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Finding Bigfoot: Season Two Premieres January 1st

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 1st, 2011

Finding Bigfoot

FINDING BIGFOOT Returns on January 1, 2012

Second Season of Successful Sleuthing Series Gives Audience New But Disputable Proof of a Baby Bigfoot

(November 30, 2011) — 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 potential evidence 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.”

Splitting up into teams of two and using infrared technology, the intrepid sleuths embark on a night mission that eerily is similar to The Blair Witch Project, poking around abandoned cabins and remote orchards to capture a sighting of Bigfoot. They also talk to many locals and conduct deep detailed re-creations of sightings, all culminating with an evening adventure where they employ a baboon (borrowed from the local zoo) to assist with their investigation. But what do they find?

Throughout the new season of Finding Bigfoot, the team scours North America to follow up on compelling evidence, new and old, including visiting such popular outdoor destinations as Moose Lake in Minnesota; the Catskills Mountains in New York; Salt Fork State Park in Ohio; and Dunes State Park and Morgan Monroe State Park in Indiana. They also head to rural regions of Rhode Island, New Mexico, Kentucky, Virginia and Alberta, Canada.

“What I like most about the series is we all have our differing opinions, and I love that we get to go in the field, recreate to scale and determine if what we saw was real,” explains Holland.

FINDING BIGFOOT is produced for Animal Planet by Ping Pong Productions. Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels are the executive producers for Ping Pong, and Keith Hoffman is the executive producer for Animal Planet. More information about FINDING BIGFOOT is available at animalplanet.com/findingbigfoot.

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.


8 Responses to “Finding Bigfoot: Season Two Premieres January 1st”

  1. etheral responds:

    Glad to hear it’s returning for another season. Even though we pretty much know they won’t prove or disprove Bigfoot’s existence, it’s still fun to watch.

    Rock on, Bobo!

  2. Sasquatch Up Close responds:

    It’s very strange that the embedded video showing the “New York Baby” footage stops just before the most fascinating portion–when the juvenile begins swinging and brachiating.

  3. Redrose999 responds:

    Look forward to it. We’re in upstate NY so it should be cool to see anything on the Baby vid! LOL I’ll be happy to share my possible (though moose as unlikely as it is, is the more likely suspect) Bigfoot howl story with them too! :P

  4. Vpanoptes responds:

    Ah yes, Finding Bigfoot: Season Two, subtitled Same ol’ same ol’ or More Nothin’

  5. trapper9990 responds:

    I’ve seen this video many times of the juvenile animal and it could be something of great validity. But I’ve got to remember this isn’t a serious science show, it’s a reality TV show that is meant for nothing more than entertainment. The exact same as watching any other day time tv show. And what sucks so bad is that the show had the potential to help with the overall increase in bigfoot evidence we are seeing now. If they would have focused on getting some unseen video, and photos, and other biological evidence, then we’d have something. And yes it’s out there, as it’s common knowledge that the BFRO and many other organizations are holding on to a lot more than they are releasing as far as video/photos and maybe more. Plus, when you put money on the table you are also more likely to get people to come forward who might not have. Yes there’d be more fakes, but those could be weeded through to find the promising ones. If they then took the most controversial and the most promising and focused on those and the story behind it, it’d be far more convincing of a show. But no, instead they focus on videos the bigfoot community has seen so many times before and which have already been picked apart. What’s worse, is most of the time, the video or photos are some of the worst or most unbelievable that we have. So when its televised the bigfoot community looks like a joke. And people watch to just to not be bored or else to laugh. I mean all we saw last season was they’d focus on maybe a horrible piece of footage, then go to the area, interview 2 or 3 people, ignore the probable valid witnesses and interview the idiots, then go out and do a night search. It just makes us who believe look stupid.

    I mean I’m sorry everybody, but please think about this. How wise is it to start a second season, where they have said they are trying to be more professional, by showing a 10 yr old clip of footage that’s been on youtube forever of a monkey looking animal in NY swinging in trees behind a group of kids. That’s all you see. Yes its interesting, and if its valid then it is probably a juvenile bigfoot. But what’s the world gonna think. A group of teens out camping in New York, and a small monkey like animal is swinging in the tree tops behind them in the winter, I mean come on. While I don’t think that’s too farfetched from what a bigfoot may do. The vast majority of people tuning in that are trying to decide for themselves if bigfoot is real are gonna turn the channel and laugh. That’s the common reaction. People are so reluctant to take serious a good piece of footage shot of one on the ground, yet a little thing swinging in the trees. It’s just not a good opener. But there are still some that could pull it off if it was done very professionally. It will be a circus. I strongly believe that anyone who helps get info in this field is appreciated and valued, even Moneymaker, for with his organization, they have found good evidence before, and they deserve that credit, but this field would be much better without him. At least Biscardi is a genuine guy who gets lured into hoaxes by misjudging others. He might as well just say he invented bigfoot after all the terms we heard last season. There must have been a dozen things he said he coined or was the first to think of and document. I did watch all of last season, but this season I’m not going to. It’s just too much of a letdown for the people who take this serious. If they’d replace Moneymaker and that woman with someone else then hey, I think we’d have something. Someone like Jeff Meldrum if you could get him to do that and maybe Autumn Williams. I think that would be amazing, and you’d get some amazing video analysis and great detective work.

  6. whiteriverfisherman responds:

    Look a monkey!!

  7. Mahalo X responds:

    Whoa! That show is still on the air?!? Lost me around episode 2 or 3. One of the least scientific bits of so-called “science” programming ever.

  8. Fred123 responds:

    Just looking at those four “researchers” makes me laugh. If you’re looking for the reason why the people posting at sites like yahoo and aol are still making jokes about cryptozoology, look no further.



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