Skip to main content

Cryptids of the Week: 11/30-12/6, 2014

Welcome to the 4th Cryptids of the Week! These are the two cryptids picked for the week of Nov. 30 thru Dec. 6, 2014.

Bishopville Lizard Man

The Bishopville Lizard Man is a strange creature supposedly living in Scape Ore Swamp, near Bishopville, South Carolina. It is also known as the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp or the Lizard Man of Lee County. Most witnesses say the Lizard Man is about seven feet tall. Some witnesses describe a scaly reptilian humanoid, but others describe something that looks like a Bigfoot, so no ones is really sure which description really describes the creature, if it exists. The most famous encounter with he creature occurred at around 2 AM on June 29, 1988. Christopher Davis had stopped his car in Scape Ore Swamp to fix a flat tire when something attacked him. He jumped back in the car and sped away, but the thing jumped on top of his car! He swerved and it fell off, and he escaped. He said the thing was humanlike, with green skin, three fingers on each hand with black fingernails, and glowing red eyes.
The Lizard Man seems to be especially fond of chewing on people's cars, In the 1980s and even as recently as 2013. Also in 2013, Lyle Blackburn published his second book, Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster, which covers the creature and was also named the Best Cryptozoology Book of 2013. 

Bishopville Lizard Man

Jersey Devil 

This monster is said to live in the Pine Barrons of New Jersey.  The Jersey Devil Legend dates back to 1735, when a woman, called "Mother Leeds", had her thirteenth child. She did not want another child, and cursed it, saying "Let this one be a Devil!"Supposedly, the baby turned into a hideous monster and flew out the chimney, to live the rest of its days in the Pine Barrons. The creature was supposedly sighted several times over the next couple hundred of years. In 1909, sightings really took off. Hundreds of people from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states reported seeing the monster. Some think it was all mass hysteria. There have been later sightings of the Jersey Devil, so maybe it's really out there. Even if it's not, it has a hockey team named after it!

Jersey Devil

Those are the cryptids for this week. The next CotW will be posted sometime next week.
Have a good day everyone. 


Popular posts from this blog

The Burrunjor - A Present-Day Australian Dinosaur?

Australia is said to be home to a variety of cryptid creatures, from the aquatic Bunyip, the man-like Yowies and Wakkis, and the thylacine. There is another, however, that could be considered stranger than all the others. Why? Because its said to be something that should have gone extinct 65 million years ago!

The creature in question is called the Burrunjor, and is said to be a surviving dinosaur. Now, before you think that there is no possible way the Burrunjor could be real, remember that there are sightings and stories of other dinosaur-like creatures from around the world - for example, the mokele-mbembe, kongamato, and others in Africa, "Mounatin Boomers" in the U.S., the Partridge Creek Monster, and more.

Over the years there have been many sightings and stories of the Burrunjor in Australia, including this one from Rex and Heather Gilroy from the 1970s:

"In 1978, a Northern Territory bushman and explorer, Bryan Clark, related a story of his own that had taken pl…

Some Thoughts on Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition

So far, two episodes of Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition have aired. Here are some of my thoughts on the show.

First off, let's start with the team, the Midnight Sons. There are a few new members on the team this season. The old leader, Little Bear, is gone, and now Crusty (the guy with the bear claw in his beard) is leader of the team. Other members are: Dudley (new guy), the team "forensic expert," Todd, the "trap engineer," Bulldog (new guy), the "survival expert," Rhett, the "greenhorn" (rookie), and of course Face, the "veteran tracker."

Compared to the AIMS Team of Mountain Monsters, Crusty is Trapper, Todd is Willy, Rhett is Buck, Bulldog would probably be Huckleberry, Dudley would probably be Jeff, and Face would be Wild Bill.

I haven't seen the first episode, "Bigfoot of the Arctic Circle: Siberian Giant," but I did watch episode two, "Bigfoot of Denali: Wind Walker" last Saturday. I actually though…

Cynocephali, Wolf-Men, and the Dogman

In modern times, there are reports of creatures that look like werewolves. These creatures are commonly called Dogmen by cryptozoologists. Most people will probably think that all the Dogman stories are fake, but a lot of people (including me) believe they are true. This post is about Dogmen, but not really the ones seen today. You see, reports/stories of Dogman like beings go back thousands of years.


First, we will start of with a history of the cynocephali for those who may not know what they are. According to the Cryptid Wiki, the Cynocephali existed in the mythology of Europe, India, and China. They were said to exist in modern-day Iran. In European mythology, they were described as dog-headed people. Sometimes they were said to be hairy giants.

One theory to explain the Cynocephali is that they are just baboons. That could be the explanation, but, as we shall see, stories of werewolf like creatures continued, and still do in today's world. The Cryptid Wiki has…