In my own definition, these creatures fall outside of regular cryptozoology and fall into a different category including also UFO reports and Ivan Sanderson's "Invisible Residents" at the bottom of the Sea. Nonetheless I have a vested interest in the subject, which runs back far before most other researchers were even aware of the subject.
REPTOIDS Reptoids range from three and a half to a reported ten feet in height.They ordinarily walk upright on two hind limbs and not on all four legs. They have lean, firm bodies with muscular arms and legs. They have long arms with three long fingers and an opposable thumb. Their feet have three toes and one recessed fourth that is toward the back side of their ankle. The claws are short and blunt. They do not have teats on their upper torso nor do they have a navel. They have scaled skin that is usually greenish-brown in color and ranges from light green to dark brown, including olive. The scales (or scutes) on their face, back, thighs and upper arms can be reported as usually large. Their hands, abdomen and neck are covered with smaller scales, allowing more flexibility. They have wide lipless mouths and the majority of them are reported to have differentiated types of dentition (teeth,) including canines (fangs.) Reptoids have either large black eyes with vertical slit pupils or eyes that are white with the vertical slit pupils dialated and reflecting red light in the dark. Their heads are slightly conical in shape and have two bony ridges riding from their brow, across their back sloping skull, toward the back of their head. There appears to be no bridge between the Reptoids eyes. Their nasal openings are at the end of a small, flattened nose and are described as two small slits that slant upwards in a V formation. Some witnesses have reported seeing small openings where ears are expected to be, but no flesh folds extending from the side of the head as human have. Reptilian beings have no body or facial hair. Occasionally, eyewitnesses observed (male?) reptilian beings with thin, fleshy spines under their chins. From a distance, the spines are often misidentified as hair. Both Reptoids having tails and non tailed reptoids have been reported over the years. The tails vary in size and are often observed as being held off the ground. Their posteriors are either like that of a human, with a vertical slit (cleft butt) shielding an excretory orifice, or are comprised of a rounded muscular area, extending from the base of the spine to the upper thigh region.(ie, their tail region extends down into and obscures the butt crack) Their genitalia are concealed within a vertical slit located at the base of the torso (cloaca.) In the case of women who claim to have experienced sexual encounters with reptoids (an experience that seems more psychological that physical in origin,) the male reptoids are described as having a penis that is lacking a soft sacked scrotum. Where the scrotum sack is located on a human, the reptilian male, apparently has a firm, muscular bulge leading from the base of the penis to the underside of the torso. Some Native traditions allege that the Reptoids have paired hemipenes as in real-life snakes and lizards: witnesses have not confirmed this allegation in any reported instance. Dinosaurs most likely had the single penis rather than hemipenes.
Following are some of thedocuments relating to Scrape Ore cases including photos of some of the locations involved and photos of some of the statements taken by the sherriff. Click on the photos to make them larger.
One dark night near Bishopville, South Carolina, in June of 1988, seventeen-year-old Christopher Davis stopped to change a flat tire along Scape Ore Swamp. As he was finishing the task and putting the flat tire in the trunk, he heard a noise coming from a nearby field. As he peered off into the darkness, he saw a seven foot tall creature with red glowing eyes running towards him on its two hind legs and grunting as it closed in. Christopher jumped into the car and sped off down the road. Just as he thought his nightmare was over, Christopher heard a crashing thud above him and saw a large, three-fingered hand with scales and long claws reach over his windshield. Another hand was trying to pry open his drivers side door. Christopher, now petrified and scared for his life, swerved the vehicle on the road and the creature suddenly fell off. He didn't know what kind of animal ran on two legs and could catch up with his car, which was traveling at a relatively high speed. He had managed to get away and that's all that mattered. When Christopher arrived at home shaking and crying, his father settled him down and Christopher began to tell his parents about what had happened. His dad knew that his son wasn't usually an imaginative storyteller, and Christopher's highly emotional state compelled him to believe that Christopher did, in fact, see something highly unusual. When Lee County Sheriff Liston Truesdale heard about what had occurred to Christopher Davis, he interviewed him and asked Christopher if he would be willing to take a lie detector test. Liston figured that if Christopher was really making up a story for attention, the idea of taking a lie detector test would make him retract his story. To Liston's surprise, Christopher happily agreed to be tested, adding that he was sure of what happened and of what he had encountered. Christopher Davis drew an image of the being that attacked his car and got wired up for the test. A series of questions about the event were put to him and Christopher answered them without hesitation. Although believing that they were victims of an imagination gone wild, the officers administrating the lie detector test and Liston soon realized otherwise. Christopher had passed the test with flying colors.
