher Davis, a then 17-year-old Lee County, South Carolina, resident. Davis was driving around 2 o’clock one summer morning when he got a flat tire near a swamp. After he finished changing it, he claimed a “red-eyed devil” appeared about 30 yards away. Davis was able to get into his car and drive as the alleged creature jumped on the roof. He threw the thing off, but said that it was able to keep up with the car at speeds up to 40 mph. Davis’s story gathered international attention and reported “Lizard Man” sightings continued up to as recently as 2015.