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'Josh Gates’ Destination Truth' is Coming to Travel Channel

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About the show

From the muddy swamps of Africa to the dense jungles of the Philippines, Josh Gates is on the mission of a lifetime to uncover the world's biggest mysteries in some of the most remote parts of the Earth. He'll dig deeper than ever before, doing whatever it takes to find his ultimate destination — the truth.

Season 1, Episode 2

Gambian Beasts

Josh Gates treks through the swamps of West Africa to uncover a reptilian monster that fearful local witnesses claim is living in the river. Then, he turns his sights high in the jungle canopy in search of a giant flying beast that is terrorizing the villagers.

Friday
May 19
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Gambian Beasts

Josh Gates treks through the swamps of West Africa to uncover a reptilian monster that fearful local witnesses claim is living in the river. Then, he turns his sights high in the jungle canopy in search of a giant flying beast that is terrorizing the villagers.

Saturday
May 20
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Monsters of Indonesia and Iceland

Josh Gates travels to the dense jungles of Indonesia in search of an ape-like a creature that locals believe to be very dangerous. Then, he tackles the freezing waters of Iceland on the hunt for a mystifying 30-foot-long monster and spots something unforgettable in the dark, frigid lake.

Wednesday
May 24
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Monsters of Indonesia and Iceland

Josh Gates travels to the dense jungles of Indonesia in search of an ape-like a creature that locals believe to be very dangerous. Then, he tackles the freezing waters of Iceland on the hunt for a mystifying 30-foot-long monster and spots something unforgettable in the dark, frigid lake.

Thursday
May 25
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 4

Vietnam's Big Foot

Josh Gates embarks on an epic journey through the jungles of Vietnam to track down the elusive Batutut, a massive primate that has been terrorizing the locals.

Saturday
May 27
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

Island Jungles and the Filipino Lake Monster

Josh Gates trudges through the treacherous jungles of Indonesia to hunt for an aggressive bat creature. Next, he heads to the Philippines to take on a snake-like monster that's residing in a mercury-filled lake.

Friday
Jun 2
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 3

Egyptian Tombs and Florida Swamps

Josh Gates spends an unforgettable night inside King Tut's tomb investigating the legendary pharaoh's curse. His next expedition takes him deep into the Florida Everglades on the hunt for a mysterious ape creature that calls the swamps home.

Thursday
Jun 8
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 12

The Great Wall and an Israeli Mermaid

Josh Gates sets out on an adventure through a hazardous section of the Great Wall of China, chasing reports that the spirits of soldiers are causing trouble. Then, he dives headfirst into the waters of Tel Aviv to investigate an aquatic mystery.

Saturday
Jun 24
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Menengai Crater and a Madagascar Creature

Josh Gates journeys to Kenya to investigate unknown sounds and inexplicable lights coming from one of the largest craters in the world. Then he goes deep into the jungle of Madagascar to hunt for the legendary Kalanoro, a small humanoid creature.

Friday
Jun 30
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Menengai Crater and a Madagascar Creature

Josh Gates journeys to Kenya to investigate unknown sounds and inexplicable lights coming from one of the largest craters in the world. Then he goes deep into the jungle of Madagascar to hunt for the legendary Kalanoro, a small humanoid creature.

Saturday
Jul 1
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Island Jungles and the Filipino Lake Monster

Josh Gates trudges through the treacherous jungles of Indonesia to hunt for an aggressive bat creature. Next, he heads to the Philippines to take on a snake-like monster that's residing in a mercury-filled lake.

Saturday
Jul 1
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

Monsters of Indonesia and Iceland

Josh Gates travels to the dense jungles of Indonesia in search of an ape-like a creature that locals believe to be very dangerous. Then, he tackles the freezing waters of Iceland on the hunt for a mystifying 30-foot-long monster and spots something unforgettable in the dark, frigid lake.

Friday
Jul 7
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 17

Japanese Water Monster and Icelandic Elves

Josh Gates and his team hightail it to Japan to find out what mysterious monster is lurking in Lake Ikeda. Then, they're off to Iceland after locals report personal contact with elves living on the edge of the forests.

Saturday
Jul 22
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 9

Pompeii Ruins and a Kenyan Jungle Beast

Josh Gates heads to Italy to learn the truth behind claims of voices and apparitions haunting the ruins of Pompeii. Then, he treks through the remote jungles of Africa on a potentially life-threatening investigation involving a flesh-eating monster.

Friday
Dec 15
8pm | 7c
Friday
Dec 15
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 23

Israeli Ruins and Irish Leprechauns

Josh Gates traverses the globe to spend the night among the mysterious Masada ruins in Israel where locals say terrifying sounds are heard. Then, Josh and his team search far and wide for any proof of leprechauns living in Ireland.

Friday
Dec 15
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Haunted Chilean Mining Towns and an Aquatic Savage in New Zealand

Josh treks to northern Chile to explore two abandoned mining towns that are filled with unexplained shadows and eerie sounds. Then, he's off to New Zealand to hunt down a large aquatic monster that is attacking a Maori village.

Friday
Dec 15
11pm | 10c
Saturday
Dec 16
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 23

Israeli Ruins and Irish Leprechauns

Josh Gates traverses the globe to spend the night among the mysterious Masada ruins in Israel where locals say terrifying sounds are heard. Then, Josh and his team search far and wide for any proof of leprechauns living in Ireland.

Saturday
Dec 16
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 6

Haunted Chilean Mining Towns and an Aquatic Savage in New Zealand

Josh treks to northern Chile to explore two abandoned mining towns that are filled with unexplained shadows and eerie sounds. Then, he's off to New Zealand to hunt down a large aquatic monster that is attacking a Maori village.

Saturday
Dec 16
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 9

Pompeii Ruins and a Kenyan Jungle Beast

Josh Gates heads to Italy to learn the truth behind claims of voices and apparitions haunting the ruins of Pompeii. Then, he treks through the remote jungles of Africa on a potentially life-threatening investigation involving a flesh-eating monster.

Saturday
Dec 16
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 1

The Search for the Irish Banshee

Josh Gates heads to Ireland to investigate the cliff-side ruins of a medieval castle that the locals believe is home to a lethal phantom.

Friday
Dec 22
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 4

Madagascar Monster Bat and Guam Zombies

Josh travels to Madagascar on a mission to track down a massive vampire bat. Then, he heads to Guam to investigate claims of a ghoulish island legend lurking in the jungles.

Friday
Dec 22
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 3

The Island of Dolls and a Tentacled Tyrant

Josh journeys to the ancient canals of Mexico City to explore an island filled with thousands of decrepit dolls that locals say come to life. Then, he risks his life to find a giant octopus said to be living in the Deep Blue Hole of the Bahamas.

Friday
Dec 22
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 11

The Djinn of Petra and a Lizard Monster

Josh Gates leads his team through the deserts of Jordan to learn the truth about a malevolent force called a Djinn. Next, his team tackles the muddy, snake-infested swamps of South Carolina where a lizard like creature has taken up residence.

Friday
Dec 22
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

WWII Ghost Hunt and a Japanese River Monster

Josh travels to Micronesia to investigate claims of unexplained noises and sightings deep below the Pacific Ocean. Then, he goes on the hunt for a giant reptilian monster said to lurking in a Japanese river.

Friday
Dec 22
9pm | 8c