Also called Reptoids, lizard men are said to be amphibious bipeds that seem to be half-human, half-reptile. Reported sightings of such creatures are rare, but surprisingly, they tend to involve sites near inhabited areas rather than jungle regions far from civilization, where it would be easy for such a creature to escape detection. For example, lizard men reportedly have been seen in the Santa Ana River of California, the Ohio River, the Miami River, and Thetis Lake of British Columbia. In the Deep South of the United States, numerous swamps and bayous are said to be inhabited by lizard men, though sometimes these “swamp monsters” are described as being apelike rather than reptilian.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena – written by Patricia D. Netzley © 2006 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning