Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Season 4 Episode 10

Episode 42

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 15, 2002 on FOX
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Segment 1: "Moonstruck Beach" - A struggling writer, "Valerie Simms," rents a cabin in "Moonstruck Beach" in the hopes of getting away from it all and writing the great American novel. She meets the village caretaker, Jerry Corbin, who seems to be a friendly man. While strolling along the beach, she sights what appears to be a dead female body, but when she looks again, it's gone. Returning to her cabin, she finds that her printer has printed a page she did not request. The message is backwards, but when she holds it up to the window, she reads the reflection. The name "DEANNA LINDSAY" is repeated all over the paper. She asks the caretaker, Jerry, about Deanna Lindsay, who it turned out committed suicide about a year ago. She had been staying in that very same cabin. After another walk, Valerie returns home to find another printer message, which instructs her to get out because "Jerry killed me!" She narrowly escapes being killed by Jerry herself, knocking over Jerry with her car. Jerry is found uncouncious the next morning by police and admits to killing Deanna Linsday and two other women in that area. Valerie returns to the cabin to write her great novel, Moonstruck Beach.
Segment 2: "Healing Hands" - A female nurse, Joanie, at Mercy Memorial Hospital has become strongly attached to an elderly female patient who is in a coma due to severe blood acidosis. This patient, Ruth Atkins, is not expected to survive, but Joanie continues to hold out hope, even though, as her partner notes, it would take a miracle to save Mrs. Atkins. Joanie notices that Mrs. Atkins has a visitor, a gentlemanly man whom she believes to be Mrs. Atkin's preacher and that Mrs. Atkin's condition seems to improve whenever he comes. To the surprise of everyone, Mrs. Atkins starts heading towards a full recovery, even coming out of her coma, buying her son who's stationed at sea time to come and visit her. Mrs. Atkins is eventually moved to her own room, where Nurse Joanie paid her a visit. It seems Mrs. Atkins left her bible there. Mrs. Atkins takes the Bible and notes that it's the Bible that her husband gave to her. But how is that possible? He passed away years ago. She shows Nurse Joanie a picture of her husband. It matches the visitor, who turns out none of the nurses except Joanie ever saw.
Segment 3: "Aspen Sunny Side" - Gary likes to go biking on the trails of Aspen with his father, Peter. Unfortunately, this time he can't come along because he has to stay home to operate his business, which has a lot of orders. So Gary goes biking with childhood friends Kenny and C.J. instead. While biking, C.J. and Kenny split paths with Peter, who decides to take a longer trail and promises to meet them later. Unfortunately, Peter wrecks and breaks several bones and is left stranded, C.J. and Kenny being unaware of his situation. Back at Gary's, a couple of bizarre occurrences cause Gary to sense that his father is in danger and he begins working on booking a flight for Aspen. At the bar where C.J. and Kenny are waiting, Gary appears, warning C.J. that Peter is in danger and beseeching him to phone for help. Peter is rescued and he calls Gary, thanking him for his help. But what help? Gary never was able to get a flight to Aspen that day, due to poor weather.
Segment 4: "Night Walker" - Wade Harris is a con artist. He slinks around at night, rummaging through garbage cans for their bank statements which they weren't smart enough to shred. He then assumes their identity, swiping money from their bank account and depositing it into his. He's done pretty well, being able to afford a decent upscale house, but he still hasn't made that one big score. Then, some mysterious neighbors (male and a beautiful red-haired female) move in across the street and they seem to be very wealthy. Although Harris has a rule never to scout the garbage in his own neighborhood, he can't resist this temptation. It turns out that the man is a baron, Baron Stokely Vradma. He's rich too, and Harris transfers a sizable sum from his account, although he's worried that he may have been spotting when digging through their trash. To celebrate, he picks up a girl from a bar and takes her to his house. Their "celebration," however, is interrupted by a ring at the doorbell. It's Martha Vradma and she knows what he's done. Harris dismisses his date, "Brady," and talks with Martha, who has a "business proposition" for him. It seems that Baron Vradma is a horrible man, and she wants Harris to help her in taking the Baron's money for her own. She transfers $25 million from his account into Harris'. The next thing Harris knows, he's waking up on the ground. Martha tells him that she's taking over the business partnership and then gets up to leave. Harris goes over to the computer, where his entire account has been wiped clean. He looks over, but Martha has disappeared. However, she left him a present, two vampire shaped bite marks on the side of his neck. The next morning, the police pick him. He's found guilty, but he's also found insane and is sent away to the insane asylum, where he raves about his bite marks and how Martha turned into a bat. He's also grown two fangs.
Segment 5: "Hot Car" - Two hippies are on their way back to their hometown of Petaluma, California. They're trying to hitch a ride, but no one wants to take them. A car finally stops, and they're about to get in, when suddenly its blonde-haired driver, who's sported a tattoo, speeds away. They eventually hitch a ride with a truck driver, who drops them off at a general store at the end of town. There, Jared, the male hippie, decides to shoplift, since he doesn't have any money. He doesn't notice the store owner watching him via the security manager. The store owner calls him out, asking him if he intends to pay for what he took and he bolts, taking Jenny, the female hippie with them. They steal a car, which turns out to be the car of the blonde-haired female who dissed them earlier, although they don't know that yet. The store owner calls the police, who catch up with them. They think they're being arrested for shoplifting and grand theft auto, but it turns out it's something much worse- the police found a dead body in the back of the car and think that they killed them. Since everybody hates hippies, no one will believe that they didn't commit the murder and Jared and Jenny are convicted. After many years, they get a new lawyer, who gets the case thrown out due to lack of evidence. They're freed and since they still love each other, they decide to set up a health food store together. One day, while driving down the road, they stop for a hitchhiker, feeling sympathetic for their situation. The hitchhiker starts to get in, but then holds them up, telling them to get out of the car. She then takes off with the car. It's the same blonde-haired woman from before. She's dyed her hair black this time, but there's no mistaking her tattoo. The police catch up to her and she confesses to the murder of many years ago.moreless

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