A segment details the adventures of two friends, Ricky Joyce and Dakota Cheeks, who go on a weekend hunting trip in Kentucky where they encounter more than deer.More:
“It was tall, but kind of hunched over,” says Cheeks, of the creature they say menaced them. “It was big, it was white.”
He tells the camera that the animal was “at least” 9 feet tall and, that it released an “ungodly, gut-curling growl” and “came straight at us.”
“We saw Sheepsquatch, that’s what we saw,” he says with certainty. This was not the timid Sheepsquatch of tales past.
‘I like to stay open to the possibility of strange things out there. And Sheepsquatch is one of the stranger things I’ve heard of.” The episode earned dings from both critics and cryptozoology enthusiasts.
“Sheepsquatch? Are you F*n kidding me with this crap?,” wrote one commenter on the website Bigfoot Buzz.
[Kurt Mcoy, author of "White Things: West Virginia's Weird White Monsters."] says this exposes a friction within the cryptozoology community.
“There are a lot of people who take paranormal investigation and cryptozoology very seriously,” he says. “They don’t like anything that seems goofy or strange or is obviously unnatural. Because what they’re pushing is that there are actual undiscovered animals out there.”
McCoy says there are lots of weird sightings out there that can’t be defined. There are similar monsters like Sheepsquatch all over the place: There’s the Maryland Goat Man and The Pope Lick Monster in Kentucky (part man, part goat, part sheep), for instance.
But McCoy also isn’t up nights, wondering if the evidence sticks.
“People ask me if I believe that things are real,” he says. “I go with, if you believe something than you’ve made up your mind abut it. And I’m really not looking to solve mysteries. I like that there are things in the world that just aren’t easily solved, that there are mysteries out there that we just don’t understand yet. So I like to stay open to the possibility of strange things out there. And Sheepsquatch is one of the stranger things I’ve heard of.”