| The woo is out there|
|Aliens did it...|
|... and ran away|
“”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 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 of their inherent nature to be evil.
With so many idiotic, crazy, implausible conspiracy theories out there this 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). The idea of reptilians on Earth was popularized by David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who claims that the world is actually secretly controlled by evil shape-shifting lizard people from the 4th dimension. Genuinely.
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 in August 1929. 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. 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, where they had the right to conquer and destroy anything that got in the way of their evolutionary progression. When David Icke 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.
David Icke and his claims
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 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.