New Cryptozoology Special on Syfy Network Tonight!

Tune in to Syfy tonight and check out the debut of – Weird or What? with host William Shatner. The ‘Monsters’ episode will feature yours truly, in addition to cryptozoologists Loren Coleman and Scott Marlowe. Topics that will be covered include – Mothman, Sea Serpents and India’s Monkey Man. The program will air @ 9pm EST/8pm CST… and will be rebroadcast @ 11pm EST/10pm CST.

About Ken Gerhard
Ken has investigated reports of mysterious beasts around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, giant winged creatures and even werewolves. In addition to appearing in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest (History Channel), Ken is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel/A&E), Paranatural (National Geographic), Ultimate Encounters (truTV) and William Shatner's Weird or What? (History Television). His credits include multiple appearances on Coast to Coast AM, major news broadcasts and Ireland’s Newstalk radio, as well as being featured in major books and in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is author of the book Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters, as well as the co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern) and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine, Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times. He currently lectures and exhibits at events across America. Born on Friday the 13th of October, 1967 (exactly one week before the famous Patterson Bigfoot film was shot), Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents and most of the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.

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  1. It’s interesting, but I caught this last week and a friend of mine said this show isn’t exactly new, but aired on another channel a couple of years back. When I looked at the guide on our TV, it listed the show as a “repeat.” However, it’s new to me–so I’ll be watching. Even if the show stinks, Will is always entertaining…

  2. Its interesting seeing William Shatner in a hosting role: Back in the 80’s he hosted a show featuring the unusal and supernatural (fictional stories), including one about a merman. In the show he usually told these stories to children, and the stories were acted out in seperate scenes from the ones showing Shatner. It will be pretty amazing to see how he does on the subject of Cryptids.

    Or, better put, can he fill the shoes of In search Of’s Leonard Nemoy?

  3. “Or, better put, can he fill the shoes of In search Of’s Leonard Nemoy?”

    There’s cryptids out there, Jim, but not as we know them…..

  4. Very disappointed in Gerhard’s suggestion that the Mothman was a ‘negative energy’ apparation of some crazy sort fueled by Native American persecution. Joe Nikell’s owl’s theory seems like Nobel prize material compared to it.

  5. Thanks to everyone who watched Weird or What? with William Shatner on Syfy tonight! Two follow-up points – I misspoke about the ‘Banshee’ of Scotland, I meant to say ‘Skree’. Also, they edited out an important point I made about the location theory – Mothman was mostly sighted at the TNT Area… a place where munitions were being manufactured that ultimately led to the death of many people… thus adding to the negative energy that may have spawned the entity. Just speculating, of course.

    I’m also looking forward to hearing what the Cryptomundians thought of the show.

  6. Djwcaw – I fully appreciate that many Cryptomundians shudder at the suggestion of anything supernatural in nature. But, if the descriptions of Mothman are accurate, then it is highly unlikely that we are dealing with a flesh and blood creature. While I am strongly behind the biological reality of cryptids like Bigfoot, Lake Monsters and Thunderbirds, I am also of the opinion that there are things occurring in our Universe that are simply beyond our comprehension. Heuvelmans once wrote that it is not scientific to completely disregard evidence, just because it seems improbable…