What a polar opposite to Expedition Unknown, which I truly like. EU is based in facts, archaeology, history, evidence. Destination "Truth" is based in....nothing but entertainment factor for ghosty ghoulie fans. Can't hardly stand watching this idiocy, except that once in a while they actually throw in some true culture and history that keeps my attention and makes me think that if I endure the crap, I might learn something worth my time. Big foot, large crocodiles, bats, animal noises, lights, urban and backwoods legends, over stating weather and normal natural obstacles.....all WAY over dramatisized deliberately, for nothing more than suspense to keep really bored people really duped. It's like one show is scientifically based and then....well hell, just in case we don't do well with intelligent, historical science (EU) let's do stupid, drunk hillbilly, sensationalistic bullcrap just in case. That way we get good ratings for EU from one demographic and some good, drug induced thumbs up from....another demographic. Seriously....if you're fascinated by paranormal (and plenty of intelligent, scientific ppl are) there are many other venues which are actually better suited to whet your appetite....that don't presume you're a total idiot.
Flipside....Gates is ingeniously two faced in these shows. He is knowledgeable, level headed, factually in-tuned and a good teacher in Expedition Unknown. It is much less theater and more genuine conveying of real info. Yet he is a silly peddler of tricks and drama in Destination "Truth" and betrays that he really sucks at acting.
Expedition Unknown raises my eyebrow. Destination Crap makes my eyes roll.