Sasquatch (Hulu)

Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Sasquatch:

It’s hard to remember what happened when you are super high.

Quick synopsis:

A guy remembers hearing about a story of three men being murdered by a Sasquatch on a pot farm.

Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like:

Northern California has a lot of crazy people. I mean crazy in multiple ways.

Fun Fact for History Nerds:

It’s still more profitable to sell weed on the black market instead of legally. No, I am not advocating it. I am just letting you know.

My Take on Sasquatch:

This documentary really had me going.

Long story short, investigative reporter David Holthouse is on a pot farm back in the 90s. While there, some guards come in talking about three men being torn to shreds by a Sasquatch. Yes, Bigfoot. Holthouse moves on with his life because he didn’t feel like being murdered that night and now he is trying to figure out what happened.

The first episode examines Bigfoot and Sasquatch with a seriousness that almost made me stop watching. I don’t believe in Bigfoot, or the Abominable Snowman, or the Loch Ness Monster (just kidding, Nessie is totally real). This show was going to try and make me a believer or so I thought.

I kept going and thank goodness for that. Holthouse does his investigation and it leads to where you would expect when you are talking about drugs and scary people. I also found it to be very fair to all sides of the argument. I found myself being annoyed that these pot farmers (who clearly point out they are committing crimes) are annoyed at law enforcement for doing their jobs. They start to spout off how they were harmless but then we get a look at all the weapons and booby traps they also had on their farms. It was hilarious.

What happens as the story unfolds? Well, most true crime docs hold very little suspense for me. This one did.

This is one of the best true crime docs I have watched. Take a look and don’t stop at episode one. Trust me.

Verdict:

Very good documentary. Don’t only watch the first episode. Keep going. Watch it here!

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Sasquatch (Hulu)