After watching the six episodes of the first season and researching further into some of the topics, I can say that FINDING BIGFOOT doesn’t always serve the true nature of bigfoot research or accepted science, but it is certainly entertaining. Of course there’s more searching than “finding,” but what the heck… the hosts are personable and the subject of huge hairy beasts hiding in our forests is perpetually intriguing.
Ranking among the network’s top three series and delivering 1.2M P2+ viewers, the initial season of FINDING BIGFOOT found a sizable audience among viewers, whether they believe in or question the existence of sasquatch. In light of the show’s success, Animal Planet decided to shoot a second season… this time consisting of 10 episodes. The new season kicks off Sunday January 1 at 10pm EST.
Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:
Second Season of Successful Sleuthing Series Gives Audience New But Disputable Proof of a Baby Bigfoot
For centuries, eyewitness accounts and colorful stories have fueled rumor that large, furry, human-like animals have roamed the forests in North America and other continents. These legendary creatures have come to be known as bigfoot or sasquatch. The folklore around Bigfoot has many doubters and many true believers, and passionate groups like the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) have formed to investigate stories, analyze evidence and strengthen their hypotheses of these elusive beings.
Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes, Animal Planet’s FINDING BIGFOOT returns for a brand-new season on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at 10 PM (ET/PT) for further expeditions to investigate reports of the mysterious bigfoot. From small towns in the South to remote areas of the mountain West and dense forest of the Northeast and into Canada, four passionate, driven researchers and adventurers embark on one single-minded mission – to find this beast.
BFRO members Matt Moneymaker and James “Bobo” Fay, professional educator Cliff Barackman and skeptical biologist Ranae Holland engage in the ultimate quest in search of proof that Bigfoot really does exist – and that he or she is alive and abundant in North America. By examining photos and videos of the creature, speaking to local witnesses, using new technology and luring the mysterious beast with the team’s squatch calls, the group uncovers startling proof of the legendary and highly intelligent enigma that has eluded capture for centuries and fascinated man for just as long.
During the series premiere, called “Baby Bigfoot,” the quartet of investigators head to the Catskills in New York near Poughkeepsie to provide in-depth analysis of 15-year-old video footage from 1997 that indicates a juvenile or baby sasquatch could have been in the area at the time.
“Even though this area of the Hudson River Valley is fairly populated and not terribly far from the urban New York City, there is still a lot of forest here,” explains Moneymaker, “and a lot of vegetation to support something like a sasquatch.”
“It is definitely a primate,” adds Bobo. “I think we’re looking at a juvenile sasquatch, which is quite amazing because [seeing] a baby is incredibly rare.”
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