The Best Episodes of Destination Truth

Issie & Icelandic Elves

#1 - Issie & Icelandic Elves 8.62

Season 2 - Episode 12

Josh searches for Issie, the Loch Ness monster of Japan, supposed to live in Lake Ikeda then jumps the continent for Iceland in search of little people believed to be elves.

Ninki Nanka & Kikiyaon

#2 - Ninki Nanka & Kikiyaon 8.60

Season 2 - Episode 13

Ninki Nanka is a legendary creature based in West African folklore. Descriptions of the creature vary, but the consensus is that the animal is reptilian and possibly dragon-like. According to tradition, the Ninki Nanka lives in the swamps of West Africa. Then, meet one of the most terrifying and least-seen forest creatures: the Kikiyaon. Its very name can conjure a look of terror. It is described as resembling a large owl of human proportions. It has a large beak and raking talons on its arms and feet. In many respects it is a mixture of bird and human. The Bambara people say it has a huge pair of feathered wings that grow from its back. Sharp shoulder spurs serve as weapons if its razor-sharp claws fail.

Aswang & Haunted Forest

#3 - Aswang & Haunted Forest 8.58

Season 2 - Episode 11

Josh and his team search for Bigfoot-like creatures with mystical powers near a haunted Filipino church and the haunted Aokigahara forest in the shadow of Mount Fuji where campers have often committed suicide.

Flying Dinosaur & Sloth Monster

#4 - Flying Dinosaur & Sloth Monster 8.31

Season 2 - Episode 5

Josh investigates a flying dinosaur, which is claimed to have harassed African locals. Elsewhere, Josh visits the rainforests of Brazil to investigate sightings of a sloth monster.

Haunted Cave & Burrunjor

#5 - Haunted Cave & Burrunjor 8.30

Season 2 - Episode 9

In the most remote corner of Indonesia is a mysterious cave that is both revered and reviled by local villagers. In one of the two entrances, villagers make offerings to the protective spirits that reside within and are alternately terrified of approaching the other opening. In Australia, an Aboriginal story tells of a creature called the Burrunjor. It walks on two legs and has two small forearms. This creature is said to be dangerous and is about 25 feet long.

Ghosts of Petra & The Lizard Man

#6 - Ghosts of Petra & The Lizard Man 8.22

Season 3 - Episode 14

Josh and the team travel to Petra, an ancient city carved from the walls of a canyon in Jordan in search of the spirits who are still said to reside there. Then they return to the US to see if they can find proof of the existence of the Lizard Man who supposedly lives in the Scape Ore Swamp of South Carolina.

Jungle Temple Ghosts & Namibian Night Stalker

#7 - Jungle Temple Ghosts & Namibian Night Stalker 8.21

Season 4 - Episode 12

In Bangkok, Thailand, reports of a giant ghost called the Phret are not unusual but recently, an amateur recording of this phantom climbing Victory Monument in the middle of town has locals in an uproar. If anyone can find these spirits of the dammed, which only manifest at high altitudes, it’s Josh Gates and Team Truth. A recent uptick in animal killings in Namibia has captured the attention of Josh and the crew. Not only have farmers been losing livestock, but the carcasses have also been completely drained of blood. Could the blood sucking be the vicious handiwork of the Namibian Night Stalker, a.k.a. the African Chupacabra? That’s what Josh wants to find out.

Ghosts of Antarctica

#8 - Ghosts of Antarctica 8.20

Season 4 - Episode 14

In the season finale of Destination Truth, Josh heads to Antarctica, a place he describes as, "the coldest and most unforgiving place on earth." Even though the continent has no permanent residents, many of the visitors to this arctic terrain have reported supernatural activity at an abandoned whaling station on a neighboring island. Similar reports have also come in about a place call Wordie Hut, also in the area. Josh grabs his gear, his team, and heads off to investigate.

