If you’re anything like most folks, you enjoy your share of reality television shows, hitting your favorite couch after dinner searching for entertainment. Flipping channels, you land on Destination America to find flannel clad, gun wielding, bandanna and hat wearing men. Real men who track and hunt monsters. Who are these bearded mountain men trolling dark wooded terrains, hunting for creatures and things that prowl the night, sometimes even devouring animals? They are AIMS (Appalachians Investigating Monster Sightings) on their new television show, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS and according to Destination America news on Monday, have been granted a second season. Second season filming begins October, 2013 to air around April, 2014.
On the coattails of other reality television (like Duck Dynasty and Finding Bigfoot), these bearded ‘hillbillies’, produced by American Chainsaws Entertainment, has flooded living rooms and computers with bone-chilling, monster hunting thrills and pure excitement. As blood curdling howls and screams fill the chilly night air, the Mountain Monsters team courageously track down various creatures, hoping to find out exactly “what” is killing animals and being seen by witnesses in the Appalachian Mountain region of the United States. Fans have really taken to the show. Wanting more, their voices have been heard. Destination America announced Monday that Mountain Monsters has been approved for a second season in early 2014, after just having aired the series premier on June 22. Season one’s finale, Lizard Demon of Wood County, airs Saturday, July 27 at 10/9c on Destination America.
The Mountain Monsters team was founded and is being led by a fatherly, cowboy figure, doting a faded Stetson hat and a long worn duster, known as “Trapper” John Tice. Researcher for the Mountain Monsters team is “Jeff” Headlee, a sincere, overalls wearing investigator, who also aids by operating a thermal imaging camera during nightly hunts. “Huckleberry” Lott is a towering mountain of a man with the kind heart of a child, courageously heading up security for the Mountain Monsters team. Veteran and trap builder for the Mountain Monsters is “Willy” McQuillian, who’s determination and master skills is made evident by the ingenious traps he constructs for the creatures they seek. “Wild Bill” Neff joins the Mountain Monsters team as an expert tracker and veteran of the Marine Corps, who’s fearless lust for adventure lends to tree climbing and assisting wherever necessary for these outgoing Appalachians. Rounding up the Mountain Monsters team is “Buck” Lowe, the stout, seasoned rookie of this unique mix of men, being tested by given the “unwanted” jobs, with an occasional bit of his comedic persona shining through for a few good laughs.
In addition to interviewing slews of colorful eye witnesses, the team inspects photographs and video evidence that could either prove or disprove the existence of the mysterious creature in each episode. Their eagerness for answers and unwitting compassion to solve these mysteries helps make this show a huge success. Mountain Monsters fans range in ages and regions, but the show content is uniformly loved by most all who watch. These men, having grown up in West Virginia’s mountainous region, enjoy hunting, trapping, and outdoor hobbies. It’s no wonder their show was approved for a second season as the excitement of hunting mystery beasts in the backwoods of Appalachia has appealed to many people. The Mountain Monsters series gets a huge thumbs up from this examiner.
Contact the Destination America website to check availability and show times in your area, and view past episode highlights and web exclusive videos. You can also like and follow Destination America on facebook and twitter. The official theme song for the show, fittingly titled “Mountain Man Town” is performed by Last American Cowboys. Official Mountain Monsters theme music can be obtained by contacting Nitro Noise, who produced the song. Be sure to stop by the official Destination America Mountain Monsters television show page on facebook to show your support of the show with other fans. If you have a mysterious creature sighting or ideas on where you would like the AIMS team to investigate for the second season, contact them on their website.
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.
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