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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 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.

Tuesday
Oct 9
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 9
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Oct 9
11pm | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 10
2am | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 16
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 16
9am | 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.

Tuesday
Oct 16
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 9

South African Monsters

Tuesday
Oct 16
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 16
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 16
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 12

The Jersey Devil and Chinese Bigfoot

Josh heads to New Jersey in search of a nocturnal winged creature that locals refer to as the Jersey Devil. Then, it's off to the mountains of China on the hunt for Bigfoot-like monster called the Yeren.

Tuesday
Oct 16
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 3

Sea Monster in Vietnam and Bat Man in Zanzibar

Josh embarks on a journey through Vietnam where a sea monster has been spotted in Ha Long Bay. Then, he goes on an adventure in east Africa to investigate claims of a demonic bat-like creature attacking local villagers.

Tuesday
Oct 16
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Sea Monster in Vietnam and Bat Man in Zanzibar

Josh embarks on a journey through Vietnam where a sea monster has been spotted in Ha Long Bay. Then, he goes on an adventure in east Africa to investigate claims of a demonic bat-like creature attacking local villagers.

Wednesday
Oct 17
2am | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 23
8am | 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.

Tuesday
Oct 23
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 23
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 10

The Yeti

Tuesday
Oct 23
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Mystery at Mayan Ruins and a Fiji Sea Monster

Josh Gates travels to Central America to investigate claims of unexplained sounds surrounding the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal. Then, he's off to Fiji to hunt for a dangerous predator said to be lurking in the waters.

Tuesday
Oct 23
12pm | 11c
Tuesday
Oct 23
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 23
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 5

Cambodian Ape Man and Dinosaur in Zambia

Josh journeys to the jungles of Cambodia, trailing a beast believed to be half man, half ape. Then, he spends a night on the water in Zambia to hunt for a dinosaur said to be stalking the local fishermen.

Tuesday
Oct 23
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 5

Cambodian Ape Man and Dinosaur in Zambia

Josh journeys to the jungles of Cambodia, trailing a beast believed to be half man, half ape. Then, he spends a night on the water in Zambia to hunt for a dinosaur said to be stalking the local fishermen.

Wednesday
Oct 24
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.

Tuesday
Nov 6
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 2

African Dinosaur and a Beast in Brazil

Josh treks through the rainforests of Brazil in search of a giant sloth-like monster said to be lurking in the Amazon. Then, he is off to Zambia where locals claim a large winged creature has been attacking from overhead.

Tuesday
Nov 6
11am | 10c
Tuesday
Nov 6
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 11

African Mysteries and a Giant Worm in Mongolia

Josh travels to Africa to uncover the mysteries on Pemba Island, where people are seeing unexplained orbs of light and hearing unidentifiable sounds. Then, in Mongolia, he takes on a frigid investigation for a deadly worm said to be wreaking havoc.

Tuesday
Nov 6
1pm | 12c