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"Finding Bigfoot" is a reality show depicting the activities of a group of field researchers attempting to find proof for the existence of a legendary monster. They are searching for Bigfoot, a hairy ape-like creature that is said to inhabit many parts of the world. While most scientists discount the possibility of Bigfoot's existence, three out of the four members of the group strongly believe that it does.

The cast of "Finding Bigfoot" includes Matt Moneymaker, the creator and leader of the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO). A UCLA graduate who claims to have had an encounter with Bigfoot in 1994, Moneymaker has organized many field expeditions to search for the creature. He founded the BFRO organization in hopes of proving Bigfoot's existence to the scientific community. Other cast members are the skeptical Ranae Holland, the analytical Cliff Barackman, and James "Bobo" Fay, a hardcore Bigfoot enthusiast who has been searching for the creature for decades.

Every member of the group views Bigfoot through a different paradigm. Barackman searches for tangible, physical evidence to support the argument that Bigfoot is real. Holland does not believe in Bigfoot, but still finds sighting of creature to be an interesting phenomenon. Fay is a complete believer, and claims to have witnessed the creature himself on several occasions.

The cast travels throughout the United States to interview witnesses who claim to have witnessed the creature and participate in reconstructions to help illustrate the witnesses' stories. The group searches for tree damage evidence, hair samples, and footprints. They will also imitate what they believe to be Bigfoot calls, in the hopes of attracting any creatures that may be nearby. Since they believe that the creatures are nocturnal, they conduct many nighttime investigations using night-vision cameras and other technologies.

"Finding Bigfoot" airs on Animal Planet. It is part of a recent trend of paranormal-themed reality shows. Everyone involved with the show is determined to find the truth behind the legend of Bigfoot.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
11 Seasons, 104 Episodes
June 5, 2011
Reality
4.2/10
Cast: Ken Scott, Cliff Barackman, Matt Moneymaker, Jonathan Hanrahan
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Finding Bigfoot Full Episode Guide

  • The crew visits Iowa to examine Yellow River State Forest's history of reports.

  • The squad visits Wisconsin for the first time on the trail of recent bigfoot activity, requesting help from locals to examine reports.

  • The group heads to Remer, Minn., to look into the little town's claim to be the Home of Bigfoot; as proof continues to grow, the crew pursues an exciting new lead on a sighting and a footprint on their last investigation.

  • The quest for bigfoot leads the team to Southern California, where reports have been raging; they zone in on the canyons of Deep Creek, requesting the assistance of an LA local for a night investigation that gives proof that sasquatches live there.

  • A bigfoot festival attracts the team to a city just outside of Nashville, but it's a bizarre revelation that encourages the team to invite a country star to come squatching with them. She just might be the bait they need to lure in a bigfoot!

  • The crew invites a group of skeptics in Arkansas to come with them on an excursion; the skeptics offer a big bounty for proof of bigfoot's existence.

  • The crew goes back to the Four Corners of America to discover previous witnesses have been bombarded by recent activity; a wide lookout in all four states leads to their most intricate strategy so far in hopes of capturing footage of a bigfoot.

  • The crew takes a special trip to Hawaii, wishing to say aloha to the islands' little foot: the Menehune; taking their exploration across the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, they hope to discover one of the legendary 3-foot-tall creatures.

  • With the assistance of family and friends, the team is investigating sightings along the Appalachian Trail. With a possible squatch in their midst, the group descends on a location along the trail, hoping for an exciting night.

  • Coercive evidence brings the crew back to a surprisingly squatchy New Jersey; Cliff leaves the group to squatch with Bobcat Goldthwait.

  • Prepare for a majestic, behind-the-scenes journey across the pond as the Finding Bigfoot team sets their sights on new squatchy locales in the UK to search for bigfoot.

  • The squatchers take their skills to the largest of America's 50 states in an effort to locate bigfoot. With fun Alaskan adventures to boot, we go behind the scenes to see what really went into putting together the Alaskan episode of Finding Bigfoot.

  • The team invites a group of skeptics in Arkansas to join them on an expedition; the skeptics put up a large bounty for proof of bigfoot's existence; an aftershow follows the program.

  • The team heads to Mississippi for the first time and meets a BFRO investigator with a new approach to analyzing reports of alleged Bigfoot activity.

  • The team is thrilled when they are invited to the Klamath reservation in Southern Oregon, where bigfoot sightings are a regular occurrence. The team investigates a canyon so squatchy, the tribe themselves don't dare to venture in after dark.

  • The team treks to Mt. Shasta, Calif. where they team-up with the SBC, paranormal investigation group, who tries to convince Bobo that Bigfoots are in fact supernatural.

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Finding Bigfoot Video Clips & Extras

Hawaiian Legend: The Menehune | Finding Bigfoot Clip (02:36) These 3 Bigfoot Sightings Aren't Uncommon on This Family's Property Clip (02:39) Ranae and a Witness Are Stalked in the Woods Clip (03:15) Coyotes or Bigfoots? Clip (01:53) "Woops" Heard in Southern Oregon | Finding Bigfoot Clip (01:16) Bobo and Ranae Spot Orbs in the Sky Clip (02:11) Is BigFoot Supernatual? Clip (03:05) Ghosts or Bigfoots? Clip (02:23)