Rob Lowe thinks he saw Bigfoot and that it wanted to kill him


Ron Lowe had a brush with Bigfoot and he was lucky to come out of it alive! That is, at least, according to Rob Lowe. Rob has a nine-episode show with his two sons called The Lowe Files coming on A&E. The premise of the show is that Rob has always been fascinated by stories of the paranormal. So he raised his sons, Matthew and John Owen, on those same campfire stories, piquing their interest as much as his. Now that everyone is grown, they are taking their curiosity on the road to become full-fledged Specter Stalkers. Of course, what would a show looking for ghosts and goblins be if they didn’t, in fact, find something? Well, Rob said they did and it scared the poop out of him (not literally). According to Rob, he and his crew encountered the wood ape, which is the Ozark version of Sasquatch, and the situation became quite perilous… in Rob’s memory.

Rob Lowe wants to believe.

The actor will soon debut a TV series on A&E called “The Lowe Files” in which he and his two adult sons go in search of the paranormal. And, he claims that in some cases, they actually found it. 
Lowe told Entertainment Weekly that he had an “incredible encounter” with a creature known as the wood ape, or the Ozark version of Sasquatch or Bigfoot. 

“I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy, Hollywood kook right now,” he admitted. 

Lowe said he was terrified by the encounter. 

“I was lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed,” he said. 
Since the wood ape encounter is in the show’s season finale, Lowe refused to reveal too many details about it. But he set the scene:
“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.”

[From Huffington Post]

Okay, so even if it was a kid running through the forest in a bad Chewbacca costume, given Rob’s description, I’d be freaked out too. However, I also grew up in the 70s and was a devoted fan of The Six Million Dollar Man so when I read Rob’s account, I admit this is what I was picturing (go to the 1:15 mark – RIP Andre the Giant):

Rob is close to my age – I promise you this is what was also going through his mind as he cowered on the ground. While I appreciate how he acknowledges that he sounds like a loon, he doesn’t need qualifiers to sell me. My parents are incredible story-tellers and I, too, was told these tales and legends. Plus my aunt was a ghost-hunter in Virginia so she added her accounts of mysterious three-toed footprints and people sleeping in a certain bedroom who all felt their locks being “petted” in the middle of the night. And then there was the ghost who lived in my childhood home. She disapproved of most of our music and would either turn the volume down on our albums or turn our pop radio stations to the religious station far down the dial. And this was on the old clock radios where you actually saw the plastic tab moving. I’m all over this show whether Rob gets eaten by Bigfoot or not. And to top it off, they use Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper for the trailer – its like the spirits are sending me a personal invitation.


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  1. Ann says:

    I might actually watch this. They are in Arizona, I can tell by the saguaros. I live in Az and there are supposed to be all sorts of haunted places around the state. And I can’t resist Rob Lowe. All those comments about the hardships of being a beautiful man and I still think he’s funny.

  2. third ginger says:

    Hecate, I wish you could take my seminar in ghost stories! It’s a freshman class at the university where I teach. I collect ghost stories. I will watch the show, but think Bigfoot is nonsense.

  3. Snazzy says:

    Your aunt was a ghost-hunter in Virginia? I want to hear more about her!

  4. Radley says:

    Sounds like some light entertainment. I’m in the south and we have cryptid and ghost stories galore. Not judging Rob. I think there’s more going on out there than we’re able to explain.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Definitely! I’m from the Caribbean and I could tell you stories. We have spooks, jumbies, spirits and all manner of paranormal freaky stories galore.

  5. Faye says:

    Sign me up! I love spooky shit. I’m out of Utah and I’ll tell you there is all sorts of terrifying things that go on here. A lot of us won’t even stop foot in the Unitahs.

  6. Stacey Dresden says:

    Call the BRF! Some of the Bigfoot reports are compelling actually.

  7. T.Fanty says:

    There is NOTHING about this post, or the show, that I don’t love. I am going to watch THE HELL out of Rob Lowe, Ghosthunter.

  8. Becks says:

    This reminds me of the stories Native American skin walkers. So scary! I love the paranormal so I will probably watch this.

  9. T.Fanty says:

    Side note: that color hair looks TERRIBLE on him. I hope to god it is for a role.

  10. Miss M says:

    OMG…. In my last semester of Grad school, my Journal club presentation fell on Halloween. So, I decided to present a paper on the paranormal. OMG! So many stories I read and spooky videos I watch to get my slides ready.I think Uni of Virginia has a program on paranormal activity. So I think your aunt was a ghost-hunter in the right place. So cool!

  11. Char says:

    I’ll totally watch it. I don’t necessarily believe, but stuff like this always intrigues me. I loved that “Finding Bigfoot” show, although I couldnt help but laugh that the main guy heading it up had the last name of “Moneymaker.” 😂 It always made me chuckle with what things they thought were too ridiculous to be true & what things (that still sounded ridiculous) were true! I even watched that mermaid show, again, not expecting them to really prove mermaids exsisted, but thought it was going to be like “Finding Bigfoot” & I was pissed when I realized the whole thing was a “mocumentary.”

    & I can’t help it, Rob Lowe is just pretty. Judge me. LOL

  12. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    There are two men that my husband works with that search for bigfoot regularly. They have their own channel about it on youtube. They are kind of local celebrities in our area and have even been featured on national news about their story. I want to say they were on 20/20 but don’t quote me on that. lol! People truly believe that bigfoot exists and that very well could be true. We will never truly know until it is seen on camera and the footage cannot be debunked. Time will tell.

  13. KiddVicious says:

    I watch Finding Bigfoot all the time, I’m finding it hard to believe that they’ve been searching for years and haven’t found Bigfoot, but Rob Lowe found him on one search???

    I totally believe in Bigfoot. No idea why. I think the idea of them being real intrigues me, same with UFOs.

    And I will totally be watching this show.

  14. yepIsaidit says:

    It was probably a Pet ape that someone couldn’t handle so they let them out. A man in Southern California filmed one swinging from the branches while hiking. Not big foot- a big ape.

  15. TrixC says:

    This looks great fun, I hope it screens outside the US. On a shallow note, neither of his sons are half as good looking as he is.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I would be very annoyed if I were Rob Lowe’s son and didn’t look like him.

  16. Call me shallow too, because that’s what occurred to me while looking at this. But that aside, my daughters and I go on road trips and one of them hooked me on podcasts about paranormal hunting. There is one with a non-believer and a guy who believes everything and is always scared. We’ve done our own share of research at haunted houses in California. It’s been the most fun times.

  17. EscapedConvent says:

    I believe in Nessie. And faeries.