Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians.

One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests.

David Icke, a British writer, states in his writings that these reptilians came from the Alpha Draconis system and are hiding in underground bases. He also believes that most of the world leaders are related to them. He lectures on this subject around the world and has followers of his theories in 47 countries. A recent poll in 2013 reveals that four percent of registered voters believe in Icke’s theories.

Reptilians have also been a subject in politics. In 2008, a US Senate Election ballot had as a write-in candidate, “Lizard People;” the ballot was subsequently challenged by Senator Norm Coleman. It was later stated that it was written in as a gag by Lucas Davenport, because he didn’t like either candidate, and he thought it would be funny.

In February 2011, during the radio show Opie and Anthony, comedian Louis C.K asked Donald Rumsfeld if he and Dick Cheney were lizard people. Rumsfeld did not answer. Louis maintained the fact that he did not answer suggested he was in fact a reptilian; because lizard people cannot lie about it.

The Los Angeles Times released an article in 1934 that reported a mining engineer discovered a labyrinth below Los Angeles that led to an underground city that was built by lizard people who escaped from the surface 5,000 years ago.

The myth of reptilian beings could have originated from the science fiction television series V, which first aired in 1983. The aliens appear human on Earth, but their true form is reptilian and eat living mammals.

Since the myth of reptilians began, there have been many uses of the creature in folklore, science fiction, mythology, conspiracy theories, movies, and games.

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