Some time ago, I had an opportunity to watch my first Destination Truth episode and instantly became hooked on the series. In fact, I had my wife watch the show with me a week later and she’s now a huge fan too.
However, until very recently, I really hadn’t watched any of the episodes that aired prior to the third season. That was corrected when Netflix began offering them on Instant Watch and my wife and I made catching up a priority (we’ve been watching at least one episode a night).
Now that I have finally seen every episode that has aired so far, I would like to present my list of DT’s top 10 investigations, in no particular order:
Ghosts of Chernobyl (Season 3) – This episode is very memorable for a couple of reasons. Their ghost hunt actually ends up with some pretty interesting evidence (though I think some of it was likely caused by animals). But, the part that really sticks in my mind is just the image of that huge city that is nothing more than a ghost town now. That, along with the fact they could walk into a pocket of dangerous radiation at any moment, kept me on the edge of my seat.
Island of the Dolls (Season 3) – This episode is easily one of the creepiest I have watched from any series. They investigate an island that is completely deserted except for hundreds of “possessed” dolls. That moment where Josh Gates walks up to a doll and its eyes open was something you would expect to see in a horror film.
Icelandic Elves (Season 2) – I’ll admit it, when I saw this one, I had some doubts. But, even though they didn’t catch anything in real evidence, I have to admit the episode left me wondering when their cameras were being sabotaged and their equipment kept mysteriously malfunctioning.
Alien Mummies (Season 3) – Even though I’m a bit UFO skeptic, this one was one that almost made me a believer. I still have some doubts about the supposed alien skeleton they came across in an abandoned mine. But, the lights in the sky coupled with the strange sounds that came over their unplugged equipment definitely caught my attention.
Ghosts of Masada (Season 3) – First, I liked how they went through the history of Masada (in Israel) and even recreated the Roman Army’s march to the fortress. The fact they caught some pretty compelling evidence, including what looks like a ghostly figure standing guard only made this episode better.
Ghost Fleet (Season 4) – The fact they decided to do an underwater ghost hunt (checking out sunken Japanese warships) was yet another attempt by the show to do something nobody else has done before. I wasn’t expecting them to catch any real evidence but the sound of engines running was definitely hard to explain.
Haunted Forest/Alux (Season 3) – I’m combining these investigations both because they aired at the same time and because the combination of these two is what hooked me on the series to begin with. The Haunted Forest investigation (in Romania) both had the roof of Josh’s plane fall off and one of his crew being knocked to the ground by an unseen force while the hunt for the Alux (in Mexico) had Josh diving into a flooded cave and discovering human remains.
Giant Anaconda (Season 2) – I did a review of this episode recently and, as I said in that, they didn’t find the giant snake they were hunting for but sure did find plenty of snakes that were larger than I would want to run into.
El Lobizon (Season 1) – The best part of this werewolf investigation in Argentina is when the 7th son (the child that is supposed to be one) they have on camera disappears and a big canine-like creature starts walking around the village.
Poltergeists of Pompeii (Season 4) – The evidence collected in this investigation was honestly nothing extraordinary. But, Pompeii is such a creepy and depressing place, it can’t help but be memorable when you see the images from it.