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7 Nov

Finding Bigfoot: Searching for Squatch in the Wilds of Alaska

The Finding Bigfoot Team is back Sunday, at 9 PM E/P, for an all-new season of squatching. First up in their travels is Alaska. Its vast terrain has been the home of Bigfoot lore for years. Recent reports from locals range from enormous creatures seen in the distance to up-close-and-personal encounters while camping in the middle of the night.

Some of the most compelling evidence is this video footage that a local from Fairbanks captured while out exploring. It shows giant footprints in the mud of a riverbank that dwarf the local man's metal detector.

 

Could this evidence prove Bigfoot's existence in the Land of the Midnight Sun? Tune in Sunday at 9 PM for the special two-hour season premiere of Finding Bigfoot to find out.

6 Aug

Black Bear Does Bigfoot Impersonation

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 I'm certain that local Bigfoot hunters are going to get lots of calls about this one.

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This animal is of course not a Bigfoot, but an American black bear. Black bears are indeed able to stand on two legs, but they almost never walk around that way. I'm not sure what's up with this particular bear. It's possible that its front paws or legs could have been injured, forcing it to adapt its method of locomotion.

Much more troubling than the bear moving about bipedally is the fact that it's hanging out in suburbia checking out the trash cans for food. A bear that is so habituated to humans, and sees our trash as a food source, is a dangerous one.

Here are some tips to avoiding conflict with black bears in our cities and towns:

  • Never feed a bear. Bears that associate people with food are likely to approach humans, which usually ends up with a dead bear.
  • Don't put your trash cans out until the morning of trash collection to avoid tempting bears.
  • Don't feed pets outside, or store their food outside, which is likely to attract bears to your property.
  • If bears are eating from them, you need to take your bird feeders down. You can put them back up in the late fall when bears go down for hibernation. If you have lots of native plants in your yard, the birds will have plenty to eat in the form of berries, seeds, nuts and insects. 
  • Learn more about predators living in our cities and towns from this article from National Wildlife magazine

 

10 Jul

Finding Bigfoot: "Creepy Mountain" Turns Up Intriguing Thermal Camera Footage

The Finding Bigfoot team is heading to central Alabama -- where the environment is conducive to housing sasquatch -- to meet with two men who have discovered something very interesting in footage they captured on their thermal camera while camping.   

Adam and Paul had been camping out in an area nicknamed "Creepy Mountain" by the locals when they decided to shoot some footage using their thermal camera. It wasn’t until they reviewed the footage that they saw a mysterious figure, which they believe just may be Bigfoot. Based on the size and shape of the creature, the team is able to rule out a bear or a deer, but it will take some further investigating to find out what really was lurking right outside Adam and Paul’s campsite.

 

Tune in for Finding Bigfoot Sunday at 10 PM and find out how the team's investigation concludes. And to see just how creepy "Creepy Moutain" is. 

2 Jul

Bigfoot Hairs Ruled Out, but New Mystery Emerges

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A cast of an alleged Bigfoot footprint. Image Credit: Cliff Barackman

Research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B claims that hair samples presented as evidence of Bigfoots did not actually come from the mythical creature. However, as the article from Discovery News states, those believed to belong to the Yeti actually uncovered another mystery - an ancient and new species of bear.

Is this difinitive proof that Bigfoot may not exist? No need to fret yet, Bigfoot believers.

Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News writes, "The study solely focused on hair samples, and did not address the footprints, photographs, recorded sounds and other 'evidence' purportedly linked to Bigfoot, the Yeti and similar supposedly human-like creatures."

Out of 57 hair samples provided, only 36 were tested. And as viewers see on Finding Bigfoot - there is a lot more evidence out there to be shared.

Read more about the research, what was found and more on Discovery News >>

So, what do you think? If you're a Bigfoot skeptic, does this confirm your disbelief? If you believe Bigfoot is still out there, does this change your mind in any way? Talk to us below in the comments and be sure to tune in Sunday, July 6 at 10PM E/P for an all-new episode of Finding Bigfoot!

2 Jul

Finding Bigfoot: New Video Evidence from Oklahoma

Some compelling video evidence is bringing the Finding Bigfoot team to the southeast corner of Oklahoma this week. With plenty of mountains and lakes, the area has everything a sasquatch might need to call the place home. The region also has a very high number of reported sightings and even holds their own Bigfoot festival each year. 

