The show Alaska Monsters is a new program that airs on Destination America, Fridays at 9/8C.
Episode 1: "Central Alaska's Bigfoot", aired on Friday, September 12.
The show begins with this statement:
"Alaska, where some people go to disappear, and others just go missing. It is home to a mysterious triangle, rumored to be the the stomping ground of Bigfoot and other strange and unexplained creatures. Now a team of experienced frontiersman, using cutting edge technology, is exploring this massive triangle zone by zone."
The monster hunting team consists of a Team Leader, Researcher, Trap Engineer, Tech Expert, and an Expert Tracker.
The show starts off with a group of bearded men (much like Mountain Monsters) sitting around in a circle discussing their upcoming Bigfoot hunt.
The team then goes to interview an eyewitness, who comes off as acting. So right off the bat I'm thinking this show is just a spin-off of Mountain Monsters. Which is fine, if you just want some entertainment. And like Mountain Monsters, some tid-bits of knowledge and history are given throughout the show.
They then strap on their weapons and head into the woods in search of Alaska's Bigfoot: the Bushman. After hearing some noises in the bush they stumble upon what appears to be a giant footprint in the dirt. Which leads them to think they are definitely in Bushman territory. So now that they know where the Bushman lives they decide to set up a trap to try and catch the elusive beast. They end up building a giant cylinder snare trap that they will try and use at nightfall. And just like the infamous hoaxer Rick Dyer, they use ribs to try and lure in the Squatch. But before it gets dark they go and talk with another eyewitness, who pulls out his phone and shows the team a video of a Bigfoot walking.
As darkness falls the team visits a stick structure they think was made by the Bushman and hear a loud growl from the treeline. They then catch the beast on their thermal camera and begin chase. They are trying to push the Bushman into their trap. After a short pursuit they lose sight of the creature and think it's given them the slip. So they head over to meet up with their teammate who has been in hiding by the trap and find out that things got a little hairy for him, as he is quite shaken...
Unfortunately the Bushman did get away, but there's always next time...
Overall, the show is just like Mountain Monsters. So if you like that show, odds are you'll like this one too.
Tune in to Destination America this Friday 9/19/14 at 9/8C for Episode 2: Alaska Monsters: Saberwolf