Destination Truth

Destination Truth
Hosted by paranormal researcher Josh Gates, Destination Truth takes viewers across the globe to investigate claims of the supernatural. Every week, Gates and his crew visit a different locale to interview of some of the world's most notorious supernatural mysteries, including the Chupacabra of Chile, the Mongolian Fire Worm, and the Australian Yowie.

Genre: Documentary, News, Reality

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    • Episode 14

      Ghosts of Antarctica

      aired: Tue, Apr 19, 2011

      In a Destination Truth first, the team will trek to Antarctica, where strange phenomena occurring around abandoned research stations has stumped scientists. Now, the Destination Truth crew will brave the elements to conduct the world's first paranormal investigation on the frozen continent, giving viewers a rare and unique glimpse at this rarely visited landscape... as well as, perhaps, a look into its past.

    • Episode 13

      Thai Tree People/Aiya Napa Monster

      aired: Tue, Apr 12, 2011

      Josh and the crew head to Cyprus to investigate a massive sea creature.

    • Episode 12

      Jungle Temple Ghosts/Namibian Night Stalker

      aired: Tue, Apr 5, 2011

      The team races across Thailand to chase recent sightings of a giant ghost.

    • Episode 11

      Sandstorm Spirits/Cerro Azul Monster

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      Disembodied spirits in a deserted Namibian mining town challenge Josh and the team.

    • Episode 10

      Haunted Island Prison/Ucumar

      aired: Tue, Mar 22, 2011

      The team treks to Argentina to seek out the mysterious Ucumar beast.

    • Episode 9

      Ghosts of Menengai Crater/Kalanoro

      aired: Thu, Oct 14, 2010

      In the very first live broadcast of Destination Truth, Josh Gates and his Truth Team set out to find the "Irish angel of death," better known as the banshee. For this very special investigation, Josh decided to enlist a few helping hands: Allison Scagliot

    • Episode 8

      Guam Zombies/Fangalobolo

      aired: Thu, Oct 28, 2010

      On this week’s Destination Truth, Josh and the team journey to Madagascar in search of the famed Fangalobolo beast. Deemed a deadly predator, this alleged monster bat has incited national frenzy. Deep within the caves of Ankarana National Park, the crew will encounter way more than they bargained for; crocodiles, spiders, and bats, oh my! Next, Team Truth’s Guam excursion leads them straight for trouble. In hopes of observing the feared Taotaomo’na spirits, the crew begins their mission near the territory’s resident Latte Stones -- precisely where the zombie-like ghosts are said to materialize. With two team members injured before even beginning the expedition, the team realizes these ghouls are not forces to be reckoned with. Watch what happens as the crew embarks on a treacherous mission into the unknown.

    • Episode 7

      Haunted Island Ruins/Moroccan Succubu

      aired: Thu, Oct 21, 2010

      This week, Josh and the Destination Truth crew check out the ancient Nan Madol ruins of Pohnpei Island, Micronesia. Formerly a place of worship, the site is both feared and revered. It is believed that the evil spirits of rulers from long ago remain, haunting locals that dare intrude. Paranormal reports surrounding these watery ruins span centuries, and the team is determined to crack the case. Next, team Truth ventures to Morocco in search of Aisha Kandisha. This vexing vixen is best known for her killer looks -- literally! Seducing her prey into oblivion, Aisha Kandisha’s spellbinding beauty is said to induce insanity. Will they find her?

    • Episode 6

      Ghosts of Menengai Crater/Kalanoro

      aired: Thu, Oct 14, 2010

      The Destination Truth team journeys to East Africa to investigate the Menengai Crater. According to legend, the spirits of 60,000 warriors killed in battle roam the area, terrorizing intruders including the local Maasai tribe. Inside the forbidden walls, predators both living and paranormal are alleged to dominate the crater floor. What eerie echoes of the past will the crew encounter? Next, the team crosses the Indian Ocean to seek out the illustrious Kalanoro beast of Madagascar. An isolated region full of extraordinary creatures, their discoveries on the Amber Mountains are sure to surprise. Follow team Truth into this unknown world, lost in time and untouched by mankind.

