Cryptid: The Swamp Beast

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Series Summary
In different regions of the U.S., there are old tales of mythic creatures. Whether it's Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest or a prehistoric creature in Lake Champlain in the Northeast, the existence of none of these creatures has been confirmed. But that doesn't stop people from believing or claiming to see them. In the swamplands of the South lies one of the country's oldest such legends, brought to life in this docuseries through dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, news reports, and interviews. With strange occurrences -- like cattle mutilations and pets taken from backyards -- on the rise in a remote Southern town, locals turn to old Cajun legends, like the shape-shifting Rougarou, as explanations. A small animal-control business and a skeptical deputy are at the heart of the investigations.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Documentary

Network: HISTORY

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : The Bayou BeastMar 31, 2014

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    The investigation takes a strange twist when a local family announces that it has captured the beast and has it locked up.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : We're the HuntedMar 24, 2014

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    Members of the animal control team race against the clock to save one of their own; a grisly discovery begins to shed light on the predator lurking in the swamps.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Walking DeadMar 17, 2014

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    The autopsy of a local man yields shocking results; tragedy surrounds a desperate search for two missing boys deep in the swamp.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : The Bone PileMar 10, 2014

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    Unusual circumstances surround the recovery of a local man's body deep in the swamps; panic amongst the townsfolk intensifies when two young boys go missing.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Southern HowlMar 3, 2014

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    A remote Southern community contends with more turmoil; an eerie incident in a sugar mill leaves Tammany fending for her life.

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