August 10, 2011

Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded Reviewed

Hillstranded, Caddy and Snooki Triumphant!

From the files of the River Journal’s Surrealist Research Bureau

What a horrible, loathesome month for afficiandos of the cryptid world. I’m a sorta’ fan of the show “Deadliest Catch” and though I’ve only seen a couple of shows, I helped pay my way through college working on a lobster boat off the Santa Barbara Islands, a relatively small boat compared with the massive Time Bandit and Northwestern ships shown on the program and one fueled, on our part at least, by cheap wine and marijuana. As most of you know, two Captains of the Deadliest Catch recently premiered that show’s latest spin-off, “Hillstranded,” featuring the Hillstrand brothers on various adventures around the Pacific Northwest.

Even before the TV show’s premier had ended the chat rooms of various cryptozoological websites (for instance lit up with expletives, scorn and an absolute sense of revulsion and sell-out! Some of the more printable comments included, “What a couple of Yahoos!” “Is it me or did the Hillstrands seem drunk throughout?” “Unbelievably horrible, garbage, total garbage!”

The Discovery Channel show had been widely anticipated due to its hype as having filmed clear, unmistakeable evidence of the existence of “Caddy,” a 40- to 60-foot long apparent sea snake often sighted off the British Columbia coast. The resulting 4-5 second excerpt shown revealed merely an amorphous blob with a brief glimpse of a possible head.

Other, more serious, questions were raised as well. “Why is the video in black and white? Do they even make black and white videos anymore?” and “Re-reading earlier descriptions posted it seems now clear the wealth of details describing the film earlier were actually taken from the verbal testimony of the fishermen prior to getting their camera.”

Source: The River Journal
Read the rest of the article at: Hillstranded, Caddy and Snooki Triumphant!
By Jody Forest

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

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