    • Episode 5

      Siberian Snowman

      aired: Thu, Oct 7, 2010

      On this episode of Destination Truth, Josh and the team traverse the globe to investigate the famed Siberian Snowman -- better known as "Bigfoot." Believed to roam the Altai mountain region in southern Russia, this alleged ape-man resides in one of the most isolated regions on Earth. In light of years of local folklore supported by new data suggesting an unidentified ancestral primate, the crew decides this is one mystery they must solve once and for all. Navigating the dark wilderness, they will find evidence that cannot be ignored. Between an icy frontier, sub-zero temperatures and unknown mountain predators, the team is in for an adventure of epic proportions.

    • Episode 4

      Ghost Fleet / Japanese River Monster

      aired: Thu, Sep 30, 2010

      On this episode of Destination Truth, Josh and the team travel to Micronesia in what will be the world’s first underwater paranormal investigation. Their undersea exploration will focus on the Truk Lagoon off the Chuuk islands; for, it was here that a Japanese naval base was attacked during WWII, sending hundreds of planes and ships to the bottom of the Pacific. Between the 3,000 Japanese casualties, decaying military equipment, and the ghostly rumblings of engines at the bottom of the ocean, the team is in for what is sure to be an underwater adventure. Next, the crew heads to Tono, Japan to seek out the elusive "Kappa," a mythical sea monster that is both feared and revered among townspeople. Scouring the Kappa-Buchi River for this legendary creature, the team is in for a few scares along the way. It is up to them alone to discover the truth!

    • Episode 3

      Destination Truth: Ghosts of Haboro / Mngwa

      aired: Thu, Sep 23, 2010

      Josh and the team travel to Haboro, Japan, an abandoned mining town on the northern island of Hokkaido. Rotting vestiges are all that remain as they check out the alleged home of the ghostly miners. Facing freezing temperatures and a near impossible journey to this uncharted terrain, the crew faces not only paranormal activity, but a bear threat as well! Upon their return, they will collaborate with the Ghost Hunters to make sense of their findings. Next, they head to Tanzania, where tribal warriors fear the mysterious "Mingwa" beast, an elusive creature believed to possess a most deadly combination of predatory skills. The team surveys the savanna and has some close calls. Between fresh animal tracks, gory carcasses and eerie eyes in the distance, they find that, in a land of predators, man is not welcome.

    • Episode 2

      Spirits of Angkor Wat/Canadian Lake Monster

      aired: Thu, Sep 16, 2010

      In the latest episode of Destination Truth, Josh and the team head to Cambodia to see what’s lurking within the 800 year old temple of Angkor Wat. With many locals having had violent encounters with apparitions, Josh and the crew make an offering to the gods to evoke the evil spirits and get some shocking results. Then the team turns to Canada to investigate the legend of Ogopogo, a huge dragon like creature said to dwell within the waters of Lake Okanagan. Thousands of people clam to have seen the beast over the years and now the crew looks to find some solid evidence of its existence. Using the latest submersible technology, Josh and the team dive into the deep murky waters to discover the truth about this mysterious creature and have some truly startling encounters.

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      Poltergeists of Pompeii/Nandi Beast

      aired: Thu, Sep 9, 2010

      A brand new season of Destination Truth begins in Naples, Italy, where Josh and his team set out on a bold adventure to conduct the world’s first paranormal investigation of the legendary city of Pompeii. Workers and tourists are revealing shocking claims of hearing disembodied voices and witnessing startling apparitions. After a night of chilling investigation, the team receives some help from the Ghost Hunters to review their astonishing footage. Then, the crew heads to Africa to investigate claims of a monstrous animal that has a taste for human flesh. With lasers, cameras, and trackers in place, the team ventures deep into the dangerous African jungle in search of The Nandi Beast.

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    • Episode 15

      Spirits of Easter Island / the Moa

      aired: Tue, Apr 20, 2010

      The crew heads down to Easter Island to conduct the world’s most remote paranormal investigation. Before the investigation even begins, the team must go on a journey to be accepted by the island’s spirits. If successful, they will gain access to the 800 scattered throughout the island. Eerie shadows and voices give Josh and company pause, as they will be tested by the leaders of years gone by. Next up for the team is a trip back to New Zealand to explore the claims of the return of the Moa. First considered extinct in the late 1500’s, these massive birds are the largest flightless birds in history. Vicious and powerful, these large creatures have reportedly been spotted throughout southern New Zealand. Bones, feathers, and large prints help them inch closer to a big re-discovery. It’s not all serious business though: Josh and Ryder wager a bet as to whether or not she can capture a sheep on the majestic foothills along the way.

