Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2010
UPDATE: The program has broadcast.
What did you think?
The show appeared to focus on the needs of the children, and giving a balance to the families.
Certainly, I felt Tracy gave a rather good accounting of cryptozoology and correctly reinforced the interest in that topic as a gateway for the other family’s children being involved in nature studies. Well done Tracy.
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On Friday, July 30th, ABC-TV’s “Wife Swap” will have its initial broadcast of a family that has been identified as being involved in searching for Bigfoot. The program is set for broadcast. Now, what will it show?
Here are Rob and Tracy Robinson and their son:
The Robinsons are being promoted as a “Bigfoot family,” but, technically, they are not especially interested in Bigfoot. The Robinsons, who live in Florida, are actually “Swamp Ape Seekers” or “Skunk Ape Hunters.”
Exclusively to Cryptomundo, Rob Robinson has said, “I believe I gave monster hunting a good representation on the show….For the record, I own all your books and am a really big fan of yours and Cryptomundo. I purchased one of your museum T-shirts, but they wouldn’t let my wife wear it on the show.”
The Robinsons are under a strict contract with ABC, and are not allowed to give interviews before the program airs. Furthermore, this includes web replies and online comments to blogs and forums. Therefore, Rob will not be able to respond to any negative comments or questions written by any readers here, below, not because he doesn’t want to, but because he cannot, by contract.
Robinson had to ask for permission from ABC to have the above photographs published. He did and has obtained clearance to have them shared here, exclusively, via Cryptomundo.
New update: Rob Robinson’s latest pre-broadcast statement can be found here.
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.