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January 31st, 2009 04:13 PM
CascadeMike New season of Monsterquest starts this wednesday, 2-4-09, at 9pm on the History Channel like always.

Heres the listings that they will show in order, I believe.

1.The Death of Loch Ness
2.Cattle Killers
3.Swamp Stalker
4.Devils in America
5.Gators in the Sewers
6.Snowbeast Slaughter
7.Mega Jaws
8.Monster Close Encounters
February 4th, 2009 09:17 PM
JohnAdamS 3-Swap Stalker is about the Legend of Boggy Creek area:

http://www.history.com/shows.do?action=detail&episodeId=406240
February 5th, 2009 05:19 PM
brandon_rivello I gotta say, as of late ive lost alot of faith in MQ, based off the snelgrove episode and last nights Death of Loch Ness [ I have an entirely different rant about THAT, but its not on topic really.]
February 6th, 2009 01:11 AM
CascadeMike
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brandon_rivello wrote:
I gotta say, as of late ive lost alot of faith in MQ, based off the snelgrove episode and last nights Death of Loch Ness [ I have an entirely different rant about THAT, but its not on topic really.]


Agreed.
March 7th, 2009 09:16 AM
Dugger MQ is better than nothing
March 8th, 2009 05:41 PM
nugnug
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Dugger wrote:
MQ is better than nothing




I have to agree here. I think that researchers from the BFRO are more likely to come up with definitive physical evidence long before the makers of a TV show are. I watch MQ and shows like for the simple interest and entertainment of it.
March 9th, 2009 12:29 PM
BethinFL I see some upcoming Monsterquest shows on the History Channel about the Jersey Devil and also the Snow Beast in Colorado. Hadn't heard about the Snow Beast before.
March 9th, 2009 12:54 PM
nancyg I saw the one about the Jersey Devil. It was interesting and not as much hype like before on MQ. I will be interested to see the one about the Snow Beast of Colorado, I have never heard of this before either.
March 9th, 2009 01:37 PM
Bossburg I think it's great that people are so critical of the programs - that shows how much we've learned and discussed here on the forum. I still think MQ is worth while watching just to see the scenery and witness interviews. Granted, they've been short on conclusions but when the network has control of the program you are going to get what they think is important and the information is stretched into 3 segments...yawn! We get spoiled reading first person accounts and sometimes being able to talk here with the witness. Kevin is the latest, but remember others like Captain Killmore and bbcoug (his daughter filmed the Memorial Day footage).
Watch everything, read everything...then sort.


March 11th, 2009 05:19 PM
Hound Tonight at 9pm EDT....

MonsterQuest
Snowbeast Slaughter
Wed, Mar 11, 9:00p - 10:00p [Closed Captioned]
046 HISTORY
2009 | TVPG | 60 mins
Tales of a large hairy creature that preys on elk and frightens people have echoed through the Colorado Rockies for centuries; a team scales Pikes Peak to hunt for the legendary beast.
March 12th, 2009 06:43 AM
jmars Why was it constantly being referred to by the narrator / producers of MQ as a Snow Beast, when it was obviously a squatch they were talking about? Some eyewitnesses called it a bigfoot / squatch but not the scriptwriters. Anyone's guess or am I being picky?
March 12th, 2009 07:55 AM
jmars After my third cup of coffee I think I answered my own prior question -TV marketing and ratings (follow the $$). If the show was advertised as "another" bigfoot show people might not tune in again. "Snow Beast" might attract another segment of demogrqphics. Duh!
March 12th, 2009 05:11 PM
JPaul Okerlund I agree with the points about marketing and ratings.

I thought there was some good information on this particular episode. I liked the time lapse study on snow footprints vs. dirt.

