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Bimini to be featured in SyFy Channel’s “Destination Truth”
By Heather Carey
Oct 12, 2009 - 12:15:52 PM

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The crew of "Destination Truth".

The SyFy Channel’s “Destination Truth” is back again.  The first portion of the Bahamas series was filmed in Andros and aired last month.  The second and final portion, investigating the myth of the Bermuda Triangle, aired October 14th on SyFy Channel.

“Destination Truth” is an un-scripted SyFy series in which Josh Gates and his brave team of investigators travel to remote destinations around the world, exploring the many myths and legends of creatures and phenomenon of both land and sea.  Assisted by Bahamian Production Coordinator Heather Carey,  Josh and his team spent a week in Bimini talking to local experts  in various fields, to discover whether the myth of The Bermuda Triangle has any validity.  A wide range of experts were interviewed including well-known historian and school teacher Ashley Saunders, Grant Johnson (scientist and shark researcher now based at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina), Bill O’Keefe (dive shop owner and expert diver) and Renee Robins (Bahamas Tourist Office).  The crew also sampled Bimini conch salad at Fabian Stuart’s conch stall, and enjoyed the renowned singing voice of Ebbie David at his waterfront bar & restaurant– Ebbie’s.

According to Ms. Carey “we just couldn’t have made such a challenging episode without the support of all the local Biminites who jumped in feet first to ensure all of the filming went smoothly.  Ms. Robins of the Tourist Office,  along with her husband Elsworth, were invaluable in their resources, and the support of Bimini Sands Resort went above and beyond expectation.  Grant Johnson showed great sportsmanship not only by braving some rough seas with our crew but also by spending the entire night isolated in the bush and on a beach while our team did their night investigations.  The press always seems to focus on the big feature films that come to our islands so I don’t think most Bahamians realize the number of smaller yet equally important projects that highlight our wonderful island communities outside of Nassau.  It’s important that the people who support these efforts are recognized as it would be difficult to make these projects efficiently without the local enthusiasm and support.”

Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist?  Watch Wednesday 14 October and see.  SyFy Channel (21 for cable subscribers), 10pm ET.

The Crew at Ebbie's Bonefish Club

SLIDE SHOW - shots around Bimini with the crew from "Destination Truth"

Josh interviewing Bill OKeefe

Bahamian Production Coordinator, Heather Carey with host Josh Gates in middle

Elsworth and crew

Josh and Ebbie

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