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Bones: The Truth in the Myth

The remains of a mythbuster television show host are found in the wilderness appearing to have been killed by the mythic Chupacabra, a reptile-mammal hybrid creature whose existence has not been confirmed. The team soon learns that the victim traveled to the remote West Virginian area to debunk the Chupacabra myth, and they interrogate possible suspects, including a rival wilderness-channel host/cryptozoologist/pet psychic. But when a tape is recovered at the crime scene and peculiar tooth marks are found in the victim's remains, the team learns details about the victim's demise that challenge the original theories surrounding his death. Meanwhile, recovering alcoholic squint Vincent Nigel-Murray makes amends with each member of the team and makes some surprising confessions.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x18
Production Number: 6AKY19
Airdate: Thursday April 14th, 2011
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 4) Apr 25, 2011
UK (sky LIVING) May 04, 2011
DE (RTL) Apr 12, 2012

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Ryan Cartwright
As Vincent Nigel-Murray
Jerrika Hinton
As Nadine Tweed
Jo Anne Worley
As Diane Michaels
Kevin Will
As Randy Shepard
Laura Eichhorn
As Melissa Lawson
Leigh J. McCloskey
As Lee Coleman
R.F. Daley
As Terry Bemis
Main Cast
Emily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets


The episode begins with a couple trekking through the woods. It appears that they met through the ‘online dating’ thing. Gary loves butterflies and Kim doesn’t. They then see a swarm of butterflies nearby. They start making out but land next to a decomposing body. Gary freaks out and runs. Next, the team arrives at the scene. Hodgins finds a goat nearby. Brenan smells sulfur coming from the remains and all the blood has been drained out of the body. Moreover there are bite marks on the chest; but it is not human. The heart is gone and it looks like someone ate it. ..

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