Finding Bigfoot

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 12 Seasons
  • 4.1  (1,986)

Finding Bigfoot is an American television series that airs on Animal Planet. It premiered on May 29, 2011 and is still being aired. The show primarily examines the Bigfoot phenomenon and follows a team of four hunters as they travel around North America to investigate and search for Bigfoot, a legendary creature that has been reported in many sightings throughout history. The team manifests Ken Scott, Jonathan Hanrahan, Matt Moneymaker, and Cliff Barackman.

The show is presented in a documentary format, and each episode follows the team members as they interview eyewitnesses, examine physical evidence and conduct investigations in areas where Bigfoot sightings and encounters have been reported. The team typically spends three to four days in a particular location, during which, they gather information about sightings, interview eyewitnesses, and explore the area for signs of Bigfoot.

The team uses a combination of traditional and advanced investigative techniques, including night vision cameras, thermal imaging cameras, motion-triggered cameras and other scientific equipment, to search for evidence of Bigfoot's existence. They also employ other techniques like vocalization playback, scent luring, and tree knocking in order to attract and elicit a response from Bigfoot.

Apart from investigating Bigfoot sightings and experiences, the team spends some quality time with local Bigfoot enthusiasts, exchanging tales and exploring places that have become famous for Bigfoot sightings over the years. Each episode culminates with a town hall meeting, in which the team presents its findings and interacts with the locals, who share their own stories and opinions about the famous creature.

The show has been known for its exotic and diverse locations, which include the Adirondack Mountains in New York, the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, the Sierra Mountains in California, the hillsides of Kentucky, the Louisiana wetlands and many other legendary Bigfoot hotspots.

Ken Scott, the team leader, is someone who has been following Bigfoot sightings and researching the creature for over 25 years. He is an experienced investigator and has been a regular host of monster-themed TV shows in the past. Jonathan Hanrahan is a videographer and tech expert, who is responsible for capturing and analyzing various footage, sounds, and photographs. Matt Moneymaker is the founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, while Cliff Barackman is a Bigfoot researcher, biologist and musician.

At several points in the show, the team members have expressed amazement at some of the evidence they have discovered, including huge footprints, hair, and tree structures that appear to be out of the ordinary. They regularly share their findings with the locals and even invite them to participate in their investigations.

Finding Bigfoot is an engaging, exciting and informative show that offers viewers a fresh perspective on the Bigfoot enigma. It doesn't present any definitive proof of the creature's existence but encourages critical thinking about this fascinating phenomenon. Although the show has been criticized for lacking concrete scientific evidence and overreliance on anecdotal evidence and hearsay, it's one of the most popular TV shows in the United States and has attracted a cult following of Bigfoot enthusiasts.

Overall, it's a great show to watch for anyone interested in the unknown, the paranormal or the legend of Bigfoot. It's especially useful for anyone wanting to learn about investigative techniques and critical thinking in order to solve mysteries. The show's production value is excellent, and the team's chemistry is engaging, making it easy to follow along and become involved in the search for Bigfoot.

Finding Bigfoot is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (116 episodes). The series first aired on June 5, 2011.

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The 100th Episode
2. The 100th Episode
May 27, 2018
Go behind the scenes in the search for America's favorite monster. Spanning over 9 years and 100 episodes, this special hour with the cast and the crew of Finding Bigfoot shows off never seen before footage and highlights the best of Bigfoot.
Return of the Legend
1. Return of the Legend
May 28, 2018
The team returns to Willow Creek to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin film. When a newly discovered film canister offers clarity to the creature, they pull out all the stops to get their own Bigfoot footage.
Return Of The Legend
100. Return Of The Legend
May 27, 2018
The team of investigators returns for the 100th and final episode! In a two-hour Monster Week special, the team travels to Willow Creek California to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the most famous piece of Bigfoot footage, the Patterson Gimlin film. The discovery of a new copy of the film brings forth the biggest Bigfoot discovery in decades, showing the clearest image of the creature in 50 years. Immediately following is a one-hour special that features the Finding Bigfoot investigators and crew as they share their own stories and experiences together which spans a decade.
Where to Watch Finding Bigfoot
Finding Bigfoot is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Finding Bigfoot on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Animal Planet, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 5, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (1,986)