Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 23rd, 2005
One of the episodes of the "Is It Real" series on the National Geographic Channel was titled "Monsters of the Deep". It is still airing in rotation with the other episodes, several of which had a cryptozoological subject.
The Bigfoot episode was laughable. You could certainly see that NGC had an agenda, to ridicule the subject. Never saw the Chupacabra episode, so I don’t know how that one turned out.
The Lake Monster episode was pretty even-handed. While still leaning to the skeptical side, it was a much better show than the Bigfoot episode. Here is a link to a 2:10 long preview on the MSN website.
Our good friend John Kirk of the BCSCC was featured prominently in the episode, certainly lending to the credibility.
On the NGC site, you can preview several of the episodes. Click on the browse all video, and you can scroll through the pages and select what you want to watch. The Bigfoot, Lake Monsters and an episode of Naked Science about the Loch Ness Monster are all available for preview.
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.