Cryptid - The Swamp Beast
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Cryptid - The Swamp Beast
First Aired: February 24th, 2014
Status: Ended
Air Time: Tuesday, 10:00 PM
Network: History
Summary: In every region of America, there are legends of strange, unidentified creatures that stretch back for centuries. In the Northwest, many credible people swear to have sighted Bigfoot. Near Lake Champlain, locals have sworn up and down to seeing a strange, prehistoric-like creature in the water. And down south in the swamplands, it’s no different–some of the most deep-rooted and fearsome monster stories have endured. In the new original series Cryptid - The Swamp Beast, one of America’s oldest mysteries and bone-chilling legends comes to life through dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, real news reports and expert interviews. In a remote southern town, the past few years have brought a dramatic uptick in strange occurrences, but now, whatever has been lurking in the swamps is intruding into human territory. There have been a rash of cattle mutilations and pets being snatched away from backyards. With the attacks not matching up forensically with any known predators, suspicions have spread. Terrified residents claim to have seen signs of voodoo and are conjuring up old Cajun legends like the “Rougarou,” a mythical shape-shifter, as a possible culprit. Others swear they’ve seen a huge, bipedal creature locally known as a “skunk ape” lurking about at night. The series follows a small animal-control business that responds to various calls and sightings and a deputy sheriff who believes the real culprit is some twisted individual deep in the swamp. As the weeks pass, the sightings intensify and even the most skeptical people in town begin to wonder if its darkest legends, and their worst fears, have in fact come to life. Cryptid - The Swamp Beast mixes legends with eyewitness accounts and crafts them into an entertaining and scary fictional story that speaks to America’s macabre history of folklore. It features startling real interviews with those who believe the legends, and have seen strange things with their own eyes. Folklore experts, biologists and original news clips play throughout each episode as well to add further real-world context.
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# of Episodes: 6
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Season 1
The Awakening
Episode 1: The Awakening
Air Date: February 24th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Summary: Gruesome animal killings have left a remote Southern town on edge. The local animal control team thinks a large predator is responsible, but when a hiker goes missing and a corpse is decapitated, many of the townsfolk believe a legendary swamp creature might be to blame.
Southern Howl
Episode 2: Southern Howl
Air Date: March 3rd, 2014, 10:00 PM
Summary: Mysterious animal mutilations occur.
The Bone Pile
Episode 3: The Bone Pile
Air Date: March 10th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Summary: Dark legends fill the bayou when unusual circumstances surround the recovery of a local man's body deep in the swamps. And panic amongst the townsfolk intensifies when two young boys go missing.
Walking Dead
Episode 4: Walking Dead
Air Date: March 17th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Summary: click to play Watch Episode Two missing boys are sought in the swamp; an autopsy yields surprising results.
We're the Hunted
Episode 5: We're the Hunted
Air Date: March 24th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Summary: A grisly discovery is made; a member of the animal-control team must be saved.
The Bayou Beast
Episode 6: The Bayou Beast
Air Date: March 31st, 2014, 10:00 PM
Summary: A surprise announcement comes from a local family.
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