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Monster Quest II

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 27th, 2008

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It is Tuesday, May 27, 2008, and the History Channel, on behalf of “Monster Quest II,” is here in Portland, Maine, with a film producer and crew today to digitally film interviews with me about cryptozoology, in the context of a five hour tour of the International Cryptozoology Museum.

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Their snippets of the interviews, b-roll, and various background commentary on artifacts at the ICM will be used as web-linked support for Season Two of “Monster Quest,” which premieres tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

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Here are two trailers about the new season. Enjoy:

MonsterQuest : Mutant Canines
Airs on Wednesday May 28 08:00 PM
Something strange is killing Fido. In 2006, a number of pets were killed in Maine and Minnesota by a beast locals describe as a mutant–one of these creatures was hit by a car. The body of this strange looking creature will be DNA tested to see what it really is. Two expeditions will be launched to trap other dog killers still at large. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

MonsterQuest : Mega Hog
Airs on Wednesday May 28 09:00 PM
Do wild hogs in the United States grow to monstrous sizes? Many think so. In Georgia an 1100 pound hog was shot and killed, and in Texas beasts almost as large have been reported. But are these creatures raised and fattened up in a pen, or are they wild hogs, naturally more aggressive, that have somehow reached gigantic proportions? A MonsterQuest examination meets victims of vicious wild boar attacks, looks at the existing evidence and teams up with hog hunters, researchers and trackers to find a giant.

MonsterQuest : Mutant Canines
Airs on Thursday May 29 12:00 AM
Something strange is killing Fido. In 2006, a number of pets were killed in Maine and Minnesota by a beast locals describe as a mutant–one of these creatures was hit by a car. The body of this strange looking creature will be DNA tested to see what it really is. Two expeditions will be launched to trap other dog killers still at large. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

MonsterQuest : Mega Hog
Airs on Thursday May 29 01:00 AM
Do wild hogs in the United States grow to monstrous sizes? Many think so. In Georgia an 1100 pound hog was shot and killed, and in Texas beasts almost as large have been reported. But are these creatures raised and fattened up in a pen, or are they wild hogs, naturally more aggressive, that have somehow reached gigantic proportions? A MonsterQuest examination meets victims of vicious wild boar attacks, looks at the existing evidence and teams up with hog hunters, researchers and trackers to find a giant.

MonsterQuest : Mega Hog
Airs on Friday May 30 09:00 PM
Do wild hogs in the United States grow to monstrous sizes? Many think so. In Georgia an 1100 pound hog was shot and killed, and in Texas beasts almost as large have been reported. But are these creatures raised and fattened up in a pen, or are they wild hogs, naturally more aggressive, that have somehow reached gigantic proportions? A MonsterQuest examination meets victims of vicious wild boar attacks, looks at the existing evidence and teams up with hog hunters, researchers and trackers to find a giant.

MonsterQuest : Mega Hog
Airs on Saturday May 31 01:00 AM
Do wild hogs in the United States grow to monstrous sizes? Many think so. In Georgia an 1100 pound hog was shot and killed, and in Texas beasts almost as large have been reported. But are these creatures raised and fattened up in a pen, or are they wild hogs, naturally more aggressive, that have somehow reached gigantic proportions? A MonsterQuest examination meets victims of vicious wild boar attacks, looks at the existing evidence and teams up with hog hunters, researchers and trackers to find a giant.

MonsterQuest : Mega Hog
Airs on Sunday June 01 11:00 PM
Do wild hogs in the United States grow to monstrous sizes? Many think so. In Georgia an 1100 pound hog was shot and killed, and in Texas beasts almost as large have been reported. But are these creatures raised and fattened up in a pen, or are they wild hogs, naturally more aggressive, that have somehow reached gigantic proportions? A MonsterQuest examination meets victims of vicious wild boar attacks, looks at the existing evidence and teams up with hog hunters, researchers and trackers to find a giant.

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About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.


13 Responses to “Monster Quest II”

  1. Galea responds:

    I personally dont care for Monster Quest. I’ve watched a couple of the episodes and the one about birdzilla just felt like they hardly did any research on it and seemed to do more harm then good.

    For that reason I prefer Destination Truth

  2. Artist responds:

    Excellent trailers… hope these snippets attract “newbies” along with experienced enthusiasts to the show… fresh blood, as it were…

    BWAaaHaHaHaaa…

  3. bill green responds:

    im realy looking forward to watching the second season of monsterquest starting tommarrow & the rest months ahead should have wonderful new segments about bigfoot,yeti,yowie,nessie,the mothman, & other cryptozoology animals. i realy liked watching the 2 new trailers of monsterquest season 2 it should even be better the first season. thanks bill green :)

  4. Andrew Minnesota responds:

    I like Destination Truth a little bit more as well, but that’s largely due to Josh’s personality. I loved the first season of Monster Quest and I am very much looking forward to the new season!

