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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 2, Episode 10

UFOs in Kazakhstan and a Swedish Lake Monster

Josh has an out-of-this-world experience while investigating reports of strange lights and flying objects in Kazakhstan. Then, he and his team search for a massive beast said to be living below the deep, murky waters of a Swedish lake.

Tuesday
Jul 23
3pm | 2c
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
Jul 30
12pm | 11c
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
Jul 30
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 30
2pm | 1c
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
Jul 30
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 16

Fiji Mysteries and the Filipino Terror

Josh travels to Fiji to investigate reports of strange noises and unexplained figures at a village once home to a cannibal tribe. Then, he journeys through the Philippines on the hunt for a primate-like monster living in the jungle.

Tuesday
Aug 6
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 13

Abandoned Panama Prison and an Argentinean Beast

Josh travels to Panama to unlock the secrets of an abandoned island prison known for unexplained sights and eerie noises. Then, he and his team head out on horseback to search Buenos Aires for a huge creature that is attacking local livestock.

Tuesday
Aug 6
2pm | 1c
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
Aug 6
3pm | 2c
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
Aug 13
12pm | 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.

Tuesday
Aug 13
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Aug 13
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 13
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 20
12pm | 11c
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
Aug 20
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 24

Mysterious Sand Dunes and a Creature in Panama

Josh Gates takes on a sand-filled ghost town in Namibia to investigate reports of unexplained sounds and unidentified lights. Then, he and his team head to Panama to seek out an unknown creature that locals claim to have seen in a nearby cave.

Tuesday
Aug 20
2pm | 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
Aug 20
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 15

Mysteries of Haboro and Untamed Tanzania

Josh Gates heads to an abandoned mining town in northern Japan to investigate accounts of strange happenings in a deserted school. Then he's off to Tanzania to hunt for a terrifying beast that haunts the untamed African plains.

Tuesday
Aug 27
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 27
4pm | 3c
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
Aug 27
5pm | 4c
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
Sep 3
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 12

Thailand Cemeteries and the Naga Serpent

Josh spends the night in an abandoned cemetery in Thailand that locals claim emits strange noises. Then, he and his team hunt for massive serpent said to live in the Mekong River.

Tuesday
Sep 3
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Sep 3
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 8

Werewolves and Beasts in Argentina

Josh leads his team to Argentina where locals claim a werewolf is terrorizing the village. Then, across the country, he seeks the truth about a tiny creature supposedly lurking near an abandoned house.

Tuesday
Sep 3
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 3
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

UFOs in Kazakhstan and a Swedish Lake Monster

Josh has an out-of-this-world experience while investigating reports of strange lights and flying objects in Kazakhstan. Then, he and his team search for a massive beast said to be living below the deep, murky waters of a Swedish lake.

Tuesday
Sep 3
5pm | 4c