Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Season 2

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  • Episode 19
    Episode 19
    Episode 13
    7/24/98
    8.1
    Segment 1 : “The Warning” - A couple goes into a hotel when the husband sees a man pushing a casket. Rob and his wife split up to look for the seminar room and he instead finds the casket and the casket salesman he saw earlier. The couple leaves and heads to the elevator to go downstairs. The salesman is on the elevator and Rob is afraid of him, not realizing his wife can’t see the man. The husband wants to take the stairs, when all of a sudden the elevator and all it’s passengers fall to their deaths. The salesman had saved the couple’s lives even though he was never found.

    Segment 2 : “Bus Stop” - Jerry Wright stops next to a bus stop and meets Terry and gives her a ride home. The next day he gets enough confidence to look for her to ask her out and meets her younger sister, Laura, who invites him inside. While looking at the pictures on the mantel, Laura recounts when Terry died almost eight years ago and Jerry pays dumb initially. After introducing himself, Laura tells him that Terry promised to send her “Mr. Right” to look after her. Jerry confesses about the previous day and they get married a year later.

    Segment 3 : “The Cure” - Kyle Jarvis, a struggling pre-med student, works part-time as a waiter and is involved with Tammy, the wealthy daughter of a captain of industry. Tammy is afraid of what her parents think of Kyle and he is concerned that Tammy is ashamed to introduce him to her parents. While waiting tables, a man has a heart attack and Kyle gives CPR and saves his life. Soon after the man’s daughter arrives and it is Tammy!

    Segment 4 : “The Guardian” - Mark and Danny, his younger brother, come from a very religious mother. Mark loves basketball and shots hoops and watches “Big Al”, a former high school star play in the afternoon at the Clayton Street Park after school. On night, Mark decides to stay later at the park and is harassed by a couple of gang members. However, Big Al shows up and scares the bullies away. The next day when Mark tries to thank Al, he insists he wasn’t the one who helped.

    Segment 5 : “The Gift” - Mildred Graceson is going to die and has developed a tight friendship with her live in nurse, Beverly. Mildred’s daughters resent their mother’s fondness for sentimental collectables and seem to be looking forward to their inheritances. After Mildred passes on, the daughters immediately ask Beverly to move out quickly but say she can have any mementos that she wants since they consider it all worthless. Beverly picks the figures from Mildred’s old wedding cake and the teakettle. Later that night, the kettle whistled despite not being turned on and the steam melts the base of the figures and revels two diamond earrings worth thousands of dollars.moreless
  • Episode 18
    Episode 18
    Episode 12
    7/17/98
    8.9

    All of the segments have "A Touch of Evil"

    Segment 1 : "Merry-go-round"
    Penny and boyfriend George restore a carousel that is cursed in Florida. Ike, the operator who used to run the ride, stops by and insists the couple burn the carousel due to the curse. When the couple ignores him and puts on a promotion to stimulate business, the boyfriend is bitten by a snake hiding in the horse's head and dies.

    Segment 2 : "Red Eyed Creature"
    A boy sees a creature in the shadows that had glowing red eyes. The parents didn't believe him but the nanny did for some reason. Later, the mother saw the creature as well and was scared. The nanny cheers the boy up and after she left, her eyes started glowing with the color red.

    Segment 3 : "Used Car Salesman"
    Sonny Rhodes, a crooked car salesman sells cars to people, which are unsafe, and rips them off. One day, he sells a van with no brakes to Lenny Height, leader of a small four-man group called the Society Kings, who needed to get to Vegas for a show. Sometime later, his co-workers show him a newspaper showing their deaths when their van crashed because of the failed brakes, but he coldly dismisses it. That night, after Sonny is the last salesman left, as he closes up, three cars turn on and surround them. He thinks his co-workers are playing a joke on him. Then a fourth vehicle arrives, the same van he sold the society kings, and it runs Sonny over, killing him.

    Segment 4 : "Survelince Camera"
    Alec, an immigrant, takes over a convenience store and is saving up to bring his family to the U.S. Later that day, a robber holds him up and seems to know about Alec's savings in a cashbox. A few minutes later, two teenagers come in and rob him again. When the police review the surveillance tape, the first robber is not on the tape and the cashbox is back where Alec normally stores it, with the cash still in it. Two days later, one of the officers stops in and tells him, they caught the teenagers and they confessed to murdering the previous owner years ago, who was also the first robber.

    Segment 5 : "Graffiti"
    In 1941, Harvey Black was a high school principal who loved his car and his school. When he blames a delinquent named Johnny Evans for defacing the school and the principal's car with "Remember Pearl Harbor", he has to let the boy go since some of the damage happened while the kid was in the office. Two days later, Pearl Harbor was bombed.

