In the interest of full disclosure I am going to say here, publicly, for the first time that I auditioned for this show. My partner and I didn't make the final cut but it does give me a unique insight on just what this show is about.
The first rumor, and the one I have wanted to address for some time is that this show is out to kill a Bigfoot and that's the only way to win the 10 Million dollars. FALSE. This show has nothing to do with killing a Bigfoot, in fact it's a NO KILL show. There won't be any dead Bigfoot on the show. Many of the contestants would have turned the show down if that were the case, I know I would have.
Rumor Number 2 is that all the folks on the show were unknown until this show was conceived and that it seems fishy that they , a lot of them any how, became popular around the same time that the idea for this show came about. That perhaps maybe all their youtube videos, claims of shooting bigfoot, and other evidence was contrived just for this show. FALSE. I can say with 100% honesty that this one isn't true. Yes, it is a coincidence but that's all it is, in fact most of the folks didn't learn of the show till the Fall of last year at the same time I did. In any show there are several steps to pre production, the first is always a research and development phase. Many were originally contacted in that phase and as far as I know none of those folks appear on the show. The second phase where we are concerned is casting, casting started in late summer or early fall of 2012 to the best of my knowledge, well after all these folks had already been known to the Bigfoot community.
|Dax Rushlow and Rictor Riolo from Bigfoot Bounty|
I guess in summary, lets watch the show before we make judgements on it. You don't have to like all the people on the show to enjoy it. Many of my friends made the cut, and at least one individual that I don't care for much but I wish them all luck. I know I'll be watching this show with the mindset that it's entertainment first and research second, much like Finding Bigfoot is. I know one thing for sure, the cast is very diverse and perhaps it will bring some folks into Bigfooting who may have been a little worried to do it before. I also know that the science on this show will be real, no BS there as it features Dr. Todd Disotell a well respected scientist.
PS: I'm rotting for Team Rictor and Dax! Love those guys!
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