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  • 2013-03-25T02:00:00Z on Destination America
  • 1h
  • 4h 30m (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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From all across the country emerge tales of close encounters with legendary creatures, from horrific monsters and ancient spirits to alien sightings and unexplained paranormal phenomena. Thirty percent of Americans believe that a beast such as Bigfoot is living in our forests; in a quaint Montana town, reports of an elusive lake serpent have persisted every year since 1889; last year, UFO sightings were reported in 36 of 50 states in one week alone. Featuring first-person accounts with everyday people who believe they have come face to face with real-life folktale fiends, MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA travels our country's untamed wilderness to tell of its storied past.
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6 episodes

Series Premiere

2013-03-25T02:00:00Z

1x01 Appalachia

1x01 Appalachia

  • Series Premiere

    2013-03-25T02:00:00Z45m

Sheepsquatch (Breckenridge County, KY) - The border between southwest Virginia and West Virginia is an area shrouded in mystery and folklore, but few mysteries are more unusual and intriguing than that of the Appalachian white beast known to the locals as Sheepsquatch. Dakota Cheeks and his best friend Ricky Joyce become prey to the legendary white beast during a weekend hunting trip.

UFO/Little Green Men (Kelly and Hopkinsville, KY) - One quiet summer evening in 1955, the Sutton family farm is invaded by unexpected visitors. The family is hardly prepared for what they encounter - a small, green creature with glowing yellow eyes, about 3.5 feet tall with pointed ears and long arms raised high in the air. And he's not alone. At first, the family is captivated by this transcendental moment... but evil quickly takes over.

Mothman (Point Pleasant, WV) - An innocent drive down a country road turns into a nightmare for Faye LaPort and her siblings as they come face to face with the legendary Mothman. Sightings of the Mothman began in 1966 and continued for more than a year, electrifying and baffling the entire region of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Although the hype has died down since then, the sightings have not.

2013-04-01T02:00:00Z

1x02 Pacific Northwest

1x02 Pacific Northwest

  • 2013-04-01T02:00:00Z45m

Sasquatch (Sierra Mountains, CA / Olympic Mountains, WA) - Within the region's dark, tightly packed interior, wildlife is so abundant that it's become the rumored home of an elusive wild creature known as Sasquatch. Many adventurers are drawn to these mountains in hopes of encountering the famed hairy giant, but some confront the monster purely by chance, like Justin Smeja who encountered a family of Sasquatch during a routine hunting trip.

Shanghai Tunnels (Portland, OR) - Deep underneath the city of Portland lies a maze of underground tunnels. At one time, they were used for transporting goods between businesses and the Willamette River, but recently the possibility of a far more sinister purpose has come to light. Residents claim these underground chambers remain turbulent from the horrors that took place a hundred years ago and visitors claim to see spirits and phantom wolves.

Flathead Lake Monster (Flathead Lake, Polson, MT) - Resting on the edge of the Pacific Northwest region, Polson is a quaint lakeside town with a mysterious monster resident. For decades, people from all around the world have flocked to Flathead Lake in the hope of spotting an elusive aquatic creature living below the surface. Sightings occur every year, dating all the way back to 1889. Skeptics have questioned the authenticity of these sightings, but to those who have seen it, this monster is very, very real.

2013-04-08T02:00:00Z

1x03 Ozarks

1x03 Ozarks

  • 2013-04-08T02:00:00Z45m

Tales involving the Fouke Monster and the Pope Lick Monster are recounted by people from the Ozarks claiming to have encountered these mythical creatures. Also: The visual phenomenon known as the Spooklight is explored.

2013-04-15T02:00:00Z

1x04 Badlands

1x04 Badlands

  • 2013-04-15T02:00:00Z45m

Myths and legends from the North Dakota Badlands. Included: the Devil's Highway; Black Eyed children; and the curse of Superstition Mountain.

2013-04-22T02:00:00Z

1x05 The Swamp

1x05 The Swamp

  • 2013-04-22T02:00:00Z45m

Stories of creatures that allegedly lurk around the swamps of Louisiana. Included: the mythical Honey Island Swamp monster; the shape-shifting Rougarou; and vampires.

2013-04-29T02:00:00Z

1x06 Desert Wasteland

1x06 Desert Wasteland

  • 2013-04-29T02:00:00Z45m

When desert ranchers suffer unexplained terror, the suspects appear to be Thunderbirds & Skinwalkers. A family comes under attack by the Nightstalker, and a couple reveals their horrifying encounter with extraterrestrials-Alien Abductions.

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