Jun 20, 2007
Season 1 Episode 3
Intrigued by reports of a Pterodactyl-like creature, Josh travels to Papua New Guinea, where witnesses describe the so-called Ropen as a carnivorous, featherless bird with a wingspan of up to 15 feet and a defining glow emanating from its torso. Meeting with a couple of witnesses, Josh then meets with a villager, Max, who offers to take him to the cave thought to be the Ropen's home. After finding a human bone fragment and droppings too big to be from bats, Josh and the crew set up surveillance cameras outside the cave's opening. During the night, the team captures footage of a glowing orb in the sky and Josh returns to the U.S. to have forensics experts review the video. Josh then turns his attention to the legend of El Chupacabra in Chile. Upon arrival in Santiago, Chile, Josh interviews witnesses who claim to have seen El Chupacabra. They describe it as a three-foot tall creature with coarse hair, leathery skin and glowing red eyes.