Trapper's eldest son here. Was doing some googling and came across this ask page...quite a diverse list of opinions!
I thought maybe I could shed some light. Dad has been a lifelong hunter and trapper - mostly hunting bigger game, and I suppose that is where his interest in "what else" was in the woods began. Got together with some friends years ago and messed/traveled around, eventually made a silly webpage to log stuff on: http://www.aimsa.org/ (It now has destination america promo stuff on it)
So to answer the main question - is it fake? No, the people are normal backwoods West Virginians interested in the paranormal and cryptids. Some of you asked why they always find something...well they only show the good stuff. I suppose the audience doesn't want to watch several hours of phone calls, internet searches, home visits, searches in the woods and conversations that lead no where. I know they are a bit louder in the woods than Dad would like, but again - once the camera is on, you have to give people something I suppose.
Hope that helps. Cheers from the Mountain State, and keep watching!
There is no exact document that states whether the show is real or fake. According to reviews, there are some people who think it is real while others say it is fake. The results can be best known by checking the cast credit of the show.
This show is so FAKE because they never catch any thing they try to trap. They said they found a big foot's house and were so stupid not to put cameras around the nest to get pitchers of it. And also Because they know they are so full of B.S. all the supposed tracks are way too perfect. Any real hunter would never just give up that easy if they were that close to getting their trophy,
I've only seen the "mothman" episode and I new it was fake when they had an encounter with the elusive creature about ten minutes into their first search. I kept watching it because I found it kind of humerus.The episode became completely asinine somewhere in between the revealing of the ridiculous scheme to lure the mothman into a trap that looked like something wiley coyote would build and all of the torches mysteriously going at the same time. I would understand a little kid believing the episode to be real, but an adult would have to be a complete idiot and more to even entertain the thought of it being real.
Its completely fake. I just watched the wampus beast episode. The growl is exactly the same every time, it laid a perfect tracks in the dirt where everywhere else was covered by leaves, the trap they set was an open clearing, they believed they had it cornered and it got away then they heard the exact growl again which sounded close and they all said its in the trap which was over a quarter mile away, how could they know that? the growl was as close as a handshake! Every episode they have tremendous luck at nearly capturing or killing a beast which wouldn't be realistic. oh and the wampus beast got out of the trap which you can see the net is cut along close to the same strand of rope at exactly the same place along that strand. I do find it interesting that all these beast shows put hillbillys who amazingly have a high I q or incredibly dumb are making these hunts for beasts look ridiculous on every show!
Just silly. Who takes this show seriously? Discovery? Some of the information about mothman was so far off. Check your facts boys. Its obvious they really don't know anything about the creatures they are "hunting" in this show. I watched two episodes. That was enough. My wife and sister use to watch Planet Green. That went bye bye and was turned into this new network. When I read about it I thought that they might be on to something. My mistake.
Last night I watched two episodes of this show: one about the Headless Horror/Grafton Monster. Supposedly they heard the thing but it sounded suspiciously like a gator. The sound was real close and loud yet they couldn't see the creature. As close as the sound was to the group, how could they not see a creature that purportedly has a 4 foot girth and is over 9 feet tall.
The other episode was about a 400 lb "hell hound" that kills like a big cat. It supposedly wounded a calf on its back with huge claws. The wound looked fake. Actually, the calf didn't even seem wounded at all nor did the farmer seem really concerned about it..
This show is faker than Dolly Parton's __________ (fill in the blank)