Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 12th, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter is spreading the news that “Destination Truth” on the Sci Fi Channel is a go for April 2007.
After the Destination: Truth expedition of February 20, 2006, found footprints at Kampung Lukut, a new wave of ecotourism was stimulated and foreign tour groups began arriving.
The cast discussed around the world: Joshua Gates shows the media the footprint cast the “Destination Truth” team discovered in February 2006.
Reporter Kimberly Nordyke writes:
The six-episode weekly reality show features Josh Gates, described as a world adventurer and “eager truth-seeker,” visiting a different destination every week with his small crew of production buddies. Each destination is said to be home to supernatural, mysterious stories — such as the Fire Worm of Mongolia and the Chilean Chupacabra — that Gates will set out to either prove or debunk by talking to witnesses and experts and immersing himself in the local culture.
The hourlong series is executive produced by Neil and Michael Mandt for their Mandt Bros. Prods., whose credits include ESPN’s “Beg, Borrow & Deal” and “Jim Rome Is Burning,” Pax’s “Speed Dating” and E! Entertainment Television’s “My Crazy Life.” The Mandt brothers were repped by Rebel Entertainment Partners and attorney Todd Stern in the “Truth” deal.
“Truth” is in production for a second-quarter premiere. Sci Fi had originally said that the show was in development as part of an overall slate unveiled in April.
This image taken during the February trek shows Sis on the left, Illa on the right, as well as others. The man shown in the orange shirt is the security guard hired by the Mandt Bros production. The individual in the hat is Tony Burke, an Aussie tracker. Photograph courtesy of Jan McGirk, and it may be clicked to enlarge.
Another photograph of Illa courtesy of Jan McGirk, which also may be clicked to enlarge. She is wearing the same tee-shirt all three of the Seekers’ women have on in several Johor Bigfoot cast photos.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.