Cryptozoology on the Travel Channel

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 24th, 2006

As mentioned earlier here, the program Weird Travels on the Travel Channel has produced a series of episodes that focus on cryptozoology. One that just premiered a couple of weeks ago is being rebroadcast on January 30th. It is "Bigfoot" with Craig Woolheater, his crew, and a few words from yours truly, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Eastern.

But this is only the tip of the crypto-iceberg.

The following is the schedule through the end of February for three episodes, "Lake Monsters" (about Nessie and Champ), "Creepy Creatures" (about Sasquatch, Loch Ness Monsters, and Mothman), and "Bigfoot."

All times are for the Eastern Time Zone, USA.

JAN 30 2006 @ 04:00 PM Weird Travels Creepy Creatures

JAN 30 2006 @ 06:00 PM Weird Travels Bigfoot

JAN 30 2006 @ 07:00 PM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

JAN 31 2006 @ 02:00 AM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

FEB 17 2006 @ 10:00 PM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

FEB 18 2006 @ 01:00 AM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

FEB 18 2006 @ 10:00 AM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

FEB 24 2006 @ 03:00 PM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

FEB 27 2006 @ 09:00 PM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

FEB 28 2006 @ 12:00 AM Weird Travels Lake Monsters

See the specific "Weird Travels" site at the Travel Channel website’s listings for changes or future dates.

Additionally, a couple other Travel Channel episodes of other programs might have a few things to say about cryptozoology.

One is a thirty-minute overview of "Flathead Lake," on February 1, 2006, from 2:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern. The Flathead Lake Monster is certainly part of the lore of the area, and those in pursuit of this Montana cryptid might wish to tune in, to see if there’s anything about that beastie or to just collect some insights about the lake itself.

On Friday, February 3, 10:00-11:00 PM, Eastern, then again at February 4, 1:00-2:00 AM and 10:00-11:00 AM, the Travel Channel broadcasts the same episode of "Investigating the Unexplained." Of the three segments in this single hour-long episode, there is one section reportedly on Bigfoot. I’ve not seen it, so I’m not sure what aspect of hominology it explores.

Perhaps Cryptomundo readers can post their reviews of these various rebroadcasts or new screenings.


Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

4 Responses to “Cryptozoology on the Travel Channel”

  1. J. responds:

    While on the Travel Channel site I came across this article titled: ‘Bigfoot’ Excitement Mounts in Malaysia.

  2. Loren Coleman responds:

    Yes, this is a wire service story from January 10th that briefly notes the Malaysian “Bigfoot” story. For more detailed aspects of the developing Malaysian story, check out the archives here, as both Craig and I have been keeping Cryptomundo readers updated on that country’s hairy hominoid news, as well as adding our commentaries.

  3. The Toad responds:

    Thanks, Loren, for the heads up.

  4. CryptoInformant responds:

    On a related subject, I was watching the History Channel and was disappointed by the claim of there being “no evidence” for the Yeti and Bigfoot. One of my friends reported seeing a creature “about 5 1/2 to 6 feet tall” that was “running fast” through the woods. It was white, and when he looked at it through the scope of his gun, he saw that it was hairy. Before he saw anything, he heard a sound like a mix between “a deer grunt and a hawk.” Of course, it is probably just a bear on crack or something like that, and everyone knows the prints are made by deer, and in that video you can CLEARLY see a zipper. (not)

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