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