    • Episode 14

      Ghosts of Petra / Lizard Man

      aired: Tue, Apr 13, 2010

      The Destination Truth team makes their way to the beautiful city of Petra, Jordan, where they explore sightings of what the locals call Djinns: ghosts that are believed to possess humans and live in the dark recesses of ancient burial chambers. Josh and the crew attempt to make sense of all the paranormal encounters in the Treasury Tomb that has become a symbol of the mysterious, ancient city. Ghost Hunters’ Jason and Grant are enlisted to help analyze the results, some of the clearest audio evidence the team has captured yet. Next, the team heads to Bishopville, South Carolina to investigate a complaint from the townspeople that a monster - known as the Lizard Man - is on the loose terrorizing the town’s residents and their vehicles.

    • Episode 13

      Haunted Mining Town/Taniwha

      aired: Wed, Apr 7, 2010

      The Destination Truth team heads to an abandoned mining town in northern Chile to investigate leads of its haunting history. Believed to have one of the scariest cemeteries on Earth, the town is said to have the dead rise from their graves at night and walk back into the city, where most of the locals have had some sort of paranormal encounter. These suffering energies are traced back by many to the poor treatment of the workers from the mine akin to slavery as the mining barons profited from their suffering. Warehouse 13’s Allison Scagliotti joins the crew in a special guest appearance.Next on the itinerary, Josh and his crew take a trip to Northern New Zealand to explore the claims of a dangerous aquatic creature in the volcanic lakes. Known as the Taniwha, this ten-foot, milky white-skinned beast is believed to be both protector of its habitat and destroyer of all that crosses its path. As the Truth team begins its search for the serpentine water creature but without knowing what it is exactly, locals only warn that it should be feared. After a meeting with the Maori tribe, many more sightings by the tribes people shines a light on possible locations known to be sacred to the tribe. Will the tribe’s spiritual union with nature put the people of New Zealand at ease or give a whole new meaning to the Shaky Isles?

    • Episode 12

      The Jersey Devil / The Yeren

      aired: Wed, Mar 31, 2010

      The Destination Truth team travels stateside in order to investigate one of the oldest legendary creatures in the country. For over 300 years, people on the eastern seaboard have been telling the tale of the infamous and frightening Jersey Devil that lurks over the heavily forested Pine Barrens in the Garden State. Josh and the crew talk to eyewitnesses and are given what are believed to be biological remains of what is described as a massive, red-eyed beast with a wingspan of over ten feet. With the help of the Ghost Hunters’ Kris Williams, they organize the first-ever aerial investigation to see for themselves if they can piece this puzzle together. Next, the team heads to China in search of what is believed to be the cousin of Bigfoot. Known to the locals as the Yeren, or Wildman, the search for this mammoth man has become the first and only government-sanctioned search in the world. With claims of footprints and hair samples from the of the 8-foot tall creature as their starting point, Josh and his team search the tourist-restricted Stone Forest in search of a monster that reportedly is prone to attacking humans. Their goal: to search the mountains and caves to be the first to provide photographic proof of the behemoth that is as big as its legend.

    • Episode 11

      Ghosts of the Great Wall / Israeli Mermaid

      aired: Wed, Mar 24, 2010

      The Destination Truth team travels to the Great Wall of China to investigate reports of ghostly encounters with soldiers and over a million people that have died in the shadows of one of the world’s most recognizable icons. Josh and the crew battle the elements and the challenges of scaling an ancient monument. Bobby and Rex retain some startling findings during an EVP session that shock the team. Josh has his first physical encounter with an unseen entity, of which he brings footage back to the Ghost Hunters to examine. Next up, the team heads to Tel Aviv and surrounding coastal cities to explore the reports of mermaids in the Mediterranean. There is a one million dollar reward to be able to prove the existence of the mythological creature. However, rough waters and poor visibility make it a dangerous dive. Once the crew recovers from some early miscues, some rest and a good sense of humor seem to help their luck and spirits. A night dive proves to give the most encouraging signs in their pursuit of these Sirens of the sea.

    • Episode 10

      Ghosts of Masada / the Leprechaun

      aired: Tue, Mar 16, 2010

      Destination Truth returns with brand new episodes! Josh and the crew head to Jerusalem in search of ghosts at Masada. What serves as a major tourist site by day, the ancient location is rarely visited at night. A thousand people committed suicide on the mountain trying to escape troops from the Roman Empire and many believe their spirits still haunt the tragic site. There have been countless claims of large black masses lurking around the area, as well as soft eerie voices being carried in the wind. No one has been given permission to camp out on the historical peak, but the Destination Truth crew has been granted full access. The team will also investigate the oldest synagogue in the world and may have to call on another paranormal duo to sift through the evidence. Next they'’ll head to the green hills of Ireland to investigate the legend of the famous leprechaun!

    • Episode 9

      The Bhutan Yeti

      aired: Tue, Nov 3, 2009

      In the fall finale, Josh and the rest of the Destination Truth crew travel to Bhutan, Nepal to continue their search of the Yeti, after their exciting discovery of a mysterious footprint during a past investigation. This timeless myth proves once again to yield fruitful results for the team, and they return to the United States with more startling evidence of the elusive creature.

    • Episode 8

      Werewolf / Arica Monster

      aired: Tue, Oct 27, 2009

      The team travels to Romania, chasing recent reports about werewolf sightings. During a search of a nearly abandoned village, the team hears a disembodied howling noise, spot eyes watching them through the trees, and make a cast of canine prints to take back to the States for analysis. Then, the team flies to northern Chile to track down what some believe to be an ancient creature that managed to survive extinction. Reports include sightings of a dinosaur-like creature with a 3-toed foot, an extremely quick gait and sharp teeth. Josh and crew investigate the desert region, and are able to collect evidence of several large footprints matching the description of the locals’ claims.

    • Episode 7

      Haunted Lost City / Thunderbird

      aired: Tue, Oct 20, 2009

      The team heads into the rugged mountains of Peru to investigate claims that the Incan ruins there are haunted. Shrouded in the Andes mountains, the Incan city disappeared half a millennia ago: the residents reportedly buried their gold in the tunnels underneath the city and committed suicide before the Spanish conquistadors could invade. The investigation yields such compelling audio and visual evidence that Josh calls on expert analysts Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango from Ghost Hunters to determine whether the Lost City is still inhabited with spirits. Then, the team takes their adventures to Alaska, where locals claim a giant winged bird is terrorizing their community. A nocturnal creature said to be part bird, part reptile, the "Thunderbird" has recently been sighted soaring high over the Alaskan landscape by local pilots. Josh and crew set out for a sub-zero exploration of the arctic terrain.

    • Episode 6

      Chullachaqui / Bermuda Triangle

      aired: Tue, Oct 13, 2009

      Joined by special guest stars Robb Demarest and Dustin Pari from Ghost Hunters International, Josh and team make their way to the jungles of Peru, where a terrifying creature resembling a gremlin is reportedly terrorizing the locals. Then, Josh and his team take on the age-old legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area in the Atlantic Ocean infamous for pulling planes out of the sky and swallowing ships into the sea. It is believed that the triangle’s strange energy vortexes appear at the same locations again and again, so the team plans to chart a direct course through each known coordinate where ships and planes have disappeared. As a result, they manage to collect a phenomenal amount of evidence, including strong electromagnetic disturbances and a mysterious image on their IR camera.

    • Episode 5

      Alien Mummies / Van Lake Monst

      aired: Tue, Oct 6, 2009

      Josh and team embark on their first UFO investigation in Chile, where, according to experts, an alien mummy was exhumed in the desert thousands of miles south of Lima. The stretch of land in between is believed to be swarming with extraterrestrial activity. Locals also claim to see live aliens wandering around in the dark, mysterious lights in the sky and disembodied voices. Then, Josh and the team engage in a fishing trip they won’t ever forget: something massive may be lurking in a lake in Van, Turkey. The lake, nearly the size of Rhode Island, is supposedly home to an animal that that measures more than 40 feet long, with dark scaly skin and a long spiny back. During a search on the lake’s surface, Josh catches something long, and serpentine on the thermal imagery monitor. The team returns to the US and takes their findings to a professor at Santa Barbara for analysis.

    • Episode 4

      Ghosts of Chernobyl / Sal'Awa

      aired: Tue, Sep 29, 2009

      In this chilling episode, the team embarks on a paranormal investigation at the desolate site of the world’s worst nuclear accident: the Chernobyl power plant, located in what is now the Ukraine. The tragic disaster in 1986 resulted in numerous deaths, and today, some locals living on the edge of the disaster zone tell stories about apparitions of the deceased still present, particularly in the abandoned town of Pripyat, the former home for the Chernobyl workers. The Destination Truth crew is the first film crew ever to obtain permits and film inside the Chernobyl reactor zone overnight. Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson make a guest appearance to help analyze the team’s footage. Then, the team heads to the blistering sands of Cairo, Egypt, where locals claim to be attacked by a monstrous canine creature thirsty for human blood: the Sal’awa.

    • Episode 3

      King Tut's Curse / Swamp Ape

      aired: Tue, Sep 22, 2009

      Josh and team head to Egypt, where they set out to make history as one of the only production crews in the world permitted to investigate inside King Tut'’s tomb at night. The dangerous expedition has led to the untimely deaths of many who attempted it in the decades since the tomb'’s discovery, and conditions prove to be no easier for the Destination Truth crew, who must battle illnesses and a sandstorm before collecting evidence of the paranormal in the sinister depths of the famed sepulcher. Then, the crew embarks on another unprecedented journey for the show’'s first-ever U.S.-based investigation: the search for a swamp ape living in the Florida Everglades.

    • Episode 2

      Island of the Dolls / Lusca

      aired: Tue, Sep 15, 2009

      South of Mexico City in the last of the old Aztec canals, there is an island that visitors claim is overrun by thousands of haunted dolls. The dolls were hung up to ward off the spirit of a young girl who had drowned in a canal while visiting the island. Don Julian, the caretaker, was found dead in the same canal. Now, locals claim his spirit also haunts the island. Josh and team’s chilling nighttime pursuit amongst the throng of sinister dolls yields some of their most compelling on-camera evidence yet! From there, the crew dives headfirst into the deep waters surrounding Andros Island in the Bahamas in search of the most feared monster in the ocean - the eight-legged Lusca, a creature said to lurk in the region’s menacing underwater labyrinth of caves and tunnels, far below the stunning scenery above sea level. Josh, a scuba enthusiast always up for the next diving adventure, gears up to investigate.

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      Haunted Forest / Alux

      aired: Tue, Sep 8, 2009

      In one of their most hair-raising experiences to date, Josh and team travel to Romania to investigate paranormal activity in the Hoia Baciu woods. According to local authorities, the forest is home to numerous sightings of apparitions and fleeting beams of light. In addition, these experts have remained puzzled about the presence of a "crop circle" in the forest. After a nearly fatal flight that ends in an emergency landing, the crew is finally able to investigate. The chilling nighttime endeavor is fraught with challenges, and later, Josh asks Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson to lend a hand during the analysis. In the second investigation, the team heads to the Yucatán to explore the myth of the Alux, a pygmy- like creature reported by Maya people. Josh leads the crew on a trek deep into remote caves to hunt for the truth behind this ancient legend.

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    • Episode 13

      Ninki Nanka / Kikiyaon

      aired: Tue, Oct 14, 2008

      Gambia: Ninki Nanka -- Ninki Nanka is a legendary creature based in West African folklore. Descriptions of the creature vary, but most contend that the animal is reptilian and possibly dragon-like. According to tradition, the Ninki Nanka lives in the swamps of West Africa. The animal is said to be extremely large and dangerous. It is believed that when children disobey their parents and go into the swamp, the Ninki Nanka will take them away. This creature's tales were never recorded but the story of it has spread from tribe to tribe all over Africa. A group of "dragon hunters" from the Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) went to Gambia in the summer of 2006 to investigate the Ninki Nanka and take testimony from those who have seen the mythical creature. Gambia: Kikiyoun -- One of the most terrifying and least seen of all the forest creatures is the Kikiyoun. Its very name can conjure a look of terror. It is described as resembling a large owl, especially its head. It has a large beak and raking talons on its arms and feet. In many respects it is a mixture of bird and human. The Bambara people say it has a huge pair of feathered wings that grow from its back. The shoulder joint, which is tipped with a sharp spur, serves as a weapon if its talons fail. It has razor sharp talons, much like those of a large owl, at the end of muscled legs.

