Finding Bigfoot: “Moonshine and Bigfoot” Tonight

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 19th, 2012

Premiering Sunday, February 19, 10PM e/p

The team travels to Kentucky to investigate a piece of footage that seems to show the glowing eyes of a bigfoot. With locals reporting activity in Daniel Boone National Forest, the team tries a new search technique to see there really are bigfoots in Kentucky.

Finding Bigfoot: Sasquatch in My Backyard

The team investigates an eyewitness account of a sasquatch seeking refuge in a Kentucky hay barn. Can this story be real?

Finding Bigfoot: Calling for Sasquatch

The team travels to the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky to investigate a Bigfoot sighting. In order to locate this legendary beast, the team will need to make a call…

Finding Bigfoot: Crying Baby Bigfoot Bait

The team tries a new Finding Bigfoot technique: using a recording of a baby as bait. Also, Matt explains why bigfoots probably don’t eat cattle.

Be sure to come back after the episode airs to share your thoughts about it with the other Cryptomundians!

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.

39 Responses to “Finding Bigfoot: “Moonshine and Bigfoot” Tonight”

  1. matnwt responds:

    Oh boy! I hope Bobo lays some more “scientific facts” on us. Him telling me “Squatches” love peanut butter and bacon really helped in my Bigfoot hunting. Idiots. All of them. I stopped watching the show. I just catch up here, its jackassery on tv. They make a mockery of something a lot of us believe and would like to research but don’t have the resources to do professionally.

  2. bigyeti responds:

    [Insert Obligatory Complaint(s) Here]

  3. graybear responds:

    Good place for a team of Bigfoot hunters. A bit of good ole Kentucky moonshine will have just about anyone seeing just about anything.

  4. paul_r responds:

    white lightning just is!

  5. champ_is_real responds:

    Well there is an hour of my life I won’t be getting back. The show is a complete joke. I never seen this show before until now. I won’t be watching it again. MonsterQuest was way better. At least they really tried to find things. These so called researchers especially the one they call Bobo are complete clowns (pun intended). Renae seems to be the only one with half a brain out of the group.

    Must be nice to get paid to travel around the country and find absolutely nothing.

    On the waste of a show I just watched. I didn’t see one shred of evidence that Bigfoot is real and does exist.

    Honestly I do not know if Bigfoot exists or not. I have to see one to believe it. I am open to the possibility of Bigfoot existing.

    I can say after watching this show. You will never see one on this particular show. These guys are complete morons. Leaving a plastic baby doll with recording of it crying? Give me a break!

  6. Aquahead Dan responds:

    A typical Finding Bigfoot episode. They never prove anything. The format is always the same. You know.

    It’s fun to watch.

  7. gridbug responds:

    @Aquahead Dan: You forgot the part about where this show sets serious Bigfoot research back about a hundred years.

    And to the fans of this show who are quick to throw out the “relax, it’s just entertainment, if you don’t like it don’t watch it” arguments, please consider that if those of us who choose to take this subject matter seriously simply change the channel instead of voicing our distaste, then reality circuses like this show will fast be considered the norm in the mainstream public’s eye. So complain I shall, loudly and from the rooftops if need be. Damage control shouldn’t be a full time job, but damn if nonsense like this show don’t make it so.

  8. CDC responds:

    You know, I have to admit, “Finding Bigfoot” has been worth watching as a travel show, seeing parts of the country I otherwise would never see.

    The people we see n the rural areas of the US are interesting to watch…some very sweet, and others, well, different.

    Of course the show as a science or investigating vehicle is a complete joke, it reminds me of the famous “Gilligan’s Island” show with BoBo as Gilligan, Matt as the Skipper, Ranae as the Professor, and Cliff as Mary Ann…every week a different adventure, yet they CANNOT get off the island, and our guy’s CANNOT find a Bigfoot.

    Just as a kid I rooted for the Castaways to get off the Island, as an adult, I root for these characters to find a Bigfoot.

    Screaming in the woods like school girls at a Brittany Spears concert doesn’t seem to be working, maybe come back to the Pacific Northwest and start doing some real research might help.

