MonsterQuest Producer On “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 11th, 2011

On Saturday, February 12, 2011, on History, there will be a repeat of “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide” from 9:00 to 11:00 PM Eastern, followed by “MonsterQuest: Curse of the Monkey Man” from 11:00 to Midnight Eastern. Check local listings for times in your area.

Doug Hajicek, the Executive Producer of “MonsterQuest,” forwards this statement and review:

Dear Loren and Cryptomundo Readers,

To clarify any similarity between “MonsterQuest” and “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide,” I would like to pass along the following.

The UK production company apparently licensed some of the “MonsterQuest” footage through History. They also used many of the same experts and sub-topics. I was not consulted or informed of its production. Any other similarities were based on perception and producer(s) style choices.

In my opinion the show was a nicely organized and polished recap of the MQ shows that we produced concerning Bigfoot-related creatures around the World and the Sasquatch mystery domestically. Nothing much new or original was included, except in my opinion, the almost silly Shaman theory.

After producing more than 70 national crypto shows, I feel qualified to say that this new two-hour show will, no doubt, help educate viewers regarding the ongoing scientific mystery and the worldwide scope of it.

I give “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide” a big thumbs up.

Shows like “Legend Meets Science” and “MonsterQuest” helped raised the bar in making this topic a more serious scientific one in documentaries and TV shows around the globe and this one certainly continues to prove that out. I enjoyed the show and its wideview of the mystery.

Doug Hajicek

“MonsterQuest” Series
“Legend Meets Science”
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“Mysterious Encounters” Series

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.

12 Responses to “MonsterQuest Producer On “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide””

  1. shownuff responds:

    Well apology not accepted. I don’t mean to be negative, But 2 hours of boring same-o stuff just did not cut it for me. Hopefully that Animal planet stuff will top it. And MonsterQuest was getting boring towards the end also. The one episode with Dr. Meldrum and Jaime and that amazing tracker was about the only one I really liked. Let’s just go out and find these Apes and stop the nonsense. I will be hell bent on finding evidence. I bought a camera and starts recording like a trigger on a gun. HD too. I am hooking up with a tracker. And we are going to work. I am hitting up N.C., Texas, Arizona, California. Since I was 10 years old I said I was going to get proof. By any means necessary. No killing though. I may sound so corny. But I am doing it. And posting up videos up on youtube. If I don’t find anything, then at least I tried. And did not sit behind a desk and keyboard and acted like I am better the rest because I sound smarter. This is not rocket science. I am used to be in the forest and rain Forest. So this will be an awesome experience.

  2. Captain Morgan responds:

    Doug Hajicek gave it a big thumbs up, must be pretty good then!

    “almost silly Shaman theory” ? Really Doug?

    *bangs head*

  3. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    I miss “MonsteQuest”. There just isn’t any other cryptozoological programs on television anymore.

  4. mikfoss responds:

    I look forward to Destination Truth and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and also it appears National Geographic is starting a new show, Beast Hunter; we shall see how that turns out, but for now I’m optimistic.

  5. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    “Destination Truth” has begun to focus more on paranormal ghostly activity and has gotten away from the cryptozoological expeditions. It has caused me to lose interest. “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” rarely deals with unknown creatures as well and they seem more intent on disproving the videos, than actually looking for proof. It is a letdown as well. I didn’t realize National Geographic was coming up with a new show, so I checked the website. “Beast Hunter” looks awsome. I can’t wait for it to premier.

  6. sonofthedestroyer responds:

    I never expected History Channel to conclusively proved anything regarding cryptozoology. Its not in their interest. They are part of the coverup gang.

    National Geographic is no different.

    So if they make a show like you are claiming, it will be more of the same MQ type stuff. Keep the audience excited only to deflate them at the end.

    And milk the profits of course.

  7. DJ Rosen responds:

    I liked the original Ghost Hunters, even though they never come up with anything beyond subjective evidence. The show never went anywhere. Later some people from similar shows arrived and I disliked the newer (people). They have locked down the parameters of the show so it cannot ever get better. So it’s a re-hash of the same “go-nowhere” TV show. There are people out there with extraordinary abilities, who shy away from the spotlight to a degree. They remain in a segment where non-believers can shoot them down every time. You begin to speculate if the show parameters are deliberately set up to fall short of real proof. There are a number of “channelers” with connections that seem to be able to supply evidence that the show would need. But channelers and this particular TV show do not seem destined to cross paths. There seems to be an acceleration happening. Channelers and psychics seem to be everywhere and the abilities seem incredible. We have non-physical intelligence access with unimaginable promise.

  8. Templar_1118 responds:

    Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide was very interesting and kept my attention. A first for a long time on the subject of Bigfoot. This piece came up with some realistic explanations of a reclusive but territorial primate. I would be interested in a follow up to this particular documentary

  9. BJONES50 responds:

    The Definitive guide to Bigfoot, was more a lot of hype and half truths than anything. I myself have been studying these creatures for several years and have seen them many times as does a friend of mine on facebook who has been studying and researching these sasquatch creatures for over 12 years and we have the photos and the videos to prove it. As I watched the show, I was amazed at the opinions and theories as to what the scientific world is trying to label these creatures as. And they are close but some are very far off base. I can tell you this much, they are not some type of ape or half man-half ape as they would like you to believe. When William and myself decide to reveal to you what we believe these beings to be, I think you will be very shocked. But you will also understand why a body has never been found.

  10. HarryH responds:

    shownuff – Just some well-meaning advise that you can take or leave.
    If you keep looking for an “ape” you will never find Sasquatch.

  11. whiteriverfisherman responds:

    I myself have been studying these creatures for several years and have seen them many times as does a friend of mine on facebook who has been studying and researching these sasquatch creatures for over 12 years and we have the photos and the videos to prove it.Bjones50

    I noticed no one has commented on Bjones50’s remarks, therefore I will.

    That is one hell of a statement. I don’t mean to be rude but my BS alarm is going nuts!! So you have photographic and video proof of the existence of these creatures? Not just you but your buddy as well, evidence so good that you can even determine its neither man nor ape. Well, I personally don’t buy it. If you do have evidence I hope you and your buddy present it soon, not to Fox News, but to credible researchers to be studied properly.

  12. MattBille responds:

    I thought it was a pretty good show. The maps were interesting, although I would have liked an analysis of human presence in the hot spots (that is, how does the number of sightings compare to the number of people living in or traveling through that area? Do reports rise or fall as more humans move in?)

    I, too, thought the shaman idea was hard to take seriously as the core cause of sasquatch belief. The most common evidence proffered for saquatch is giant footprints, hardly the work of a shaman, and how many Native American societies still follow customs like the isolated shaman living in the woods anyway?

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