"I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing."
"I saw red eyes glowing"
He went on to describe an encounter with a seven-foot tall green creature, with three fingers on each hand, that jumped onto his car as he fled from the area, and held on to the roof of the vehicle while Davis was driving at high speed. The entity supposedly looked at the terrified teenager through his windshield while an attempt was made to throw the creature off the vehicle by swerving from side to side. At some point the creature was dislodged, and Davis sped off. When asked by Truesdale to draw the entity, he presented a picture of something lizard-like, bi-pedal and large.
Soon other vehicles suffered similar damage, and locals began reporting sightings of a tall lizard-like creature roaming the area of the swampland near Bishopville. Local police were baffled, but believed the perpetrator was more than likely to be a bear, and not a bi-pedal lizard creature. It has been claimed that during initial investigations into the damaged vehicles, police found and made casts of what looked like three-toed footprints that measured fourteen inches in length, but police were advised not to send them off for further examination.
Soon after the area was flooded with tourists, and hunters began appearing as the local radio station offered a reward of $1,000,000 for the capture of a live creature. However, sightings began dwindling, and the creature was pretty much not seen until October 2005, when a woman reported to police she had seen two Lizard Men outside her home, once again near the Scape Ore Swamp.
Three years later in 2008, a couple reported to police that, as well as their vehicle being damaged in a similar attack to those reports from twenty years earlier, their pet cats had gone missing and their beds had been scratched and shredded. Blood traces were found, and once again the County was abuzz with talk of the return of the Lizard Man. However, samples taken from that scene were examined and tested, and resulted in a match with a domestic dog. There are those to this day that believe that the area was, and still is, the home of The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp.
However, a strange theory has emerged over the years, one that, if it has any scientific merit, might prove that there is a Lizard Man, or Men. In 1982, a palaeontologist by the name of Dale A. Russell put forth a theory that a small species of highly intelligent dinosaur, called the Troodon, might have survived the cataclysmic extinction event 65 million years ago and possibly have evolved into a "Reptoid", a species of intelligent beings similar in body plan to humans. The description of said creature, according to Russell and the vast number of cryptozoologists who adhere to this theory, is very similar to eyewitness accounts given by many who claim to have seen the Lizard Man. Many proponents of this theory believe that the Troodon, whose fossil remains have been found mainly in North America and Alaska, was the only dinosaur species to have survived on land and essentially evolved alongside man.
Is the Lizard Man a mutated species of reptile caused by toxic waste or radiation?
Or a human-like species of reptile, evolved possibly from a dinosaur ancestor?
Or a genuine hoax?