Rob Lowe
Lowe claimed he had a close encounter with a Sasquatch-like beast while deep in the Ozark Mountains. In this photo, honoree Rob Lowe appears onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Plenty of public figures have shared their experiences with unexplained phenomena of every imaginable stripe. Rob Lowe is one such celebrity after sharing his experience with a Sasquatch-like beast while deep in the Ozark Mountains, which span Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Tuesday, Lowe claimed he had a close encounter with what locals refer to as a “wood ape.” Lowe described a wood ape as “local vernacular for a Sasquatch or a Bigfoot.” The event reportedly occurred while the actor was filming his new A&E series “The Lowe Files,” which will star Lowe and his sons Matthew and John Owen.

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“We’re 100 miles from the nearest town,” he said. “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 “fully aware” he might sound to some “like a crazy, Hollywood kook.” However, when describing the encounter, Lowe said he was “lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed.”

When asked whether the beast was caught on camera for viewers of the show to see for themselves, Lowe replied, “I don’t want to oversell as a results-oriented show, although we have incredible results.”

The wood ape was hardly all Lowe revealed about his adventures with unexplainable phenomena. Shooting “The Lowe Files” dragged the actor to many sites of reported paranormal activity — perhaps most notably, Lowe said, a number of locations that confirmed his position on ghosts and poltergeists.

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“We captured some incredible [footage]. Our first episode is about poltergeists in one of the most notoriously haunted structures in America. Nothing is staged, nothing is trick-cut — no B.S. I believe there are probably ghosts out there,” Lowe said of the encounters.

Lowe isn’t the only actor who made a splash recently with reported sightings of unexplainable phenomena. Fellow Hollywood star Kurt Russell admitted earlier this year — perhaps to the surprise of veteran ufologists — that he was the civilian pilot who reported seeing the famed “Phoenix Lights” of 1997. The incident, reported by thousands of civilians and a number of government officials, has been one of the more prolific UFO sightings to date.

In an interview with the BBC, Russell said he was flying with his Oliver at the time they reported the unidentified lights over Phoenix, Arizona. Russell recalled telling responders, “I’m going to declare it’s unidentified, it’s flying and it’s six objects.”

He told BBC, “I saw six lights over the airport in an absolute uniform, in a ‘v’ shape, and Oliver said to me — I was just looking at them — we’re maybe a half mile out, and Oliver said to me, ‘Pa, what are those lights?’ The I kind of came out of my reverie and I said, ‘I don’t know where they are.’”