Actor Rob Lowe, who is making a documentary about Bigfoot… America’s lovable mythical woodland ape, claims he was attacked by the beast in the Ozarks.
“I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy Hollywood kook right now,” the Parks & Recreation star admitted to Entertainment Weekly as he recalled the encounter.
The Ozarks are spread between Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
The Daily Mail reports:
He was in the woods there filming for his new show, in which he and his two sons Matthew, 23, and John Owen, 21, explore mysterious phenomena across the country – in this case legends about a ‘wood ape’.
‘A wood ape is the local vernacular for a Sasquatch or a Bigfoot,’ Lowe said. ‘This is what I love about our show. We have fun with all of this.
‘We hit the bullseye between true believer and skeptic in a fun way. [The locals] talk to you about the wood ape in all seriousness.
‘If you call it a Bigfoot or a Sasquatch, they roll their eyes… as if that makes it less outrageous.’
But things went awry when the wood ape came looking for them in return, he said.
‘We’re 100 miles from the nearest town,’ he recalled. ‘We spent 45 minutes on the most rugged, brutal mountain trails. It’s one in the morning.
‘There are a lot of serious former military men with loaded weapons, then something starts approaching our camps that is defying their orders to stop and their warnings that [they were] armed.’
Lowe doesn’t say quite how the encounter ended – he’s saving that for the episode, which makes up the final, one-hour installment of the series.
Trailer footage shows him topless and banding a drum, apparently in a ritual to summon the beast; he promised that the series is all true, with ‘no BS’.
Audiences are not exactly buying this Bigfoot encounter.
Do you believe that Rob Lowe actually came across bigfoot? Or is this all an attention stunt to promote his new show?