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Snake People, or "Sneople", control our government at the highest levels!
—Ronaldo Fryman, Steven Universe

Reptilians have become one of the most captivating alien races in our galaxy. This race of Reptilian alien beings originate from the Draco ('dragon') constellation and now find themselves throughout the entire galaxy. Reptilians are also known as Lizard People, Reptoids, and Reptilian Aliens and are claimed to be working along with the American government, or that the Government itself is filled with lizards, to control and manipulate our home planet. The reason many people associate these Reptilians with such actions is because they are thought to have an inherently evil nature.


Luckily, due to traffic, they've postponed to the next millennium.

With so many idiotic, crazy, implausible conspiracy theories out there, the general idea popularized by David Icke still manages to be particularly stupid, with claims that these reptiles are actually shape-shifters and that any number of prominent people are "really" reptilians in disguise as "proven" by the "occasional failure" of their camouflage (what sane people living in the real world call camera glitches, such as the red-eye phenomenon and similar optical quirks – or celebrities lifting their tongues to pronounce the letter L). Icke is a conspiracy theorist who claims that the world is secretly controlled by evil shape-shifting lizard people from the 4th dimension. Genuinely.

There are also other ideas about reptilian humanoids in various channeled messages and descriptions of alien abduction, which don't include reptilians shape-shifting, or hiding as humans. Often having the flavor of better-thought-out sci-fi when compared to Icke's ideas, such descriptions basically make the reptilians look like high-technological demons who do nasty things to some unfortunate humans.


Michael Barkun posits that the idea of a reptilian conspiracy originated in the fiction of Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard. The first appearance of "serpent men" in literature was in Howard's story, "The Shadow Kingdom", published in Weird Tales 1929.[1] This story drew on Theosophical ideas of the "lost worlds" of Atlantis and Lemuria, particularly Helena Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine, with its reference to "dragon-men" who once had a mighty civilization on a Lemurian continent.[2] Though the notion of intelligent Reptilians manipulating humanity and genetically engineering the creation of humans seems far-fetched, ridiculous and the stuff of sci-fi, the origins of the Draconian Reptilians allegedly date back millions of years ago to a planet near the Draco Constellation,[note 1] where they had the right to conquer and destroy anything that got in the way of their evolutionary progression. When Icke's conspiracy theories came to public eyes, the idea of a reptilian agenda exploded into people's minds by claiming Jew Lizards and reptilian world leaders are trying to take over the world.

Hoaxes involving reptilian ancient underground cities (and more modern stories of underground bases and military involvement, etc.), have a tradition going back to the early 20th century, likely inspired by the fiction of the time. In 1934, American mining engineer G. Warren Shufelt built upon earlier failed hoaxes and treasure hunting scams, claiming to know of ancient gold-filled catacombs beneath Fort Moore Hill in Los Angeles, supposedly the remnants of a hyper-intelligent lizard people.[3] A year earlier, in 1933 he had led people on a wild chase for nonexistent centuries-old Spanish gold. Changing the details of his story, he attributed the new version to an invented Hopi Indian informer.[4] He also claimed to use a radio x-ray device of his own invention to locate things below ground, which turned out to be no more than a sciencey-looking dowsing rod.

David Icke and his claims[edit]

See the main article on this topic: David Icke

David Icke is a proponent of a super-duper grand unified conspiracy theory that mixes together just about every conspiracy theory you can think of; this he calls the "Babylonian Brotherhood", where Jew lizards were. All members of the media, the scientific community, the banking system, and the religions and militaries of the world's nations trying to bring Global Elite and rule the world. Another claim of David Icke is that 5–12 feet tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system, now hiding in underground bases, are trying to take over the world. He contends that most of the world's leaders are related to these reptilians, including George W. Bush of the United States, and Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Alien contact[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Alien abduction

Alien abduction narratives sometimes allege contact with reptilian creatures. One of the claims was that of Ashland, Nebraska police officer Herbert Schirmer, who claims she had been kidnapped in 1967 by humanoid beings in UFO with a slightly reptilian appearance, which looked horrible in nature.

It has been postulated that the Crab People of the TV show South Park could be a reference to the reptilians.

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  1. Never mind that constellations aren't specific areas, but the way a given group of stars looks from a particular angle


  1. "The Shadow Kingdom" by Robert E. Howard (August 1929) Weird Tales. 14(20:166-182.
  2. The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky (1888) Theosophical Publishing Dompany.
  3. G. Warren Shufelt, Kook Science Research Hatch
  4. Mills, Kyle Grace (2014), Gold, Glory, and Lizard People: An Obsessive Hunt for Treasure in Depression-Era LA, (archived)