New Destination America series looks for “Mountain Monsters”

Destination America is getting into the legendary monster business again. Coming on the heels of its series Monsters and Mysteries in America comes the new series Mountain Monsters, premiering June 22.

Like Monsters and Mysteries in America, Mountain Monsters focuses on the search for creatures out of folklore that have been reported in real life. In this series, the hunt is restricted to the Appalachian area, searching for the mythical beasts reported to haunt the dense woods and murky lakes within this 1,500-mile long mountain chain of the eastern United States.

Beyond narrowing its focus to a specific region, Mountain Monsters also differentiates itself from Monsters and Mysteries in America by adding a sort of reality show, Finding Bigfoot-type of element, giving us some quirky, native West Virginians who make it their task to seek out these creatures. Known as The Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), this band of hunters and trappers (pictured below) is led by founder John “Trapper” Trice, and attempts to use backwoods ingenuity along with traditional techniques and modern technology to snare the legendary beasts and help local mountain communities.


Destination America says there will be six episodes in the first season of Mountain Monsters. Upcoming episodes include the following:

“Wolfman of Wolfe County” — June 22 at 10pm ET/PT.  Following eyewitness leads and a trail of fresh physical evidence, the AIMS team embarks on a quest to capture the elusive Kentucky Wolfman. This 500-pound, 7-foot-tall wolf monster has supposedly been terrifying residents in, fittingly, Wolfe County, and locals are demanding answers.

“Perry County Grassman” — June 29 at 10pm ET/PT. Discovering an eyewitness video of the Ohio Grassman, the AIMS team travels to Southeastern Ohio to hunt down this 1,000-pound, 8-foot-tall cousin of the legendary Sasquatch, which was dubbed the Grassman because its fur reportedly resembles the color and texture of grass.

“Devil Dog of Logan County” — July 6 at 10pm ET/PT. Something in Logan County, West Virginia, is wreaking havoc on its population of coyotes – the former top of the food chain. AIMS has a theory, and suspects the legendary Devil Dog is to blame, sucking the blood and life from the coyotes.

“Wampus Beast of Pleasants County” — July 13 at 10pm ET/PT. AIMS sets out in their own backyard to capture a 500-600 pound feline-like predator known in the West Virginia area as the Wampus Beast, that reportedly has been killing livestock. Willie and Huckleberry have had first-hand encounters that lead to the crew’s most personal investigation yet.

“Mothman of Mason County” — July 20 at 10pm ET/PT. The team investigates recent video evidence of the most famous cryptid in West Virginia: Mothman, an enormous flying creature, said to dwell around bridge structures and a creature that has been spotted in Point Pleasant. AIMS attempts to capture this infamous winged beast by building their most ambitious trap, using a bridge, an electrified cage and fire torches.

“Lizard Demon of Wood County” — July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. In the season finale, the mountain men of AIMS investigate a creature said to be just as comfortable on land as it is in the waters of Appalachia. Lizard Demon sightings have been reported with increased frequency over the last few years, with more reports of aggressive behavior. The amphibious creature is said to be a cross between a giant reptile and a man. To catch the elusive beast, the team creates their first functional water-based trap.

Mountain Monsters airs Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT on Destination America starting June 22.


AIMS team in Mountain Monsters: Kurt Zell/Destination America


  1. OMG, can’t anyone enjoy a program for just entertainment purposes. These guys are a Hoot and a half. Isn’t that what TV is for “entertaining”. Can’t really believe a reality show out there, but comedy is comedy. Better than DWTS or Bridezilla. Those are rigged as well and are popular. Too each their own I say. I’d watch more episodes of MM.

  2. Are some of you people as stupid as you say the show is?! I would think that everyone would realize it is for entertainment only. I find it hilarious. Don’t really care if you do or not. Geez, turn the channel if you don’t like it.

  3. This is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a long time. And yes, it is a takeoff on “Finding Bigfoot.” It supposed to be funny, especially the “traps” they make, like the big bug zapper to catch the Mothman. They electrified the trap so that the Mothman couldn’t “teleport” out of the trap. Is that great or what?
    It’s really just the kind stuff kids would film, but with professionals.

    And, anyone who thinks this is not a complete put on, is pulling your leg. Nobody is dumb enough to believe any of this show is real. But it is, very well done, and very funny.

  4. Think the boys should choose one of the skeptics from this opinion site on a “ride-along” adventure see what they have to say then. Suburbans and urbans seem to have a un-healthy view of the civilized world we live in, thinking everything has been discovered that ever will ever be …. What is believed to be fiction, often in time, becomes fact. Cell phones, TV, and mountain gorIllas all were thought to be flights of fancy 70 years ago, yet they exisist.

    To all the folks picking this show apart …. Have an open mind to what you don’t yet understand. Picking on personal appearance or way of speaking is a very weak argument in trying to protect your personal paradigm of the world. I suppose Albert Einstein would have had trouble in this day since he was a foreigner, looked a little different, didn’t speak the same as most and challenged the popular belief system.

  5. Nevermind about last post we just got the Mothman he flew into the bug zapper. LMAO!!!!!

  6. I’m just getting ready to watch the Mountain Monster episode regarding the Mothman. I live in Ohio and my girlfriend and I were outside on the deck and I swear the Mothman just flew past our condo.Scared the livin shit out of me and I was wondering how to get ahold of the A.I.M.S. crew. Please advise.

    • Sounds like maybe you got ahold of some bad moonshine. You should be more carefull of where you get it lol

  7. I love the show and you got to be deaf not to hear that these boys are COUNTRY as it gets. Sorry GA. Y’all have a weird dialect and it sounds more black then southern so if your from GA and you think you have a Southern accent it’s probably a Jacksonville lisp and you need a hearing aid. Keep up the good work AIMS. Me and my boys will be watching you. I have seen and heard some weird stuff here in FL out in the swamps and if you don’t have something nice to say or at least some positive feedback you really shouldn’t say anything. Least that’s what us true southerners feel. It’s better to be humble than act like a know-it-all cause we really think your an idiot when you do that. This is coming from the Salutatorian of Class of 2002. I’m sure you never seen God either but there’s traces that he’s there.

  8. the team from mountain monster and the team from big foot are a big joke.They will put anything on tv .

  9. First of all, I understand TV is supposed to be for entertainment. However, “Mountain Monsters” was billed to be a group of “serious” crypto-hunters (A.I.M.S.)that limited their searches to the Appalachian mountains and the wooded country surrounding the area. My problem is that it is…ridiculous. The areas are staged, the A.I.M.S. crew that claims to be from the “backwoods of West Virginia” all seem to have northern accents (I’m a Georgia girl, born and bred, so I think I can safely make that statement), and the writing/scripting is terrible. I truly thought that it would be a serious series on these crypto-animals that people of the region have been seeing for centuries. I feel that the show is making a mockery of the animals and especially the people that see these strange things. Maybe that’s why so many people ARE afraid to report strange sightings. The fear of being put on some crazy show like this one and have the TV viewers laughing at them–when they are serious and possibly afraid. DISCLAIMER: I personally have never seen any crypoid. I simply have an interest in them.

    • 5cheryl5, I can’t speak on the seriousness of the show, but I am from WV and I can assure you that these men do not have “northern” accents. Not everyone below the Mason/Dixon line sounds like Foghorn Leghorn, their accents are true to the part of WV they are from. It is a Mid Ohio Valley accent and is very prominent in northern West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and southwestern Pennsylvania

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