Crazy myth or crazy monster? For hundreds of years, people across North America have claimed they’ve spotted the mysterious and unexplainable creature known as Bigfoot, or Sasquatch.
Cut to 2011 and the new six-part series FINDING BIGFOOT, where cameras are set to follow a team of Bigfoot researchers in a cross-continent expedition to dissolve the myth and locate the elusive beast.
Premiering October 15 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT and continuing Saturdays, this four-person team tries to prove that this pedaled creature actually exists. And as the myth grows, so does the passion for validating its existence once and for all!
On FINDING BIGFOOT, a four-person team from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) – the leading scientific research organization exploring the Bigfoot/Sasquatch mystery – investigates supposed Sasquatch sightings by interviewing locals, examining evidence and infiltrating the woodlands and forests in places where Bigfoot has been reported.
The team listens to harrowing tales of run-ins with Bigfoot before generating reconstructions of the encounters to judge their plausibility or dismiss them as hoaxes.
Then, outfitted with the latest technology, including night-vision and infrared cameras, the team sets out on exhilarating and eerie investigations where any broken branch or peculiar noise could mean a Sasquatch is lurking nearby.
The BFRO team is comprised of a crab fisherman (James ‘Bobo’ Fay), a science educator (Cliff Barackman), the BFRO president (Matt Moneymaker) and a skeptical scientist (Ranae Holland). Each teammate has varying experiences with Bigfoot and differing beliefs about the existence of this enigma.
Highlights from FINDING BIGFOOT include:
FINDING BIGFOOT: “Swamp Ape”
Saturday, October 15 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
Moneymaker takes his team to northern Florida to help a family that believes they have a Bigfoot living on their property. The team meets with members of the Seminole nation, whose history with the creature allegedly goes back hundreds of years.
FINDING BIGFOOT: “Bigfoot Crossing in Georgia”
Saturday, October 22 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
Famed Bigfoot investigator Matt Moneymaker and his team of Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) experts travel to the forests of northern Georgia to examine footage of what they believe is a Sasquatch running across the road.
Also this season on FINDING BIGFOOT, go deep inside the North Carolina Uhwarrie National Forest when one of the most convincing pieces of Bigfoot footage in history turns up on “Caught on Tape” (October 29). Then, on “Fishing for Bigfoot in Oregon,” Moneymaker takes his team of specialists to Oregon to examine a video taken on a rafting expedition (November 5). Next, journey into the mountains of southern Washington to explore a series of photos that depict what some believe is a bigfoot on a snowy peak on “Frozen Bigfoot” (November 12). And finally, a call from a concerned mayor brings the team to the island of Prince of Wales, Alaska on “Alaska’s Bigfoot Island” (November 19).