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Save MonsterQuest!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 10th, 2010

After four seasons, the History program “MonsterQuest” is on the short list of possible shows that may not be renewed. You can do something about that. The power of your opinions can help save the program!

If you are interested in keeping the episodes coming, with a new Season Five, send your wishes to have the program renewed by telling the History executives what you think.

Here’s the location where you can let the powers-that-be know you want “MonsterQuest” to continue!! Write and tell them to bring back MQ5.  Make it simple; something like a quick comment, under “Programming,” such as “SAVE MQ5!!  Renew MonsterQuest for a 5th Season.”

Meanwhile, one of the last new programs is on tonight, March 10th, about the Flatwoods Monster:

MonsterQuest: LIZARD BEAST
WEDNESDAY MARCH 10TH 2010 at 9PM / 8PM central on HISTORY

In the fall of 1952, witnesses in Flatwoods, West Virginia, reportedly encountered a nightmarish beast that was human-like in appearance but with reptilian skin. The monster hovered over its victims in strange craft, emitted a hissing sound and attacked by releasing noxious gases. Some claimed the beast was the result of mistaken identity and cold war hysteria; but now as sightings continue, MonsterQuest deploys the latest high-tech search gear to uncover this mysterious beast that has terrorized this town for almost sixty years.

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.


12 Responses to “Save MonsterQuest!”

  1. MountDesertIslander responds:

    This is the problem with programs that never come up with one image that you can hang your hat on as the series’ defining moment. MonsterQuest needs/needed one glorious/ unexpected find to add the air of legitimacy to their effort.

    I’ll admit I didn’t see every eposode, but, I can’t remember one substantial contribution made by this program to the field of cryptozoology other than ‘awareness’. Does that merit another season? I don’t know.

    Production costs, ratings, and the relationship of the producers with the network all factor in to these decisions. Maybe the History Channel doesn’t feel like it’s getting bang for the buck.

    On the bright side, opening that spot in the schedule would open more time for shows about Hitler’s tailor, gardener, or cook. ‘The Chancellor loved pork, he loved his heavy sweet meats. He demanded that cinnamon buns be served with the yams at every meal. That’s when we suspected he was crazy.’

    You just can’t get enough television like that.

  2. Valen responds:

    Done. I have some issues with MonsterQuest, but I do enjoy the show and watch it religiously. If nothing else, I believe it gets it’s topics some prime-time exposure they normally would not. People can then research the subjects more if they want to.

  3. Mahalo X responds:

    I wrote to the network and suggested that if MQ was hurtin’ for subject matter, they simply thumb through “Cryptozoology A-Z” and start covering cryptids they have not yet. (there are still quite a few!) I’ll be sad if it goes, but maybe it will open a time slot for more shows with Sgt. Ermey! LOL

  4. Dr Kaco responds:

    Like i’ve said before, enjoy watching the show but MonsterQuest tends to exaggerate a bit. Great subjects, great locations, great scenery, No evidence. Still I can’t imagine that shows on History channel that deal with GANGS & PAWN SHOPS get better ratings??….REALLY?? Come on!
    Peace to all my fellow Cryptozoids! ;)

  5. shumway10973 responds:

    Give me the money and the locations and I could get more evidence than they ever did about anything. There was always more of a mystery at the end than in the beginning. For the most part it let the rest of the world know that there are still things out there to look for. I don’t have t.v., so it doesn’t really affect me.

  6. Kronprinz_adam responds:

    I have just recently seen “MQ Special: Abominable Snowman” from Nepal and it was a great, great show. If nepalese people report seeing something…maybe there is really something out there…anyway, the program showes very nice landscape and amazing sherpa people!!

    I would suggest seriously, what animal can be maybe found!!

    1. Brazilian mapinguary (a giant sloth?)
    2. Purported vampire bats form Lekempti, Ethiopia. A cave that is not completely unreachable or unknown, populated by feared vampire bats..

