Beast Hunter Premieres Friday on Nat Geo

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 2nd, 2011

Beast Hunter, the new intriguing series from the National Geographic Channel, follows host Pat Spain as he tries to uncover the world’s most mystifying creatures.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

4 Responses to “Beast Hunter Premieres Friday on Nat Geo”

  1. Rob008 responds:

    Move over Josh Gates. At least Mr Spain is sticking with cryptozoology and not branching in the paranormal. In Josh’s defense, I do realize that there are only so many cryptids to go look for.

  2. mikfoss responds:

    I’m looking forward to the two episodes tonight, as are quite a few others I know.

    I agree it’s nice to have a show with just cryptos.

    I almost wonder how long before Josh heads out after some UFO’s. Not that I don’t enjoy it, lol.

  3. MrInspector responds:

    I watched both episodes, and in the first I was impressed with the young man’s enthusiasm. The second episode, I was impressed with his fortitude. The Bullet Ant glove ritual is brutal, there is no way that I would do that! I would rather fight the whole tribe bare knuckles! That guy may not have brain one in his head, but he’s got a big pair of wrinklies and I, for one, salute him.

    On the other hand, I found the show to be quite enjoyable and very entertaining. I would just once, like to see a show on Cryptos, actually find one, but then “Beast Finder” really doesn’t roll off the tongue.

    I hope that it sticks around for a couple of seasons at least. Who knows? That fellow is just crazy enough that he might actually stumble across something unknown.

  4. Snappish responds:

    Watched both episodes Saturday via Tivo, and enjoyed them thoroughly. Pat seems genuine and likable. I must admit to being a little worried about his character, due to the playing up of his relation to Charles Fort, but that was quickly laid to rest.

    I was really surprised at the ‘bullet ant gloves’ ritual, not that I hadn’t seen or been aware of it before, but more at the intimate view the show gave of Pat’s experience. It served not only it’s intended purpose, to bond with the locals in order to glean information, but to bond with the television audience, namely me, and bring us to feel much more comfortable with our new guide into the unknown.

    The show itself veers from Lost Tapes recreations (though they are much less campy), to MonsterQuest style interviews and investigations that, for what it’s worth, seem done less for the TV viewership, or shock value, and more for his own curiosity. Though they are still far from in-depth, they feel more involved than the one night investigations favored by Destination Truth.

    Maybe I missed a MonsterQuest episode, but I was not familiar with the mapinguari, so there is some new here as well, though of course all the necessary bullet points (Nessie, Bigfoot, Chupacabras) will be hit I’m sure.

    In any case, I am happy to report that there is a worthy successor to MonsterQuest, (and thus far I may actually be beginning to like it better), but at least, there is finally something to look forward to in regards to Friday night television.

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