While Christopher Davis' adventure into the unknown had ended, Sheriff Liston Truesdale's had just begun. In the months that followed, Sheriff Truesdale began to receive more and more reports from individuals claiming to have seen a large, wild beast near Scape Ore Swamp. It's not unusual to hear such stories, seeing that the swamp had a long history of mysteries involving reports of hauntings, sightings of strange lights, and the occasional bear or two. But the new reports were different. Multiple eyewitnesses began to surface. Many of those whom Sheriff Truesdale interviewed were upstanding members of the community. They were people who risked losing credibility and possibly business. Most of all, Liston noticed the highly charged emotional state of some of the eyewitnesses. His investigation-training at the FBI academy taught him to look for signs of emotional distress to help him determine when someone was recovering from a truly traumatic event, and many who reported seeing the "Lizard-Man" were showing all the signs. It wasn't long before word spread throughout Bishopville and beyond. The press, curiosity seekers, avid out-of-town hunters, and television crews from around the world began to show up. Gradually, businesses began to profit from the invasion. Lizard-Man mania engulfed the small community and the nation when the Bishopville Lizard-Man story was reported on CBS news. Stories were also printed in the Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the Herald Examiner, and Time Magazine. Serious investigators, the international press, and the societal "fringe" arrived on the scene. Sheriff's department spokesman Billy Moore told reporters that although hundreds of the 3,500 plus residents of Bishopville ventured into Scape Ore Swamp in search of the "Lizard-Man," armed with shotguns, most of the citizens believed that the sightings were hoaxes. After looking into it himself, however, Moore said that he had no doubt that there was something very real on the road with young Christopher Davis that strange night. He thought, though, that there had to be a more conventional explanation.
Meanwhile, George Hollomon Jr., 32, from Bishopville reported seeing the Lizard-Man while collecting water from an artesian well near the Scape Ore Swamp bridge. Hollomon and an unnamed friend were both frightened away by a creature fitting Christopher Davis's description. Hollomon's brother told reporters that George was visibly shaken by the event and that, despite his pleas for George to stop telling the story, because he didn't want to hear it anymore, he continued talking about it. He said it took time for George to settle down. Also, a young couple by the name of Brian Edward (23) & Michelle Nunnery (20) Elmore informed the Sheriff’s office that they almost hit a huge, bipedal beast while driving on Cedar Creek "Gum Springs" Road at 12:30 am. They provided statements and were interviewed by officers. Lizard-Man mania soon began to bring out the worst in people, and Sheriff Truesdale knew that it was only a matter of time before some gun-toting Lizard-Man hunter was going to accidentally shoot someone in the swamp. It was then that the inevitable happened: An Air Force sergeant was discovered trying to dress up in a lizard costume. When the press heard the story, a shadow of doubt was cast over the Lizard-Man encounters. When the press left Bishopville, Liston was happy to see his hometown return to normal. But "normal" never really returned.
During the early 1990's, the Sheriff's office continued to receive reports of Lizard-Man sightings. One eyewitness, a Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers, reported seeing a half-dinosaur, half-man running alongside his car late one night. He informed Sheriff Truesdale of the event and, after seeking counsel from his attorney, decided not to place a formal report on file regarding his sighting. The stated reason for his refusal was that his attorney told him he would lose his privacy. As an officer who had spent years at the Pentagon, and who was about to be promoted to General, Robert Cooper may have thought that filing the report would be a death sentence to his military career. Another truly interesting eyewitness Lizard-Man encounter was that of the Blythers family. While driving home after getting dinner at a fast food restaurant, a woman and her children were laughing about the Lizard-Man sightings when their lives took a sudden, frightening turn: They almost hit a huge, hairy beast on the road. The encounter shook them up so much that they immediately drove to the Sheriff’s office and told Sheriff Truesdale and his officers about what had happened. The family was split up into different rooms and their reports were taken separately. All information provided matched.
In another strange incident, damage to a Ford LTD belonging to Tom and Mary Waye was attributed to the Lizard-Man, because of the anomalous strength that would be needed to cause the destruction. In the middle of the night, when Tom and Mary were asleep upstairs in their house, parts of their car had been ripped apart and wires were pulled away from under the hood. Remarkably, neither Tom nor Mary heard a single sound all night. (Read about Dixie Rawson's report to a news station regarding her March 2008 Lizard Man car attack) To this day, Sheriff Liston Truesdale continues his search for whatever it was that turned his small, sleepy community upside-down. The Lizard-Man of Bishopville occasionally resurfaces, and continues to provide a sense of mystery and wonder.
