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Reptoids, Lizard Men, Reptilian Aliens, or simply ReptilIans are sapient beings resembling that of both humans and reptiles. It's believed that these specific Reptilians are of extraterrestrial origin, and that they control the government. There are many conspiracy theories surrounding Reptoids.



Reptoids fit the description of the general Lizard Men, with a body similar to that of Grey Aliens. Their heads usually resemble that of a lizard or other reptile.


Alien abduction narratives sometimes allege contact with reptilian creatures. One of the earliest reports was that of Ashland, Nebraska police officer Herbert Schirmer (born 1945), who under hypnosis recalled being taken aboard a UFO in 1967 by humanoid beings with a slightly reptilian appearance, who wore a "winged serpent" emblem on the left side of their chests. 


The idea of reptilians was popularized by David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who claims shape-shifting reptilian aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate human societies. Icke has stated on multiple occasions that many world leaders are, or are possessed by, so-called reptilians.

According to Icke, tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system, now hiding in underground bases, are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy against humanity.He contends that most of the world's ancient and modern leaders are related to these reptilians, including the Merovingian dynasty, the Rothschilds, the Bush family and the British Royal family.Icke's conspiracy theories now have supporters in up to 47 countries and he has given lectures to crowds of up to 6,000. American writer Vicki Santillano included it in her list of the 10 most popular conspiracy theories, describing it as the "wackiest theory" she had encountered.

A poll of Americans in 2013 by Public Policy Polling indicated that 4% of registered voters (±2.8%) believed in David Icke's ideas.


There is no evidence to disprove the existence of alien lizard men, and many people truly believe that there are serpent people living among us. However, Skeptics consider Herbert Schirmer's claim to be a hoax.

In Popular Media

Reptoid Aliens appear in multiple works of fiction.

Reptoid Aliens are mentioned in Monsters Of The Mind.

A young man named Connor dresses up as a reptoid in Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc.


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