The weight test to get depth of the print seemed a little fruitless to me. There's a difference between pressing weight straight down and a stepping motion. Also the soil was different from the place where the track photos were taken.
March 12th, 2009 06:46 PM
goldie01 I am happy to see that Colorado has finally gotten some recognition for its BF population and to hear how far some of the story's go back even though there are just a couple of hundred or less it might make some of those that I have told my story to over the years at least think twice and it would not surprise me at all for more people to come forward with their experiences, they had a map showing some reported sighting locations and it seemed that mine was also there as their are 3 in that certain area within the last 20 years and that is some what inspiring, yes it is still the same old take you to a point of interest and a slow let down that is just the norm for our media anymore give you a little and take it back kind of reporting, but for me at least a little I TOLD YOU SO !
March 12th, 2009 09:15 PM
Hound It was interesting that the sightings are being reported farther and farther west and civilization encroaches from the east. They had some nice programs for viewing on a map, the data that's been collected over time.
Also lots of testing on snow foot prints, degradation and mis-interpretation.
I like the way they set up test photos of various tracks in the snow over time.
Interesting looking at what started as two foot prints became one large over a period of time as the snow melt, wind blow etc.
I thought is was one of the better shows they've produced to date. IMO
Sno Beast was the hype to get you to tune in. That's t.v.
March 13th, 2009 01:35 AM
Rictor
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jmars wrote:
Why was it constantly being referred to by the narrator / producers of MQ as a Snow Beast, when it was obviously a squatch they were talking about? Some eyewitnesses called it a bigfoot / squatch but not the scriptwriters. Anyone's guess or am I being picky?


At the very least they are keeping this fresh and not showing old repeats of stories we have seen countless times. It's not the Discovery Channel, more like scifi but not as bad.
March 13th, 2009 11:49 AM
Dugger
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nugnug wrote:

Hello nugnug...
I am not so sure that the BFRO will find physical evidence...I realize stories and accounts abound and as we know accounts and stories are not physical evidence but it seems that more time has to be given to the search ...I certainly enjoy the BFRO website but am anxious about new evidence being revealed...MQ is the only concerted effort that documents what groups are doing...

I have to agree here. I think that researchers from the BFRO are more likely to come up with definitive physical evidence long before the makers of a TV show are. I watch MQ and shows like for the simple interest and entertainment of it.
March 13th, 2009 06:46 PM
TMGant I may be wrong, but did anyone notice what I thought were problems with the show? It seems that with all the information available from the BFRO site, the producers could have done a little homework before filming.

The gentleman who analyzed the footprints stating that if the tracks were made by a BF walking on two legs, the tracks would have a left/right stagger like ours when it has been documented that BF walks differently than us, swinging one foot in front of the other almost single file. The recent SE Wisconsin snow print pictures are a good example. You can see the left/right stagger in the BFRO investigator's track even when walking in deep snow, but the BF's form a straight line.

They searched during the daytime instead of at night when BF is known to be the more active. Other shows (Bigfootville?) have footage from nighttime hikes, but MQ only searched during the day.

Why didn't they try using the thermal cam at night when bodies generating heat and fresh prints show up better? It can be used during the day, but wouldn't the temperature of things like trees and rocks, that soak up heat make it harder? (Maybe a helicopter can't safely fly at night in that area.)

Why didn't the group that found the cave look for more evidence? Why did they not look for hair, left over food or any other clues to what was using the cave? Instead they took pictures of the inside and then just set up a trail cam. And from what I could see, they used the type of trail cam that is known to have a slow reaction time. If something went into the cave, it could be gone from view by the time the camera took a picture. Did they check the cave to make sure it was still empty when they retrieved the trail cam?

They were dressed like hunters. I understand that you want to have a rifle handy in that country, but why didn't they "soften" their image by dressing more like hikers? I would be intimidated if I saw them in the woods and would try to steer clear.

Why did they not take the time to listen for whoops or knocks as they traveled?

The only part of the show that I thought was done correctly, was the two experiments on the footprints; the one to determine the weight needed to sink a print into the ground like those along the river, and the amount of distortion that can occur over time to prints in snow.

If the producers of MQ had only taken the time to do a little research, the show may have turned out a lot better. All the things mentioned above have been discussed in the BFRO forums. The BFRO is a well-known organization with a very good reputation that it is easy to find on the web.

I have lost my faith in the MQ series. If they are this sloppy searching for BF, think of the mistakes they may have made searching for other crypto's.

One last thing, I did not like how they tried to sensationalize the BF as a "snow beast" that is "attacking" the elk. Watching their animated version roar, act scary and aggressive, I think that MQ should be sued if someone shoots a BF.


March 13th, 2009 11:05 PM
Bossburg TMGant: All valid points. You have to remember it's a TV show - they may have done some of the things you suggest, but those important items were left out of the final program. I think all of us are tired of the sensationalism using the words 'beast' and 'attack' among others. You just have to watch it for what it is worth, learn from their mistakes and not take it too seriously.

