Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2008
MonsterQuest : Legend of the Hairy Beast Airs on Wednesday July 30 09:00 PM
Native American history is full of “Hairy Man” stories and cave art that date back over a thousand years. Did Native Americans know the truth behind the Bigfoot legend? An expedition along the Klamath River into reservation land will use state of the art technology to search for something locals don’t doubt is real. With unprecedented access to Native American stories and recent sightings, MonsterQuest examines this creature that is both feared and revered.
Tonight on the History Channel, MonsterQuest will explore the Native American viewpoint of Bigfoot. In the “Legend of the Hairy Beast” episode, Kathy Moskowitz Strain will discuss their traditional beliefs as represented by stories, artifacts, songs, landforms, and the Hairy Man Pictographs. Native Americans from California and Washington – including well known medicine man Charlie Thom – will describe their own personal encounters with the Hairy Man. An expedition, lead by James Fay and Cliff Barackman, had a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to search for Bigfoot with Tribal members on their reservation land along the Klamath River. They used some high tech equipment and some tribal methods as well. John Freitas will also discuss call blasting and recording reputed to be Bigfoot calls.
Leading into the new episode tonight is:
MonsterQuest : Bigfoot Airs on Wednesday July 30 08:00 PM
Bigfoot has been sighted in Washington State more than any other place on earth. Join an all-female expedition as they try to lure a Bigfoot within range of their cameras. The 1967 Patterson footage will be reexamined using digital microscopes that could reveal details that might prove if the beast is real or a hoax. One-part history, one-part science and one part monsters, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.