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Peter von Puttkamer

Biography:

Peter von Puttkamer has been writing, directing and producing international award-winning films in the United States and Canada over the last 24 years. His company, Gryphon Productions Ltd. has created documentaries for The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and other specialty channels. These programs have won more than 65 international awards. Von Puttkamer's fascination with indigenous peoples, anthropology, archaeology, mythology, music and wildlife has led to work around the world.

Peter has climbed through ancient caves used for human sacrifice in Mexico, filmed then eaten giant 12 tarantulas with Venezuelan blow-gun hunters, filmed sacred mask rituals and dances of North American natives, chased Caribou herds on the Arctic Circle, and joined a hunt for Bigfoot. His recent films/series for Discovery Channel such as Sasquatch Odyssey and Monster Hunters have dealt with the strange world of cryptozoology. Sasquatch Odyssey won several awards and was selected for the prestigious 1999 IDA Doctober Festival screenings in Los Angeles- qualifying it for Academy Award nomination.

Past Shows:

Monster Hunters

Filmmaker Peter Von Puttkamer discussed his most recent work tracking six groups of Monster Hunters on a mission to find physical evidence of the Jersey Devil, Chupacabras, and Yowies. According to Puttkamer, the Jersey Devil legend may have started in the 18th century when a deformed child was born to the Leeds family. There are many reports of people seeing an actual biological creature, he explained, including a detailed account from a fire department that used their hoses to trap the Jersey Devil on the roof of a house. Puttkamer shared his investigation into the Yowie, an Australian cryptid similar the North American Bigfoot. He said one community he spoke with claimed to have had regular sightings of the eight foot tall hairy ape-man. Puttkamer also talked about Cadborasaurus and the Naden Harbor carcass, the Tasmanian Tiger, his bloody encounter with land leeches in Australia, as well as his upcoming documentary, Peyote to LSD, in which he explores the u ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Amazing Inventions

Award-winning filmmaker Peter von Puttkamer spoke about his recent work documenting some of the world's most amazing inventions, inventors, and weird science. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Real Lost World

Adventurer and filmmaker Peter von Puttkamer discussed Bigfoot legends, The Jersey Devil, giant birds and other cryptozoological wonders... ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Bigfoot & Other Creatures

Director of the Sasquatch Odyssey, Peter von Puttkamer shared accounts of Bigfoot and other mysterious creatures. His film documented the research of the "Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery:" Peter Byrne, John Green, Dr. Grover Krantz and Rene Dahinden, who sometimes quarreled over their findings in their lifelong quest to find the elusive creature, he said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Hunting Monsters

Peter Von Puttkamer, documentary filmmaker, went on a journey that took twoyears. He visited five countries in search of great monsters and theirhunters. He tells incredible storiesabout the Jersey Devil, Yowie, Chupacabras and more. Von Puttkamer has beenproducing international award-winning films in the United States and Canadaover the last 20 years. His documentaries have aired on DiscoveryChannel/TLC (Canada, US, Europe), GLOBAL-TV, C.B.C., CTV, S.B.S. (AustralianPublic Televison) and various Canadian specialty channels. In the last hour, researcher Jason Walton joins the discussion to report on serpentine creatures. Related Image 1 Related Image 2 First Hour: Linda Moulton Howe reports on a UFO sighting in Dover, Arkansas in the Ozarks. John Anthony West joins Linda for an update on the Sphinx and the Pyramids. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

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