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Rob Lowe says he feared death during bigfoot-like encounter

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Rob Lowe says he thought he was going to be killed during an encounter with a bigfoot creature while filming his new A&E docuseries.

Lowe tells Entertainment Weekly the encounter took place in the Ozark Mountains, which stretch between Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Lowe says he and his sons were camping there to investigate a bigfoot-like creature known to locals as a “wood ape” during a shoot for “The Lowe Files” when something began to approach their camp. Lowe says he was lying on the ground thinking he was going to be killed.

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He adds that he’s “fully aware” the story makes him sound like “a crazy, Hollywood kook.”

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“The Lowe Files” follows the actor and sons Matthew and John Owen as they explore mysterious phenomena across the country.