Thursday, October 16, 2008

Updated Remaining schedule for Monsterquest...

32 :02×18 - Jaws in Illinois (Oct/29/2008)
The bull shark and greenland shark are examined. These sharks are believed to have swam upriver hundreds of miles.

33 :02×19 - Real Dragons (2008)
A MonsterQuest expedition examines the Komodo Dragon, along with one of it’s early ancestors, the Megalania Lizard.

34 :02×20 - Sasquatch Attack II (2008)
Another attempt at finding proof of the Sasquatch. Previously collected blood samples are further investigated, while another expedition is sent out in search of the famous hairy beast.

All times 9:00 Eastern/8:00 Central. Check local listings for time and channel.

Next Wednesday on Monsterquest...

31 :02×17 - Monster Spiders (Oct/22/2008)
Recently, American soldiers in Iraq were photographed with a 3 foot long arachnid. In Peru there is rumors of spiders large enough to attack and kill chickens. A MonsterQuest expedition is sent to South America in search of these creepy crawlers that so many fear.

9:00 Eastern/8:00 Central

Check local listings for time and channel.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Updated Schedule For Monsterquest

30 17 Monsters Spiders October 22, 2008
31 18 Real Dragons October 29, 2008
32 19 Sasquatch Attack II November 5, 2008
33 20 Jaws in Illinois November 12, 2008

Review: Monsterquest 10-8-08

This episode was a follow-up to last season's Giant Squid episode, called Giant Squid Ambush, which focuses on a piece of video of a giant squid taken in 2006 in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Mexico. Local witnesses were interviewed about their sightings of a giant squid measuring upwards of 100 feet. Doug Hajicek discusses the camera that was used to film the squid. Roger Hanlon, a marine biologist examines the footage, but is unable to determine the species. But, video analysis expert in engineering Peter Schmitz examines it and says it is 60 feet in length. Dr. Clyde Roper says it is not possible for a giant squid to exist, at least not a giant Humboldt Squid. In the follow-up, a team goes to Loreto Bay, once again in the sea of Cortez, to attempt to film another giant Humboldt Squid. Apparently, utilizing laser technology, there is an attempt to use that to draw in a giant squid to film it. Dale Pearson, who was part of the original team in 2006, joins this expedition in search of the giant Humboldt Squid, as do other divers. A story from World War II arises where allegedly a team of German soldiers is attacked in a lifeboat and one is dragged under. A new harness is designed which is to help with withstanding abrasions and abuse underwater when dealing with the giant Squids. The team goes under, and finds...well, watch it to see for yourself. The next new episode airs October 22, 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on the History Channel, focusing on Monster Spiders. Check local listings for time and channel.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Schedule for the remaining 5 Episodes of Monsterquest

29 16 Giant Squid Ambush October 8, 2008
30 17 Monsters Spiders October 15, 2008
31 18 Real Dragons October 22, 2008
32 19 Sasquatch Attack II October 29, 2008
33 20 Jaws in Illinois October 29, 2008

Review: Monsterquest 9-21-08

This was a terrific episode, about an investigation into the Chinese Yeren, the equivalent of our Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Dr. Frank Poirier, a retired anthropologist from Ohio State University, is interviewed regarding some research he has done into the Chinese Wildman. Dr. Poirier admits he threw away a hair of of Wildman, and is skeptical of the existence of the Yeren. Dr. Jeff Meldrum is also profiled and interviewed on his trip to the Hubei Province in China, and is researching whether or not Gigantopithecus could be the explanation for the Yeren. Dr. Zhou Guoxing says the size of the Wildman compares to the size of Giganto, and he has done a good bit of research into it. A sighting in 1976 in Shennongjia prompted the Chinese government to look into it, and Dr. Guoxing led the expedition himself a year later. Dr. Guoxing goes into the different colors the Yeren is observed to have, including red, brown and yellow, even black. Adam Davies is also brought in to track the Yeren. This was the first time an American anthropologist has been allowed to examine the evidence for the Yeren, which is the opportunity given to Dr. Meldrum. The trio (Davies, Meldrum and Guoxing) are headed to the Shennongjia area (see my earlier posting of the presentation Dr. Meldrum gave at the 20th-Annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference for further details). Several witnesses are interviewed on their sightings (one witness saw two of them crossing a road). The location of one of the sightings is near the Lisha River, where a sighting took place last November. Davies and a guide, Zhu Xiaoguang, are investigating the area. Davies shows the Yeren cast to Meldrum, which Meldrum is intrigued by, but is cautious about it. Meldrum and Davies run into a problem-the government will not allow them to go into the park for the expedition. The team is granted only 36 hours to do their investigation, and are led by Xiaoguang and another guide, a park ranger, who had a sighting in 1994. Meldrum and the crew make camp in an area at 9,500 feet, and do a bit of scouting before sunset. The next new episode airs Wednesday night at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on History, focusing on Giant Bear Attacks. Check local listings for time and channel.