In Travel Channel’s four-week special event, “Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti” beginning Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, adventurer and explorer Josh Gates embarks on an epic and enthralling journey through Nepal and Bhutan, in search of the truth behind the legend. Is the abominable snowman out there? And if so, what is it?
Long before Bigfoot was a household name, there was Yeti – the so-called abominable snowman and legendary towering creature believed to roam the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. For centuries, eyewitnesses have claimed run-ins with the infamous beast. But without conclusive evidence, the question remains: is the Yeti fact or folklore?
“The Yeti story is especially personal to me, if it’s even possible to get personal with an elusive hairy monster!” says Gates, who also serves as an executive producer. “There have been so many firsthand accounts of the Yeti, and several years ago, I had my own encounter. I discovered an unusual set of footprints high in the Himalayas. It was an incredible and confounding find; we cast the print and donated it to the Yeti museum at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where it’s now on display. The experience has never left me, and now I’m heading back into the mountains to determine what exactly left those tracks.”
Relying on his wit, instinct, expert negotiation tactics and the latest stealth photo and video gadgets, Gates embarks on a high-altitude quest for evidence across the Himalayas. From the hidden caves of Nepal’s back country and the iconic slopes of Everest base camp to Bhutan’s mountainside monasteries and isolated forests, Gates joins renowned researchers, historians, mountaineers and local experts as he tracks Yeti sightings in hopes of finding the mysterious creature.
NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES returns Tuesday, August 30 at 9 PM to dive deeper into the archives of the world’s top space agency along with other firsthand accounts to reveal confounding mysteries from outer space.
The nature of our universe is complex and mysterious. Through space exploration, humankind has witnessed unbelievable occurrences that have remained mostly unresolved… until now. Cameras used by NASA to explore space have, unintentionally, recorded odd incidences that have included enigmatic lights and figures, geysers on a frozen moon, and inexplicable disappearances, among other findings.
“We live in a time where our knowledge of the universe is growing exponentially,” said Wyatt Channell, executive producer of the series. “NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES explores some of the cosmos’ bizarre stories, proving that truth is often stranger than fiction… and not all mysteries can be solved.”
NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES features astronauts, scientists, and others who attempt to decode abnormalities caught on camera. This season’s unexplained files range from chilling sightings to top-secret government missions; the stories include:
· Harvard scientists gaze on in horror as an investigation into an “impossible” star gives them a glimpse of the terrible fate in store for our own planet.
· Declassified documents reveal how NASA was unwillingly dragged into one of the Cold War’s most infamous spy missions.
· Forget deep space – astronomers detect a potentially habitable planet tantalizingly close to earth.
· UFO eyewitness reports are a dime-a-dozen – but when the eyewitness is a future US President – the stakes are as big as they get.
From the producers of PARANORMAL SURVIVOR comes the all-new series HAUNTED CASE FILES, in which ghost hunters recount their most extreme supernatural experiences – from the terrifying to the downright dangerous.
Even the most hardened veterans aren’t always prepared for what they might find. These are the cases that truly tested them.
Each episode features a story from three different paranormal investigation groups, along with interviews, recreations and actual recordings of the evidence they captured.
In the premiere on Sunday, August 28 at 10/9c, a former funeral home’s dark past comes back to haunt investigator Michelle Desrochers.
Then, father/daughter team Alan and Anna Tolf investigate a crumbling mansion only to be terrorized by the angry spirit of a scorned wife.
Finally, in Ohio, ghost hunters are called to a family home, where the spirit of a former owner has returned to threaten the new inhabitants.
The first season of HAUNTED CASE FILES continues through the fall, exclusively on Destination America in the U.S.
The first season of Destination America’s GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN ended strong on Sunday, July 17 with the finale becoming the network’s #1 telecast ever in P25-54 on Live+3 Day delivery (441k).
Across all six episode premieres, GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN delivered an average of 735k P2+, making it Destination America’s most successful freshman series ever.
The season finale alone averaged delivery of 799k viewers P2+.
GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN follows Nick Groff, America’s leading paranormal investigator, Bill Hartley, a paranormal tech guru, and Elizabeth Saint, a paranormal sensitive, as they investigate paranormal activity in the most haunted town in America, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
In a community of 1,750 people, almost everyone has experienced something they couldn’t explain, resulting in Shepherdstown’s five-man police department responding to a majority of calls where the disturbances seem paranormal, not criminal, in nature. This surge of supernatural activity has forced Chief Michael King to enlist the aid of top-notch paranormal investigators to help residents restore peace to their homes and find out why Shepherdstown is such a hotbed for hauntings.