January 21, 2010 by USA Post
Hillbilly Beast:This episode is titled Hillbilly Beast, about the Sasquatch in Kentucky
The Bluegrass State is hill country, according to the narration
From the initial preview, it appears the Kentucky “Bird-Squatch” will be examined’
Dark. hairy creature, 8-10 feet tall, black eyes in day, yellow-orange at night
Fall of 1990, Amy and John Long went to park, and had an audio encounter with something (they saw a hairy creature by flashlight).
It was theorized that it might have been closing in on a deer
Tim Farmer, with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, is skeptical of the sightings
He believes these may be sightings of black bears
He also believes the number of hunters would make the existence of an unknown creature unlikely, even with all the trail cams in the forests
The September 2009 “Bird-Squatch” photo is examined and the owner of the trail-cam interviewed
In this area, the expedition team gathers.
Near Henderson, on the Ohio River
Mark Peterson is a member of the team
They have set up a trail-cam themselves
They also deploy an infrared camera attached to a mini-chopper (the same folks from the Ohio Grassman episode)
They believe the creature is nocturnal, so they wait to deploy the camera till nightfall
They launch the camera outside the town of Geneva, Ky.
Because of the history of sightings in that area, Peterson believes they are in the right area
Many early legends of the Kentucky Beast go back to Daniel Boone. Boone is said to have killed a large hairy beast (10-feet tall)
A Native Cherokee tells of the connection of his people to the legends
The man said his grandfather had two hogs go missing by being picked up under each arm by the hairy beast
Ken Mahoney, the owner of the trail-cam which took the “Bird-Squatch” photo, is interviewed.
A Peter Schmitz is called in toanlyze the photo
A comparison is done with Ken’s son Kenny Jr.
The team is investigating the strange sounds made by allegedly the creature
Joe Fox, a bio-acoustician is interviewed about his impressions
He goes outside Lawrenceburg, Kentucky to do an investigation
The devices being used by Fox detect infrasound as well as possibly noises
The expedition team is utilizing local guides to take them on the Ohio River for more searching
Witness Bob Ganyard went to check a boat ramp, and it seemed to suit him quite well. His van wound up stuck in the mud
He says he felt something hit his van which rocked it. He did catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a hairy beast
He is still terrified by the experience even today.
The expedition team continues its search, where the Cherokee reveals he found a strange tooth
The tooth appears to be a double-root, which would rule out a canine.
Farmer is still skeptical and believes the sounds have a logical explanation, which seems plausible
Outside Lawrenceburg, Fox’s team attempts to do call blasting to provoke a response.
They hear what appears to be a high-pitched scream to their south
More witnesses are interviewed, more possible sounds are heard, the mystery photo is examined, and what is found is…well, I won’t spoil it. This was not exactly one of the more stellar efforts of Monsterquest compared to other episodes. I would rate this one about 3 out of 5.
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