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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 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
May 19
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.

Saturday
May 27
12am | 11c
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 7

Australian Big Foot and a Malaysian Mosque

Josh Gates travels to Australia to investigate recent sightings of a Big Foot-like creature lurking in the mountains. Then, he and his team explore an abandoned mosque in Malaysia that's causing fear among the locals.

Saturday
Jun 10
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
Jun 16
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 10

Angkor Wat Temple and a Canadian Lake Creature

Josh Gates explores an 800-year-old temple in Cambodia and has an terrifying encounter in the crumbling ruins. Later, he journeys to British Columbia to investigate reports of a monster living beneath a glacial Canadian lake.

Saturday
Jun 17
1am | 12c
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 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 30
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.

Saturday
Jul 8
1am | 12c
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.

Friday
Jul 14
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 7

Australian Big Foot and a Malaysian Mosque

Josh Gates travels to Australia to investigate recent sightings of a Big Foot-like creature lurking in the mountains. Then, he and his team explore an abandoned mosque in Malaysia that's causing fear among the locals.

Saturday
Jul 15
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
Jul 22
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 10

Angkor Wat Temple and a Canadian Lake Creature

Josh Gates explores an 800-year-old temple in Cambodia and has an terrifying encounter in the crumbling ruins. Later, he journeys to British Columbia to investigate reports of a monster living beneath a glacial Canadian lake.

Saturday
Aug 5
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 21

The Siberian Snowman

Josh Gates heads to the icy frontier of southern Russia to find evidence of the Siberian Snowman. He and his team push themselves to the limit as they fight extreme temperatures and experience a close encounter with an unidentified beast.

Friday
Aug 18
9pm | 8c
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
Aug 18
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 18

Romanian Werewolves and a Raptor in Chile

Josh Gates hunts for a werewolf in Romania that has locals so terrified, they've abandoned an entire village. Then, he tackles the extreme heat of the Chilean desert to investigate reports of a dinosaur-like monster living in the blazing climate.

Friday
Aug 18
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 21

The Siberian Snowman

Josh Gates heads to the icy frontier of southern Russia to find evidence of the Siberian Snowman. He and his team push themselves to the limit as they fight extreme temperatures and experience a close encounter with an unidentified beast.

Saturday
Aug 19
12am | 11c
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.

Saturday
Aug 19
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 18

Romanian Werewolves and a Raptor in Chile

Josh Gates hunts for a werewolf in Romania that has locals so terrified, they've abandoned an entire village. Then, he tackles the extreme heat of the Chilean desert to investigate reports of a dinosaur-like monster living in the blazing climate.

Saturday
Aug 19
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 22

Chernobyl Mysteries and a Beast in the Egyptian Sugar Canes

Josh Gates dares to travel to the Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine to conduct the world's first overnight investigation of this abandoned wasteland. Then in the deserts of Egypt, Josh and his team hunt for a menacing creature along the Nile.

Friday
Aug 25
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

UFOs in South America

Josh Gates treks through South America on his team's first extraterrestrial hunt and finds a shocking discovery in Peruvian caves. Then he heads out on the frigid waters of Turkey in search of the Lake Van monster.

Friday
Aug 25
10pm | 9c
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
Aug 25
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 22

Chernobyl Mysteries and a Beast in the Egyptian Sugar Canes

Josh Gates dares to travel to the Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine to conduct the world's first overnight investigation of this abandoned wasteland. Then in the deserts of Egypt, Josh and his team hunt for a menacing creature along the Nile.

Saturday
Aug 26
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 6

UFOs in South America

Josh Gates treks through South America on his team's first extraterrestrial hunt and finds a shocking discovery in Peruvian caves. Then he heads out on the frigid waters of Turkey in search of the Lake Van monster.

Saturday
Aug 26
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.

Saturday
Aug 26
2am | 1c
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.

Friday
Sep 1
9pm | 8c