    • Episode 12

      Issie/Icelandic Elves

      aired: Tue, Oct 7, 2008

      Japan, Lake Ikeda -- Said to inhabit the depths of Lake Ikeda, Issie is Japan's answer to Nessie. Legends of a mythical creature in the lake have been swirling around for centuries. In 1978 a tourist snapped a series of photos that would make Issie headline news. While scanning the lake in the aftermath of an initial sighting, Mr. Matsuhara's attention was drawn to an object moving in the lake which was somewhat veiled by waves surrounding it. He quickly took a series of photographs and in one of the photos; it appears to be two humps with spinal ridges. By this time the tourism department of the nearby city of Ibusuki had offered a reward of 100,000 Yen to anyone who could produce a photo of Issie. Matsuhara submitted his photo for their consideration and the tourism department officials were impressed enough to award Matsuhara the prize money. Iceland, Elves -- According to the latest reports, the possible existence of Icelandic elves is the main reason many of the roads in the country were rerouted to avoid disturbing rocks where the fantastic creatures possibly live. Most residents polled are not willing to rule out their existence. Many children told their parents about the little inhabitants of the rocks, but more adults have also stated their encounter with elves, as well. According to an engineer with the Iceland Road Authority, they do not want to deny the phenomenon of existing elves. He claims that there are people who can actually negotiate with them.

    • Episode 11

      Haunted Forest / Aswang

      aired: Tue, Sep 30, 2008

      Japan, Mt. Fuji -- A crowded, dark forest bordering Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara is infamous throughout Japan as a popular spot for those taking their final journey. In 2002, 78 bodies were found within it. By May of 2006, at least 16 new suicides had already been found. No one knows how many bodies go undiscovered. Signs emblazoned with messages are nailed to trees throughout the forest. No sounds can be heard other than those produced by the forest itself. Aokigahara is considered the most haunted location in all of Japan. Spiritualists say that the trees themselves are filled with a malevolent energy, accumulated from centuries of suicides. The Philippines, Aswang -- An Aswang is a ghoulish creature in Filipino folklore. The Aswangs are the most feared of supernatural creatures on the Philippines and are the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. One trademark or defining feature of Aswangs, which distinguishes them from other Filipino mythological creatures, is their tendency to replace live victims or stolen cadavers with a facsimile that it creates out of tree trunks and other plant materials. Aswangs are particularly feared for their appetite for children.

    • Episode 10

      Ahool / Pinatubo Monster

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2008

      Indonesia: Java -- According to mainstream science, the world's biggest bat is the Bismarck flying fox, an animal that never gets larger than six feet from wingtip to wingtip. According to cryptozoology, mainstream scientists might be wrong. Many sightings from seemingly reliable people suggest that this might not be the case. The island of Java, not very far from the Bismarck flying fox's home of New Guinea, is supposed to harbor a bat with a twelve-foot wingspan called the Ahool. Its cries sound like "A-hool" and it eats fish. It has gray fur and a flattened face with black eyes. Its head resembles a monkey's head. This creature is not attributed with supernatural powers, and seems like such a plausible animal that it has drawn the attention of naturalists. The Philippines: Pinatubo Monsters -- Reports coming out of the Philippines describe five "huge, black creatures" swimming in the Tikis River, near the former mining village of Buhawen, scaring Aeta families six years ago. Aeta natives first spotted the 7-foot long mysterious creature in 2001, after mistaking it for floating logs. The strange creatures have been seen swimming in the river below Labuan, which is enclosed by tall, thick bushes. Since the monsters' heads and tails were not seen, no one could venture what these locally named "Pinatubo Monsters" could be. Two tribal leaders were requesting that "biasang tau 'scientists'" come and assist them with the mystery surrounding what the creatures might be. At last word, no scientists have volunteered to go look and reports of the huge creatures continue to emerge.

    • Episode 9

      Haunted Cave/Burrunjor

      aired: Tue, Sep 16, 2008

      Java, Indonesia The Haunted Cave: In the most remote corner of Indonesia is a mysterious cave that locals believe is haunted by evil spirits. Located deep in the jungles on Java, Josh and his team must make an incredible journey to the cave and then risk life and limb to penetrate its partially flooded caverns. Australia The Burrunjor: A giant, prehistoric creature known as The Burrunjor is reportedly thrashing through the outback and leaving half eaten cattle in its wake. Indigenous Australians report that the creature is nearly 25 feet tall, stands on two legs and has two very small forelimbs. Locals claim he has a three-toed footprint, a long, ten- foot tail, and formidable teeth similar to a T-Rex. Is a dinosaur roaming around in the Australian Outback? With the help of Aborigines and an exploration of the harsh Australian frontier Josh may just find out.

