It's sometimes hard to distinguish Rob Lowe from the characters that Rob Lowe plays.
He's all so earnest and convincing that you almost believe that he's actually Chris Traeger from Parks & Recreation, and that's why when he says stuff like this, we're kind of half-believing him. Lowe has a new show on A&E called - you guessed it - The Lowe Files, in which Rob Lowe investigates the weird and paranormal with an open mind in the way only Rob Lowe can have an open mind.
In other words, it's Rob Lowe and his boundless enthusiasm mixed with slightly eccentric people talking about aliens and the like. We're locked in already. However, as Lowe is doing promo for the show, he revealed to EW a particularly frightening encounter he had with a so-called wood ape, more commonly known as a sasquatch or Bigfoot.
As Lowe tells it, he "had an incredible encounter with what locals call the wood ape, which is in the Ozark Mountains. I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy, Hollywood kook right now." According to Lowe, he was "genuinely terrified," and felt certain that the wood ape was going to kill him.
Imagine if Rob Lowe was murdered by Bigfoot. Imagine.