This impressive video evidence shows two children instructing how to make s'mores, unaware of what is happening in the background.

 

Could these children have captured the elusive Bigfoot on camera or is it possible that the whole thing is a set up? Tune in to Finding Bigfoot Sunday at 10 PM to see what the team decides and if one of their most intense night investigations to date produces what they’ve been searching for.

20 Jun

Finding Bigfoot: Finding the Beast in the Bayou

In this week’s episode of Finding Bigfoot, the team heads to central Louisiana to investigate an interesting image captured on a family's trail camera. Located in an area that Cliff feels could be ideal for Bigfoots, the Duhon family's trail camera was set up on their hunting land to keep an eye on local wildlife. Instead, it captured an unidentifiable figure next to their deer stand. So, they called in the experts.

Normally the Duhon’s capture fox, coyote, deer and even turkeys on their trail cam, so this figure is highly unusual. After trying to recreate the event with Bobo as the unknown figure, the team sets out on a night investigation in hopes that whatever was captured on film shows its face once the sun goes down. With some radical new techniques, the team may just find what they are looking for in the bayous of Louisiana!

Tune in to Finding Bigfoot Sunday at 10 PM E/P!

 

6 Jun

YIYIYIYIYI! Turtleman's BACK! ... And Looking for Sasquatch

Team Turtle is BACK! The guys return in all-new episodes starting Sunday when Turtleman and Neal get their first call of the day from none other than Ranae and Bobo, Finding Bigfoot tracker extraordinaires. 

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The Sasquatch duo are investigating the Kentucky backwoods and who better to tap for tracking assistance than Turtleman! Where to start? How about a "Backwoods Boot Camp"? Here's a sneak peek of the meeting:

Watch the premiere Sunday at 10:30 p.m. E/P to see how "Backwoods Boot Camp" went down for Bobo and Ranae - and see if they pass Turtleman's final test!

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6 Jun

Bigfoot Hunters Find Footprints in Kentucky

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Two men in Kentucky have found what appears to be some of the most promising evidence to date out of the Bluegrass state - an impressive collection of footprint casts. And this Sunday at 9 PM E/P, the Finding Bigfoot Team, Bobo, Cliff, Ranae, and Matt, are heading to Kentucky to investigate.

The area surrounding the Ohio River, where the two men base their investigation, proves to be a great location for sasquatch hunting. The thick woods and deep hollows allow Bigfoots to hide and remain unseen. Bigfoots are allegedly known to follow rivers, which provides the muddy soil that makes it easier to find footprints. Have these two men found the perfect Bigfoot environment?

The team is blown away by the casts -- even Ranae, who is usually a skeptic. Faked casts typically all look very similar, but the variety of prints collected in this area leads Matt to believe that these casts are solid evidence. Cliff also points out that one of the casts even has a visible dermatoglyph, or more simply, a primate fingerprint. 

Tune in Sunday at 9 PM E/P for the return of Finding Bigfoot as the team returns for another exciting trip to Kentucky, where they will also hear a Squatch tale from famous Kentucky native, Turtleman! Will this strong evidence finally lead the Finding Bigfoot team to the most elusive creature of all time? 

To find out what happens, tune in to this Sunday's season premiere at 9PM E/P!

24 Apr

WATCH: The Best of Finding Bigfoot's Bobo


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We know that now Finding Bigfoot isn't on air that you're all probably going through Sasquatch withdrawals.

Fear not! We've pulled together some of our favorite moments featuring the show's very lovable James "Bobo" Fay. He certainly provided many great moments this past season, including his experiment to anger a bigfoot by marking territory after consuming three gallons of water. Relive that moment and more in our "Best of Bobo" playlist!


Jodi Westrick is a Digital Media Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @jodilyn and/or instagram @jodilynw for photos of and posts about her ridiculously cute cats, Otis and Etta.

5 Dec

Finding Bigfoot: Do We Believe?

 

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When you work at Animal Planet, people often ask you details about some of the shows. I think most APL staffers can agree that most of the time these questions center on Finding Bigfoot and whether or not the species is real and what we believe. So, in an effort to answer some of those questions, we asked some of our coworkers in both the New York and Silver Spring offices what they think. The video below is the result.

Seems like most staffers think that Bigfoot could exist and that they hope the Finding Bigfoot team finds the elusive creature.

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Now, I wonder what happened to those donuts...

 

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