Contact Us

Mainers Joining Search for Bigfoot

Two Mainers are hitting the woods in search of Bigfoot.

Soon you’ll see Michael Merchant of Hampden and Kat McKechnie of Bowdoinham on Spike TV’s ‘$10 Million Bigfoot Bounty.’ The show is premiering Jan. 10. The show offers up a record breaking cash prize of $10 million to the team that either captures Bigfoot or can provide DNA and visual evidence of the critter’s existence. The teams from across the country will search in the remote Pacific northwest, where most sightings are reported.

Merchant studied biology at the University of Maine in Orono and is no stranger to the TV cameras. He’s hiked through the jungles of Venezuela on Discovery Channel’s ‘Out of the Wild: Venezuela’ and provided his expertise in herpetology on Animal Planet’s ‘Infested.’

McKechnie studied geology at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. She’s no stranger to the paranormal as the co-founder of the Maine Ghost Hunters. She too has made previous TV appearances on the A&E serires ‘My Ghost Story.’

Merchant and McKechnie will compete against other teams in weekly challenges, hunting in famous and active Bigfoot locations. They will present what they find to a judges panel.

At the end of the expedition if Bigfoot is not found, the team that presented the most compelling evidence and theories will win $100,000 to continue their search.

My advice: Bring lots of bananas.

Best of Z1073

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ZIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ZIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.