You won’t have to wait until Halloween to be scared out of your mind. Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me returns Oct. 6 for a new season. As you see in the exclusive sneak peek above, biologist Dr. Dan Riskin is back as host to provide context for the true stories of people who were shocked to discover the real source of their physical pain.
For instance, a Texan learned he did not have an ingrown hair in his groin area as his doctor suspected: He had a botfly living in his scrotum. A Floridian’s weight gain and blurry vision weren’t stopped by medication for hyperthyroidism — because her breast implant had developed mold. And a Tennessean’s hand continued to hurt after he’d been given antibiotics for a presumed infection — because a barnacle had actually attached itself to his hand.
Also included among the 15 new cases: a toxic trinket, a disease transmitted from animals, an alarming eye infection, and bacteria found in all freshwater environments.
The new season of Monsters Inside Me premieres Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet.