Mountain Monsters: Grassman of Perry County

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 29th, 2013

Wolfman, Devil Dog, Grassman, Wampus Beast, Mothman, Lizard Demon – for generations, these mysterious Appalachian monsters have spawned countless sightings in the 1500-mile long mountain chain. With a distinctive landscape of dense woods, murky lakes, and hidden valleys stretching the length of the eastern U.S., the region is a hotbed for creatures both legendary and unidentified.

Now in Destination America’s new series MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, a band of hardcore hunters and trappers native to West Virginia and known as The Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) is at the ready to identify and snare these shadowy figures in the hope of helping local mountain communities rest more easily when night falls and nature comes out to play.

Having spent a lifetime with the mountain wilderness as their home, hobby, and hunting ground, the AIMS and its founder John “Trapper” Tice expertly tap into their backwoods ingenuity using both traditional techniques and modern technology to capture the supernatural beast. The six-episode first season of MOUNTAIN MONSTERS premieres Saturday, June 22 at 10 PM E/P.

Grassman of Perry County premieres tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on Destination America.

Also airs:
Sunday, June 30, 1 AM ET/PT
Sunday, June 30, 5 AM ET/PT
Wednesday, July 3, 10 PM ET/PT
Thursday, July 4, 1 AM ET/PT
Saturday, July 6, 9 PM ET/PT
Sunday, July 7, 12 AM ET/PT
Sunday, July 7, 4 AM ET/PT

Grassman of Perry County

Residents of Perry County, Ohio have reported a 1,000 pound Grassman seen in the woods. Now a group of expert hunters and trappers are using their backwoods knowledge to catch the Grassman and make Appalachia safe once again.

Grassman Sighting

Chasing the Grassman

The Grassman Attacks!

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.

19 Responses to “Mountain Monsters: Grassman of Perry County”

  1. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    Is Destination America a cable station or something? Sounds interesting, I’d hate to miss it.

  2. Timothy Holmes via Facebook responds:

    Strange, Tom Biscardi, is in Ohio and now you have the Grassman.

  3. William responds:

    Perhaps I just favor country people over city folk, but this crew of guys just seem much more likeable and actually funny than the Finding Bigfoot folks. I think this show may put them out of business!They also don’t spin a bunch of b.s. either. Maybe that is why I like them so much.

  4. Javier Gonzalez via Facebook responds:

    I’ve never heard of destination America. I hope I have that channel

  5. Goodfoot responds:

    I think this is very credible. But still I wonder where they secret themselves when not in the grasslands?

  6. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    I can’t believe anyone is falling for this as a “legitimate” investigation team. It’s like Duck Dynasty crossed with Scooby Doo. The video evidence is blatantly CGI, the acting is laughable and they try to catch these creatures by dropping homemade cages on them and building pit traps. This show is good for a laugh, but that’s it. I miss Monsterquest.

  7. springheeledjack responds:

    Okay, the problem I have with the show is that in two episodes they’ve managed to get lots of prints, picture evidence (in both episodes) and vids and pics from all kinds of people. They’ve had all the classic evidence of howls, rock throwing, sightings, smells, and so on.

    In two shows they’ve singlehandedly gotten more evidence than Finding Bigfoot has for most of their seasons.

    It’s either complete bunk or they’re better than any team that’s ever hunted for the big guy. The pic of the “grass man” looked dubious against the mat of brush–it didn’t look like it fit with the rest of the scene in the photo. Which means to me it could have been inserted, which would in turn lead me to believe the whole show is flim-flammed.

    Help me out here folks–I’d like to think a film channel wouldn’t stoop to out and out fakery and chicanery, but Animal Planet proved they’d skew evidence or lack there of just for ratings. AND it is reality TV which by definition, I don’t think it has to adhere to anything even resembling the “truth.”

    I’m going digging into the background of this show to see if I can find anything one way or the other…I’ll be back if and when I get any “truth”.

  8. zytebac responds:

    At first I bought into these guys. They are native woodsmen and are bound to know their tracking and woods lore. But when I saw this last episode about the Ohio Grassman, where they’re running through the woods hollering to each other to ‘flank’ and ‘cover’ and all of that other pseudo military jargon, pointing rifles up and down to ‘shoot that SOB’… I’m sorry. They lost my faith in their abilities.

    First of all…to me killing or harming a bigfoot is inexcusable. They dug that watery pit with the intention of trapping and possibly harming one.

    Second…even if that ‘nest’ in the house was real, and they ‘were’ in its domain when it supposedly threw rocks at the house, they still had no reason to kill it. Even though they acted like they were being ‘attacked’, they were never in any real danger.

    Third…did they really want us to believe that they had a bigfoot on the run?? That these fools could actually find that many bigfoot prints and chase it towards their pit-trap? If they were honest researchers they would have casted a few of those ‘prints’.

    And fourth….Do they really think that the game cam pic they showed was going to fool anyone? Please…

  9. bigyeti responds:

    I think William may have watched a completely different show. I watched the first episode about the Wolfman. This program is full of fake reactions and added sound effects. The first episode had these idiots running around in the dark with guns, “stumbling onto” giant wolf tracks and ended with an obviously-hoaxed video of something hairy moving in front of a camera.

    After watching the clips for this Grassman episode, it looks like the same. Poorly hoaxed video, added “bigfoot roar” sound effects, and a lot of yelling.

    The show had more than its fair share of “a bunch of b.s.”; two or three bunches actually. Anyone who thinks that this show is anything more than mindless entertainment is mistaken.

  10. William responds:

    @bigyeti – I guess this show could be similar to that show on the Mermaids, where it is all done to fool people. Even it so, it is pretty darn good entertainment. I agree it seems uncanny that they could obtain such a high amount of evidence, i.e. tracks, nests, and howls, in so few episodes, but maybe these fellows just know what they are doing, as they actually have some skills? I guess the jury is out until we see a few more episodes. I agree, if they continue to hear howls (they did seem fake to me) and a multitude of tracks (maybe they are just good at finding them) and set up another trap which the creature “just misses” only to be caught on a trail cam, that this show must be fictional.

  11. William responds:

    I meant to indicate if they “see” a multitude of tracks in every episode, I too will find this to be staged. On the other hand, if they are staging they are doing a good job, as in the Wolfman episode they would have had to haul a lot of cattle bones out to the middle of no-where which was where this creature’s “den” seemed to be.

  12. kbraun responds:

    I watched the episode “Mountain Monsters: Grassman of Perry County” and thought “this can’t be real”. Then I thought maybe they had real evidence.

    I am a fool!

  13. William responds:

    I for one would like to see a team assembled of expert trackers, hunters, including those with tracking dogs to be “on call” sort of like the Ghostbusters were in movie for whenever a bigfoot is spotted so they can respond right away. A guy like Ernie Brown, the Turtleman could IMHO, track down a bigfoot to his hideout or den and then we would finally get the evidence we need. The key would be speed in getting to the location while the bigfoot was still around. As far as the live traps, I think that avenue was long over due and makes sense. People may laugh but Frank Buck used almost an identical tye of pit trap these guys used in the Grassman episode to capture a large maneating tiger that was terrorizing a village. I don’t think these guys are trying to shoot or harm a bigfoot and are carrying guns only for self defense purposes. However, I am not opposed personally to shooting one, because even if only drawing blood, there could be enough to obtain DNA evidence.

  14. William responds:

    I mean “type” of pit trap. Made a typo on “type.” LOL.

  15. redneckcelt responds:

    They call him the grass-man in Summit county also, monster quest was there.

  16. chooch responds:

    I recorded the Wolfman and Grassman episodes for the purpose of playing back for a more careful study.

    I’ve just finished doing that, and my first impression holds. From a standpoint of serious and credible crypto research, Mountain Monsters is at best a contrived entertainment vehicle …. good for a few laughs and that’s about all.

    I’m already old, I live in the woods, already have the long hair and beard. Can I get my own reality show now?

    Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma

  17. gridbug responds:

    Gotta take this show with a grain of salt. That said, it’s still 10x better than the Moneymaker Bunch.

  18. brussell639 responds:

    I seriously have my doubts to the legitimacy of this show. I don’t think they’re going to be able to stumble across a new cryptozoological creature every week. I don’t care how good they can track, and besides, y’all saw Buck, he can’t cross a creek without nearly drowning himself. It’s cheap entertainment at best, and sadly it is better than Moneymaker.

  19. Aharris2006 responds:

    The trail-cam photo they showed at the end of the show was obviously a fake or a bush. At one point when they changed the FLIR setting on the photo you could see right through the “face” or “head” of the “creature” into the bushes & trees behind it. If it was a real creature or animal it wouldn’t have a transparent or translucent area in the center of its head/face. That alone its enough for me to know that it is not a real animal, but the image is also extremely blurry and out of focus in comparison to everything else around it (which is in complete focus & clear as a bell). Even if the creature was running at a high rate of speed it wouldn’t have looked like a blurry smudge that was just standing there, it would have looked like an animal or man that was moving & blurry. This was obviously a faked photo. Sorry A.I.M.S. Your show is entertaining, but it’s not real (as in not faked.)

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