Island of the Dolls & Lusca

#9 - Island of the Dolls & Lusca 8.08

Season 3 - Episode 2

Josh ventures to a Mexican island to investigate a haunting attributed to a drowned girl and the evidence is later analyzed by TAPS members Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango of Ghost Hunters. Next, he goes in search of the lusca, a giant octopus rumored to lurk the waters off Andros Island in the Bahamas.

The Yeti

#10 - The Yeti 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 1

Josh visits Nepal with his crew to investigate the Yeti myth.

The Bhutan Yeti

#11 - The Bhutan Yeti 7.94

Season 3 - Episode 9

In the mid-season finale, Josh and the team travel to the kingdom of Bhutan, one of the world's most isolated nations. There, they hope to track down the Yeti monster, human in stature and beast-like in behavior. After a laborious trip from Los Angeles the team finally arrives in the land of peace and love. They speak to locals and quickly learn that the Bhutanese believe in the creature so fiercely they've created a Yeti Conservation Center in the southern city of Sakteng. One woman had bones passed on to her as an heirloom, which she believes are skeleton remains from a Yeti. So, Josh takes photographs that will be analyzed when the group returns to the States.

Orang Pendek & Worm Monster

#12 - Orang Pendek & Worm Monster 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 8

Orang Pendek, which means "short person", is the most common name given to an unconfirmed animal that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra. Then on to the hunt for a huge worm said to reside in the remote Lake Lagarfljot in Iceland. The Worm Monster has been spotted consistently since 1345, and is one of the oldest lake monsters ever (more or less) recorded. It is presumed to be longer than a football field, and has been seen coiled near the shore by countless eyewitnesses.

Wild Man & Swamp Dinosaur

#13 - Wild Man & Swamp Dinosaur 7.88

Season 2 - Episode 3

Josh and the crew investigate a manlike creature that is terrorising Cambodian villages. Elsewhere, Zambian fishermen claim that they are being stalked by a dinosaur.

Haunted Mining Town & Taniwha

#14 - Haunted Mining Town & Taniwha 7.88

Season 3 - Episode 13

Josh teams up with guest Allison Scagliotti of SyFy's Warehouse 13 and goes ghost hunting in two abandoned mining towns – Humberstone and LaNoria in northern Chile. Next, Josh goes to Rotorua, New Zealand to search for an eel-like monster called the Taniwha.

Haunted Island Prison & The Ucumar

#15 - Haunted Island Prison & The Ucumar 7.86

Season 4 - Episode 10

Coiba Island, fifteen miles off the coast of Panama, was once the site of the infamously brutal Coiba penitentiary. Locals claim that the site of the prison is still haunted, which inspires Josh to investigate. In Argentina, a huge beast known as the Ucumar is said to lurk in the Andes and feed on livestock. This “Argentinean Bigfoot,” is described as having razor-sharp claws, thick fur and powerful legs. A recent uptick in sightings prompts Josh to look into it.

Ghosts of Truk Lagoon & Japanese Kappa Monster

#16 - Ghosts of Truk Lagoon & Japanese Kappa Monster 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 4

If you're a scuba diver, you've probably heard of the Truk Lagoon. Located halfway between the Philippines and Hawaii near the Chuuk Islands, this lagoon offers some of the best wreck diving in the world. Once the site of a decisive battle between Japan and United States during World War II, there are numerous ships, planes, tanks, and submarines that have been resting here since they were shot down nearly 70 years ago. Now, divers and locals claim that the ghosts of these soldiers haunt the waters around the wreckage. In northern Japan, you'll find many children's lunchboxes decorated with a cute, green reptile on the side. That animal, called a Kappa, was once feared as an evil cross between a demon and a turtle before it became something of a national mascot. Recently, however, a new spate of ominous sightings has given rise to rumors that the Kappa has returned and is responsible for missing livestock and even children.

