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Monsterquest is a television series that ran for four seasons on the History Channel. The show was based on the study, research, and looking for of various types of cryptozoological and paranormal creatures in the real world. The show focused on trying to find these creatures based on eye witness stories from all over the world. The show ran from 2007 until 2010. The show is narrated by Stan Benard.

Season One of the show ran from October 2007 until January of 2008. There were 14 episodes. Season One covered America's Loch Ness Monster, a Bigfoot sighting in Ontario and a continued search through the United States, Giant Squids found in Mexico, Thunderbird sightings around the United States, mutated canines, large predatory lion-cats, killer fish, the reports of a Skunk Ape, Killer Apemen from Russia, atmospheric aliens, hobbit-like human beings, a giant ape similar to King Kong, and a werewolf like creature in America.

Season Two of the show ran from May to October of 2008. There were 20 episodes in season two. Season two of the show ran episodes featuring hog monsters, vampiric feeders such as the chupacabra, ghost sightings, continued Bigfoot coverage and history from the Native American stories about bigfoot creatures, giant snakes, a pantheresque black beast, vampires, giant octopusses, wild Chinese savages, giant bears and squids, monstrous spiders, mutated and enlarged sharks, and dragons.

Season Three of Monsterquest aired in February of 2009 and finished in October. The third season has 25 episodes. The material covered includes the Loch Ness monster and potential death, creatures able to mutilate and drain animals for blood, swamp creatures, devils and elemental demons, sewer alligators, mountain beast killers, prehistoric sharks, close up encounters with monsters, sea monsters, islands full of ape creatures, extinct big cats, killer jellyfish, flying monsters, monkey men, killer crocs, dinosaurs, mutated dogs and monkeys, Moby Dick monsters, and the Abominable Snowman.

The last season of Monsterquest aired in January of 2010 and ended in March. There were nine episodes. Season four covered werewolves, monster sharks, hillbilly men, pythons in America, killer bees, moth men creatures, piranha invasions, and lizard monsters. The show was cancelled mid-season in season four, with no sign of the show being restarted in the future.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on History Channel
4 Seasons, 68 Episodes - Canceled
October 31, 2007
Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology
7.2/10
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  • 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. MonsterQuest heads into the dark, isolated forests of the Midwest to search for this creature and analyzes the evidence to finally end this mystery.

  • Ancient petroglyphs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains depict footprints from packs of hairy man-like beasts. Now, MonsterQuest heads to California where witnesses are encountering aggressively territorial packs of Sasquatch.

  • In the fall of 1952, witnesses in Flatwoods, West Virginia, reportedly encountered a beast that was human-like in appearance but with reptilian skin. Sightings continue so MonsterQuest deployed the latest high-tech search gear to uncover this mysterious beast that continues to terrorize this town.

  • Piranhas are the fresh-water monsters of the Amazon, and now they are appearing in U.S. fresh waters. How are they adapting and surviving?

  • The mothman is a symbol of doom and gloom and there are reported sightings in America today.

  • More than 50 years ago, South American scientists attempted to cross-breed bees that would produce more honey than ever before possible. But instead, they created a monster. Today, these giant bees are on the loose, spreading northward and invading US cities.

  • Pythons may be taking over Florida.

  • Legends of a terrifying monster lurking in the back hills of Kentucky date back to the days of frontiersman Daniel Boone, but encounters with this mystery beast are increasing.

  • Sharks have terrified people for centuries and deep within the forbidding waters of Mexico's Baja Peninsula may lurk a mammoth sixty foot monster.

  • "Moby Dick" may have been a story, but we'll explore tales of giant sperm whales having been experienced and stories of the mammals ramming the side of ships.

  • Large cats are prowling parts of America and they may have a taste for flesh. Witnesses in New York State say they are seeing big black cats that may be stalking and killing the deer population. However, from the big cat family, only jaguars and leopards appear black and neither species is native to the eastern United States. Is the mind, as skeptics suggest, simply playing tricks? Or could dangerous escaped exotic cats be on the loose?

  • Across North America, something strange and frightening is circling overhead. Witnesses tell of human-like creatures that float or hover in the skies and often descend to attack.

  • Investigation into reports from Florida of encounters with what may be wild chimpanzees, the descendants of escaped circus performers from the 1920's and 30's, now living in the swamps and wilderness areas. Primatologists are called in to discover just how vicious chimps can be in a natural environment, and whether the swamps could sustain these primates.

  • Big bad dog attacks.

  • Around the world, people are reporting more and more encounters with frighteningly large crocodiles. Millions of years ago, prehistoric cousins to today's crocodiles stalked the earth, ate dinosaurs and grew to enormous sizes.

  • Around the world, people are reporting more and more encounters with frighteningly large crocodiles. Millions of years ago, prehistoric cousins to today's crocodiles stalked the earth, ate dinosaurs and grew to enormous sizes.

