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From Bigfoot to Swamp Beast, Monsterquest reveals the truth of legendary monster sightings around the world. Deploying the latest in hi-tech equipment, each episode scientifically examines the best evidence available, from pictures and video, to hair and bones, as well as the eyewitness accounts themselves. From pilots to policemen to ship captains, a number of seemingly credible people have seen things they can't explain. One part history, one part science and one part monsters, MonsterQuest discovers the truth behind these legendary monsters.


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S01E01 America's Loch Ness Monster 31/10/2007 Locals call it Champ, but does a large prehistoric creature really lurk within the depths of Lake Champlain? In this exciting look at a possible monster that is known as America's Loch Ness Monster, and with the aid of high-tech cameras, a scientific expedition is used to find this dinosaur-like animal. What will be uncovered?
S01E02 Sasquatch Attack? 07/11/2007 Is there really a beast that wonders the vast lands of Canada? It's called Sasquatch, and hundreds of sightings have been documented, some dating back to the 1800s. Science is used to look at blood and tissue samples left behind from an encounter. A look at other haired beasts from around the world is also shown.
S01E03 Giant Squid Found? 14/11/2007 A tentacled beast of mythology known as the Kraken is examined in this episode. A group of scientists, divers, and researchers head to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Their plan is to find a large school of squid, capture one, and attach a camera to it. It is believed that they will find their creature deep below the surface, where humans cannot go. What they discover will make history.
S01E04 Birdzilla 21/11/2007 Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated and afraid of creatures that fly. The Native Americans called them Thunderbirds, and they are believed to still exist. Many eyewitnesses believe they have seen this giant bird, which has a wingspan of up to 15 or more feet and can carry off a small human. During the 1970s in Alaska, Illinois, and Texas there was a flurry of sightings that left many believing still to this day.
S01E05 Bigfoot 28/11/2007 Bigfoot is one of the most well-known monsters in the world. Follow two different expedition teams as they search for proof of this giant beast in Washington State, and listen to eyewitness encounters. Also, the 1967 Patterson footage, which many believe is the best proof of Bigfoot's existence, will be closely examined using digital miscroscopes.
S01E06 Mutant Canines 05/12/2007 A mutant canine is believed to run wild in Maine and Minnesota, where in 2006 a rash of pet attacks had the locals frightened. In this episode eyewitness tell their encounters and rare footage is shown of a body that was found. The strange creature is unlike anything ever found and it's DNA will be tested. Follow two winter expeditions as they search for this bizzare beast that roams the land.
S01E07 Lions in the Backyard 12/12/2007 A large black cat, thought to be a jaguar, has been spotted across the United States. While jaguars are not native to the U.S., eyewitness' from Minnesota to Texas to West Virginia have provided photos, videos, and stories about these huge demon cats. Although experts believe it is impossible for the common mountain lions to be black, MonsterQuest will put this theory to the test by examining famous visual evidence and bones found.
S01E08 Gigantic Killer Fish 19/12/2007 Even before the movie Jaws scared an entire generation of the water and what lurks within it, people have been catching and seeing giant fish. But are they really just fish stories? From the Arctic Circle to the Amazon, a MonsterQuest expedition will search for catfish large enough to swallow kids whole to trout as large as a boat.
S01E09 Swamp Beast 26/12/2007 The vast swamps of Louisiana and Florida hide many animals...including a beast locals call The Swamp Creature. At 7 ft tall, with red hair, and a rotten egg smell this beast has been nicknamed The Skunk Ape. For the first time, bloodhounds will be used to track the elusive creature. And sexual ape pheromone chips will be used to guide the bloodhounds to their prey.
S01E10 Russia's Killer Apemen 02/01/2008 Did Josef Stalin really fund a Russian experiment to create a super army of half man, half apes? If so, how far did it go? A MonsterQuest journey will travel to Russia in search of answers. This real life Frankenstein story shows that humans and apes are not as different as we may think.