  9. midwest mimi responds:

    Another “Finding Bigfoot” crapfest. Crying baby footage was just creepy. Was wishing I was drinking ‘shine’ with locals about half way thru.

    Did you ever think that all these folks who see these things aren’t doing all the stunts the Bigfoot team is trying? No wood knocks, no crying Betsy Wetsy’s in the woods, no screaming or “calls.” Frankly, I think they would do just as well driiving around with an IR and a camera. And shutting the hell up. They have me as a viewer until Boardwalk Empire, or True Blood returns on Sunday nite.

  10. shownuff responds:

    The baby project was so creepy. From what I hear they like the sound of children. Kids playing.

  11. Insanity responds:

    I almost thought I heard Matt say the hardwood trees and nuts went into mash of the whiskey and bourbon around there. Whiskey is made from cereal grains, not trees, though the hardwood would likely be used for the fire, but not in the mash. Never heard of the hardwood trees going in a mash.

    While I can believe Sasquatch would be omnivores, hunting deer I am unsure of.

    Of the living apes, chimps are the only ones that will hunt other animals, including monkeys, for meat. Gorillas and orangutan are mostly herbivores.

    Even fossil teeth evidence of Gigantopithecus points to it being a herbivore as well, and if Sasquatch does exist, it is likely a descendant of Gigantopithecus.

    The group make it sound like Sasquatch are almost exclusively hunting deer, and Matt’s on the spot explanation for why Sasquatch don’t take cows wasn’t convincing as Ranae seemingly thought so as well.

    While Sasquatch might take down an injured or older deer, I somehow doubt they are out stalking and hunting them, but there is always a chance of error.

  12. WickedBeard responds:

    Along with setting serious research back 100 years, as gridbug stated, they also manage to reference or showcase every negative stereotype ever perpetuated about eastern Kentucky. I stopped watching this show sometime toward the end of season one but figured I’d give this episode a shot since they filmed the ‘hunt’ a few dozen miles from my house. MM and Bobo continue to be detrimental to the show and how the public views serious research.

  13. mungofoot responds:

    While it is true that fossil teeth support giganto being an herbivore it is highly possible that their diet may have had to change and expand as they spread to different for bigfoot not being able to sneak up on or take down healthy deer, I am reminded of a story by Tom Brown WORLD FAMOUS TRACKER WHERE AS A YOUNG MAN HE WAS ABLE TO GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO A DEER IN AN OPEN FIELD TO SPEAR IT. If a modern man can get that close I see no reason why something as natural to the environment as bigfoot wouldn’t be able to as well,although I think it more likely they would go after smaller animals such as chipmunks or pika.

  14. bobzilla responds:

    Perhaps, bigfoot know the yells that humans do are humans. Maybe what people are yelling gives away the fact that they are not bigfoot.

    It’s like a creature yelling gibberish that sounds like humans talking in hopes of having a human answer back.

    For some reason, I don’t think Bigfoot, if they are indeed out there, kill and eat deer. Not sure why I think it, just seems unlikely and even unnecessary to me.

    Just some general thoughts. I can’t say anything about the show that hasn’t already been said. But, I am glad Renae is along to keep everyone honest…or at least do her best.

  15. springheeledjack responds:

    I question all kinds of things on this show…the methods, the attitudes, the swaggering, the “insider” perception and so on. I am getting really tired of noises in the trees and one of the team (usually Matt) getting excited because he’s sure there’s a “squatch” around.

    I was truly entertained when Ranae rolled her eyes at the nonsense Matt was spewing out in the wilds.

    I do have issue when they go to an area and just jump in expecting to find or run across a Bigfoot. They tend to pick areas where there have been clusters of sightings, but to me, there’s so many other variables that can weigh in (and I back that up by the fact that they’ve had very little success on that front) that it’s still a needle in a haystack on that front.

    I’m not disappointed by the fact that they don’t get any action very often–I think that goes with the territory. I just don’t appreciate the “everything’s a sasquatch” approach. Cause it ain’t.

    I watch in the hopes that they do get somewhere, though with all the extraneous camera people they probably have rolling around in the background, I doubt Bigfoot would ever get caught by them.

