Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2009
Carcharodon megalodon, the giant prehistoric shark, is a favorite of some marine cryptid fans. Others think it is silly to think they exist in modern oceans. The debate gets air time tonight.
MonsterQuest is on the case for March 18, 2009, and the results may surprise folks, because they might have an intriguingly positive twist, although different than the original quest.
Recently, in an interview with a Minneapolis-St. Paul television station, Doug Hajicek let leak some details of one that didn’t get away. While remarking about how all that are on his show are not “mythical creatures,” he hinted at footage he has.
He told the reporter:
“Well, to me a monster is anything that’s out of place, maybe it’s overgrown, maybe it’s totally unknown to science. We just filmed the first freshwater shark for instance in a river. In an area where a guy’s got his fishing dock and swimming platform and there’s a 22 foot shark swimming below his dock. To me that’s an amazing monster.”
Perhaps that is footage for a future show or tonight’s (described below)?
Sharks have terrified people for centuries and deep within the forbidding waters of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula may lurk a mammoth sixty foot monster. Could it be a new giant species or some living relic, hidden in the sea? In prehistoric times, huge carnivorous sharks, more than twice the size of a great white, ruled the waves. Marine experts claim these giants went extinct, but evidence may challenge that. Meanwhile, frightened Mexican fisherman talk of being stalked by a ‘Black Demon’; and sailors report close collisions with a shark unlike anything that they have encountered before. In a search for answers, MonsterQuest uses a combined air and sea search for this monster shark that may be prowling the last unexplored frontier of our planet.
Don’t forget. The “Gators of the Sewers” program is re-broadcast right before both showings of the new episode.
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