S01E11 Unidentified Flying Creatures 09/01/2008 Since the invention of cameras, people have been capturing strange images of flying creatures. These torpedo-like apparitions appear to be moving too fast for the normal human eye. While some believe it's a type of military weapon, others believe it may be from another dimension. MonsterQuest will go on a scientific journey using high-speed cameras, wind tunnels, and photo examination to shed some light on these creatures called Rods.
S01E12 The Real Hobbit 16/01/2008 Travel to the interior of Sumatra, in Indonesia, in a search for what locals call the Orang Pendak, translated as: Man of the Woods. In 2004 skeletal remains were found on the neighboring island of Flores and named "the Real Hobbit." Could Orang Pendak, with its human face, be a surviving ancestor to the Flores Man?
S01E13 Giganto: The Real King Kong 19/01/2008 Investigation into reports of the continued existence of Gigantopithecus, a huge species of extinct ape that inspired the tales of King Kong.
S01E14 American Werewolf 23/01/2008 Eyewitnesses in Wisconsin and Michigan report seeing a dogman. Professional hunters are used to track down the creature. Polygraph tests are administered to determine the validity of claims of the eyewitnesses.
S02E01 Mega Hog 28/05/2008 Do wild hogs in the United States grow to monstrous sizes? Many think so. In Georgia an 1100 pound hog was shot and killed, and in Texas beasts almost as large have been reported. But are these creatures raised and fattened up in a pen, or are they wild hogs, naturally more aggressive, that have somehow reached gigantic proportions?
S02E02 Vampire Beast 04/06/2008 In the fall of 2007, residents of Bolivia, North Carolina started losing pets and farm animals to an unknown creature. Is it the same mystery predator with a taste for blood that preyed on goats and dogs in Bolivia more than 50 years ago.
S02E03 Ghosts 11/06/2008 Visit one of the most haunted houses in America, the Lizzie Borden house, scene of the famous 19th century double murder. Watch as paranormal expert's record bizarre goings on in this house with eight cameras rolling, including the highest resolution infrared camera ever used in a paranormal investigation. Will science and technology finally prove the existence of ghosts?
S02E04 Ohio Grassman 18/06/2008 Miles from the industrial cities of Ohio, a bogeyman that has terrified children for over a century. According to stories and sightings, the Grassman is similar to Bigfoot, but builds strange nests and has been known to attack. Is a primate skull, a strange print and a new video the first direct proof behind the legendary Grassman?
S02E05 Giant Killer Snakes 25/06/2008 Deep in the Venezuela wilderness thre have been sightings of huge man-eating snakes. The investigation will also search the Everglades of Florida where pet pythons have escaped and are multiplying and growing to huge sizes.
S02E06 Super Rats 02/07/2008 Giant rats have been discovered by archaeologist, but are they returning? Follow along as Monsterquest examines reports that these large creatures are inhabiting modern sewers and that some are man-eaters.
S02E07 Black Beast of Exmoor 09/07/2008 Between 1979 and 1983 over 200 livestock were torn apart on the moors of England. Despite the efforts of armed marines, no predator was ever found and the attacks continue to this day. Eyewitnesses allege that a strange "black beast" is the culprit, but new video evidence could have answers to the mystery.
S02E08 Chupacabra 23/07/2008 The dreaded goatsucker was first sighted in 1995 in Puerto Rico. Two-legged and reptile-like, this creature was accused of killing and drinking the blood of hundreds of farm animals. Monsterquest will examine evidence for this animal, including DNA samples, in an effort to verify its existence and possible differences between the Puerto Rican Chupacabra and the one spotted in Texas.
S02E09 Legend of the Hairy Beast 30/07/2008 Native American history is full of Hairy Man stories & cave art that date back over 1,000 years. Did Native Americans know the truth behind the Bigfoot legend?
S02E10 Vampires in America 06/08/2008 There have been stories of real vampires that exist in New England since the 1700s, and today there are those with a craving for blood, as well as those who believe they can survive by feeding on the life force of others. The legend of these "living vampires" is investigated.
