Ghosts of Deception Island
The Case: In the season finale of Destination Truth, Josh heads to Antarctica, a place he describes as, "the coldest and most unforgiving place on earth." Even though the continent has no permanent residents, many of the visitors to this arctic terrain have reported supernatural activity at an abandoned whaling station on a neighboring island. Similar reports have also come in about a place call Wordie Hut, also in the area. Josh grabs his gear, his team, and heads off to investigate.
The Adventure: After traveling from Los Angeles all the way south to Argentina (and surviving Ryder's taunts about his new beard), Josh packs the team into a van and drives 200 kilometers south, to the departure point for most Antarctic expeditions. But first, they must buy suitable attire so they can withstand the freezing temperatures to come. After stocking up on sub-zero clothing, the team conducts their first interview with a local historian. Even though the historian warns Josh that the area he's headed to is, "not a friendly place," he presses on, hiring a 54 foot sailboat to ferry the team over to Antarctica. Course, Murphy's Law rears its head and a blown transmission keeps Team Truth stuck at the pier for five whole days.
Josh soon discovers that the treacherous Drake Passage is no picnic either. From icebergs to violent waves, the trip is far from Josh's easiest one. After arriving at Antarctica, which is larger than the United States, they conduct their next few interviews with a group of visiting Russian scientists. Next stop? Deception Island, an active volcano not too far away. Since the sun doesn't set this time of year, they set up base camp under the sun, a new experience for the team. The "night" investigation yields a glimpse of something on an infrared camera, a strange light, a massive bone, and some unmarked graves, among other oddities. Later, Josh and Ryder get a fright when they hear thumping sounds.
The next day, Josh moves on to the next area for supernatural study, Wordie Hut, which is still several days away. Once they get into the vicinity, the team stops by a local watering hole where Ryder and Josh make an interesting contribution to the bar's ambiance. Afterwards, it's time to set up base camp. After hearing more strange noises, Josh sets up multiple paranormal isolation sessions that yield some very interesting results.
The Findings: After a long arduous, voyage back to LA, Josh analyzes the evidence: a fleeting shape on the infrared camera, an audio S.O.S. signal, some clicking noises, and even multiple camera malfunctions. All told, there are just too many coincidences for Josh to accept so he is forced to conclude that there is some kind of paranormal activity afoot in Antarctica—especially at Deception Island and Wordie Hut.
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