  5. bigbobo responds:

    We don’t get monsterquest here in Ontario. :-(
    I have seen it on youtube. It’s an entertaining waste of time and I think everyone should watch it. ;-)

  6. Cryptid Hunt21 responds:

    Doug Hajicek is a brilliant man! I can’t wait for the snelgrove lake sasquatch episode, giant squid, and the yeren with Adam Davies and Jeff Meldrum.

  7. crgintx responds:

    I’m very glad that several of the outdoor and nature shows have taken up the subject of Hawg-zillas or Mega-hogs. From personal experience, there’s is no greater physical treat to humans in the semi-wilderness areas especially small children than these man-made monstrousities. While I’ve not bagged a ‘megahog’ , several other hunters that I know as well as my younger brother have killed killed wild boar in the 400 lbs+ range with quite a bit of frequency here in the Central and South Texas. One of the beasts could easily trample a child to death just trying to get away on a hiking trail. They have little fear of humans or their dogs. In one particular case that I’m aware of a mere baby(350 lbs) of boar killed 3 red-bone hounds and severely mauled 2 others. These beasts have only 3 natural predators in the US, cougars,bears and man. A wolf may snatch a shoat every now and then but the adults in most areas of the country are without natural predators except man. Only a large male black bear will likely ambush on the big males… or perhaps a Bigfoot, which has been reported several times in East Texas.

  8. crgintx responds:

    A quick addendum, these animals are not native to North America and are considered a threat to many native species. They were brought in by European settlers in the 16th and 17th century and their numbers were kept in check by the many once abundant predators whose numbers have decimated by ranchers and farmers.

  9. MattBille responds:

    I’ll be looking forward to MQ. I was just up in Montreal, taping an interview for the show’s “mystery bears” episode (no, I have no “preview” information on any new findings: they took pains not to discuss the other parts of the show, so as not to color my overview of where I thought the topic stood.) I found the crew from the production company to be very professional, and the questions they asked were intelligent and well-informed, if sometimes speculative. I proposed future episodes on Lake Iliamna and Colorado’s “ghost grizzlies” if they get a third season, and we’ll see if those draw any interest. Good job, Loren.

  10. cryptidsrus responds:

    Good post, Loren…

    I’m particularly looking forward to the “Hogzilla” episode.

    Unlike Galea, I personally prefer “MQ”. “Destination Truth” is good, but it all ultimately boils down to people looking for something that does not reveal itself. at least with “MQ” one gets background history, eyewitness reports, and alternate viewpoints as to what the “creature” is. Plus, “Destination Truth” does not spend an hour on a subject; “MQ” does.

  11. Galea responds:

    I do agree cryptidsrus, that has to be the worst part about Destination Truth. They go out and spend about a week in the field which includes travel time. It’s hard to expect to find anything in that time. Although the yeti episode actually managed to come back with something.

    MQ has that time advantage, but I don’t feel they come open minded to each case. Most of them were well done though.

    And I agree with Andrew, Josh’s personality is a major plus.

  12. sschaper responds:

    Speaking of Minnesota, I was up to Ottertail Lake this past weekend, and on the way, saw two roadkills that were strange to me. They were the size of a white-tail deer, but the coloration was much darker, and in general like a racoon. Racoons can get big, but not -that- big, and with two samples, neither having the banded tail or any other uniquely racoon traits visible from the car whizzing by, I wonder what I saw.

    Which wild hogs are the non-natives? Razorbacks? Javalinas and peccaries are native, aren’t they?

  13. hudgeliberal responds:

    Well, I am glad to see season 2 return a lot earlier than I expected. The rumors are out there that Meldrum and company have some interesting news. Guess we will have to wait and see. I enjoy both shows but find Monster Quest a little better, just my opinion. I say bring back Nimoy and In Search Of, my personal all time favorite television show. I think overall these shows are good for cryptozoology but we have so many “hoaxers” and people trying to make a buck that it makes it much harder to find the truth and gives the legitimate researchers a black eye. I just want to warn anyone that is considering going on one of these “website group expeditions”, if the people that are behind the expeditions almost always come across something on EVERY expedition, whether it be a vocalization, tracks, wood-knocking etc., then they are hoaxers, plain and simple. No REAL bigfoot researcher or enthusiasts have this to happen. No way. We are lucky to have one or two experiences in a lifetime. Just be wary. Lot of BS out there these days.



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