S02E11 Boneless Horror 13/08/2008 There have been sightings of a massive octopus big enough to attack and sink boats. Could such a creature really exist?
S02E12 Bigfoot in New York 20/08/2008 What is the Monster of Whitehall?
S02E13 Lake Monsters of the North 17/09/2008 Searching for a Canadian creature dubbed "Cressie" said to be lurking around the bottom of Lake Crescent in Newfoundland; witnesses report seeing an outsized eel or perhaps something entirely alien to science.
S02E14 China's Wildman 21/09/2008 Investigating reports of a hairy wild man said to roam mountainous and forested regions of China's remote Hubai province; Chinese authorities collect more than 100 unidentified hairs.
S02E15 Giant Bear Attack 27/09/2008
S02E16 Giant Squid Ambush 08/10/2008 A team returns to the Sea of Cortez with improved technology in hopes of confirming a sighting of a 100-foot squid some 1,000 feet below the ocean's surface.
S02E17 Monster Spiders 22/10/2008
S02E18 Jaws in Illinois 29/10/2008 The bull shark, one of the deadliest predators in the ocean, can tolerate fresh water and has been known to swim hundreds of miles upstream; shark sightings ranging from Illinois to the Louisiana bayous and the St. Lawrence River.
S02E19 Real Dragons 05/11/2008 One team travels to Australia's Blue Mountains in search of evidence that the huge megalania lizard isn't really extinct while another expedition studies its closest living cousin: the Komodo dragon.
S02E20 Sasquatch Attack II 12/11/2008 An expedition armed with high-tech surveillance and detection equipment stakes out a remote cabin in Canada that has been under attack by a creature that might be a sasquatch.
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S03E01 Death of Loch Ness 04/02/2009 The search for the Loch Ness Monster has captivated the world for decades, but now a startling realization about "Nessie" might shatter this age-old myth. Could the Loch Ness Monster be dead, and do its remains lie hidden at the bottom of the lake?
S03E02 Cattle Killers 11/02/2009 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?
S03E03 Swamp Stalker 18/02/2009 In the marshy swamp land of Texarkana a legendary beast has hunted the residents of a small Arkansas town. Their story was immortalized in a well known movie, The Legend of Boggy Creek. The real events were a series of violent nocturnal attacks that left behind not only fear and panic, but also remarkable tracks. But the evidence is not just confined to history. Scientific clues continue to this day, and point to a malevolent monster that stalks the Deep South, with physical encounters by trained trackers and discoveries of tracks and scat.
S03E04 Devils in New Jersey 25/02/2009 For over 250 years a frightening winged beast has been menacing the residents of New Jersey. The Jersey Devil is described as a winged half-bird half-horse, with hoofed feet and reptilian tail and a penetrating scream that echoes through the forests of New Jersey's Pine Barrens.
S03E05 Gators in the Sewers 04/03/2009 What if one of the most famous and terrifying urban legends was not a legend but a frightening fact? History tells us that 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 America's biggest city. Crews were sent in to kill the deadly reptiles, but the stories of the gators in the sewers lived on.
S03E06 Snowbeast Slaughter 11/03/2009 High in the rugged wilderness of Colorado's Rocky Mountains a large hairy creature is said to be preying on the elk and frightening residents. The stories date back centuries with the earliest settlers describing terrifying encounters with a large beast whose scream bellows across the hills. Even today ranchers and hikers report a monster they can't explain that may be attacking their horses
S03E07 Mega Jaws 18/03/2009 An air-and-sea search team is sent out to look for a humongous shark is reported to have been spotted roaming the waters near Mexico's Baja peninsula.
S03E08 Monster Close Encounters 25/03/2009 An examination of people who say they had personal encounters with Bigfoot. People hailing from Minnesota, Washington and Indiana remember their run-ins and scientific tests are used to assess the validity of their stories, including polygraph examinations.
S03E09 Lake Demons 15/04/2009 An investigation in British Columbia's Okanagan Lake for a sea creature known as Ogopogo, first sighted in the 1870's.
