Destination Truth “Poltergeists of Pompeii/Nandi Beast” Advance Review

One of my favorite shows, DESTINATION TRUTH, returns for its fourth season on Thursday September 9th at 9 pm on Syfy with the first episode titled “Poltergeists of Pompeii/Nandi Beast” (Season 4 Episode 1). Season four follows Josh Gates and crew in eight new episodes that spans Italy, Madagascar, Tanzania, Guam, Kenya, and Cambodia.

For those of you not familiar with Destination Truth here’s what it’s about: Host Josh Gates and his team investigate unexplained phenomenon around the world. Sometimes they investigate paranormal claims such as ghosts and alien sightings. Other times they’ll investigate local tales such as leprechauns, mermaids, and giant squids. They approach even the wildest claims with a high amount of integrity, using the most modern research equipment. The show is actually similar to Ghost Hunters in the way they will do their best to debunk any possible evidence.

So the first 2 investigations of season 4 are called “Poltergeists of Pompeii” “Nandi Beast”. The investigation is a ghost investigation that takes place in Pompeii, Italy (sight of a famous volcano erruption in 79 a.d. that killed the whole city). The site contains 2,000 year old bodies preserved in ash and the a wide range of paranormal claims. I won’t give away an spoilers but I will tell you that they collect a piece of evidence that Jason and Grant from Ghost Hunters classified as “Class A”.

In the second investigation the team heads to Africa to track down an animal called the “Nandi Beast” that locals claim looks like a cross between a bear and a hyena and enjoys to eat human brains. Gates and crew daringly (and perhaps stupidly) tramps around on foot at night in search for the wild beast and happen upon some potentially dangerous wildlife.

Personally, I am thrilled that Destination Truth is back for another season. This show has so many things going for it. First there is the host Josh Gates whose great sense of humor and adventure is a huge asset to the show. His supporting crew are also really funny and always up for anything. Another thing that makes the show entertaining is that although it’s not marketed as one, it’s actually a fantastic travel show. For example, when the group investigates the Nandi Beast in Africa they interview and hangout with the locals before doing the investigation. Lastly, the team always manages to captures amazing evidence. They use top equipment and even though the folks on the show have a laugh, they perform serious and professional investigations.

Based on this first episode I think fans are going to be extremely pleased with season 4 of Destination Truth. After you’ve had a chance to watch it, please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought!

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