March 16th, 2009 04:06 PM
vaderboyx I agree MQ should do more research at night. Did you ever notice that there's always "inclement weather" that hinders the progress of the investagators in many od these types of shows. Maybe they should watch the weather reports closer.
March 17th, 2009 06:27 PM
Rlowery80 I do watch MQ and any other show related to BF. What I do not understand is, why they seem to show one of those bums on several of there shows that was up to his neck in the GA scam? With that said, I have learned a lot from both this discussion site and the BFRO web site. When BFRO comes out with their show what will the music be for intro? The Moody Blues- "I know you're out there somewhere"? LOL
March 25th, 2009 07:17 PM
CascadeMike MonsterQuest : Monster Close Encounters
Airs on Wednesday March 25 09:00 PM

The most compelling evidence for the creature known as Bigfoot may be the increasing close encounters that are frightening witnesses in rural America. Historic stories have told of violent interactions that range from objects being thrown to frightening abductions by hairy beasts. As extraordinary as these stories sound, people continue to recount physical interactions with creatures that they cannot explain. Witnesses from Minnesota and Washington State have all had frightening run-ins with the monsters while driving; another witness in rural Indiana talks with terror of the night that he was grabbed by something very powerful out in a forest. MonsterQuest will investigate whether witness are seeing known animal or the same Bigfoot creature that has been spoken of throughout history. MonsterQuest employs polygraph examinations, DNA analysis and bite force tests to discover what monster is turning up its aggression.


Should be interesting.
March 25th, 2009 10:16 PM
brandon_rivello I watched it, and I didn't exactly like it. They portrayed it as too much of a stupid killing machine. Especially the car part, why would Sasquatch just decide to take a big bite out of a car of all things? If it really wanted to damage it wouldn't it just smash it up? But , making people think that there is this vicious, murderous, animal roaming our forests makes for good TV.
March 25th, 2009 11:06 PM
Steph JHT Okay,
I didn't get to see the whole episode, just the last 30 minutes or so...
Anyway, at the end, a certain crypto investigator and author whose initials are LC, said something like, the encounters are getting more and more violent and he wouldn't be surprised if within the next 25 years someone gets killed.
What do you think of that?
March 25th, 2009 11:15 PM
robday Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if someone gets killed in the next 25 DAYS.

Since we have those types that are trying for a body, they stand a very real chance of taking a "dirt nap". And if they're alone, we'll never know what happened.
March 26th, 2009 01:27 AM
Lookn4skookum
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Steph JHT wrote:
Okay,
I didn't get to see the whole episode, just the last 30 minutes or so...
Anyway, at the end, a certain crypto investigator and author whose initials are LC, said something like, the encounters are getting more and more violent and he wouldn't be surprised if within the next 25 years someone gets killed.
What do you think of that?


Loren Coleman, well-known cryptozoologist.
March 26th, 2009 01:33 AM
Lookn4skookum
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brandon_rivello wrote:
I watched it, and I didn't exactly like it. They portrayed it as too much of a stupid killing machine. Especially the car part, why would Sasquatch just decide to take a big bite out of a car of all things? If it really wanted to damage it wouldn't it just smash it up? But , making people think that there is this vicious, murderous, animal roaming our forests makes for good TV.

The creature must of been hungry, the lady stated that some of her cats were missing. I think a cat went under the car and whatever it was; dog, they tested the hairs and they came back a dog, or bigfoot; got mad and tried to intimidate the cat to death. If I was under the car and that happened, 10 hail marys and 20 Our Fathers later, I would pray to be alive.

I like to watch the show, its good entertainment. I love the sightings and how they portray it. Im on the edge of my seat, they make you feel as if you are really there, although in some shots they could have a better graphic for the sasquatch.
March 26th, 2009 07:32 AM
davec46 I'll watch it this weekend
March 26th, 2009 10:36 AM
JPaul Okerlund They pretty much proved the damage to the van in SC was done by a dog.

I think the kid with the 30/30 just plain missed. It was dark, and obviously a nervewracking experience.
March 26th, 2009 10:43 AM
ravellette Wonder if the dog was Rabid?
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