S03E10 Sea Monsters 22/04/2009 An investigation of mythical sea creatures which are said to live off the coast of Florida. Also, a look on film of the alleged creatures
S03E11 Mysterious Ape Island 29/04/2009 An expedition is launched on to British Columbia's Vancouver Island in search of a legendary Sasquatch that local native tales say would steal children who ventured too deep into the woods.
S03E12 Gigantic Killer Fish II 06/05/2009 A look at an 1895 fish attack off the coast of Florida by a Goliath grouper, a massive fish that can weigh up to 1,500 lbs and a recent attack that may be evidence these dangerous fish are returning. Then, other attacks at the freshwater lakes of Minnesota by the no-less-aggressive Muskie could be on the rise.
S03E13 Isle of the Lost Tiger 13/05/2009 A look at over 350 reports from the Australian island of Tasmania that claim a vicious predator, once thought to have hunted to extinction, has made a comeback—the Tasmanian Tiger, and how an Australian biologist is using preserved DNA of the animal in hopes of cloning a living specimen.
S03E14 Killer Jellyfish 27/05/2009 A look at the rising concern of poisonous jellyfish, from New York's Hudson River, to the beaches of Spain, these animals have become floating deathtraps in the world's oceans, and their population explosion may be the result of mankind's changes to their ecosystems.
S03E15 Flying Monsters 03/06/2009 A deep trek into the jungles of Papua New Guinea which could be hiding a flying creature local villagers call the "Demon Flyer," whose description is very similar to of the pterosaur of prehistoric origin.
S03E16 The Curse of the Monkey Man 10/06/2009 A look at reports of attacks by the "Monkey Man," a half-man/half-beast that has caused panic around the city of New Delhi, India, where a massive search was undertaken by authorities to find the creature which could be an unknown primate, or just a case of mass hysteria.
S03E17 Killer Crocs 17/06/2009 At look at the 40-foot long prehistoric "supercroc" Sarcosuchus imperator the ancestor of today's crocodiles which can be up to 20 feet long, but witnesses are claiming modern crocodiles are getting much bigger. The show delves into Florida's swamps in search of record-sized crocs that could be returning to their prehistoric size.
S03E18 The Last Dinosaur 24/06/2009 The show follows an expedition deep into the jungles of Cameroon in search of evidence of the Mokèlé Mbèmbé – a creature local villagers identify as a long-necked sauropod thought to have gone extinct over 65-million years ago.
S03E19 Critical Evidence 08/07/2009 A look at the best evidence of Sasquatch, from amazing videos to footprint castings and compelling eye-witness reports gathered from around the United States, and how the latest state-of-the-art technology and scientific analysis could prove once and for all if these creatures really exist.
S03E20 The Real Cujo 15/07/2009 Big bad dog attacks.
S03E21 Terror from the Skies 29/07/2009 Across North America there is something strange and frightening circling overhead. Witnesses tell of human-like creatures that float or hover in the skies and often descend to attack. Legends and folklore tell of strange flying creatures, but in the 1940s and 1950s, strange humanoid forms were spotted above small towns, bringing waves of panic. Sceptics claim that misidentification explains these creatures, however the mounting evidence says otherwise.
S03E22 Killer Chimps in America 12/08/2009 Chimpanzees are known as amusing circus attractions and even popular as pets, but when they attack the results are frightening and horrific, across the U.S., witness reports suggest that chimpanzees may be on the loose.
S03E23 Tigers in the Suburbs 19/08/2009 Large cats are prowling parts of America and they may have a taste for flesh. Witnesses in New York State say they are seeing big black cats that may be stalking and killing the deer population. However, from the big cat family, only jaguars and leopards appear black and neither species is native to the eastern United States. Is the mind, as skeptics suggest, simply playing tricks? Or could dangerous escaped exotic cats be on the loose?
S03E24 The Real Moby Dick 26/08/2009 There have been stories for centuries about huge, aggressive albino sperm whales. They were immortalized by the classic novel "Moby Dick." These stories told of whales targeting ships and ramming them with their huge heads. Could stories like this be true?
