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. If anyone likes this shit or believes its real, you are a retard! They need the turtle man lol live action , he would catch any one of these fake hill billy monsters with his bare hands! I still can’t get over these stupid asses

  2. This show is so far fetched its funny! The fat over grown midget is a worthless shit, the wanna be marine is a dumb ass and probably doesn’t have a first grade education! They really expect us to believe they are the only people that can catch all these make believe monsters! They should all quit double dosing on the wanna bearings stupid pills!!!! Idiots

  3. So i notice that the marine guy is wearing a 10th mountain atmy patch. First off no marine will ever wear an army patch period! That just confirmed its total bs show…..

  4. They should hang the really fat guy up in a tree and let him fall on the monster and crush it to death….

  5. They build this big cage to catch the wolfman. First of all the cage is light gauge steel. Its like trying to catch a great white wuth 10 lb test fishing line lol. Dumbass west virginians. Can we rename this show to mountain morons instead?

  6. They find beast piss on a tree in there wampus episode. Instead of taking samples the lab test to identify it as a big cat pet that somebody couldnt handle . No they yell, “it stinks” and wait for uncle jessy to give directions through his walmart video camera lol.

  7. Maybe these guys can invite those dumbasses over from duck dynasty and cook and eat that fat tub guy named rookie. He can’t run more that two feet without passing out.

  8. I think if you put the cast of jersey shore out there, they would have a better chance of finding something.
    Before they retarded A-team guys catch anything!

  9. All these guys will ever do is “Hunt”! Good thing you are not depending on your results for food. You would all be a damn site skinnier than you are now.

    I have hunted my entire life. I have never seen any such BS in my life. You never GET THE BEAST! Could be your technique? Lights, stomping around in the dark talking, lights on, no kill zone. Driving animals with out a kill zone. Amazing! You got air in your trap again. Don’t know anything about the mountains. I am a West Texas Boy and we have had lots of things go bump in the night in my 64 years but when we went to hunt, it was not in a cluster of fat ass bums.

  10. To all the doubters. How did they find these “actors”? Is someone running ahead of them planting all the evidence? I do wonder they seem to find more evidence in one night than Finding Bigfoot did in 3 seasons! So good it’s hard to believe.

  11. I am a country boy from Tennessee I have heard story my hold life I think it is A grate thing you are doing Letting the world now About them think you Trapper keep up the good work

  12. Destination America please stop! Why must you insult our intelligence with fake footprints and CG footage? The only good thing about this show is watching these bumbling idiots tripping and falling all over the woods. The real fat one with the dew rag on his head i believe was cast for his comic reliefe pontential as it is funny as hell watching him fall over his own feet and landing on his ass in the “crick” lol. And the ex marine? He has to be a Section 8. Fake as hell but at the same time entertaining.

    • Yeah, that ‘devil dog’ print at the end of the show which is supposed to be proof of its existence is certainly fake. The print has flat bottoms with perpendicular edges. A real animal would leave rounded prints. The claws of the prints were perfectly triangular as well. Its pretty bad. Like you said, an insult to our intelligence.

  13. To all those people running their mouths about this show go run it some where else and get a life and show some respect

  14. Very good answer Jill. His remark is so easy when he’s sitting at home and not out in the woods with them. From his remark, I don’t think he has the cahones
    to be in the woods in daylight, but he would probably soil himself at night. I’ve been around his sort before. If anything does happen he’s as big a danger to you as anything else. In his panic he would be clinging so tight to you and slinging snot,he would keep you from responding. When he’s laid on top of a gravesite at night, with a small wall around you to keep another hunter of the night, from seeing you first, then I will change my opinion of him.
    Again, my hats off to you Lady.

  15. There’s a couple of these shows that just doesn’t make sense to me at all–One of them is called Finding Bigfoot and now this show–If you really think there’s a Bigfoot in the area your searching you say your encountering his calls and his wood knocks and you call that area a Hotspot–WHY WHY WHY would you leave that area you call a “Hotspot” to go to a different part of the country and look for a Bigfoot when you have one right there in the area your already investigating–stay there and Find Bigfoot

  16. Anyone know who sings the opening song for Mountain Monsters! I really like it!! Now about the show…??????

  17. This show is so fake that it’s actually retarded. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can tell that the supposed creatures being caught on film are CGI. Good god Destination America, have some respect.

    • I would suggest using your time wisely elsewhere if it is so distasteful.

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