    • Episode 8

      Orang Pendek/Worm Monster

      aired: Tue, Sep 9, 2008

      Indonesia: Sumatra - Orange Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name given to an unconfirmed animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra. Sightings of the animal have been documented for at least one hundred years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, Western scientists and travelers. According to witnesses, the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate that is covered in short fur and stands 80-150 centimeters tall. The scientific community has demonstrated little interest in the Orange Pendek. Thanks to a grant from National Geographic a group of western scientists in Indonesia are searching full time for the animal. Iceland: Worm Monster - A huge worm like creature is said to reside in the remote Lake Lagarfljot. This remote body of water is reportedly where the Worm Monster lives. It has been spotted consistently since 1345 and is one of the oldest lake monsters ever recorded. It is presumed to be longer than a football field and has been seen coiled near the lakeshore by countless eyewitnesses. According to reports, it has been spotted in both water and dry land. To add, it is believed that it can slither into forests. Feared by locals and relatively unexplored by science, the truth behind the Icelandic worm is a mystery waiting to be explored.

    • Episode 7

      Yowie/Haunted Mosque

      aired: Tue, Sep 2, 2008

      In the Australian wilderness of Queensland, an unidentified being creeps around. This creature resembles the Himalayan Yeti and the North American Bigfoot. A bizarre, hybrid beast resembling a cross between a human and ape, it is said to emerge at night looking to eat whatever it can find. An abandoned mosque in the jungles on the Malaysian peninsula is reported to be the home of an evil spirit. Villagers in the surrounding region, as well as a powerful Imam, refuse to approach the Mosque after sun down. Josh and his team travel to Kuala Lumpur to investigate the case of this haunted ruin.

    • Episode 6

      Giant Anaconda

      aired: Tue, Apr 8, 2008

      Josh travels to South America following reports of giant Anacondas slithering in the jungles of Brazil. His search leads him deep into the Amazon where tribal people fear these monster-sized snakes.

    • Episode 5

      Flying Dinosaur/Sloth Monster

      aired: Tue, Apr 1, 2008

      Josh travels to Africa in search of a flying dinosaur that has reportedly been harassing the locals from overhead. Next, the crew travels to the rainforests of Brazil trailing recent sightings of a giant sloth monster. Does Josh uncover a beast in the overgrown jungle or is this just an overgrown tale?

    • Episode 4

      Sea Monster / Bat Demon

      aired: Tue, Mar 25, 2008

      Josh heads to Vietnam where a sea monster is said to lurk under the waters of Halong Bay. Next, the team travels to East Africa to hunt down an enormous bat-like creature that has reportedly been assaulting locals in their sleep.

    • Episode 3

      Wild Man and Swamp Dinosaur

      aired: Tue, Mar 18, 2008

      Josh travels to the northern jungles of Cambodia on the trail of a half-man, half-ape creature that is terrorizing small villages. Next, the team heads to Africa where locals say a dinosaur is stalking fishermen in northern Zambia. Will Josh get to the bottom of this story or will he find the evidence has gone extinct?

    • Episode 2

      Haunted Island and Death Worm

      aired: Tue, Mar 11, 2008

      Josh travels to East Africa to investigate mysterious haunted ruins in search of ghosts. Next the crew heads to Mongolia in search of a monster size sandworm that has locals in a panic.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Tue, Mar 4, 2008

      Josh travels to Asia, trailing an outbreak of recent sightings of the abominable snowman in the mountains of Nepal. High in the Himalayas, Josh's search for what the locals call the Yeti leaves no stone unturned. The expedition takes a dramatic turn when Josh makes a discovery that shocks the world.

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    • Episode 6

      El Lobizon and El Pombero

      aired: Tue, Jul 17, 2007

      Having read news reports of a creature similar to a werewolf in Argentina, Josh heads to Buenos Aires to investigate El Lobizon. Like the werewolf, El Lobizon is a human who transmogrifies during a full moon but takes the form of a ferocious dog instead of wolf and the transformation reputedly can happen only to the seventh son in a family with all male children. Josh then visits a priest who has baptized hundreds of seventh sons who points Josh toward a few of these subjects and also directs Josh to a man who possesses DNA evidence in the form of a blood-caked rope allegedly used to lasso the creature. Josh buys the rope and sends it back to the U.S. for analysis. Josh then makes his way to a small village where the Lobizon has been seen recently and where Oman, an un-baptized seventh son, lives. That night he sets up surveillance cameras, raw meat as bait and positions Oman in a chair as the full moon rises over the horizon. Once Josh decides they have gathered all available evidence and they head back to Corri Entes to investigate sightings of another creature; a Dwarf-like creature called the Pombero.