S03E25 Abominable Snowman 25/10/2009 This 2-hour episode looks into the reports and evidence gathered over the past century of the existence of the legendary Yeti, and follows an expedition into the Himalayas in search of the nocturnal creature, which is reported to attack local villagers and slaughter their animals.
S04E01 Monster Sharks 13/01/2010 Deep in the waters of Mexico's Baja Peninsula lurks a sixty-foot monster shark. Could it be a new species of shark, or a relic from prehistoric times in which huge sharks twice the size of a great white roamed. Experts claim the giant sharks are extinct, but Mexican fishermen and sailors have reported encounters of sharks like no other. MonsterQuest takes to both the sea and the air to search for this monster.
S04E02 Hillbilly Beast 20/01/2010 Legends of a terrifying monster lurking in the back hills of Kentucky date back to the days of frontiersman Daniel Boone, but encounters with this mystery beast are increasing. Witnesses report alleged attacks by the creature and the sounds of ferocious screams from the wilderness. New photographic evidence may hold the key to uncovering the mystery. The MonsterQuest team goes on location to analyze the evidence, and heads deep into the dark forests, where they have their own frightening encounter.
S04E03 Giant Pythons in America 27/01/2010 A deadly, slithering menace is taking over Florida and may be heading north. For more than 100 years, giant pythons have been discovered in parts of the Sunshine State, but since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, their territory has rapidly spread. Now, MonsterQuest searches for incursions in the outskirts of Miami, a population hotspot that is just moments from schools and homes. The team investigates whether pythons could hybridize and adapt, enabling them to threaten every state in the US.
S04E04 Giant Killer Bees 03/02/2010 More than 50 years ago, South American scientists attempted to cross-breed bees that would produce more honey than ever before possible. But instead, they created a monster. Today, these giant bees are on the loose, spreading northward and invading US cities. MonsterQuest examines how these killer bees attack with an unseen ferocity and discovers that the bees may be adapting to colder temperatures, making them an even greater threat.
S04E05 Mothman 10/02/2010 In 1967, a giant winged monster reportedly terrorized the skies over a small town in West Virginia, ending in a tragic bridge collapse that claimed forty-six lives. Since then the Mothman, as the beast was known, has become an omen of doom and death. With new sightings across America today, this creature may be returning. In a search for answers, MonsterQuest will use night time surveillance, perception tests and forensic sketching to determine if the beast is myth or frightening reality.
S04E06 Piranha Invasion 03/03/2010 For centuries the Amazon has been home to a frightening feeding frenzy of the most ferocious fresh-water monsters known to man... piranhas. These fish are said to "mutilate swimmers," their teeth cut through "flesh and bone" and the "blood in the water excites them to madness." Now, these deadly monsters are appearing in US lakes and rivers. The MonsterQuest team is investigating how they may be adapting, and whether these carnivorous beasts could breed here and devastate our waters.
S04E07 Lizard Monster 10/03/2010 In the fall of 1952, witnesses in Flatwoods, West Virginia, reportedly encountered a nightmarish beast that was human-like in appearance but with reptilian skin. The monster hovered over its victims in strange craft, emitted a hissing sound and attacked by releasing noxious gases. Some claimed the beast was the result of mistaken identity and cold war hysteria; but now as sightings continue, MonsterQuest deploys the latest high-tech search gear to uncover this mysterious beast that has terrorized this town for almost sixty years.
S04E08 Sierra Sasquatch 17/03/2010 Ancient petroglyphs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains depict footprints left by frightening packs of hairy man-like beasts. Now, MonsterQuest heads to the heart of California where witnesses are encountering aggressively territorial packs of Sasquatch. The team will investigate groups of large footprints found here and analyze compelling new video which could be that of the beast.
S04E09 America's Wolfman 24/03/2010 History says that a large and wolf-like beast is the stuff of legend, but recently uncovered film footage and new witnesses say something frightening is out there. MonsterQuest heads into the dark, isolated forests of the Midwest to search for this creature and analyzes the evidence to finally end this mystery.

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