[Information "From the Vault" at the REPTOIDS Site: PURSUIT was involved in an early phase of the investigation of the "Lizardman" and was among the first to suugest a small "Coelurosaur" might be the culprit. This was stated because of unpublished reports they already had on file from other parts of the country. Actually the "Small-Dinosaur" reports are a separate matter, probably a big lizard]
Below are the book on the Lizardman encounters and one of the reports which seems to be in the "Small Dinosaur" category (Labelled misleadingly as "Coelophysis" which it does not otherwise resemble) I would consider this to be a separate Cryptid, although its appearances in Florida and South Carolina are peculiar, given that reports are more normally made in the more arid regions further to the west. This creature is often said to have spines down its back and it is sometimes called a "Chupacabras" but it is obviously a sort of big Iguana lizard that can run on its hind legs. It also frequently dives into water when trouble finds it, and it is also called "Mini-Rex" or "River Liz." Something of very similar appearance is also reported in Mexico and South America.
The alleged track cast and the track on the ground. While submitted as evidence, there can be no doubt that the track is a very crude hoax. It is however something completely independant of all the reports.
Claims about the Anunnaki [From Wikipedia Article on Reptoids] Zecharia Sitchin, an amateur Assyriologist, claims to have translated Sumerian tablets referring to an alien race which created a race of humans to work as slaves in their mines in Africa. This race is called the Anunnaki (or Abbennakki), and it is specifically stated that the "Black-headed" people of Sumeria were created by these beings by mingling the "life-essences" of "man and beast", often depicting an ape-like creature as the "beast". The "Black-headed people" were considered slaves in the Sumerian caste hierarchy. The Sumerian Tablets refer to the creation of the Black-headed people in the geographical area called 'AB.ZU.', which is said to correspond to East Africa.
The royalty was said to be a combination between "Dragons" and humans, or to be direct descendents of the Sun God, Shamhash. Contrary to the claims of David Icke, the Draconian Sun-God aspect of the royalty does not correspond to the Anunnaki, but to a different set of gods. Anunnaki comprised only 23 gods in the Sumerian pantheon, including Enlil (lord of agriculture) and Enki (lord of life). Other gods were not Anunnaki at all, but were personifications of the Sun, or what were described as 'Sir', or Dragons, in Babylonian. This word, 'Sir', also apparently meant 'great serpent', and is related to the Sanskrit word 'Sarpa', which was also used to describe great "Dragon-Gods" who ruled over, and created, the original Dravidian culture.
Sitchin also suggests that the Annunaki probably still exist in some form or another, with some degree of influence over humanity. These beings are speculated to be either amphibious, reptilian, or quasi-reptilian, from ancient description.
According to Arizona Wilder, who claims to be a former mind-controlled subject of MK-Ultra (much like Cathy O'Brien), Zecharia Sitchin is in league with the reptilians as a disinformation agent. She claims to have seen him with other shape-shifting reptilians at many high level functions attended by the world's "elite".
Laurence Gardner, historian and holder of many other titles (whose validity has been debated), claims that a "Dragon Bloodline", a "Holy Graal", was created in ancient Sumeria when reptilian aliens called "Anunnakki" descended upon the region and created a royal bloodline through genetic engineering.
Stewart Swerdlow, a self-professed mentalist, claims to possess extensive knowledge of alien intervention in Earth-human society, and describes in detail the activities of a Reptilian race called the Draco, originating in the Draco star system. He also mentions a more benevolent Reptilian race called the Abbennakki, which, he says, created the Black race in Africa. He claims that this is supported by ancient Sumerian tablets, as well as the histories of the indigenous peoples of Africa, such as the Zulu, as well as physical evidence such as ancient mines which have been discovered by the Anglo-American company, dating as far back as 75,000 years B.C.
[As far as DD is concerned, a lot of Cranks are at work messing around with Stitchin's original research. The connection of the "Sun and Dragon" lines to the Dinosauroids seems more certain than the Anunnaki in this case: however, both Enlil and Enki are also both "Dragons". Enki very well might be the "Serpent of Eden" also. Some very famous terracotta statuettes come from Southern Mesopotamia in the Ubaid period and they seem to combine human and reptillian characteristics, illustrations following...]
