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Bigfoot Gets Its Own Reality Show

Jan 09, 14 Bigfoot Gets Its Own Reality Show

Back in April 2013, I posted that a $1,000,000 bounty was put up by a beer maker from Washington state for the capture of Bigfoot. They were to pay $25,000 a year for 40 years to anyone who could capture or provide irrefutable prove of its existence. Sadly, this has not been accomplished and the illusive creature still remains a mystery.

Well, maybe not for long, as Spike TV< is on a quest to find Bigfoot. Dean Cain will be hosting a one hour reality series 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty that will air on Spike in January 2014. It will be a competition that has nine teams with big game hunters and avid Bigfoot hunters combined to search for the hairy creature. The prize of $10 million is endorsed by Lloyd’s of London.

In a report by April Flowers from redOrbit, Tim Duffy, Spike TV’s senior vice president of the original series states, “If this series idea had come in without that Lloyd’s of London mark attached to it, I don’t think we would have taken it seriously, but that’s no small chunk of change. What it signified to us was an opportunity to attract the best scientists, zoologists, trackers and Bigfoot hunters in the world in an attempt to prove or disprove its existence.”

He added, “We’re going to do this right, not fast, and we’re not going to do it purely for entertainment purposes. We haven’t gotten to that point yet with Lloyd’s of London. Because they are the guarantors of this prize, they have a huge say in it. We’re still in the process of figuring out what the requirements will ultimately be for the retrieval of the bounty by whoever is successful bringing Bigfoot in.”

The teams will use fancy, new-aged equipment and a mobile DNA lab to aid in their search. Searches will be conducted in the Pacific Northwest, where Bigfoot will most likely be found.

Being a Mainer myself, this kind of sparked an interest in one team.

According to cryptozoonews.com, in an article from the Bangor Daily News noted that, one team will be comprised of Michael Merchant, 50, and Kat McKechnie, 39, who are both from Maine. They will compete against eight other teams for the prize. The teams will use the knowledge and skills they possess to “outwit” the competition.

Merchant has also appeared on the Discovery channel’s Out of the Wild: Venezuela, and Animal’s Planet’s Infested. He studied biology at the University of Maine in Orono.

McKechnie studied geology at the University of Maine in Fort Kent, has appeared on A&E Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story series. She is the co-founder of a group of paranormal investigators, Maine Ghost Hunters.

Teams will collect evidence and introduce it along with theories to the host Dean Cain and two experts in science, Dr. Todd Disotell and Natalia Reagan as the panel of judges.

Cain is an outdoorsman and hunter, who some of you might remember him from the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, where he played to role of Superman in the series.

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