Destination Truth - Season 3
Each episode runs for about 45 minutes without commercials and features usually two investigations into the reports of paranormal creatures that are said to exist only in myth and superstition. Gates leads a group of fellow investigators and camera crew in his treks to various locations around the world where he begins his investigation by interviewing witnesses, reviewing any evidence, and researching local history. Later, Gates and his team go into the field, usually after nightfall, in an attempt to capture firsthand evidence of the existence of these legendary creatures. Any evidence gathered is then sent to experts, generally in the United States, for further analysis.
The cases often rely heavily on the investigation of strange sounds and thermal camera heat-signatures. Typically, Gates' team members split up into two or more groups to survey an area, keeping in contact with walkie-talkies and relaying findings to a base camp. The editing of the show relies on a "suspense building mechanism", which typically involves team members becoming agitated or startled, asserting they have seen or heard something of interest, which then the show suddenly cuts to a commercial break. Conclusion of what happened is then revealed after the break.