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Monsterquest: Season 2
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MonsterQuest reveals the truth of legendary monster sightings around the world. Deploying the latest in hi-tech equipment, each episode scientifically examines the best evidence available, from pictures and video, to hair and bones, as well as the eyewitness accounts themselves. From pilots to policemen to ship captains, a number of seemingly credible people have seen things they can't explain. One part history, one part science and one part monsters, MonsterQuest discovers the truth behind legendary monsters.
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Episodes of Season 2:
1.Mega Hog: An investigation into the reports of gigantic swine like the 800 lb "Hogzilla" shot in Georgia in 2004.
2.Vampire Beast: A look at 2007 Bolivia, North Carolina reports of strange attacks on livestock and pets by a creature that feeds on blood.
3.Ghosts: A ghost hunt investigation at the Lizzie Borden axe-murder house, and upon a Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg.
4.Ohio Grassman: A look at reported sightings of Bigfoot-like creatures that may lurk in the eastern wilderness of Ohio.
5.Giant Killer Snakes: Researchers trek into the jungles of Venezuela on the search for man-eating anacondas.
6.Super Rats: A look at evidence that Common Rats grew to enormous size in the past and a look into reports from New York City.
7.Black Beast of Exmoor: The search for a panther-like "black beast" that is killing livestock along an English countryside.
8.Chupacabra: An investigation of the Chupacabra, or "goat sucker" - a mysterious blood-draining creature.
9.Legend of the Hairy Beast: A look at what Native American legends say about Bigfoot.
10.Vampires in America: A look at the legends of vampires that haunted New England in the 1700s.
11.Boneless Horror: A journey into the depths of the North Pacific in search of giant octopus like the legendary Lusca.
12.Bigfoot in New York: A look into a 1976 Bigfoot sighting in upstate New York where several police officers encountered a creature.
13.Lake Monsters of the North: The search for "Cressie", a giant eel that lurks in the depths of Newfoundland's Crescent Lake.
14.China's Wildman: An investigation into a Chinese government-led search effort for the Yeren.
15.Giant Bear Attack: A look into horrific reports of bear attacks, from Alaska to New Jersey.
16.Giant Squid Ambush: Return investigation to Mexico's Sea of Cortez to look at new research and evidence of 100-foot-long (30 m) squids.
17.Monster Spiders: A look at man's fear of spiders, like the Solifugae and other massive arachnids.
18.Jaws in Illinois: An investigation of reports that Bull Sharks from the Gulf of Mexico have swum inland up the Mississippi River.
19.Real Dragons: A look at attacks on humans by the world's largest known lizards, the Komodo Dragons.
20.Sasquatch Attack II: A return investigation to the remote hunting cabin in Ontario that was suspected to have been attacked by Sasquatch.
In another classic episode, the MQ team travels to Texas in search of Hogzilla, a hog supposedly four times the normal size. A regular hog runs off with the team's expensive camera, while a cranium of a supposed mega-hog turns out to be the skull of a Belgian Blue-type domestic pig. Apparently, the gigantic pig escaped from its owner (well, it was meant for slaughter, so who can blame it?) only to be killed by some crazy Texan cowboys on the look out for Hogzilla!
I admit that I laughed almost all evening after seeing *this* episode. I also liked the quirky "tough guy" act of the hunters: "It'll kill'ya. Then, it'll eat'ya". Well, I'm not so sure, LOL.
The most fascinating episode is about the Chupacabra, the legendary Goat-Sucker of Puerto Rico, who seems to have spread itself to the southern parts of the United States in the good old fashion of fire ants, killer bees and so-called illegal aliens. Here, the monster hunters actually manage to find some pretty bizarre animals killed by Texan ranchers. DNA tests and other analyses show that the "goat-suckers" are really feral dogs or dog-coyote hybrids, probably suffering from mange. I admit a certain disappointment...
Another fascinating episode dealt with the so-called Black Beast of Exmoor, one of the few cryptids taken seriously by the authorities. Apparently, a group of British marines were once ordered to find and catch the mystery feline supposedly lurking on the moor. Needless to say, they had to leave empty-handed. As the proverb goes, "the missing link is still missing".
Many other episodes were so ludicrous that I stopped watching, such as the claim that rats the size of cats live in New York City. Rats are surprisingly large (I was surprised the first time I saw a dead rat), so this is an obvious case of misjudging their size - perhaps from people who assume that the average rat is the size of a pet mouse.
I'm not sure how to rate the second season of "MonsterQuest", but since I was entertained by Hogzilla & The Grassman (sounds like a hip hop band), I give it three stars, but I suspect that's really a bit too much...