Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe.
Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane.
Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
Unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions
That's exactly what I would say─Unique─if I were being politically correct. Otherwise, I'd call his humor a tiny bit douchie with a lot of campy jokes that I can't help but laugh along with every time.
But when those puppy-dog eyes come out when Josh is talking to an expert, trying to understand a myth, legend or an unknown, I can't help but love him even more.
He's large and not the typical looking athletic type but we've seen him climb, dive, rappel, and crawl through vertical tunnels without much room in awkward, clumsiness at times but also as if he's had experience in these dangerous tasks most of his life.
Call me impressed.
He makes one think they could even be an amateur explorer with the right equipment.
Intrigued by legendary mysteries and driven by curiosity, Josh Gates is on a mission for answers.
`Exhibition Unknown' chronicles his global adventures as he investigates iconic unsolved events, lost cities, buried treasures and other puzzling stories.
Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit and a thirst for action, Gates investigates recent developments before embarking on a detailed exploration. Whether he's trekking through Fiji in search of Amelia Earhart's remains or diving the deep seas of Panama to locate Captain Morgan's pirate ship, Gates' roughshod expeditions lead him one step closer to the truth.
Only, every episode doesn't give many answers and many times I'm left unsatisfied because mysteries left unsolved make me frustrated and does not give me my dopamine fix!! I want answers!
However, there is a good side to this. If there are no answers, there are theories. And theories can turn into stories.
See where I'm going with this?
It leaves me wondering and wondering is good for storytellers. The mystic realms is a place to dwell on answers that may never materialize.
Insatiable need to understand will tumble a person into madness.
So on one hand it's awesome that Josh doesn't drive us over the edge to insanity like Gold Rush or Vampire Island. We don't get stuck on one legend or another and I do appreciate that. With one exception.
The Secret by Bryon Preiss.
To set up the puzzle, Preiss traveled to different locations in North America to secretly bury a dozen ceramic vases, or, as he called them, "casques." Each casque contained a small key that could be redeemed for one of 12 jewels Preiss kept in a safe deposit box in New York.
THE SECRET: A TREASURE HUNT by Bryon Preiss is a book of images for treasure hunters to decipher and find buried treasure.
Bryon Preiss went around the United States burying ceramic keys inside ceramic boxes inside clear, plastic boxes. Anyone who finds and mails the key to Bryon Preiss' estate will receive a real gem.
It kind of reminds me of a Turducken.
Josh Gates dedicated a series of shows around The Secret and it was the only show that actually got a resolution. It was amazing. To actually see the hard won gem, the dedication it took to find the box, the amazing research and insight it took to find buried treasure was an adrenaline rush and we were just watching the mystery!
Three of twelve gems have been found.
Which means there's treasure out there in North America. Preiss' legacy continues.