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  • Episode 17
    Episode 17
    Episode 11
    5/1/98
    8.5

    "Disaster Stories"

    Segment 1: "Bon Voyage" - Charlie and Gwen Chandler are about an airship with close friends. They've been married 22 years, and never took their honeymoon the way they planned. They tell their friends that the morning, their rings somehow got stuck together. They had to call a jeweler to cut them free. They race to catch their boat, but they're too late. Charlie says that it was the luckiest thing that happened to them, 'cause the ship they were set to depart on was the Lusitania, and 6 days later, it was sunk. The Chandlers and friends realize they're about to land, but the airship they were on was the Hindenburg, and it exploded in flames, killing half the people on board.

    Segment 2: "The Man in the Model T" - A woman and her daughter, Molly, are trying to sell some of their old items to raise money for the girl's college. But no one seems interested in their stuff. Just then, an old man in a Model T shows up, wearing a yellow jacket, and calls himself Elmo Middleton. He sells Molly a chest for only $3, and disappears. She and her mother open it up, and to their amazement find out that the chest contained artifacts from the Titanic. Molly's mother then found an item belonging to Marlin Jurgins, Molly's great grandfather. He looked exactly like the man they saw earlier, and then realize that Elmo Middleton was Molly's great grandfather.

    Segment 3: "The Scoop" - Jack Hogan is a reporter with no story. His boss, Mr. Trapwell, tells him he can find a story anywhere. Staying after work, Jack takes a short nap, and has a very vivid dream about a volcanic eruption. He loved it so much he wrote about a island called Pralape that undergone a volcanic eruption so powerful it releases a strong tidal wave that killed many people. He finishes the story within an hour, but leaves it in the typewriter. When he tells his boss that the story was fake, Trapwell is furious, but then when he goes back to his office, reports of such a tidal wave against the coasts of Mexoci and South America start coming in. He calls Jack to his office, and tells him that his dream came true. There were reports of a volcanic eruption off of Krakatao, sending a powerful tidal wave. Jack is shocked, but is frozen speechless when Trapwell tells him that Krakatao was called by the natives as Pralape.

    Segment 4: "Angel on Board" - Beth McGuire boards a plane destined for Tahiti. The stewardess tells her that her seat is 3B. She goes to the seat, only to find out that she's been upgraded to First Class, even though she didn't pay for it. She goes to her seat, but the stewardess appears again, telling her that she got the isle seat. The man next to Beth offers her his seat, but the stewardess mysteriously shakes her head. As the flight goes on, Beth finds the captain standing next to her, telling her that she should buckle her seat, but the man next to Beth never saw him. The captains announcement came that they were going to land in Tahiti in 2 hours, and she leaves to go to the bathroom. Another announcement came from the captain, saying "All passengers return to their seats immediately". Again, the man next to her never heard it, and points out that people were still walking around in the plane. The stewardess looks at her, and tells her telephathically "Tighten your seatbelt". She does so, and then several moments later, a gaping hole was ripped through the plane, and the fuselag and roof were torn off. The 4 rows in front of Beth were lost, and so was the seat next to her. A handful of passengers, including Beth, survived the flight, and all of them had similar happenings that led them to miraculousy surviving the flight.

    Segment 5: "Buenos Dias" - A tornado crashes through a neighborhood in Southeastern Texas. Workers are cleaning up the mess after 48 hours, but Skip hears a little girl crying. The girl's name was Louisa, and she was trapped under rubble. She was staying with her grandfather, and was playing in the basement when the tornado swept through. Bleeding to death, she starts to lose consciousness, but she hears the voice of her grandfather saying over and over again "Buenos dias, Louisa." This is enough to keep her awake long enough for rescue workers to save her. She asks where her grandfather was, but Skip found out earlier that her grandfather was one of the victims lost in the tornado. Just then they hear the voice call out again "Buenos dias, Louisa. Buenos dias." A red macaw appears, and the girl identifies it as Pedro, her grandpa's parrot. As she says this, the parrot repeats the words "Buenos dias."

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  • Episode 16
    Episode 16
    Episode 10
    4/24/98
    8.1
    Segment 1: "The Motorcycle" - Greg Hansen inherits his grandfather's horse ranch which has had all the horses sold off to pay medical bills except for his favorite "Nugget". Nugget helps locate an old motorcycle which Greg plans on selling to pay off some of the bills, but the motorcycle is worth more than a local dealer lends on..

    Segment 2: "Blind Man's Dog" - Lloyd Week and his guide dog "Buff" are encouraged to move out after Buff howls each time an hour before a tenet in their apartment building dies. The last howling will signal the end of the clairvoyance.

    Segment 3: "Deer Hunters" - Jed and a friend haven't had luck finding deer to shot with their high-powered bows. Jed decides to trespass on the Indian reservation and finally sees and shots at a deer. The deer runs away and Jed is stopped by his friend from pursuing, due to the sound of drums playing. Driving back, they see the deer in the road and try to run it over, however Jed is killed in the accident and the friend and police officer can't find the deer.

    Segment 4: "Tribal Curse" - Jason Reed, staying with a Brazilian tribe to write his thesis, falls in love with the chief's granddaughter against the chief's restrictions. When the chief dies, Jason violates the funeral practice and a crow chases him off a cliff.

