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SOURCE Destination America
In the news release, Cryptic Creatures And Local Legends Lurk In Destination America's New Series "Monsters And Mysteries In America", issued 04-Mar-2013 by Destination America over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "Crypto Creatures And Local Legends Lurk In Destination America's New Series "Monsters And Mysteries In America"" rather than "Cryptic Creatures And Local Legends Lurk In Destination America's New Series "Monsters And Mysteries In America"" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mysterious shadows. Screams in the night. A hair-raising sense that something is watching. Stories of the unknown capture our imagination and curiosity in Destination America's new series MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA, premiering Sunday, March 24 at 10 PM E/P. From all across the country emerge tales of close encounters with legendary creatures, from horrific monsters and ancient spirits to alien sightings and unexplained paranormal phenomena. Thirty percent of Americans believe that a beast such as Bigfoot is living in our forests*; in a quaint Montana town, reports of an elusive lake serpent have persisted every year since 1889; last year, UFO sightings were reported in 36 of 50 states in one week alone.** Featuring first-person accounts with everyday people who believe they have come face to face with real-life folktale fiends, MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA travels our country's untamed wilderness to tell of its storied past.
"Each legend in MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA, including those of Sheepsquatch, Batsquatch, Skunk Ape, and Mothman, may have been passed down from generation to generation but these aren't your average scout master's campfire tales," said Marc Etkind, SVP of Content Strategy for Destination America. "Local legends are a product of their environment and no country is a better muse for this kind of fear than America, with its dense forests, desert wasteland, and hundreds of miles of uninhabitable wilderness where any evil could hide."
Each episode focuses on a different American region and features stories of people who claim to have encountered creatures of local legend. The first two episodes include:
Appalachia premieres Sunday, March 24 at 10 PM E/P
Pacific Northwest premieres Sunday, March 31 at 10 PM E/P
Other episodes will features mysteries in the Ozarks, Badlands, Bayou, and Desert.
MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA is produced by M2 Pictures for Destination America. For M2 Pictures, Mike Sinclair is executive producer. For Destination America, Fay Yu is executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Marc Etkind is SVP of content strategy, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters, United States of Bacon, A Haunting, Cheating Vegas, and Buying Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories.
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* SOURCE: Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll: http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/44419/americans-more-likely-to-believe-in-bigfoot-than-canadians/
** SOURCE: Mutual UFO Network: http://www.mufon.com/
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