Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monsterquest this Wednesday night...

The subject of this Wednesday night's MQ is Giant Bear Attack about prehistoric bears, flat-faced, which may still live today. It begins at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on the History Channel. Check local listings for time and channel.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Monsterquest Tomorrow...

The episode featuring an investigation into the Yeren, entitled China's Wildman and featuring Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Adam Davies, airs at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on History. Check local listings for time and channel.

Review: Monsterquest 9-17-08

This episode takes a look at the Lake Crescent, Newfoundland monster eel, with a team of scientists and witnesses, who swear they have seen a large lake monster of some sort. It appears to have a snakelike head and serpentine body, and has been seen quite a bit by local residents of the town of Roberts Arm. Dr. John Casselman has investigated the Algonquin Tribe's legends of large lake monsters, called "pond devils" or "swimming demons." He seems interested in their legends and traditions. A British tourist was attacked by an eel off the coast of Thailand in 2005 which bit through his thumb. A witness named John Rorabeck is interviewed (he is a commercial eel fisherman) and he claims in 1974 he saw a large eel. He attempted to capture the large eel, but was unable to get a good grip on it. A lady named Effie Colbourne is also interviewed about the stories she has heard from previous generations. There is a story of a team of divers who were attacked and surrounded by a group of eels. Joe Nickell of the Skeptical Inquirer is brought in to make an attempt to explain away all the sightings, and a forensic artist is also brought in to sketch the lake monster based on descriptions. A biologist named Richard Haedrich also is profiled on his search for the giant eel. Effie has also had a sighting of "Cressie" and cooperates with a forensic artist on her experience. Several more witnesses are interviewed, and it takes a turn which...well, watch the episode to see for yourself. The next new Wednesday night episode airs Wednesday night, profiling large prehistoric bears, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on History. Check local listings for time and channel.

Review: Monsterquest: Boneless Horror

This was a pretty interesting episode, featuring a look at a possible giant octopus in Puget Sound, with a couple of the researchers/divers from the Giant Squid Found? episode, Scott Cassell and Dale Pearson. They put cameras down in the depths to attempt to film one of the Octopus Giganteus, and go on several dives to search for it. They do run into several other types of octopi, however, and manage to only capture photos of starfish and other sealife. There appears to be a photo of a possible arm of an Octopus, but it seems to be a bit unclear. The next new episode airs Sunday night on History Channel, called China's Wildman, featuring Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Adam Davies exploring the Hubei Province in search of the Yeren, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central. Check local listings for time and channel.