Thursday, January 17, 2013


Animal Planet - Original Air Date: 1/6/2013

The group returns to Washington's Olympic Peninsula to investigate recent "sasquatch calls."  This show follows the familiar formula: talk to initial witnesses, night hunt, town hall meeting/single camp out, talk to witnesses, second night hunt.  I note that the show has recently switched to investigating calls (audio recordings), which may mean that they've run out of even vaguely plausible videos.  The witnesses in this case are members of the local Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), with whom Matt, Bobo, and Cliff (at least, if not Ranae) are already familiar.  The believer members of the team are optimistic about getting thermal or other evidence here.  Because there are so many witnesses in the area, the ones in this "town hall" have been pre-screened by the local BFRO -- and one has several really clear pictures of footprints "a lot bigger than a person" -- two different size tracks.  (Too bad they didn't have casts.)  Matt speculates that it was a mother and young, 13 1/2" long for the longest track and 2" smaller for the other.

In the second night investigation, they get the use of a FLIR (thermal imaging) truck with a huge mast that can scan for miles around the vehicle.  They also have an electric ATV-like chase vehicle.  But despite the best equipment they've ever had, they come up with even less than usual.  Bobo notes that this is the first time he's been "shut out" when searching on the Olympic Peninsula.

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