Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Review: Destination Truth 7-10-12
The episode featuring the Vietnamese version of Sasquatch, called here the Batutut (or the Nguoi Rung) was really good and interesting. We see Josh Gates and his crew venture into the jungles of Vietnam in Ka Bang Park searching for this cryptid; during the first day, Josh goes and meets with Dr. Viet who has the cast of the 1982 track which was found and is the only known footprint of the Batutut cast to date. The team on the first night splits into two teams. Josh and his crew do get a thermal image of what appears to be a large bipedal individual walking in the jungle, but it is too far away to make an absolute determination one way or the other. On their second day they explore a cave where Josh hears some kind of a low groan, but again find nothing. On the second night, Josh and his crew find a series of footprints, one of which is cast. The tracks are also photographed, and another track is found in a cave and photographed. When the team arrives back in Los Angeles, they examine the footage they took but do not make a determination on it. Josh then takes the cast to the Virtualization Laboratory at Idaho State University where the cast is scanned. Josh then takes the cast and the photos to Dr. Jeff Meldrum's laboratory where Meldrum seems to give the photos and cast his seal of approval. He says they are extremely compelling and they do seem to have hallmarks similar to other Sasquatch casts. All in all, a really good episode of DT, which I would give an 8 1/2 out of 10.