At this juncture it is probably important for me to state:
This Author does not endorse the theories of David Icke and he believes that Icke's presentation does real psychological damage to certain vulnerable individuals who are frequenly seduced into including his ideas into their own Schizophrenic world view. This Author does not see Reptoids as necessarily inherantly evil any more than anybody else as a corporate group and furthermore This Author prefers NOT to identify Reptoids or Dinosauroids as "Devils" or "Satanic." This Author believes those concepts to be badly destructive to the individuals that hold those views. Furthermore, This Author does not speak in terms of these Reptoids as being insubstantial or invisible spirits or shape-shifters, and he thoroughly disavows the Conspiracy Theory angle frequently attached to this subject.
Reptilian Humanoid -
From Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopedia
Reptilian humanoids are intelligent, supernatural, or highly developed reptile-like humanoids in mythology, popular fiction, and fringe theories. They also appear in some conspiracy theories, most notably those of David Icke, and in science fiction. Some authors refer to them as reptoids or dinosauroids. Similarly to the other cryptids, no one has produced proof of the existence of reptilian humanoids, and allegations of their existence can at best be refered to as cryptozoology or as pseudoscience.
Mythological references to reptilian humanoids
Several ancient peoples all over the world have described reptilian beings, and some have described reptilian humanoids. Common in numerous mythologies are tales of reptilian creatures (usually not humanoid) who are hostile to human beings. Also rather common are the myths of "Serpents of Wisdom" who enlightened humanity before the dawn of civilization; but it has been noted by mythologists that here "serpent" may only have been used to symbolize strangeness.
The Americas - The Mayan god Gucumatz was described as a "serpent of wisdom" who enlightened humankind, as was his Aztec counterpart Quetzalcoatl. The Hopi refer to a race of Reptilians called the Sheti, or Snake-Brothers, who live underground. The Cherokee and other Native American peoples also refer to Reptilian races. In pre-columbian mythology from Colombia, Bachue (the primordial woman) transformed into a big snake. Sometimes called the "Celestial Snake" (Serpiente Celestial).
Europe Cecrops, the legendary first King of Athens was said to have been half man, half snake. The ancient Titans and Gigantes were sometimes depicted as winged man-like beings with serpents instead of legs, for example on a fresco on a temple in Pergamum. In these images from Pergamum, some of which depict the gigantomachy, one sees the giant Klyteios with huge serpents in place of legs. Boreas (Aquilon to the Romans) was the Greek god of the cold north wind, described by Pausanias as a winged man with serpents for legs. The European dragon dates back to ancient depictions on various archaeological artifacts. An early instance in literature was the dragon that guarded the Golden Fleece in the Voyage of the Argonauts. In the Middle Ages, tales of dragons seem to have become even more common. The dragon in Europe, as a rule, was not conceived as having a humanoid form, and would not qualify as an instance of a reptilian humanoid unless explicitly described as humanoid [The situation differes in Eastern Europe and Russia, where Dragons are frequently described in Anthropomorphic terms]. In the middle ages down to modern times, the Devil was often conceived as a humanoid with reptilian characteristics, as were demons in general.
India In Indian scriptures and legends the Naga are reptilian beings said to live underground and interact with human beings on the surface. In some versions, these beings were said to have once lived on a continent in the Pacific [Indian] Ocean that sank beneath the waves. Indian texts also refer to a reptilian race called the "Sarpa" The Syrict (Greek : Skiritai, Latin: Sciritae) of India were a tribe of men with snake-like nostrils in place of noses and bandy serpentine legs.
Asia The Chinese, Korean and Japanese speak throughout their history of reptiles(dragons), conceived of in both physical and non-physical forms, but rarely depicted in humanoid form , though they may also assume a non-reptilian human form. The first Emperor of China, Shi Huang-Di, was said to be part Dragon. It was also said that his mother was impregnated by a beam of light emanating from the star Alpha Draconis. In China, Korea and Japan underwater realms where the Dragon Kings and their descendents live are referred to, as well as the lineage of humans from a race of 'Dragons'.
Mid-east In the Middle East, Reptilian beings ranging from certain Jinn to Dragons and Serpent-Men have been spoken of since ancient times. In one of the apocryphal books purporting to be the lost Book of Jasher, a serpent race is described.
Africa In Africa, the Zulu shamans claim to bear extensive esoteric knowledge of a race of reptilians who they say control the Earth--called the Chitahuri. They also claim to have accounts of a Reptilian race who created Blacks and used them to work their gold mines, extremely similar to the accounts allegedly described in the Sumerian tablets. The ancient Egyptian god Sobek was portrayed as a man with the head of a crocodile.
