Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Season 4 Episode 11

Episode 43

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 22, 2002 on FOX
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Segment 1 : "The Mystery Of Douglas Hibbard" - Douglas Hibbard, a business man, is on a business trip with a bad case of the flu. He wants to meet his wife the next day for their tenth wedding anniversary, but he is afraid that he wont make the five hour drive home so he and his wife agree that he should stay at a hotel. Douglas tried to get sleep that night, but the flu was so overbearing that he couldn't get rest. Douglas then went downstairs to the hotel manager to ask for directions to a local drug store. After the manager gives the directions, a little while later Douglas comes in with a wet and d muddy rain coat and a gift bag. He tells the hotel manager to keep the gift bag in the hotel safe, so the manager does so. After the wife and hotel manager cannot reach Douglas, the manager goes into his room to see what happened and the manager didn't see a thing - not Douglas, not even drippy mud. After the hotel manager goes back downstairs, a cop waiting in the lobby reveals that Douglas had died on his way to the store and his car fell in a lake. Later, his wife came to pick up his belongings, and inside the gift bag was a diamond ring - a ring that Douglas had promised her years before because he couldn't afford one at the time.

Sebment 2 : "Wheelchair Man" - After a jail-bait man gets knocked out of a wheelchair by his former jail mates, he has a psychic power that reveals the location of their hideout to the police. The police later arrested the man in the wheelchair and the two jail men.

Segment 3 : "The Vigil" - After a young woman is in a coma for seven months after she flew out of the wind sheild of a car in a car accident, her loving, caring, and dedicated boyfriend is at her bedside almost all the time. He talks to her because he knows deep inside that she can hear him, so he tries talking about everyday things. After she still shows no signs of recovery, her parents want to take her off of life support. He begs them to keep her alive for one more day, and they reluctantly agree. He begs her to show signs of recovery, because he knows she can hear him. Eventually, he hears her voice telepathically and one thing he hears while a doctor and her parents are in the room is "look at my hand". When he did, he, the doctor, and the parents discover her hand starts to move. She eventually made a full 100% recovery while absolutely no brain damage.

Segment 4 : "The Mandrin's Bowl" - While on a vacation, a mother, father, and son visit one last tourist attraction in the area - Chinatown. While looking at a restaurant to eat in, the son walks away into a Chinese store. He starts speaking Chinese (with no original Chinese language know-how) and then meets with an elderly man. They go into a back room where the elderly man gives the boy a bowl. After the boy gets the bowl, he returns to a normal state and starts speaking English without remember what just occurred. It happens that a spirit of a dead man returns into the boy's body to get a bowl with a promise to meet in another life. The boy keeps the bowl because the store lady (the Great-Great Granddaughter of the dead man) said he was chosen.

Segment 5 : "Ghost Writer" - Bart Names is ghost writing the Wilfred Clayton autobiography, a cruel hard businessman with overbearing opinions. Bart has been using a tape recorder, so he can tune out the man during the dictation. One night after transcribing the daily tape a storm plays havoc with the audio equipment and the tape recorder plays though the night. The next day when the recorder is set to record, it instead plays the confession of the businessman to a crime which Mr. Clayton never said. After which, the man drops from a stroke and changes his ways.moreless

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