Yep, another Bigfoot-themed TV show is heading our way soon, and today we have the details on Destination America’s “Killing Bigfoot,” in which the hunt gets personal! Bobby Hamilton, one of the special’s stars, had a real-life encounter with a Squatch during his childhood and is out to prove they do indeed exist.
Intrigued? Then read on!
Hamilton has hunted Bigfoot since one terrorized him as a child. He and Vietnam vet Jim Lansdale lead a team of commandos, named the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO), to find and kill a Bigfoot in order to prove its existence to science and to protect the public from a future attack by a rogue Bigfoot.
“Killing Bigfoot” will capture the unusual lives of these men on their quest to find and shoot the giant ape-like animal stalking the Gulf Coast area of the Southern United States. The GCBRO shot a Bigfoot, wounding it, 10 years ago. Blood samples were sent in, testing positive as belonging to the Great Ape family.
Hamilton claims a Bigfoot appeared at his bedroom window in his childhood home in Texas. He’s had other encounters since and believes the only way the public and scientists will believe him is if they see a BF body on the slab. As the founder of GCBRO over 20 years ago, he has assembled a group of like-minded men who want to pursue Bigfoot.
As for Lansdale, he is one of the co-founders of GCBRO and is the Alpha Dog of the pack. He keeps the hunters in line on the hunts and on the stakeouts and manages gun safety. He first encountered Bigfoot at one of his son’s deer feeders and witnessed it take off on all fours. That was the moment he was called to the cause of hunting Bigfoot. He has seen 3-toed, 4-toed and 5-toed Bigfoot tracks and believes inbreeding is going on, making the 3-toed Bigfoot less intelligent than others. He says BF in the East Texas-Louisiana corridor move bipedally, but when pressed, they will take off and run on all fours.
Additionally featured is neuropsychologist Dr. Webb Sentell, who holds the belief that Bigfoot should not be killed. Dr. Sentell has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He makes numerous regular excursions to locations of reported Sasquatch sightings or encounters.
The director is Peter von Puttkamer, an award-winning television and independent documentary filmmaker (Sasquatch Odyssey) with special interest in wildlife/travel/adventure and environmental issues as well as Native American/First Nations and indigenous peoples worldwide.
In the US “Killing Bigfoot” premieres on October 24th at 10pm, and if you’re in Canada, you’ll find it on OLN CANADA on October 29th (check your local listings for the time).