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Sasquatch is scarce, but Finding Bigfoot ratings are soaring

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Was a mother sasquatch picking up apples in a Vermont orchard with her baby, or was it all a hoax?

They have not found him yet, but the team on Finding Bigfoot sure is trying.

The new season started off with a big bang with viewers, according to the Discovery Channel. Matt, Bobo, Cliff and Ranae opened the season visiting and researching the first-known video footage of a bigfoot in Idaho. This footage has been causing a lot of interest and excitement in bigfoot circles, but, as with all video footage capturing a “real” bigfoot, the subject is not clear, and there is controversy surrounding its authenticity.

Enter the Finding Bigfoot team:

Tuning in for the Team

Whether fans were specifically interested in the Idaho footage or not, they tuned in for the season opener of Finding Bigfoot. According to Discovery, 1.28 million viewers tuned in on the night, outpacing the Season Two opener by 14% and the Season One opener by a whopping 33%.

Do Bigfoots Like Apples?

This week, the team went to Vermont, to investigate another fuzzy bigfoot captured on video, this time with a possible baby in tow. But, although the team—well, not Ranae—was enthusiastic about the mother squatch being real, the film of “the creature” looked, well, hoaxy. For one thing, just before the “bigfoot” moved into the field of vision of the trail camera, the cam caught a coyote—a very clear image of a coyote. But, the bigfoot image was blurry, undefined. The image was just of the supposed squatch crouching down, keeping its face away from the camera, with what, according to the Finding Bigfoot team, was a baby’s hand grasping the mom. It oh-so-easily could have been someone in a costume, but Matt, Bobo and Cliff would not even entertain the possibility.

“I don’t see how this could be anything else but a sasquatch,” Cliff commented.

“If you put a big guy in a costume, that’s what it would look like,” Ranae said, ever the voice of reason.

“This photo speaks for itself, and ‘hoax’ just doesn’t add up,” Bobo said defiantly.

They did not come to an agreement, or flush a bigfoot out of the bushes this week. Regardless, Finding Bigfoot is a hit, and fans are going to keep tuning in to see what the team uncovers next.

Finding Bigfoot airs on Animal Planet on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. E/P.

UPDATED: Does Finding Bigfoot team finally have DNA evidence?

Image: Animal Planet

Video: Animal Planet/Finding Bigfoot


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
C'mon, man....this is really getting tiresome. Overhyped blurry footage....jeez! Give me just ten seconds of clear, unadulterated bigfoot footage, showing comparative size, color, shape and locomotion and I'll be intrigued. Until then...quit trying to monetize the poor bastards.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You're so right! It took me about 10 minutes of this show to get bored and change the channel!!! They screwed the pooch with this one; I can't figure out what all those other poor schmucks see in it! The "cast" isn't even interesting enough to hold my interest for an hour!

Submitted by joey (not verified) on
if bigfoot is real, some poacher wood have shot it by now. all of the evidence that yal get, why don't yal stay in the area for 1 or 2 months instead of a few days? this way if yal are hot on the trail, you think yal might get better and more clear'er evidence instead of just asuming that there are bigfoots in those locations

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