ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 3/31/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from History's press release, February 2014) 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. The series premieres Monday, February 24 at 10PM ET/PT. 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.