When I saw this little gem on Jason Hawes’s (Ghost Hunters) podcast website, I wasn’t sure what I was shocked at more: the fact that Rob Lowe has a paranormal reality show or the fact that he was almost killed by Bigfoot. Yes, you read that right. It’s Rob Lowe vs. Bigfoot in his new show The Lowe Files.
The Lowe Files follow Rob Lowe and his sons as they travel across America, trying to find the truth behind some of the most famous legends. According to Beyond Reality Radio, A&E is making a move back toward exclusively reality programming and Rob Lowe jumped on board.
Lowe told Entertainment Weekly:
“If you put Anthony Bourdain in a blender with Scooby Doo, you’d get the tone of this show.”
The premier season will feature nine episodes of Lowe and his sons, Matthew and John Owen, hunting down the truth on things like aliens, shamans and spirits. This is Lowe’s first time in reality television and he picked a popular subject.
The biggest thing that is promised in its freshman season is an actual, documented confrontation with a Bigfoot creature, the locals of where they investigated call the wood ape. Lowe had this to say about his encounter:
“We had an incredible encounter with what locals call the wood ape, which is in the Ozark Mountains. I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy, Hollywood kook right now. [I was] genuinely terrified… I was lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed. A wood ape is the local vernacular for a Sasquatch or a Bigfoot.”
With a claim like that, how could fans of the paranormal and Rob Lowe alike not tune in to watch? The first episode of The Lowe Files premiers on A&E on August 2nd. I can only assume due to the lack of headline, “Rob Lowe Maimed by Sasquatch,” that he made it through the encounter, but there’s only one way to find out…
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(Featured image courtesy of A&E)