  • Engrained in the history and mythology of India are tales of a ferocious creature, half-man, half-ape. It has been dubbed the monkey-man and headlines across the world have told of the vicious nocturnal attacks that occurred in India's capital, New Delhi. The city's population was gripped with fear of a violent creature described by eyewitnesses as having sharp claws, fangs and dark hair.

  • If there's one place on earth that could be home to a prehistoric flying monster, it's Papua New Guinea. These islands to the north of Australia are the closest thing to a real "lost world."

  • The team heads to Australia to investigate reports concerning the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Also, a look at the experiments used to try and re-create the animal using saved Tasmanian tiger DNA.

  • An examination into the stories of freshwater and saltwater fish which are reported as having attacked people. Included are the Goliath Grouper, an inhabitant of the coast of Florida and Caribbean waters, and the huge Muskellunge fish which resides in Minnesota.

  • Vancouver Island is a densely forested land mass located about 70 miles northwest of Seattle, Washington. The area is a popular spot for hikers, hunters and the mysterious Sasquatch. Children have been told stories by the natives about an ape-like creature which will steal them should they venture into the forest. But these are no longer just stories as recent witnesses tell equally terrifying stories of a monster that attacks as they sleep and is seen devouring fish on the coastline. We launch our own hunt and found that recent scientific discoveries of swimming apes could lead them to their most astounding discovery yet.

  • An investigation of mythical sea creatures which are said to live off the coast of Florida. Also, a look on film of the alleged creatures.

  • An investigation in British Columbia's Okanagan Lake for a sea creature known as Ogopogo, first sighted in the 1870's.

  • An examination of people who say they had personal encounters with Bigfoot. People hailing from Minnesota, Washington and Indiana remember their run-ins and scientific tests are used to assess the validity of their stories, including polygraph examinations.

  • An air-and-sea search team is sent out to look for a humongous shark is reported to have been spotted roaming the waters near Mexico's Baja peninsula.

  • A Rocky Mountain Colorado legend is dissected involving a creature which preys on elk. Includes an aerial search and the exploration of Pike's Peak.

  • The team heads underground in New York City to examine the claims that alligators are living in the sewers. Also, first hand accounts from people who claim to have witnessed them.

  • For over 250 years a frightening winged beast has been menacing the residents of New Jersey. The Jersey Devil is described as a winged half-bird half-horse, with hoofed feet and reptilian tail and a penetrating scream that echoes through the forests of New Jersey's Pine Barrens. During one phenomenal week, over a thousand individuals were terrorized: a trolley car was attacked, schools were closed and panic gripped the area. Wildlife experts claim however, that misidentification with a known animal may be responsible for the encounters, but recent witnesses who see the beast are scared for their lives--and say the scientific evidence will prove there is a monster. MonsterQuest launches an unprecedented expedition for the Jersey Devil and sends sixty men into the forbidding forest while detectives meet the witnesses to discover the truth behind the Jersey Devil.

  • The marshy swamps of Texarkana, Texas is the home of a beast of legendary status who has haunted the residence and was used as the subject of the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek. The real events were attacks during the night which caused panic and fear, and a set of remarkable footprints. Even scientists believe a creature stalks the Deep South, and encounters with trained hunters and discoveries of debris and scat. The strongest evidence will be examined using the latest scientific testing and two MonsterQuest teams isolate the search area using both kayaks and horse-back, penetrating deep into territory that may be the home of the swamp stalker.

  • What is behind the gruesome attacks of cattle who have been mysteriously and violently killed: : satanic cults, an unknown predator, or something previously unknown to man? Thousands of cases have been found these past 40 years where cattle found mutilated under abnormal circumstances; these livestock are found dead, often with their blood drained and organs or body parts removed from their bodies. An abnormal amount of radiation also appears in the soil near the area of the killings and none of the patterns match up with behavior of a scavenger. A lack of footprints or tracks and strange circles near the site also widens the mystery. A MonsterQuest team will gather samples and head to a laboratory to scientifically analyze the most compelling evidence.

  • The search for the Loch Ness Monster has captivated the world for decades, but now a startling realization about "Nessie" might shatter this age-old myth. Could the Loch Ness Monster be dead, and do its remains lie hidden at the bottom of the lake? Robert Rines, a world renowned inventor, believes he may have seen the remains of this mythical beast and is on a mission to find evidence to prove it. Rines, who believes he saw the creature surface in the lake in 1972, caught sonar images of the monster's remains. He believes Nessie's death may explain the decrease of sightings in recent years. Our search team looks for evidence and deploys the latest technology including remote operating vehicles (ROVs) and sonar and underwater cameras as it goes on the ultimate search for Nessie's remains.

  • It's off to the Himalayas for the team as they search for the Abominable Snowman, which witnesses claim is a ferocious nocturnal creature which preys on both people and their animals.

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