Thursday, February 26, 2009

Next Week's Monsterquest...


What if one of the most famous and terrifying urban legends was not a legend but a frightening fact? History tells us that the idea of alligators lurking around in the sewers of New York City is based in truth. In the mid 1930s three teenagers pulled an eight-foot alligator from a storm drain. Reports persisted until a skeptical superintendant of sewers, Teddy May, was forced to investigate for himself. What May found shocked even him--swarms of alligators alive beneath the busy main street of Americas biggest city. Crews were sent in to kill the deadly reptiles, but the stories of the gators in the sewers lived on. Experts, however, are divided over whether it is scientifically possible for alligators to continue to exist in the sewers, so a MonsterQuest team sets out to search for modern evidence of these monsters. Herpetologists and underground explorers join forces and use the latest in remote-operated camera technology to delve into the depths of New York's sewers.

Review: Monsterquest 2-25-09

This was a rather interesting episode about the Jersey Devil, with a group of 60 people in the forests of the Pine Barrens searching for the elusive winged beast born as the 13th child to a lady named Leeds who declared that her 13th child be named a devil. Several witnesses are interviewed as well, and an avian expert is interviewed and thinks there is a possibility that the Jersey Devil might be actually a large owl, but is open-minded to the possibility of it being something unknown. There are 35 men in a line on the ground, as well as 25 spotters in trees. There are also mysterious footprints found which appear to be animal-like, but they are on snow-covered rooftops, which are a bit strange. The Montauk Monster, which washed up at Montauk beach, New York, but is found to be a taxidermist's hoax. More evidence is found, more investigation is done, and the results are...well, I will not reveal too much more. Next week examines Gators in the Sewers, 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on History. Check local listings for time and channel.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Review: Monsterquest 2-18-09


This was a really good episode, the first Hairy Hominids episode of the season on Swamp Stalker, the Fouke Monster. Members of the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy are in the swamps close to Fouke, in the Sulphur River Bottoms searching for proof of the beast. Several eyewitness accounts are recounted as well, as well as recounting about the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek. Loren Coleman is interviewed about the Fouke Monster as well. Rick Noll is also involved with the expedition, and helps out with it. Not only is the search taking place in the Boggy Creek area, but also in the Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma. Some gamecams are also set up, and Dr. Jeff Meldrum is seen examining the Fouke Monster cast. He thinks it could be possibly a bear track, but is cautiously optimistic. There is also a scat sample found which seems to be rather large, but is found to be from a feral hog. There are also sightings recounted from other areas of Arkansas. One thing some expedition members are doing is taking a kayak into the swamps and rowing along the shorelines, with infrared flashlights on their heads, and broadcasting sounds into the dark swamps. The same thing is occurring in the Ouachita Mountains, with TBRC members Alton Higgins and Daryl Colyer. Daryl also recounts his own experience seeing a Hairy Hominid. The evidence is gathered, trailcams are examined, and what is revealed is...well, I won't give too much away, Next week focuses on the Jersey Devil, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central on History. Check local listings for time and channel.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Posters for Monsterquest Season 3

Monsterquest Tonight...


Something mysterious and violent is killing cattle of the North American plains, but what is behind these gruesome attacks -- satanic cults, an unknown predator, or something previously unknown to man? For 40 years, there have been thousands of cases of cattle found mutilated under abnormal circumstances; these livestock are found dead, often with their blood drained and organs or body parts removed from their bodies. Abnormally high radiation levels have been detected in the soil near the dead animals when they are found, and the deaths often do not match the pattern of known predators. With no apparent footprints or tracks leading to or from the carcases and strange circles near the site, the mystery only deepens. A MonsterQuest team will gather samples and head to a laboratory to scientifically analyze the most compelling evidence.

9:00 EST/8:00 Central on History. Check Local Listings for time and channel.