    And, as bobzilla pointed out…I have a strong feeling the Bigfoots know when a human calls and when one of them would. I’ve questioned before whether any of the team is doing a convincing call, and to me it sounds like their calls have deteriorated from the last season to this one…some of their calls just sound like loud yelling and no where close to the audio recordings I’ve heard on the BFRO website.

    Some of these new techniques they’re using…I can tell you right now they’re not going to work if they try it only once…

  16. Mïk responds:

    People! Do you honestly think that anything in this show is factual? Matt’s pronouncements and Bobo’s folk homilies are for those of passing interest looking for entertainment, not the folks here with a grasp of Bigfoot attributes.

    I mean, they had the ‘skeptic’ of the group, Ranea, do a solo hunt for an animal she says she doesn’t believe in. They do look like Keystone Kops most times, but that’s for the entertainment side of the show.

    The good thing about the show is not that they are ‘Finding Bigfoot’, but they are getting Bigfoot into the conscience of middle America. Less people are gonna scream, “HOAX!” because they’re being told about Bigfoots in their own backyard. The kids are gonna learn from this and that’ll be better for us.

  17. jarofdirt responds:

    Hey guys, new here, just had to throw something out there. When Bobo was holding up the tape measure and it was compared to the original video was it not pretty obvious that the “eyes” were lights coming from the river down the hill from where they were standing? Why wouldn’t they explore that option? Looked like a boat to me.

  18. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    Did anyone catch E’s show, The Soup, last week? Bobo’s comment on how it’s a scientific fact that Bigfoot like jelly doughnuts or whatever was the Clip of the Week. That’s not a compliment, if you’ve never seen the show.

  19. gridbug responds:

    “The good thing about the show is not that they are ‘Finding Bigfoot’, but they are getting Bigfoot into the conscience of middle America. Less people are gonna scream, “HOAX!” because they’re being told about Bigfoots in their own backyard. The kids are gonna learn from this and that’ll be better for us.”

    Respectful disagreement here. The ONLY thing this show is doing by way of middle America is making all Bigfoot researchers look like desperate egotists and/or naive fools who see/hear/smell/taste a Bigfoot around every corner. That’s not to say that there may be a thin percentage of viewers who fall in love with the mystery of the Sasquatch and decide to look deeper on their own, but when we look back at what it was that got us interested in this I’m guessing it wasn’t it a hackneyed reality show that has deservedly won the scorn of most of the cryptocommunity.

  20. peteyweestro responds:

    Wow I can understand if you don’t like the show or even the people involved but for all you experts calling them names and talking smack about how bad they are at getting evidence and that the show will never find a bigfoot, please tell me how many YOU have found? Even with all your expertise on all things bigfoot you sound like you should have a whole scrap book of pictures and evidence and hell probably one living near you to boot right? Yeah, right. Everyone in this whole bigfoot field seem like they are so angry and have to shoot every one else down all the time, how sad, and all over a creature NO ONE can show any kind of proof that they even exists. ROFLMAO

  21. D1metrodon responds:

    The one part of the show I’m always interested in are the town hall meetings where people discuss their sightings. I could honestly watch a whole hour of nothing but eyewitness accounts. Some of the details provided have the distinct (often disturbing) ring of truth to them, while others obviously don’t hold up to logic or ‘the smell test’.

    I really don’t have much interest in all the night vision tromping around. I understand it’s ‘necessary’ to build tension, but at this point don’t we all know that if anything significant were to be discovered, we’d hear about it on the news long before the episode actually aired?

  22. David-Australia responds:

    “For some reason, I don’t think Bigfoot, if they are indeed out there, kill and eat deer…..”

    No killing involved, but a recent BFRO report of a probable Sasquatch dragging off road-kill elk is here

  23. s7nations responds:

    I agree with Poetic. ANYTIME you get your show on “The Soup” you know your show sucks like a Hoover Vacuum. The things that are said on this show are absolutely absurd. Matt assumes facts on Bigfoot just to prove a point that bigfoot “exists.” I really loved when Moneymaker (what a fitting last name) automatically discounted Ranae’s claim that the eye glow on a video was an owl. In my opinion whenever something can be doubted it needs to be thrown out as evidence.

