Destination Awesome

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The new season of Destination Truth on SyFy is really bringing it. While I enjoyed the show before (mostly for the exotic locales and host Josh Gates’ smart-alecky personality), the crew rarely found much evidence of the things they investigated. Not so this season. They’ve bumped it up a notch, actually finding some really creepy evidence on some really creepy/remarkable places.

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Like last week, when they went to this remote island in Mexico, that’s supposedly haunted. And also, it’s covered in these creepy-ass dolls. That alone made it one of the scariest episodes to me, but the fact that they actually had some frightening experiences, and caught several pieces of evidence on tape, just made it even better.

But last night, they did something no television crew has ever done before–spend the night investigating King Tut’s tomb.

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Even if nothing happened, it’s impressive that the Egyptian government even allowed them to do it in the first place. Not to spoil it, but some stuff did go down (you can watch the full episode here), and it was pretty freaky.

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And next week’s episode will likely be even freakier, as they investigate in the abandoned city of Prypiat, near Chernobyl in the Ukraine (formerly part of the Soviet Union). For those who don’t remember (or weren’t born yet), a reactor at the nuclear power plant exploded in 1986, sending four hundred times more radiation fallout into the area as was released by the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Many people were killed, and many others exposed to the radiation, which caused catastrophic health damage. The city was abandoned, as it was, and still is, radioactive. I’d venture to say an abandoned, radioactive city might just be the thing to out-creep a tomb full of mummies and an island of scary dolls. Tune in Wednesday at 10 p.m. to find out!

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2 responses to “Destination Awesome

  1. This show DEFINITELY bumped it up a notch this year! TAPS – you have some competition.

  2. I love Destination Truth and Josh and his crew.
    I loved the epsiode where they investigated King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
    I agree that they have had some specatacular moments on the latest episodes.
    I also, love Ghost Hunters and love when the two shows overlap.
    Nice to see both shows have a good number of fans.

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