Special Edition of 'Monsters & Mysteries in America' Premieres This Friday on Destination America

Airing this Friday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET, is a special edition of Destination America's "Monsters and Mysteries in America" called "Monsters & Mysteries: The Blackburn Files." The special, anthology edition episode will be hosted by crypto-zoologist Lyle Blackburn. Blackburn is out to prove that the unidentified monsters that seem to have immersed entire towns in fear, are more than just figments of their imaginations.

Stories featured in this special episode include:

· Lake Worth Monster – In the summer of 1969, young couples in Texas’ sleepy Lake Worth community were attacked by an aggressive, horned, hybrid monster that was half man, half goat. Though many thought the creature had disappeared, two decades later the encounters continue.

· Rake – After two 12-year-old girls recently carried out a brutal attack in the name of Slenderman, a shadowy internet-born character, the story became an instant media sensation. Who or what is this dark collector of young souls? The legend is actually quite old and continues to make its way into contemporary account. Kerrie Fargiorgio recalls her encounter with the faceless nocturnal predator also known as “The Rake.”

· Beast of Bray Road – Bar manager Lori Endrizzi will never forget the night she was driving down one of Wisconsin’s most infamous roads and came face-to-face with the half-man, half-wolf beast known as “the Beast of Bray Road.”

Tune in to Destination America this Friday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET to see if Blackburn makes a case for the existence of these creatures.

-Larissa Mrykalo