    I would love to also see this amount of time and money be spent on concentrating on one area and studying that area “Goodall” style. I had hoped years ago that the supposed support that Moneymaker was getting from Jane Goodall would influence this type of research. To me, this shows that Moneymaker does not, whole heartedly, believe that Bigfoot exists. He just really wants us to believe it, so we keep watching this show. PT Barnum would have been proud of this show.

  24. EnormousFoot responds:

    A crying plastic doll! What an amazing research tool! Are these the best people that the Bigfoot religion has to offer?

  25. DNS responds:

    Is it just me, or are there way too many eerie parallels between that “reality” show and this year’s presidential primaries? Think about it.

  26. graybear responds:

    Bigfoot calls and crying baby dolls; what’s next, recordings of the old Johnny Weismueller Tarzan yodels?
    Also, it is a well documented fact that “Squatch” only respond to wood knocks in the pattern of “Shave and a haircut…” And, yes, they are musical enough to tell the difference. Honest!

  27. somebodyssquatchingme responds:

    @CDC You are so spot on with the Gilligan’s Island reference that I couldn’t resist!

    Just sit right back
    and you’ll hear a tale
    a tale of a futile trek,
    that started from some real reports,

    The mate is a goofy giant man,
    the Skipper always sure,
    four “scientists” walked out that night,
    for a tree-knocking tour… a tree-knocking tour.

    The forest started getting dark,
    the mighty screams were tossed.
    If not for the reason of the only girl,
    the viewers would be lost… the viewers would be lost.

    The group came back with nothing
    though were filming for a while

    with Moneyman,
    the Skipper who… wants a million airs in his life,
    and Cliff who stars, a Bobo Fay, and Ranae.
    here on Moneyman’s isle.

  28. DWA responds:

    DNS: an apt comparison, this show and the presidential primaries.

    Only I think the latter are WAY more surreal than this show. I can’t believe anyone would actually vote for one of those clowns. Bigfoot’s far more plausible.

    A show ain’t much when you don’t even have to watch it to know that. And I echo the comments here that it’s not harmless entertainment. It’s crapping, copiously, on a legitimate scientific question.

  29. DWA responds:

    somebodyssquatchingme: better get copyright on that one quick. Bravo.

  30. Redrose999 responds:

    Folks here know, I love a GOOD trainwreck: however, I stopped watching Finding Bigfoot, because too much of the “quatchiewreck” can be too painful for even me to watch.

    Sounds from the comments they’re stretching even more than last week too. Scary.

  31. Peltboy25 responds:

    They mean well, but they’re really lost the instant they leave the pavement. They are convincing people that Bigfoot doesn’t exist with every episode. Too bad.

  32. CrytpobelieverinIdaho responds:

    Okay, i just watched this episode and i have to say that MM and BoBo are the main problems with the show. It could be so much better. Bobo just spews out his laid back hippy vibe crap and it gets really old hearing him say, I KNOW this about sasquatch or THIS! Bobo, you don’t know anything except what your best buddy MM has helped you believe.

    Like i have said before. My incidents with bigfoot would not be believed by MM, because they did not act in the way that he thinks they should have. I am from Logan, Utah where they filmed a show recently and i have submitted reports and nothing has came of it. I know where there have been countless sightings over the past 30 years.

    They need to have a website like the MUFON network. It is amazing and it gives daily updates on its sight, unlike the BFRO which sometimes takes weeks. They could get up to the minute reports and be behind a day or less from some sighting areas.

  33. DWA responds:

    CrytpobelieverinIdaho: feel you, man.

    The thing is: Bobo may indeed know, for a fact, everything he’s saying because he’s observed it personally.

    Problem? He has his proof (maybe). We don’t have ours.

    The science of the unknown is to treat nothing as a fact that hasn’t passed mainstream muster. If it isn’t in a refereed paper or in a guidebook, guess what? You don’t get to express it as a fact. “Bigfoot like to pull geese underwater by their feet” is way cool if you personally have seen it. If it isn’t documented to science’s satisfaction, though, even though you have your personal proof, the public doesn’t. You’re misrepresenting the facts when you state personal observations as verified scientific fact. It isn’t just that you might not have seen what you thought you did. It’s that personal observations don’t pass the test of scientific fact until the documentation has been done.

