The Kiamichi Beast Expedition is like watching two men fish for an hour without ever catching a fish. Sound boring? It may be, but in all fairness, most Bigfoot expeditions are probably exactly like the one depicted in this 2021 amateur documentary streaming free on Tubi.
Led by Bigfoot investigator Master Hughes with assistance from tracker Victor Inman, The Kiamichi Beast Expedition chronicles a two-week trip in 2019 to the Kiamichi Mountains, which extend from southeastern Oklahoma to western Arkansas.
Billed as the oldest Bigfoot in Oklahoma, the Kiamichi beast has apparently terrorized the region for more than 200 years according to newspaper reports and Native American stories.
“Many of the locals claim when they find a dead deer or a hog and the liver’s missing, it’s the Kiamichi beast that did it,” Hughes tells us at the beginning.
As amateur documentaries go, Hughes does a serviceable job of giving viewers an accurate account of his adventure. The problem is nothing really happened on the trip. While Hughes and Inman find an 18-inch-long footprint and hear strange sounds in the distance, the expedition was dampened by rain and limited the duo’s ability to track the beast.
The highlight is listening to the howls of what Hughes claims is the only known recording of the Kiamichi beast. Even though the expedition failed to yield any irrefutable evidence, Hughes believes the beast exists. He also makes some boldly specific claims about Bigfoot’s abilities and behavior that justify the lack of evidence.
“They have the ability to hear sounds that me and you can’t hear,” Hughes explains. “They can hear the click of a camera 300 yards away because of their hearing. You can’t get within a mile of Bigfoot with a firearm. He can smell the powder a mile away.”
Ultimately, I credit Hughes for venturing into the Kiamichi Mountains and showing us what he found. But other than hearing the wails of what may be the Kiamichi beast, the documentary doesn’t offer any compelling new evidence for believers. The film is geared more toward enthusiasts interested in Bigfoot expeditions the same way anglers will watch a fishing show even when no one catches a fish.
NEXT UP: Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primal Rage. I review the 2018 film directed by Patrick Magee.
Good review. I do understand the appeal of fishing shows for anglers when no fish show up and ghost hunting shows for paranormal enthusiasts when no apparitions appear, so I get why the Kiamichi Beast Expedition would be popular with certain people.
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While your review of the kiamichi beast is moderate, You seem to have missed the evidence in the film Bones that were found, Trails marked with crystals in unusual place in the wilderness areas where we were tracking . These things should not be where they were. Stacked rocks in the middle of a stream which could not have been a natural occurrence. Also i openly said finding the beast ,would only be possible by recognizing tiny details. As the beast is highly intelligent. These are highly rugged areas that we were in. And my claims of the beasts highly developed senses, nothing strange the , There are many animals with highly developed smell and hearing , Any way thanks for the review. Life is a journey .
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Oh P.S Nice site.
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See post below for update on how actual viewers from Eastern OK see your “evidence” review on these BS docs.
Thank you, Mr. Hughes. As a Bigfoot enthusiast, I enjoyed your film, and I appreciate researchers like yourself who take the time to share their adventures with us. As a reviewer, my role is a little different as I try to let folks know what to expect … and what not to expect. I didn’t miss the bones or the crystals you found, I simply chose to use the footprint and strange sounds as the examples of what you found. I understand many animals have highly developed senses, but I was referring to the specifics of your information down to how many yards away that Bigfoot can hear a camera click or smell gunpowder. Those were bold assertions to me at least. Anyway, I hope you find irrefutable evidence one day. I’m rooting for you. Keep up the awesome work!
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Hope you see this, I saw a partial link apparently with you commenting about the movie now being on Amazon. The movie has been popular so we have also shot Kiamichi Beast Expedition 2. It will be on or may already be on amazon its going to be on Tubitv too. and we are working on ” Trail of the Kiamichi Beast” planned shoot in latter part of September. we also had a very large company contact me about the movies, their words “Your movies are unique. I’m hoping kiamichi beast expedition 2 does as well and check it out, their is something in the movie that may interest you, and I didn’t create it it is real . But anyway I have had many people write me about the movie. If nothing else I’m very glad that I created something that people could enjoy. Ps I believe its also playing on a Brazilian internet site Box brazil play. thanks Master Hughes.
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That’s exciting news, Mr. Hughes! Thank you for letting me know. I look forward to your new movie since I enjoyed the first one as a Bigfoot enthusiast.
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Hughes— as someone who not only lives in Oklahoma but also owns a farm within the Kiamichi man range, man I hoped these films would get better from the first in 2020… sadly they just are not. More less scenery with super long, repeats on the same sound clips of birds or shrilly or growls that clearly are not there and added for filler:::: Expeditions 2 I streamed tonight on Tubi and got as far as the “structures” and just had to turn it off…. as these “movies” are really about your ego and hauling poor Bigfoot interested people along for your BS campouts watching you eat beans??? I’ve given ur movies airtime for each one, so I’m not speaking jaded, but again it’s a let down.
History of the area… interviews with locals:::: all it is you blabbering like u know what your talking about, being that your some expert from Houston TX. stick to the loneStar state, as us Eastern Oklahomans who ACTUALLY LIVE HERE ARE SICK OF YOUR CRAPPY DOCS ON YOU. Throw in the towel for “Trail in 2023” —- as u guessed it, terrible sound bits, stock footage of Drones NOT from the area, and you talking like u know something about that clearly u don’t…. spare us.
Love — everyone in the Bigfoot Community
To Tad Burley Sorry you dont like the movie, as they have all been held over on several movie site’s. One of them has been chosen to show on Brazil internet. Maybe you feel I’m competition.
But the fact is I have numerous people who write wonderful reviews and now I have received support from noted artists who have donated work for the movies, and I had a major company donate equipment for the movie shoot.
You seem to be offended that i dont include local speakers on the subject.
Maybe you fell your a local expert, but I wont go negative on you, dont really care .
Trail of the Kiamichi beast is already being picked up by a movie aggregator were finishing it now and their waiting. I have fans calling me on the phone. So please dont feel your a expert on movies. As until now i have received continuous great reviews. And my movies help bring attention to the Oklahoma area and dollars to the low income areas in Oklahoma, I myself just put over 5000 dollars into the economy and at least 2,000 went to help business’s in Oklahoma.
I just posted a reply to tad burly online on your site hope tad burly sees it. I especially would like tad to know that my movies have put thousands of dollars in the economy in Oklahoma the business there have been very welcoming. when the find out Iâm making movies of the area and putting thousands of dollars in to their local economy. The economy there needs it. Any way I posted a response on line I donât know if I posted it tin the right spot Sent from Mail for Windows