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Rob Lowe Recalls Bigfoot Encounter While Discussing His Upcoming A&E Series ‘The Lowe Files’

What do you get when you combine the X-Files with Rob Lowe and his two sons?  You get A&E’s newest docuseries The Lowe Files.

In the first trailer for the 9-episodes series, Rob Lowe explains that he has always had a passion and curiosity about mysterious stories and paranormal-type phenomena.  He passed that passion down to his children by telling them campfire stories and legends that he grew to love as a kid himself.  He promised them that, one day, they would set out together in search of proof and answers in regards to those legends.  From that promise comes The Lowe Files.

Entertainment Weekly revealed the first look at the series along with an interview with the man himself, Rob Lowe.  Lowe said he has always been interested in these unexplained and unanswered mysteries since he was a kid.  Lowe said:

“I grew up watching Leonard Nimoy’s In Search Of… I loved it. People always ask me what my guilty pleasure is on television, and my guilty pleasures are Ancient Aliens and Finding Bigfoot. I don’t hate-watch them, but I also don’t watch them as a total believer. I watch them hoping to believe, because a world in which Bigfoot exists and aliens exist, to me, is more interesting and fun. That’s the spirit of our show.”

So how will The Lowe Files be different from the shows just mentioned?  Lowe states that his show involves no tricks, no B.S. and that, in one episode, we will get to see his encounter with a wood ape (aka. bigfoot):

“Nothing is staged, nothing is trick-cut — no B.S. I believe there are probably ghosts out there. The rest of [what we found I accepted on a] case-by-case basis, but 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.”

Yes, Rob Lowe just told EW that he encountered a wood ape in the Ozark Mountains. Sadly, we won’t get to see that particular encounter until the 1-hour season finale but, Lowe did give EW a little tease of that moment:

“We’re 100 miles from the nearest town. We spent 45 minutes on the most rugged, brutal mountain trails. It’s 1 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 said he was terrified and was laying on the ground thinking he was about to die.  When EW asked if we get to see the actual wood ape, Lowes response is, “I don’t want to oversell as a results-oriented show, although we have incredible results.”

Incredible results, you say?  Consider us officially intrigued. Check out the official first look at the new series below.  The Lowe Files will premiere on A&E on August 2nd.  Will you be watching?

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A self-proclaimed nerd, karaoke junkie, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?). Denise currently resides in Long Island, New York and is honored to be a part of the Fan Fest News team!