MonsterQuest Marathon

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 25th, 2007


The History Channel Sunday night, November 25th, through early Monday, November 26th, will broadcast the first four episodes of “MonsterQuest” for eight straight hours.

Beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern until finished at 4:00 AM Eastern, the programs on Sasquatch, Champ, Giant Squid, and Birdzilla will be shown, one after the other, twice.

According to the published listing, they will not be screened in the order of how they were originally broadcast. Instead, each four hour sequence is being kicked off with the “Sasquatch Attack” episode. Check your local listings. As far as I know, this is only occurring in the USA.

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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.

19 Responses to “MonsterQuest Marathon”

  1. Bob Michaels responds:

    Thanks for the Heads up.

  2. Ceroill responds:

    So far I have seen all or some of 3 of these. I’ve seen the last half of Sasquatch Attack and Champ, all of Birdzilla, but I missed the Giant Squid episode. According to my tv schedule, they begin with the Sasquatch episode at 7:00 Central Time. Thanks for tipping us on this Loren.

  3. cryptidsrus responds:

    My favorite one so far was the Birdzilla one. Sasquatch second.

  4. Bob Michaels responds:

    the Giant squid venture was the most likely scenario to lead to a positive result in the quest for a real living MONSTER.

  5. bill green responds:

    i realy liked sasquatch attack & the other monsterquest episodes but im realy looking forward to the brand new bigfoot segment on monsterquest this wedenday with 2 certain researchers i know & im sure you all know as well . thanks bill 🙂

  6. Carpenoctem666 responds:

    I have only seen the Sasquatch one. I was quite disappointed in the people filming though. THey were acting very badly when they said a rock flew back at them. I hope the other episodes are better

  7. mystery_man responds:

    Ah man, I really wish I could see these. Living abroad has its drawbacks.

  8. Bob Michaels responds:

    Mystery man, you can see them, just Buy the DVD

  9. The_Yardstick responds:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Loren. Made for a great night of TV. I enjoyed the giant squid episode–squid fascinate me.
    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  10. aletaaa responds:

    Do what I did. I bought it on Itunes for 1.99 and watched it on my laptop.
    I don’t have cable lol.

  11. gridbug responds:

    Thumbs up for Monster Quest! Having seen all four episodes thus far, I have to give them credit for presenting the info with a sensible approach as opposed to the sensationalist angle that seems to derail so many other “mystery creature” programs. The only time I cringed was when they ran the advert for the upcoming BIGFOOT episode with the tag line “everyone thinks this video is fake” superimposed over the Patterson/Gimlin footage. I really really hope they employ the same even-handedness in that episode as they do in all the rest, or I’m gonna be pretty disappointed.

    PS: Squids are the scariest monsters of them all. And that’s coming from a Lovecraft fan. 😀

  12. cabochris responds:

    I only caught the tailend of the Bigfoot show. Regarding the results from the DNA blood test, DOES THAT FINALLY PROVE BIGFOOT? They said results were PRIMATE and somewhere between human and chimp! Seems like this should be all over the news?

  13. Ceroill responds:

    cabochris- No, it doesn’t prove anything yet. Like the man on the show said they need to do a lot more tests, broaden the base of data. But from what that single test indicated, whatever the dna belongs to is a LOT closer to human than to any other living primate. But to confirm this they need a lot more data from different parts of the dna.

  14. DARHOP responds:

    I love that art work. And I’m looking forward to the reruns. Catch the stuff I missed when I fell asleep.

  15. cabochris responds:

    Ceroill, thanks for your thoughts. As I mentioned before I only caught the last few minutes of the show. However I would think having real DNA evidence, of a non-human/perhaps unknown primate, would be World News! Would not similar crime DNA hold up in court? Just a thought, and I am by no means an expert. But this is very exciting, and if it is not the DNA of a Sasquatch, then what is it?

    This seems a monumental discovery and either is or is not the DNA of an unknown animal. From what I saw, it leans towards some sort of unknown primate. Based on the story presented, that would likely be a Sasquatch?

    Unless I am missing something here, even if this DNA evidence is not yet proof of Bigfoot, perhaps down the road it will be, with further study as you stated?

    That is why again, I would think the press would be all over this? This is real science and obviously they have something here. And it is not Bison hair! I sure hope this one does not slip through the cracks, as this could be the scientific proof we have been waiting for!

  16. Ceroill responds:

    I think part of the answer is that the scientists involved are trying to keep it low key until they have more to show. They don’t want to overplay their hand with just one intriguing sample.

  17. markbird1 responds:

    So while they are there investigating, no one looks for fingerprints or other evidence INSIDE the cabin, that even if the cabin was cleaned up/repaired, there still should be incredibe evidence preserved somewhere? The idea of DNA/hair samples is interesting but i think a latent finger/palm/hand print to go along with the always “unknown” primate/man DNA would be even better for its case. This is frustrating…

  18. sschaper responds:

    Over-all I’m pretty impressed with the series. When I think now of how the series starring Autumn Williams could have been if they’d taken this approach rather than the spooky approach.

    They really found something on the squid episode.

    The Sasquatch episode I wasn’t able to catch all of, but the DNA situation is interesting – and problematic, which is why it isn’t all over the news.

    One lab got zero DNA results. Another looked for the problem and found the screws were galvanized and somehow that masked the DNA, made a “filter” and found mitochondrial DNA that was one unit off from human, as opposed for 35 units off from pan troglodytes. I don’t recall of it was base pairs (then it sounds too small) or something else.

    So, the blood has been ‘filtered’ (or maybe the data were filtered) to eliminate the effect of the galvanization, and then one lab gets a very tiny difference from human DNA. The other lab got -nothing-. You can see why this isn’t a solid result.

    There has been the on-going problem with Neandertal DNA as some labs will filter anything human and only measure what is left to avoid contamination, thus biasing the results to speciation rather than a mere racial difference from H.S.s.

    In this case, I don’t know how we can know yet if the results are due to human contamination, or not. The lab indicated, I think, that they wanted to make sure that that 1/35 difference from human was not in fact within the known human range before giving a definite result.

    And you always need independent verification in science, and with one lab reporting no results, and the other reporting almost completely modern human results, we don’t have that yet.

    What we do have is a very good reason to mount another expedition to that region.

  19. Carpenoctem666 responds:

    I have to agree with you gridbug. They do come at it with a good approach. that squid honestly scared me and amazed me at the same time. I was quite impressed

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