Yowie & Haunted Mosque

#17 - Yowie & Haunted Mosque 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 7

Australia — Queensland: The Yowie In the Australian wilderness, a so-far unidentified something creeps around. This creature, the Yowie, resembles the Himalayan Yeti and the North American Bigfoot. Like its overseas mythical cousins, this bizarre hybrid is said to be supremely elusive and a mix of human and ape. But the Yowie is a nocturnal scavenger. Having previously gotten some evidence of Bigfoot, Josh hopes for a similar breakthrough. Malaysia: Mosque Haunting An abandoned mosque in the jungles on the Malaysian peninsula is reported to be home of an evil spirit. Villagers in the region, including a powerful imam, won't even approach the mosque after sundown. Josh and his team travel to Kuala Lumpur to investigate this haunted ruin.

El Lobizon & El Pombero

#18 - El Lobizon & El Pombero 7.82

Season 1 - Episode 6

In Argentina, Josh searches for werewolves, which are of such a concern that the Argentinian president supposedly baptizes the seventh son born in a family to purge the curse. Afterward, Josh checks out reports near the same area, of a dwarf-like creature called El Pombero which is said to impregnate women with a single touch on the belly.

Ropen & Chupacabra

#19 - Ropen & Chupacabra 7.81

Season 1 - Episode 3

Josh returns to Papua New Guinea, this time he is in search of a nocturnal, Pterodactyl-like creature called the Ropen. Next, he heads to Chile to find the legendary Chupacabra, a blood-sucking creature with glowing red eyes.

Return To The Haunted Forest & Belize Goblin

#20 - Return To The Haunted Forest & Belize Goblin 7.81

Season 5 - Episode 2

Probes in Romania and Belize unfold.

Spirits of Angkor Wat & Canadian Lake Monster

#21 - Spirits of Angkor Wat & Canadian Lake Monster 7.80

Season 4 - Episode 2

By day, the 800-year-old temple known as Angkor Wat is one of Cambodia's most treasured national landmarks and tourist attractions but, by night, could it be ground zero for the region's angriest spirits? That's certainly the belief of many visitors to Angkor, a sprawling forty square mile complex of stone palaces, shrines, and ruins. In the center of this compound sits Angkor Wat, a 12th century structure originally designed as a Hindu temple, which now holds the distinction of being the largest religious building in the world. Equally impressive is the massive, 600-foot wide moat that separates Angkor from the mainland. Might this moat be an ancient attempt to keep the bad spirits away from the local people? Sounds like a case for Team Truth. A 36-year-old fisherman just vanished in Canada's Okanagan Lake. Even worse, this is but one in a string of disappearances reported to have occurred in the same area of this body of water. The local rumor mill has it that all of these disappearances are the deadly handiwork of the Ogopogo, a huge amphibious beast, which has been documented in the annals of Canadian history for the past 1,000 years. The epicenter of Ogopogo sightings is the ominously named Rattlesnake Island, a small rock outcropping in the lake. Someone has to get to the bottom of this.

Haunted Village & Naga

#22 - Haunted Village & Naga 7.79

Season 1 - Episode 2

Josh joins a team of paranormal investigators in Thailand's Khon Kaen province to hunt ghosts reported by villagers, and later he hunts for the Phaya Naga, a nāga-like serpent lurking in the Mekong River near the Laos border.

Bigfoot & Nahuelito

#23 - Bigfoot & Nahuelito 7.79

Season 1 - Episode 4

Josh goes to Malaysia's Endau Rompin National Park to look into reports of Bigfoot sightings, then later, he goes to Argentina to find a lake monster called Nahuelito, reminiscent of Nessie that is supposedly lurking in Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Chullachaqui & Bermuda Triangle

#24 - Chullachaqui & Bermuda Triangle 7.78

Season 3 - Episode 6

Robb Demarest and Dustin Pari help the team search in Peru for a gremlin-like creature. Also, the team plots a course to travel through the Bermuda Triangle.

Haunted Island & Devil Worm

#25 - Haunted Island & Devil Worm 7.76

Season 2 - Episode 2

A Mongolian sand worm and haunted ruins in East Africa are investigated.