Rob Lowe has officially been added to the Bigfoot Believers group. While filming his new TV show in the Ozark Mountains, Lowe and his two sons, along with their crew, came face to face with the legend.
So...Bigfoot is real?
Lowe told Entertainment Weekly about the situation and how he feared the creature would kill him. He explained how they "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." When asked if he was genuinely terrified, not just scared for the sake of his show, he responded, "Genuinely terrified? I was lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed."
Although the encounter with the wood ape, or Bigfoot, is being saved until the last one-hour-finale, Lowe sets the scene for us: "We’re 100 miles from the nearest town. 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."
What else is The Lowe Files about?
A&E picked up Lowe's new show The Lowe Files which features him and his two sons, Mathew and John Owen, traveling across the country in pursuit of "urban legends, myths, and monsters." Lowe explained the show as "interesting, outrageous, literally unbelievable stories being investigated. If you put Anthony Bourdain in a blender with Scooby Doo, you’d get the tone of this show."
Lowe stresses the show is not about viewer count or soaring ratings, it is about the adventure and the people you seek that adventure with. He is grateful for the opportunity to do this type of work with his sons, commenting on how "there are times I’m able to impart some wisdom to my boys, there are times they’re able to give me a totally different perspective. People don’t spend enough time creating memories. When it’s all done, that’s all we’re left with. Not our money, not our awards, just the memories we’ve created, and this show speaks to that. We were able to carve out times from our busy lives. We put it all on hold every weekend for eight weeks and did this together, and now we have these memories together."
Twitter is excited
Fans of the actor are already gearing up for the show -
The Lowe Files airs August 2 on A&E but you can watch the trailer below: