In this Huffington Post interview, Matt Moneymaker and Ranae Holland sits down with Barry Weintraub and Lee Speigel of Weird News to talk about their popular TV show on Animal Planet, Finding Bigfoot.
Like the CBS interview with John Miller last January, Matt tells the same story about his encounter with a Bigfoot he had in 1994 at the Berlin Wildlife Refuge in Portage County, Ohio.
There's also a brief discussion of the Patterson-Gimlin footage where Ranae gives her take on the creature in the film.
Matt's Bigfoot encounter:
Moneymaker wants to know, too. Especially since he has a vivid memory of the early morning scary encounter he had in 1994 at the Berlin Wildlife Refuge in Portage County, Ohio.
"There were two animals -- one was much bigger than the other. It came to the tree line right behind me about 15 feet away," he recalled. "It stood there in front of me and growled. If it had been daylight or I'd had the chance to shine a light on it, I would've been able to draw the face, but it was most definitely a Sasquatch -- over 7 feet tall and it was growling at me to let me know I should leave, and I did.
"It wasn't even ferocious, but the message was real clear."
Ranae's take on Patterson-Gimlin:
And what about "Finding Bigfoot's" skeptical scientist's take on the Patterson footage?
"When you look at that film now, and I hear people talking about bulging muscles and fingers moving [see image above], those can very easily be artifacts from the film itself or from later generation copies of it," Holland suggested.
"Physical anthropologists argue both sides of the issue over whether or not it's possible for a human to recreate the walk of the Patterson Bigfoot," she continued. "There's an argument based on the film speed and the camera lens. There are so many elements of this that add to the controversy."
Holland wants compelling, overwhelming, definitive evidence of Bigfoot.
"I just want to know one way or another. Do I want it to be some prehistoric offshoot of man or an independent species, or just an undiscovered primate? First and foremost, I want to know one way or the other."
Video of interview, courtesy Bigfoot Lunch Club: