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Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter – Available Today!

Truth is stranger than legend . . . and your journey into both begins here.

World adventurer and international monster hunter Josh Gates has careened through nearly 100 countries, investigating frightening myths, chilling cryptozoological legends, and terrifying paranormal phenomena. Now, he invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at these breathtaking expeditions.

Follow Gates from the inception of the groundbreaking hit show (at the summit of Kilimanjaro) to his hair-raising encounters with dangerous creatures in the most treacherous locations on earth. Among his many adventures, he unearths the flesh-crawling reality of the Mongolian Death Worm, challenges an ancient curse by spending the night in King Tut’s tomb, descends into a centuries-old mine to search for an alien entity in subterranean darkness, pursues ghosts in the radioactive shadow of Chernobyl, and explores sightings of Bigfoot from the leech-infested rain forests of Malaysia to the dizzying heights of the Himalayas.

Part journey into the unexplained, part hilarious travelogue, part fascinating look at the making of a reality-based TV show—and featuring never-before-published photographs— this Destination Truth companion takes readers on the supernatural expedition of a lifetime.

Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

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1st look at the cover/title of my book, "Memoirs of a Monster Hunter." Comes out October 11th. Available for pre-order at Amazon now!

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Destination Truth S04E14 – Ghosts of Antarctica

Josh and the team head out for one wild ride as they head down to a true frozen wasteland, Antarctica. There are reports that people who visit these outposts and do research out there are still feeling the presence and hearing the sounds of explorers long since gone. They see shadows, hear footsteps within the old research buildings and see strange lights. The team bundles up and heads out to see what they can find.

As you expect, getting there is half the battle. But this time it’s not a faulty car that is Josh’s nemesis but rather a broken down transmission on their chartered boat that leaves them stranded at the dock for 5 days while a replacement is shipped in. That certainly puts a damper on things doesn’t it?

But they do manage to get the boat fixed, using a used transmission (they spare no expense) so they head off and spend a lovely few days seeing icebergs and getting seasick. None the worse for wear they do come across some lonely Russians who invite them in for a feast and tell their own stories about how they feel a presence and don’t feel alone even though they’re completely isolated.

Their first stop is Deception Island where they investigate several of the abandoned buildings. Josh gets something on the thermal but not enough for a positive ID. Josh and Ryder end up in some sort of warehouse where they hear plenty of bangs coming from all around.

Gabe and Shawn see lights and hear noises in another set of run down shacks and feel someone is trying to talk to them. They aren’t able to get anything definitive though.

There is no doubt this location is eerily still and creepy, but when it comes to evidence they don’t have much in the way of hard facts. The wind and cold could be making all manner of noises and light could be reflecting off the snow in all sorts of ways. But it’s desolate and lonely and for those who lost their lives it would have been a miserable passing. Starvation, bitter cold and lack of supplies could make for some negative experiences that might still linger.

But the team can’t stay so they move on to the next location. And the tribute to the Titanic by Josh and Erin is something to be seen and experienced. However, don’t trying drinking through this piece lest something come shooting out your nose.

The next stop is Wordie Hut, but first it’s a trip to the bar. Yes indeed, there is a bar in the Antarctic (which is worth the price of admission) and if you’re willing to part with a bra you get drinks for free. Sadly, Josh is informed it only works for the ladies. I think he was robbed.

The barkeep has the keys to Wordie Hut so they set out for another investigation where they find a journal. As they read some passages about the freezing cold temperatures and miserable conditions they hear what sounds like a light switch being flicked. Is someone offering them some light so they can read the journal better?

There is also an isolation session where Erin distinctly feels a presence and Josh swears he sees something and gives chase. They all feel as though something is there but that it’s just beyond their reach.

This has got to be one of the coolest investigations they’ve done. Regardless of the paranormal aspect the idea of going to such a remote location is absolutely staggering. It’s both beautiful and haunting and is most certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The team walks away with some odd sounds and experiences but it’s hard to say if they have anything truly paranormal. That’s not the point though. This was a wild ride and was a truly fascinating adventure on so many levels.

The season has ended far too quickly. Just when I was getting back into the swing of things we’ve come to the end of the journey. Hopefully Josh and the team will be back in a few months with all new adventures and great locations for us to visit. I think they’ve done a fantastic job of exposing us to different lands and varying cultures. In some cases they’ve actually risked their lives to bring it to us. Ryder has certainly taken a few knocks in the process.

Thanks for DT and Syfy for the wonderful adventures and I can’t wait see more.

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