    Homynids are very elusive, but I would suggest:
    3. Almasty from Caucasus? (Nagorno-Karabaj region?)
    4. Nguoi Rung, region of Khontum (Khuntum), Vietnam…
    5. Belizean Sisimite?

  7. Ragnar responds:

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Monsterquest. But they haven’t found a damn thing and they won’t until they change their methods. Some lowlights from just two episodes:

    1. Chupacabra – they traipse around at night with a cameraguy, soundguy and at least two “investigators”. They apparently make little attempt at stealth and when they hear something across a field they go running after it, shine lights in the general direction and make so much noise that it was obvious to me they were either clueless on how to stalk wild animals or were intentionally making a ruckus so they wouldn’t find the coyote or coydog that people have conflated into the Chupacabra.

    2. Mkele Mbobo Mbamba (or however its spelled today) – they travel all the way to the Congo, go down a couple of rivers and find nothing. They do find some holes in the river bank that they speculate is where the creatures live/sleep/hibernate but all they do is poke a stick in the hole. Finding nothing after poking the stick in, they leave. Why not duct tape a small digital camera to a bigger stick and see whats in the hole? Why not pay one of the local kids $20, give him a camera, tie a rope to his ankle and send him in the hole? And why not buy a case of disposable cameras and give them to the locals so they can get a picture of the beast after the guys leave?

    I think they don’t really want to find anything. Their methods seem to be working at cross purposes with their goals.

  8. billgreen2010 responds:

    i hope monsterquest never comes to a end but continues indeed :)

  9. MQ_Fan responds:

    If Monster Quest is a show that “fails” to get evidence, I don’t care if at least brings the awareness a entertainment factors with. MQ is a show that I see religiously just because it is different and fun most of the time. Who else did it before in this way?

    That the show ran off of themes and ‘monsters’?
    Nah, just see the list of possible new episodes:
    Igopogo
    Iliamna Lake Monster
    Altamaha-ha
    Inkanyamba
    South American Bloop
    Kasai rex
    Bear Lake Monster
    Beast of Bray Road
    Beast of Busco
    Lake Van Monster
    Bessie
    Cadborosaurus willsi
    Algeria’s Con Rit
    Chessie
    Lindworm
    Morag
    Morgawr
    Owlman
    Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu
    Mokele-mbembe
    Selma
    Storsjöodjuret
    Stronsay Beast
    Hodag
    Homo gardarensis
    Honey Island Swamp monster
    Hoop snake
    Europe Afanc
    Ayia Napa sea monster
    Canvey Island Monster
    Dahu
    Dobhar-chú
    Manipogo
    Melon heads
    Minnesota Iceman
    Momo the Monster
    Montauk Monster
    Mussie
    Old Yellow Top
    Bergman’s Bear
    Brosno dragon
    Bukit Timah Monkey Man
    Buru
    Lake Bering sea monster
    Emela-ntouka
    Ennedi tiger
    Gambo
    Kongamato
    Malawi beast
    Caspian Tiger
    and others

    Just imagine a program with Each creature.

    Education is education and is fun.
    That they never obtain evidence?
    Yes, is true, but they must get more time in those places and work more seriously.

  10. MQ_Fan responds:

    Also a show just for “Migo, the monster of Lake Dakataua”, etc, etc
    Is out there in tv a show about it? where?
    Allow MQ to be the first one to.

  11. Artist responds:

    Dynamite Cryptid List, MQ_Fan – With possibilities like these, perhaps shortening the show to a half-hour, and concentrating on just the “good stuff”, instead of all the running around and time wasting, might make for a more interesting format? As the show is now, it gets pretty boring, pretty fast.

  12. AdaminDayton responds:

    SAVE MQ5!! Renew MonsterQuest for a 5th Season. Bearing this in mind, it would be nice to see them actually do their homework on doing the hunts, the way they go about it right now, is haphazard at best.



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