I have always been a sucker for the paranormal reality shows that SyFy constantly churns out and one of my favorites is Destination Truth, which will return this summer with all new episodes. The network released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth season, promising fans trips to Transylvania and Kazakhstan (wtf).
SyFy released the following press release:
“Following an incredible season of expeditions, including a voyage to Antarctica and a live episode in Ireland, world traveler Josh Gates will once again journey to the farthest corners of the earth to bring viewers all-new adventures on Syfy’s “Destination Truth”. In Season Five Josh and his team will lead viewers into a remote Transylvanian village on a hunt for vampires, explore the reportedly haunted Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, and descend into one of the world’s biggest caves in the jungles of Vietnam to search for phantoms. They’ll also journey to Kazakhstan (a “Destination Truth” first). At the overwhelming request of fans, the team will also return to Romania for a return visit to a haunted forest, the site of their most terrifying investigation to date.”
Like many of the other reality shows, Destination Truth has slightly lost the spark and realism that it once had when it initially premiered in 2007. Despite it’s onslaught of corniness and mockery, the series, hosted by the charming and hilarious Josh Gates, is still entertaining to watch. The show not only takes audiences on a fun ride to a mysterious place they’ve never been, it also educates viewers about the different legends and stories that circulate in different parts of the world.
The show is best when it doesn’t veer into Ghost Hunters territory and investigates mythical creatures based on eye witness testimonies. One of the more fun parts of the series is getting to see Gates interact with the rest of his team, who always seem to change with each season.
Check out the trailer for the new season below: