SC officials tell citizens to be vigilant for ‘paranormal activity’ during eclipse

SC officials tell citizens to be vigilant for ‘paranormal activity’ during eclipse

CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - South Carolinians are being ask to immediately report any monsters seen during the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, particularly the fabled Lizard Man.

The state's Emergency Management Division made that request via a tweet this week, adding that it was in response to media reports that paranormal activity might spike during the eclipse.

"Regarding possible paranormal activity potentially occurring during the #SolarEclipse2017," said the tweet. "As always, if you see something, say something."

The tongue-in-cheek message included a map of sightings of the South Carolina's mythical Lizard Man creature, which Wikipedia describes as a " reptilian humanoid cryptid," which is said to inhabit areas of swamp around Sumter and Lee counties. And yes, it reportedly also lives in the sewers.

"This historic map is in response to recent media reports about possible paranormal activity associated with the upcoming total eclipse," explains the SC Emergency Management Division.

"SCEMD does not know if the Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse, but we advise residents of Lee and Sumter counties should remain ever vigilant."

The message comes just a week after a Bigfoot was reportedly seen in McDowell County, N.C. and a chupacabra devil dog was reported on a S.C. golf course in Santee.