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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 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
Jun 3
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 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 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 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 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 14

Underground Indonesian Secrets and an Australian Dinosaur

Josh Gates plunges into the deep, murky waters of a remote cave in Indonesia to uncover the truth behind the locals' recent encounters with unexplained figures. Then he travels to Australia in search of a prehistoric predator called the Burrunjor.

Friday
Sep 1
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 8

Easter Island and a New Zealand Monster

Josh Gates investigates reports of voices and strange noises surrounding the Moai statues on Easter Island. Then, his team voyages all the way to New Zealand on the hunt for a large prehistoric bird.

Saturday
Sep 2
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 25

Indonesian Mysteries and a Moroccan Temptress

Josh Gates hikes through the dense jungles of a forgotten Indonesian island to find the crumbling ruins that locals claim are filled with glowing lights. Then, he heads to Morocco in search of a succubus connected to a string of disappearances.

Friday
Sep 29
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 25

Indonesian Mysteries and a Moroccan Temptress

Josh Gates hikes through the dense jungles of a forgotten Indonesian island to find the crumbling ruins that locals claim are filled with glowing lights. Then, he heads to Morocco in search of a succubus connected to a string of disappearances.

Saturday
Sep 30
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 20

Plant Monster in Thailand and the Cyprus Sea Savage

Josh Gates treks to Thailand to uncover the truth behind sightings of a plant-like monster hacking through the deep jungles near Wang Yen. Then, Josh dives head first into an investigation of a monster wreaking havoc in the Mediterranean Sea.

Friday
Oct 6
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 16

Romanian Forest Terrors and a Mexican Jungle Demon

Josh Gates meets unexpected challenges while exploring a haunted woodland in the depths of Romania. Then, in the jungles of Mexico, he hunts for a mischievous creature called the Alux that villagers blame for recent attacks.

Friday
Oct 13
8pm | 7c
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
Oct 20
8pm | 7c
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
Oct 20
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.

Friday
Oct 20
10pm | 9c
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
Oct 20
11pm | 10c
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.

Saturday
Oct 21
12am | 11c
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
Oct 21
1am | 12c
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.

Saturday
Oct 21
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.

Saturday
Oct 21
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 25

Indonesian Mysteries and a Moroccan Temptress

Josh Gates hikes through the dense jungles of a forgotten Indonesian island to find the crumbling ruins that locals claim are filled with glowing lights. Then, he heads to Morocco in search of a succubus connected to a string of disappearances.

Friday
Oct 27
8pm | 7c
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
Oct 27
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Vampire in Transylvania and Swedish Witches

Josh Gates treks to Romania to investigate reports of a real vampire that is terrorizing Transylvania. Then, on the icy coast of Sweden, Josh and his team spend the night on an island that locals claim is home to witches.

Friday
Oct 27
11pm | 10c
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.

Saturday
Oct 28
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Vampire in Transylvania and Swedish Witches

Josh Gates treks to Romania to investigate reports of a real vampire that is terrorizing Transylvania. Then, on the icy coast of Sweden, Josh and his team spend the night on an island that locals claim is home to witches.

Saturday
Oct 28
2am | 1c