Coming To A Bookstore Near You: Destination Truth

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 9th, 2011

Appearing October 11, 2011 is a new book that owes everything to the success of a television program, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter by Josh Gates.

Gallery Books is doing the publishing, and apparently the pre-publication sales are quite high. Amazon is showing it is the #6 most popular book in “Outdoors & Nature > Travel > Adventure.”

Here is the book description:

Truth is stranger than legend . . . and your journey into both begins here.
World adventurer and international monster hunter Josh Gates has careened through nearly 100 countries, investigating frightening myths, chilling cryptozoological legends, and terrifying paranormal phenomena. Now, he invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at these breathtaking expeditions.

Follow Gates from the inception of the groundbreaking hit show (at the summit of Kilimanjaro) to his hair-raising encounters with dangerous creatures in the most treacherous locations on earth. Among his many adventures, he unearths the flesh-crawling reality of the Mongolian Death Worm, challenges an ancient curse by spending the night in King Tut’s tomb, descends into a centuries-old mine to search for an alien entity in subterranean darkness, pursues ghosts in the radioactive shadow of Chernobyl, and explores sightings of Bigfoot from the leech-infested rain forests of Malaysia to the dizzying heights of the Himalayas.

Part journey into the unexplained, part hilarious travelogue, part fascinating look at the making of a reality-based TV show—and featuring never-before-published photographs— this Destination Truth companion takes readers on the supernatural expedition of a lifetime.

(Although Josh Gates is the noted author on the cover, the book may have been ghostwritten – no pun intended – by Susan Cooper, from an indication at the Amazon page.)

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

6 Responses to “Coming To A Bookstore Near You: Destination Truth

  1. choppedlow responds:

    I enjoyed the show, but the footage of them at their “head quarters” was not needed at all. As if they have a cool hip loft that has a bunch of computer screens doing a bunch of “matrix-ey” things. It seemed to make them less valid. But the episode in the Romanian forest ring, where the camera man was thrown was cool. I google earthed the forest and couldn’t find a perfect circle that was void of plant life, but it was still cool. The Massad one was good, as was the one in that valley with the buildings carved out of sandstone (can’t think of name). Also, the Yowie in Australia was good, but no follow up? It’s hard to believe they fly half way around the world to spend one night in the forest. Still, better than the Kardashians and Dancing with the Stars any day!!!

  2. Hapa responds:

    I hope the book gives updates on such finds as the odd corpse of a supposed alien they discovered in South America. I will be adding this ‘un to me library. 🙂

  3. Stadtusquo responds:

    I actually like this show, a lot. No follow up on the hair sample, supposed Bigfoot hair, is disappointing. Why don’t they set up trap cameras that go of about 1/2 second after ones next to them. you would likely get more photos.


  4. springheeledjack responds:

    Oh, I don’t know where to start…or go…

    Destination Truth was entertaining, but I don’t consider it serious crypto. Josh is more like a game show host than a researcher, but I can’t totally shame him or the show–I watched it, after all.

    I guess I’m not surprised at a book–Josh also seems to be a pretty good entrepeneur. Good luck to him and his book:)

  5. slick1ru2 responds:

    I got it. The book is made to look like a real journal, yellowed pages with fake dog ears. He said this is from notes he has taken over the past 4 years from travels all over the world and has behind the scenes stories and his thoughts. I like Josh, he’s got a sense of wit and is smart, actually was an archeology major at Tuffs. Or perhaps that was his minor since he also majored in drama. But since he says he did excavating in Israel for a couple years, I’d bet archeology was his major. Anyway, I’ve seen every episode and they picked up some definite footage of unexplainable things. Looking forward to what looks like an interesting read that is penned in pretty much the same style Josh does the show. BTW the entire run is on NetFlix streaming.

  6. bigfoots responds:

    +1 for Josh’s Book

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