The History Channel recently launched Cyrptid: The Swamp Beast, a new dramatic series about the hunt for an elusive creature known as the “Rougarou,” or “Bigfoot of the Bayou.”
Set in a rural Louisiana town, Cryptid begins with a series of violent attacks by an unknown creature (based on a blend of Bigfoot and werewolf legends), which sets the locals into a panic and launches an all-out search and destroy mission – not to mention some dabbling in the occult – to bring down the terror of the swamp. The series follows a fictional narrative, but is based on legend, history, native folklore and eyewitness accounts from across Southern Louisiana.
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast airs Mondays at 10PM Eastern/9PM Central on The History Channel, and you can also watch past episodes at their official site. Check out the teaser below:
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