Destination America’s MOUNTAIN MONSTERS television show will be airing season one’s finale this Saturday July 27 at 10/9c with an investigation of the Lizard Demon of Wood County, West Virginia. TV Guide describes the Lizard Demon as being a “reptile-human hybrid“. This creature, according to Channel Guide Magazine, is said to be just as comfortable on land as it is in the waters of Appalachia. They continue by saying, to catch the elusive beast, the team creates their first functional water-based trap. Cryptomundo wrote in order for the AIMS (Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings) team to catch something so aggressive and amphibious – the likes of which make it their toughest assignment yet – the team must venture outside their comfort zone.
The Weirton Daily Times explains that the Mountain Monsters show allows residents to share their stories and try to identify or capture the creatures behind them, giving them peace of mind. They further explain how the group uses a conglomeration of traditional trapping techniques and modern technology in their investigations. TVRuckus adds their take on the team “scouring the woods for heat signatures and looking through everything through night vision eyes”. TV By The Numbers (on ZAP2it) published Destination America’s president, Marc Etkind saying:
From the mysterious beasts that have haunted America’s wilderness for generations, to the native West Virginia sons of AIMS who embody rough-and-tumble back-country life, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS resonates with viewers who are curious about our country’s local legends as well as the locals themselves.
BWWTVWorld concurs, adding that AIMS members, led by its founder John “Trapper” Tice, have spent a lifetime with the mountain wilderness as their home, hobby, and hunting ground.
Following Saturday’s finale, fans must patiently await thrilling new investigations the second season is sure to bring. In the meantime, LocateTV posted viewers can continue snagging season one episodes on Destination America and The Discovery Channel (check your local listings for times). According to TV by the Numbers (on ZAP2it), Mountain Monsters helped Destination America achieve its “Best Week Ever in Prime”, adding that the network renewed the Mountain Monsters series for a second season (to air in early 2014). ParanormalPopculture.com agreed saying, Mountain Monsters won the title as Best Original Series Debut for Destination America, and from there on, each episode has delivered consistently good ratings. Production on new 60-minute episodes will begin later this year as seen in this article by Horror-Punks.com.
“TV by the Numbers” via (ZAP2it) writes MOUNTAIN MONSTERS is produced by American Chainsaws for Destination America. For American Chainsaws, Colt Straub, Duke Straub, Royal Malloy, Russell Geyser and Jay Bluemke are executive producers. For Destination America, Caroline Perez is executive producer, Marc Etkind is general manager. Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and Military Channel. For more information, please Destination America’s site, facebook, or twitter. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.
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