    • Episode 5

      Mamlambo and Tokeloshe

      aired: Tue, Jul 10, 2007

      Lured by reports of a Loch Ness type monster in South Africa, Josh and the crew set out to uncover the mystery. The Mamlambo, which is said to have the head of a horse, is alleged to have killed seven people, spurring the formation of a task force to hunt it down. After reaching Durban, Josh and the team head for the Mzintlava River, home of the Mamlambo. While setting up camp, a tornado appears to be forming and they must take cover until the next day. During the night, that camera is bumped violently by something below the surface but no additional evidence of the Mamlambo is found. Josh ships the footage back to the U.S. for analysis and returns to Durban to look for another South African legend, that of the Tokeloshe, a ghostly, monkey-like creature that gained notoriety when several accused murderers testified that they thought they'd encountered the beast.

    • Episode 4

      Bigfoot and Nahuelito

      aired: Tue, Feb 27, 2007

      Awash in reports of alleged sightings of a Malaysian Bigfoot, Josh and his crew head to Southeast Asia to learn more about this cousin of the American Sasquatch. Once the crew reaches the location of the most recent sighting, Josh spots curious depressions in the ground and comes across a huge print that clearly shows five toes and he makes an impression of the print for later study. As darkness falls, the guides leave the jungle from fear and the crew sets up surveillance cameras while Josh treks deeper into the jungle in search of more evidence. Josh decides to return to the U.S. to have the growl recording and footprint cast analyzed. Josh next heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina where a sea serpent-like Nahuelito has been attracting Loch Ness level attention due to numerous sightings. When a local cinematographer's video of the creature turns out to be less than convincing, Josh resolves to get a closer look by heading to Nahuel Hupai Lake which is thought to be the home of the Nahuelito.

    • Episode 3

      Ropen and Chupacabra

      aired: Tue, Jun 19, 2007

      Intrigued by reports of a Pterodactyl-like creature, Josh travels to Papua New Guinea, where witnesses describe the so-called Ropen as a carnivorous, featherless bird with a wingspan of up to 15 feet and a defining glow emanating from its torso. Meeting with a couple of witnesses, Josh then meets with a villager, Max, who offers to take him to the cave thought to be the Ropen's home. After finding a human bone fragment and droppings too big to be from bats, Josh and the crew set up surveillance cameras outside the cave's opening. During the night, the team captures footage of a glowing orb in the sky and Josh returns to the U.S. to have forensics experts review the video. Josh then turns his attention to the legend of El Chupacabra in Chile. Upon arrival in Santiago, Chile, Josh interviews witnesses who claim to have seen El Chupacabra. They describe it as a three-foot tall creature with coarse hair, leathery skin and glowing red eyes.

    • Episode 2

      Haunted Village and Naga

      aired: Tue, Jun 12, 2007

      Josh and his team head to the Khon Kaen province to investigate reports of spooked villagers bringing in professional ghost hunters to track down increasingly active spirits haunting their surroundings. After a dubious capture of a wayward ghost, Josh visits the cemetery believed to be the area's most haunted location. Josh sets up thermal-imaging cameras and a microphone in the cemetery's crematorium. The microphone does pick up a terrifying scraping noise but the cameras do not turn up any ghostly evidence. Convinced they've gotten all the evidence they can, Josh and his team break camp and send the audio evidence to a forensics lab in California. In the meantime, they remain in Northeast Thailand to investigate the legend of the Naga, a serpentine creature said to inhabit the waters of the Mekong River on the border with Laos. Then Josh returns to the U.S. to follow up on the ghost evidence.

    • Episode 1

      Iguanodon and Ri

      aired: Tue, Jun 5, 2007

      Spurred by news reports of SWAT teams searching the jungles of Papua New Guinea for a dinosaur-like beast, Josh travels to the little explored South Pacific island nation to investigate sightings of an Iguanodon near Tinganavudu, a remote village on the island of New Britain. Arriving in the capital city of Port Moresby, Josh meets an anthropology professor who provides photos of the bones thought to be the remains of an Iguanodon. After traveling 495 miles to Tinganavudu and recovering from the local tribe's initiation, Josh discovers that the local who found the skeletal remains from the photos had already sold the bones. Josh and his crew then head to the location of the sightings and surround the area with infrared cameras in the hope of catching some glimpse of the creature. Before returning to the U.S., Josh investigates a second local legend, of a mermaid-like creature called the Ri, which has been reported in the waters off the island of New Ireland.

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