One Week and Counting . . .
. . . until the premier of the second half of season three for Destination Truth.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t wait to see more adventurous episodes where the team explores exotic locations and searches for the truth regarding cryptozoology and the paranormal.
Last Fall’s mid-season finale, “The Bhutan Yeti,” was one of the best episodes of the show yet! The trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan was awesome enough, but the evidence captured of the elusive Yeti was quite fascinating. It seemed that enough evidence was collected to warrant a second and longer trip to that region and resuming the hunt.
The episode listing for the remaining season three episodes look pretty interesting. A handful of them deal with paranormal topics, while the remainder hunt for cryptozoological creatures. The only disappointment right now is that there are only six more episodes for the rest of this season. An addictive show like this certainly deserves a much bigger budget and longer production schedule.
My only concern with the future of Destination Truth is that it does not become like Ghost Hunters, all story and facial reactions and little (if any) evidence for the cameras. You really can’t make the paranormal jump out and do tricks in front of the camera, but using newer and experimental technology could make for better episodes and more compelling conclusions.
With that being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing future episodes of Destination Truth returning to previous locations and using new equipment and techniques to recapture evidence. For example, returning to the Haunted Forest in Romania could reveal even more aggressive behavior by the spirits. Making another couple of dives and using remote cameras in the blue holes in the Bahamas may capture real evidence of the Lusca. Another night run or two through the South Florida swamps may finally reveal the Swamp Ape.
It’s easy for me to sit back and play armchair coordinator. I’m not the one getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, avoiding poisonous snakes and hungry alligators, or going mountain climbing in the Himalayas. But if the investigative team was really passionate about making a big discovery, then I would like to believe that return trips would be made to the locations that offered the best evidence of something unknown finally being confirmed as existing in real life.
But that’s just me.
I’m still looking forward to new episodes of this show, and ultimately, the next season of Ghost Adventures, my new favorite paranormal show.