Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 23rd, 2005
One of the episodes of the "Is It Real" series on the National Geographic Channel was titled "Monsters of the Deep". It is still airing in rotation with the other episodes, several of which had a cryptozoological subject.
The Bigfoot episode was laughable. You could certainly see that NGC had an agenda, to ridicule the subject. Never saw the Chupacabra episode, so I don’t know how that one turned out.
The Lake Monster episode was pretty even-handed. While still leaning to the skeptical side, it was a much better show than the Bigfoot episode. Here is a link to a 2:10 long preview on the MSN website.
Our good friend John Kirk of the BCSCC was featured prominently in the episode, certainly lending to the credibility.
On the NGC site, you can preview several of the episodes. Click on the browse all video, and you can scroll through the pages and select what you want to watch. The Bigfoot, Lake Monsters and an episode of Naked Science about the Loch Ness Monster are all available for preview.