Australia Proponents hold that in Australia the aborigines speak of a reptilian race that lives underneath the Earth and governs over men. The Aborigines have spoken of going into the Earth where these beings resided. There they claim there is extensive technology. The Aborigines say that they are descended from a race of dragon-humans that once lived on an enormous continent that spanned the entire Pacific ocean, and that most of it sank beneath the waves in ancient times, but that Australia is a remnant of it, and this is why there are so many reptilian animals there. They also hold that an Astral "dreamtime" exists outside of physical reality, which is the foundation of physical reality. Crocodile spirits and other reptilian entities inhabit this "dreamtime", and can be summoned through sound, such as via the Didgeridoo.
Alleged modern encounters Even in modern times, some claim to have encountered reptilian humanoids. In many of these cases, a UFO is part of the encounter; alien abduction narratives sometimes allege contact with reptilian creatures. Ashland, Nebraska police officer Herbert Schirmer on December 3, 1967 claims to have been taken aboard a UFO that appeared just outside of Ashland, where he encountered humanoid beings, 4 feet 6 inches to 5 feet tall, who wore close-fitting silvery gray uniforms, boots and gloves. Their heads were thin, and longer than a human head. The skin on their faces was grey-white, the nose flat, the mouth merely a slit which did not move, even when they spoke. Their eyes were slightly slanted. While not especially reptilian, the beings bore a "winged serpent" emblem on the left side of their chest. Schirmer alleged that the beings are from another galaxy, and have bases on earth. Lizard men have allegedly been seen in India Superstition Mountains (Arizona), "Dulce Base" (New Mexico), and Mount Shasta (California). In addition, lizardmen-human hybrids carrying staves have been spotted in India and Mount Shasta.
Christine Fitzgerald, a confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, claims that Diana told her that the Royal Family were Reptilian aliens, and that they could shapeshift. David Icke and others have claimed that U.S. President George W. Bush and his family are part of this same bloodline. Inspired by his highly publicized, multiple witness UFO contact which took place in Seattle Washington, September 5th 1987 at 11:35 p.m.,
Purple Crow created COHRA, the Council On Human-Reptilian Allegiance (founded in 1987 when he first began public speaking about his ongoing encounters), where he and others present many reptoid contact cases that have taken place throughout history as evidence that not all aliens come from distant worlds or are anything new to the planet Earth. Purple works with many other UFO investigators and exopolitical researchers worldwide in presenting his case for peace between a species that he claims already lives amongst us. He states that the human species is a hybrid race with mixed blood from assorted “ancient gods,” many of which are recorded as reptilian in appearance (Such as reported in the Ancient Sumerian texts, the Indian Vedas, the Mexican Acambaro figurines, the Dead sea scrolls, etc). Purple is of the Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English (WISE) Celtic/Druid lineage. He has physical "hybrid scales" (the "badge of the ancient priests") somewhere on his body, which he only shows his most trusted friends. Purple has been quoted by David Icke in the book Children of the Matrix regarding the diverse attitudes of different species and groups of aliens, whether Reptilian in appearance or otherwise. COHRA is his attempt to prepare the population for impending global contact, focusing on reptilian related contact encounters inspired by his own hybrid bloodline and ongoing contacts.
John Rhodes was the first person to seriously investigate and publically present other people's claims of reptilian-humanoid contact. He established the Reptoids.com Research Center in 1997 to collect, review and present evidence of reptoid activity. Rhodes contends that reptoids are descendants of the dinosaurs and are biological byproducts of Earth evolution. He also reports that conspiracy advocates demonize reptoids because they are an 'easy' sell to an audience that has been conditioned by religious authorities to react negatively to a reptile image.
David Icke claims that people see [otherwise-invisible] reptilian humanoids and that reptilian species are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy directed at manipulation and control of humanity. According to Icke, one type of reptilian entity that people see during alleged encounters resembles dinosauroids. Icke theorizes that the reptilians came here from the constellation Draco. Like most conspiracy theories, falsification of Icke's hypotheses is nearly impossible, but Icke continues to sell books and give speaking engagements based on concepts ranging from the New Age to his political opinions. Credo Mutwa, a Zulu shaman, claims that the Zulu people have known of a reptilian species called the Chitauli for centuries. He is the official historian of the Zulu people. He mentions amphibious beings from Sirius in his book, Song of the Stars Icke says that Mutwa's statements are proof for his own theories.