Haunted Lives

CBS (ended 1998)
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  • show Description
  • "Reaching out from the world that lays beyond, they glide through the portals of our imagination. They shouldn't even exist, but they've been seen appearing in the wink of an eye, and vanishing in the pound of a heartbeat. Where they come from, what they want - only they know. They are beyond life, beyond death, and to some of us, beyond belief, but you are about to meet ordinary men and women who claimed to have witnessed them, walked with them and even embraced them. Ordinary people who tell true stories of Haunted Lives." - Opening narration, slightly altered for last episode. This short-lived series created recreations of real people who lived through real paranormal events and true ghost stories using actors and special effects and then introduced the real people who confirmed the things they experienced. It was first called "Haunted Lives" as a series of recurring specials, but then changed to "Real Ghosts" for the third and final episode.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 3

    "The Brotherhood/The Headless Ghost"

    Aired 10/28/95

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    "Unfinished Business/Terror For Rent/Motel Hell"

    Aired 10/27/92

  • S 1 : Ep 1

    "Ghosts R Us/The Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit"

    Aired 10/28/91

  • Cast & Crew
  • Leonard Nimoy


  • Stacy Keach


  • Alvin Silver

    Alan May

  • Sarah Carson

    Kate Morgan aka Lottie Bernard

  • Robert Jacobs

    Tom Morgan

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Otto: (frightened of the ghosts) "I can't go back. I got a feeling if I do, something bad is going to happen." Joe Torres: "Yeah? Well, if you don't go back in, something worse will happen to you. You'll be fired."

    • School Ghosts: "Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!" (The ghosts chant this in Otto's ear before a wall collapses on him.)

    • School Ghosts: "Are you still here, man?" (Otto discovers this message written on a chalkboard for him in an empty and deserted classroom after looking for the kids supposedly making noises.)

    • Gabe Torres: "Didn't you have a childhood, man. Scary buildings are great. You can play hide and seek, go treasure hunting or look for dead bodies or ghosts...." (to Otto after hearing children's voices giggling)

    • Manager : "How do I get rid of him?" Margie : (sarcasticly underbreath) "With a silver bullet?"

    • Manager : "It's only the storeroom. There's nothing to be afraid of."

    • Margie : "Rumors are there are ghosts in the storeroom." (turning sarcastic) "Welcome to Toys R Us. Can we haunt you?"

    • Priest: "I can feel the evil here; it's like a chill in the air." Steven Johnson: (sarcasticly) "There is a chill in the air - the thermostat is busted."

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    Notes (8)

    • The titles of the three stories in this episode in order were "Ghosts R Us" (about the Toys R Us ghost), "The Legend of Kate Morgan" (the ghost of the Hotel Del Coronado) and "School Spirit" (about the ghosts during the demolition of Metz Elementary").

    • The Toys R Us ghost was also featured on the TV series "That's Incredible." Both series featured photos of the ghost from the 1983 seance.

    • The haunted hotel in the "Motel Hell" storyline has also been documented in the TV Series "Sightings" and "A Haunting" on the Discovery Channel. The Johnson family's experiences were also developed into the 1996 movie "The Univited" with Beau Bridges and Sharon Lawrence.

    • The Hotel Del Coronado featured in this episode has also been featured in the Haunted Hotels series on Travel Channel as well as the special, Ghosts: Caught On Tape.

    • The titles of the two recreations are "The Brotherhood" (the story about Phi Beta Delta) and "The Headless Ghost" (Bobby Mackey's Music World).

    • Bobby Mackey's Music World has also been explored by the TV series "Encounters," "Sightings" and "A Haunting In..." on the Discovery Channel.

    • Run on the UPN in September 1995, the series was now called "Real Ghosts." The opening narration was slightly altered, a middle story was dropped and the series started using more recognizable actors, but it was not picked up as a regular series.

    • Edward Winter, who plays Carl Lawson in the "Headless Ghost" storyline, was actually credited as Ed Winter. Winter is best known for playing Colonel Flagg in the TV Series M*A*S*H.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Renowned psychic Sylvia Browne portrays herself in one of the recreations. She has often appeared on the Montel Williams show.

    • Christopher Chacone appears as himself in this episode. Chacone is a member of the real life Organization of Scientific Investigation and Research agency (aka OSIR) for whom the TV series "Psi Factor" was based on. Chacone has often appeared in ghost examinations for the TV series "Sightings."

    • Manhatten, Kansas, the location of the haunted Phi Beta Delta fraternity at Kansas State University, is also the hometown of Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark.

    Allusions (6)

    • Joe Torres: "What do you want me to do? Call Ghostbusters?!" Joe says this to his sons who work for him. He is referring to the 1984 movie which starred Dan Aykyroyd, Bill Murray and Annie Potts.

    • Margie : "I can see him. He looks like Casper." Margie says this while Sylvia is trying to get the ghost of Yonni Yonson to appear. This is an allusion to the popular cartoon series Casper which later became a motion picture.

    • Steven: "Yeah, that's what they said in The Birds!" Steve screams this after birds are found dead in the living room after crashing into the house. He's refering to the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds."

    • Doll: "Mommy... mommy..." Doll without batteries reacts just like Talkie Tina in the "Twilight Zone" Episode, "Living Doll."

    • Josh's opening narration: "Ever since I saw the movie Animal house, I thought it would be a blast to live in a fraternity." Josh is alluding to the 1975 movie "Animal House" with Tim Matheson, John Belushi and Bruce McGill.

    • Mike and Josh hear noises in the library when they stay the night. Mike: "Phasers on stun." Josh: "Aye, captain." Their sayings are oriented to the Classic Star Trek series.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Excellant series examining true ghost stories.

    By aesgaard41, Aug 03, 2006