TV Review: The Lowe Files

I’m not sure why, at this point, I keep tuning in to new paranormal television shows. Partly it’s for my son, who loves all things paranormal, and it’s a fun bonding experience for us. Part of me hopes, even prays, that someone, at some point, will make a good paranormal TV show again. And I […]

Megan Fox Finding Bigfoot

Megan Fox Thinks She’d Be Good at Finding Bigfoot

I’m not sure why stories like this fascinate me so much. Maybe it’s the fact that celebrities are talking about the paranormal. But more than likely, it’s the hubris of an airhead celebrity thinking that she’d be the one to find Bigfoot, if she went out looking for the big fella. I also really love how […]

Guilty Pleasures: Finding Bigfoot

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of paranormal reality TV shows, for perhaps obvious reasons. And over the years, I’ve taken a lot of shots at them here in the blog. But in the interest of fairness, I felt that I had to come clean and admit to some guilty pleasures, as there […]

I Want to Believe: Bigfoot on the Brain

The summer of my Bigfoot obsession began with an episode of MonsterQuest on the History Channel, which had long since stopped showing shows about history. I was watching my niece—she was napping and I was half asleep on the couch. I heard a groan escape the television and crawl its way up my toes, my […]

Finding Bigfoot Team to Use Hot Air Balloon

At this point, I think a lot of people would say that the show Finding Bigfoot couldn’t sink any lower. So apparently, Matt Moneymaker and his team are looking to do the opposite of sinking: heading into the skies in a hot air balloon in their search for Sasquatch. The Finding Bigfoot team is always open to […]

“Finding Bigfoot” Cast Spars With TV Critics

Ah, Finding Bigfoot. Will you ever learn how to avoid controversy? First there were allegations (even from the stars of the show) that certain key pieces of evidence on the show had been faked. Now the stars of the show are fighting with TV critics and reporters at the Television Critics Association’s  press tour.  Nerd drama […]

The Year in Review: Part 2

Well, 2012 has finally arrived, but 2011 was a great year for The Occult Section. We averaged about 15,000 hits per month, added some writers, added some advertising, and of course, stirred some pots. But in going through our stats, we’ve come across some interesting, funny, and sometimes perplexing trends for the year, which tells us a […]

The Finding Bigfoot Halloween Special

When I first heard about the Animal Planet show Finding Bigfoot last summer, I was really excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love ghost hunting. But watching it on TV has gotten tiresome, and for me it is just enough already. The airwaves pretty much got saturated by Ghost Hunters, its 17 spinoffs, Ghost Adventures, […]

Animal Planet renews “Finding Bigfoot”

In what is probably not a surprise to anyone at this point, Animal Planet has announced that they have ordered a 10-episode second season of its highly-rated (and highly-controversial) show, Finding Bigfoot. The show, which follows Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization founder Matt Moneymaker and crew while they search for Sasquatch, has received a lot of […]

Animal Planet Has More “Finding Bigfoot”

The Animal Planet show Finding Bigfoot has become one of the biggest embarrassments to the Bigfoot community in a long time (well, maybe after the Sanger Paranormal Society tried to squeeze $5,000 out of the public to get some DNA tested). I haven’t even watched the show, because so much has come out about it […]