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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 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
May 14
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
May 21
12pm | 11c
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
May 21
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
May 21
2pm | 1c
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
May 21
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 14

Mysterious Thai Temple and a Namibian Beast

Josh treks to Thailand in search of a tall, dangerous spirit known as the Pret. Then, in the African wilderness, he's on high alert after farmers say their animals have slaughtered by a monster they call the Namibian Night Stalker.

Tuesday
May 21
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 4

Pterodactyl in Papua New Guinea and Chile's Monster

Josh treks to Papua New Guinea in search of a flying creature said to be terrifying the locals. Then, he and his team travel to Chile on the hunt for the legendary chupacabra.

Tuesday
May 21
5pm | 4c
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
Jun 4
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 1

Giant Anaconda

Josh and his team trek through the Brazilian jungle and down the Amazon in search of a giant anaconda said to be over 100 feet long. Will they find this super-sized snake lurking in the water, right next to their boat?

Tuesday
Jun 4
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 10

The Yeti

Josh braves freezing temperatures in the mountains of Nepal in search of the Abominable Snowman. He goes to great lengths to uncover the truth about this legendary creature as he crawls into caves and hikes to extreme altitudes.

Tuesday
Jun 4
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 11
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 11
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 9

South African Monsters

Josh and his team battle terrible storms as they search along a South African river for a man-eating monster known as the Mamlambo. Then, on the other side of the country, he investigates reports of a tiny creature haunting local villagers.

Tuesday
Jun 11
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 18
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 18
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 17

Hanging Coffins and Bigfoot

Josh braves the Philippine jungles to explore a graveyard unlike any other. Then, in Kazakhstan, the team is on the hunt for Central Asia's Bigfoot. Know for aggressive attacks, local say this massive beast is hiding in the unexplored mountains.

Tuesday
Jun 18
2pm | 1c
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
Jun 25
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 25
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Jun 25
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
Jul 2
12pm | 11c
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
Jul 2
1pm | 12c
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
Jul 2
2pm | 1c
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
Jul 2
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 4

Pterodactyl in Papua New Guinea and Chile's Monster

Josh treks to Papua New Guinea in search of a flying creature said to be terrifying the locals. Then, he and his team travel to Chile on the hunt for the legendary chupacabra.

Tuesday
Jul 9
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 6

Bigfoot in Malaysia and the Argentinian Lake Monster

Josh journeys to Malaysia to investigate recent reports of Sasquatch sightings in the rainforest. Then, he cruises across Argentina, on the hunt for a massive creature said to be similar to the Loch Ness Monster.

Tuesday
Jul 9
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Jul 9
2pm | 1c