MonsterQuest


MonsterQuest
MonsterQuest searches for the truth in a world of mystery. Ranging from Bigfoot, swamp beasts, to sea creatures, this show from the History Channel seeks to find the truth about the legendary monsters that live around the globe and keep us wondering. Each expedition into the unknown has experts equipped with the latest hi-tech equipment. Using the best evidence available, be it tissue and blood samples to grainy photos and videos, each piece of evidence is closely examined and no possibility is left untouched. See eyewitness accounts and listen to their stories, sometimes for the first time. MonsterQuest is one part science, one part history, and one part monsters.

Genre: Documentary, Special Interest

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  • Watch MonsterQuest Season 2

    • Episode 12

      Bigfoot in New York

      aired: Wed, Aug 20, 2008

      In 1976, several police officers reported sightings of an unidentifiable animal in upstate New York. It was described as "a large creature, 7 to 8 feet tall, walking like a gorilla hunched over and making a sound like a woman screaming." More than 30 years have passed, but the sightings continue. Follow our team as they work with local researchers and renowned wildlife experts on the trail of the Monster of Whitehall.

    • Episode 3

      Ghosts

      aired: Wed, Jun 11, 2008

      Watch as paranormal experts visit the Lizzie Borden house and record bizarre occurrences with eight cameras, including the highest-resolution infrared camera ever used in a paranormal investigation. Will science and technology finally prove the existence of ghosts?

  • Watch MonsterQuest Season 1

    • Episode 13

      Giganto: The Real King Kong

      aired: Sat, Jan 19, 2008

      The werewolf is a centuries-old legend based on myth, not a real animal. However, local eyewitnesses in Wisconsin and Michigan report seeing a dogman--a tall hairy man-beast. Professional hunters and trackers armed with tranquilizer guns will be deployed in an area of recent sightings to find this creature. For the first time polygraphs and hypnosis will be used on eyewitnesses with astonishing results. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 12

      The Real Hobbit

      aired: Wed, Jan 16, 2008

      MonsterQuest travels to the interior of Sumatra, in Indonesia, looking for what locals call the Orang Pendak, translated as: Man of the Woods. Could this strange mystery ape, with its human face, be a surviving ancestor to the Flores Man, dubbed the Real Hobbit in 2004, when skeletal remains were found on the neighboring island of Flores? An expedition is launched deep within the rain forest, where locals claim to see the creature with regularity...and they find footprints of an unknown upright walking beast. Will camera traps reveal its identity?

    • Episode 11

      Creatures from the 4th Dimension

      aired: Wed, Jan 9, 2008

      For decades, cameras have been capturing images of a flying, torpedo-like creature so fast it cannot be seen with the naked eye. Some think it is a military weapon; others believe it may be a creature from another dimension known as "Rods." Super high-speed photography, physics and even a wind tunnel experiment will be used to shed light on what these images are. One-part history, one-part science and one part monsters discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 10

      Stalin's Ape Man

      aired: Wed, Jan 2, 2008

      In 2006, The New York Times revealed a sinister plan by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to create monsters by crossing humans with apes. Travel to Russia to find out if this was true and if so how far did he get? Take a look at the many efforts, both by man and Mother Nature, to combine the strength of apes with the intelligence of man. This real Frankenstein story involves everything from head transplants in the U.S. to cases of ape on human attacks. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 9

      Swamp Beast

      aired: Wed, Dec 26, 2007

      Are the vast swamps of Louisiana and Florida hiding a beast? The locals believe so and call it, "The Swamp Creature." It is said to be 7-feet tall with red hair and a rotten egg smell. The beast even has a nickname--The Skunk Ape. For the first time, bloodhounds will be used to track the elusive creature, and sexual ape pheromone chips will be used to guide the bloodhounds to their prey. Scientists will be brought in to tell viewers what the evidence reveals. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 8

      Gigantic Killer Fish

      aired: Wed, Dec 19, 2007

      Are monster fish lurking in freshwater lakes and rivers? From the Arctic Circle to the Amazon, follow an expedition to find the biggest and nastiest giant fresh water fish, from catfish large enough to swallow children whole to trout as large as a boat. Scientists will deploy giant lures and underwater cameras in a search for monster fish. One-part history, one-part science and one part monsters discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 7