    I’d say from what i’ve heard that Ranae is a problem, too. Skepticism is challenging assumptions that haven’t been tested; any good scientist is a skeptic. Jeff Meldrum, if you’ve read him, is a skeptic. He treats everything he gets with a scientist’s caution. That he’s on the bigfoot beat is one of the strongest testimonials for the sasquatch’s reality.

    (It isn’t, however, proof, Bobo, and Jeff would be the first to tell you that.)

    But Jeff keeps an open mind. It’s not open-minded when Ranae tells people: you didn’t see that; you just have an over-active imagination. Really, Ranae? Were you there? Nor is it open-minded when Ranae says: welll, a bigfoot wouldn’t do that. Particularly when numerous sighting reports have them doing just that. Her quasi-skepticism is no more scientific than Bobo’s this-is-fact.

  34. Peltboy25 responds:

    So why don’t the Cryptomundo folks solicit another network (SyFy?) and offer this…

    Fund a low-impact expedition into northern CA or southern OR and provide simple but high-quality handheld recording devices. Send a handful of folks deep into the woods “camping” where they set up tents, cook smores and play guitars. In other words, ACT LIKE YOU’RE NOT CHASING BIGFOOT.

    I’m dead serious that you will get MUCH better footage (possibly something very significant) if you did this. One show with that footage would be better than ten seasons of FINDING NOTHING.

  35. bobzilla responds:

    I think that “pull geese underwater” thing, if they indeed said that, is most likely coming from watching the Creature from the Black Lagoon too many times. There’s a scene in that film where he pulls a bird underwater by it’s feet.

    And, that was possible, because it was Ricou Browning’s bird and he was the guy in the Gillman suit.

    And that other idea for another type of BF show wouldn’t work because it would be boring. If anything, they should perhaps just have a show where they do sort of that town meeting style of talking to people, then just try to recreate the events to see how plausible it might be.

    Save the field trips for scientists (or at least semi knowledgeable people…not saying this crew isn’t) and don’t make a TV show out of it. Too much is expected when it’s going to TV. Just sit out there until you find one, or a family of them, or a dead one or whatever.

  36. Peltboy25 responds:

    I’m not suggesting that my idea for doing a low-impact exploration should be taped for a show. I agree, that would be horribly boring. I’m suggesting you use that setup and any footage you get from it could be edited into a show. That’s a big difference.

    Bottom line, you aren’t gonna get any great evidence running around the woods with a camera and sound crew, banging sticks together and screaming like a madman.

  37. squatchwatch responds:

    @ somebodyssquatchingme

    THAT IS AWESOME!! The description of them as Gilligan’s Island was spot on, and your lyrics are perfect!!

    I believe in bigfoot, but this show will make me a non-believer yet. I like Renae and Cliff, Bobo seems like he’d be fun to party with (Cliff too), but Moneymaker UGH. Everything that comes out of his mouth makes me roll my eyes.

  38. Cliffbalt responds:

    :somebodyssquatchingme ….

    Love your lyrics. That’s the song all the ‘Squatches’ sing when they gather together in their secret hideout for a reunion. How do I know this??? Matt and Bobo said it’s true. That’s what the squatches do ….

    I like this show because of the scenery, the re-creations, and the ‘town hall meetings’ with the witnesses. But – the tramping out into the woods with a camera crew, green lights, and all that stuff is just plain silly….

    I remember the first shows of ‘UFO hunters’ were pretty good… and then it just started getting more and more stupid (especially so, after Dr. Ted left); and that is exactly what is happening now to the ‘Finding Bigfoot’ show … I can foresee Ranae and possibly Cliff leaving in the near future – because they are the only ones of the four who make any sense at all.

  39. PG@1967 responds:

    somebodyssquatchingme….you are right on!! Ever since I read your post I have been laughing and cannot help but sing Gilligan’s Island whenever I watch the show.

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