Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:32

New Series “Cryptid: The Swamp Beast”



History Channel

Premieres Monday, February 24 at 10/9c


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.

In Lake Champlain, locals have sworn up and down to seeing a strange, prehistoric-like creature in the water.

Down south in the swamplands it’s no different, where 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 are being snatched away from backyards. With the attacks not matching up forensically with any known predators, suspicions are spreading.

Terrified residents are claiming to have seen signs of voodoo and are conjuring up old Cajun legends like the “Rougarou” – a mythical shape-shifter – as a possible culprit, and others are swearing to have seen a huge, bipedal creature locally known as a “Skunk Ape” lurking about at night.

The series follows a small animal control business which starts responding to various calls and sightings, as well as 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 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.


13 Responses to “New Series “Cryptid: The Swamp Beast””

  1. Barbara says:

    what a joke anyone who would not take that hair and have it anyalized is a idot

  2. Randy says:

    Barbara, it’s only a show. It’s not real, just based off legend.

  3. Lena says:

    It’s an entertaining show. I like that Tam many has friends that can identify things quick.

  4. Harry says:

    Love this show.

    Give it a chance and you will be surprised.

  5. Anonymous says:

    seems to be more script and play acting than real. What a shame to try to fool the watchers

  6. LM says:

    I don’t think they’re trying to fool anyone if you read the opening info it says it’s reinactments of ledgends and it’s a story.

    As stated above the show…..”mixes legends with eyewitness accounts and crafts them into an entertaining and scary story”.

  7. Mike says:

    The show is entertaining but everyone knows the show is not real.

  8. Ken W says:

    I live where this is supposed to be happening and its all fake! Where the cow was killed and the hiker was killed there is no roads there you can only get to it by boat!

  9. Chuck Pitre says:

    I live in the bayous of Terrebonne Parish Louisiana. This show is not only a fabrication it is blatant insult to the Cajun culture. They actually have mentally ill people talking about craziness. The actors don’t know the difference between the roogaru or the Loupgaru! Two different culture you getting mixed. One Africana one French.
    The bayous are full of smugglers and drug labs! Not monsters. Walk into a meth operation, your dead.

  10. Anonymous Also says:

    Oh for God’s sake.. IF you don’t like it, don’t watch it. For myself, it’s like any other program out there you either enjoy it or you don’t. There are legends everywhere, doesn’t mean you have to believe everything you hear.. I use to live in the South, and yes I heard the “legends” there, but unless I see it, doesn’t mean I’m going to believe it – but it made good “creepy” stories to tell around a camp fire..

  11. W.R. says:

    This show is so dumb. The rapidly changing camera scenes to make it look scary gives me a headache. I’ve stopped watching it!

  12. Amanda says:

    Is the show coming back on?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Really….. Don’t believe you for a second. The french did bring over the legend of the loup garou. FACT !! It got renamed to the Ragarou. Both have the same meaning. FACT !!!! I don’t believe or a second you are from Louisiana. Why….My current roomate and friend is from the Iberia Parish. He is 50 years old and has told me stories from his grandpsrents that would send chills up and down your spine. I showed him your post and he laughed…..

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