      Lions in the Suburbs

      aired: Wed, Dec 12, 2007

      Mountain lions do occasionally attack humans, and when they do it makes headlines across the country. However, it has been reported that people are seeing something else--attacks by large black cats. Pictures and law enforcement encounters prove a big black cat is out there, while it resembles a mountain lion, there is no such thing as a black mountain lion. From Texas to Minnesota to West Virginia, follow the eyewitness accounts and physical evidence of these demon cats. Bones from a carcass that eyewitnesses claim was a huge black cat will be put to the DNA test. One-part history, one-part science and one part monsters discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 6

      Mutant Canines

      aired: Wed, Dec 5, 2007

      Something strange is killing Fido. In 2006, a number of pets were killed in Maine and Minnesota by a beast locals describe as a mutant--one of these creatures was hit by a car. The body of this strange looking creature will be DNA tested to see what it really is. Two expeditions will be launched to trap other dog killers still at large. One-part history, one-part science and one part monsters discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 5

      Bigfoot

      aired: Wed, Nov 28, 2007

      Bigfoot has been sighted in Washington State more than any other place on earth. Join an all-female expedition as they try to lure a Bigfoot within range of their cameras. The 1967 Patterson footage will be reexamined using digital microscopes that could reveal details that might prove if the beast is real or a hoax. One-part history, one-part science and one part monsters, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 4

      Birdzilla

      aired: Wed, Nov 21, 2007

      Native Americans have long revered huge birds called Thunderbirds. There was a rash of giant bird sightings in Illinois, Texas and Alaska back in the 1970's. A giant bird with a 15-foot wingspan allegedly attacked a small child in Illinois. Could there really be a giant bird or is it mass hysteria? Take a scientific journey and follow the many eyewitnesses' accounts across the country and examine the most compelling evidence. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

    • Episode 3

      Giant Squid Found

      aired: Wed, Nov 14, 2007

      Is the legend of the Kraken, a tentacled beast as large as a whale, based on myth or a real creature? Take an expedition to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico where fishermen regularly claim to encounter large schools of giant squid. Watch as squid expert Scott Cassel uses lures with built-in cameras in an attempt to video a Kraken-sized squid 1,000 feet below the ocean. What Cassel and his team discover will make history. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary creatures.

    • Episode 2

      Sasquatch Attack

      aired: Wed, Nov 7, 2007

      Does Canada have its own Bigfoot? Owners of a fly-in fishing cabin report attacks by an unknown creature. Can DNA tests on blood and tissue from the alleged beast reveal its true identity? The test results will surprise you. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind these beasts and take a scientific look at legendary creatures around the world. The best evidence available will be examined, from pictures and video, to hair and bones. Scientists will be brought in to tell viewers what the evidence reveals. Ultimately the evidence will reveal the truth....or in some cases continue the mystery.

    • Episode 1

      America's Loch Ness Monster

      aired: Wed, Oct 31, 2007

      Does a giant prehistoric creature lurk in Lake Champlain? Locals call it Champ. Generations of eyewitnesses rumor to have seen the creature, a dinosaur like animal, 15-25 feet long most resembling the extinct plesiosaur. Examine the mystery surrounding Lake Champlain as specially designed cameras search for the monster. Existing photographic evidence will also be put to the test.

  • Episodes

    • Episode

      Monsterquest: America's Wolfman

      aired: Mon, Oct 3, 2011

      History says that a large and wolf-like beast is the stuff of legend, but recently uncovered film footage and new witnesses say something frightening is out there.

    • Episode

      MonsterQuest: The Last Cujo

      aired: Mon, Oct 3, 2011

      Dogs are known as man's best friend, but now canines are striking fear into many who report attacks by predatory packs. Today, more and more dogs are being turned loose on the streets and returning to their wild roots. These feral dogs are attacking people and posing a threat to communities.

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