    Segment 5: "The Card Game" - Lucky runs a crooked card game in an old west theme bar. After Wally, the latest victim is cleaned out, a week goes by and a stranger and his dog come in for a game. The stranger and the dog take turns watching Lucky preventing him from cheating. Lucky loses hand after hand, while it feels like his neck is tightening up. After the old man cleans Lucky out, the camera pans up to reveal a picture of the old man and the dog. The picture is of Roy Bean, the hanging judge, from 1902.moreless
  • Episode 15
    Episode 15
    Episode 9
    4/17/98
    7.6

    Segment 1: Rock & Roll Ears
    Lionel is a music shop owner and a former rock star. All of the loud music over a prolonged period of time left Lionel hard of hearing. One day two teenage boys go into the shop. One of the boys tries out a guitar and tells Lionel he doesn't know anything about rock and roll. Lionel then asks if he can have the guitar, in order to demonstrate his expertise. As he is playing the two teens are in awe of his excellence. When he finishes he tells them he learned to play that way from Jimi Hendrix. As the two boys are leaving one of them stumbles backward into a drum set. Lionel says, "Maybe you should play the drums." They run out of the store, embarrassed. Pride gets the best of the one who stumbled into the drum set, so he plans his revenge. At night the two are staked outside the music shop. One says to the other, "We're going to take what's left of his hearing." They set up a huge amplifier outside the door. As Lionel closes shop and opens the door he sees it. They then turn up the volume. It exceeds Lionel's comfort level, so he covers his ears. They steadily increase the volume until the windows of the shop break as a result of the extreme decibel level. Lionel falls to the floor and both of his hearing aids have an electrical shock. Lionel then passes out. The boys go into the store. One of them thinks Lionel is dead and feels sorry for him. The other one yells, "He's not dead, he's just deaf. Isn't that right, old man?" Lionel awakens and says, "You don't have to yell, I can hear just fine." He starts laughing and the two boys leave.

    Segment 2: "The Bucket"
    young farm family receives their weekly milk shipment from Gus, their elderly neighbor. The following week after a storm, the empty milk bucket starts moving on its own and later the lid flies off twice. The husband takes the bucket to Gus Hob's farm and finds him suffering from a stroke.

    Segment 3: "The Bridesmaid"
    Lucy Robbins, always a bridesmaid, takes in her sister after the brother-in-law dies in a boat accident. Cory, Lucy's new cyber boyfriend turns out to be Alan, her brother-in-law who actually has been suffering memory loss for the previous six months.

    Segment 4: "Voice from the Grave"
    A doctor's wife starts channeling a nurse friend, who was murdered in the hospital boiler room. The cop and the wife (channeling the decreased Lisa) trick the guilty orderly into confessing.

    Segment 5: "The Chess Game"
    Two friends would always play chess and they would always fuss about everything. One day, one of the friends die. Then the other friend seems bored, his wife asks him to play a chess game, he accepts. All of a sudden, he smells "Old Rum", the same kind of cologne that his friend would use, then as the one friend plays his usual move, the chess piece moves the same way that his old friend was playing. Then after that, everything is back to normal. The wife would always sweep up the front while the 2 (yes, 2) friends play their usual game.

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  • Episode 14
    Episode 14
    Episode 8
    4/3/98
    8.0
    Segment 1: "Kirby" - Ted is a special effects expert, experimenting with his favorite creation, a mechanical gorilla named Kirby. However, his cruel boss, Harry, demands he finishes Kirby or Ted is fired. That night, Kirby receives a malfunction and attacks Harry, causing him to fall down the stairs and break his neck. The police and Ted find his body, while Ted finds Kirby had somehow moved across the room. But how could that happen if Ted removed Kirby's Driver Board?

    Segment 2: "Dust" - Two boys jog and help a young girl enter her home when she forgets to bring the key. One boy is hugely attracted to her. She never has any physical contanct with them, epecially when getting them lemonade. The next day they come the same house and discover it has been abandoned for 20 years since a girl commited suicide. They enter the house with a real estate agent, to find it dusty and full of webs and three sets of footprints and the imprints of three glasses on the table. What frightened them most is that one glass imprint and one trail of footprints disappear.

    Segment 3: "Malibu Cop" - A detective probes a difficult murder case, after so much stress he uncovers the culprit... himself! He shot a woman in his sleepwalking.

    Segment 4: "A Joyful Noise" - A family is in a quire for a church and they were never late, the quire instructor told them to not be late tomorrow because it was a special day and they perform for the church. At 7:00 sharp they were supposed to go, all of a sudden, time goes faster than expected and all of a sudden its 7:20 and everyone rushes to church only to find it on fire, an explosion occurred at 7:00 or somewhere around there. The instructor quotes that God had saved their lives.

    Segment 5: "The Hooded Chair" - Art collector gets a chair that belonged to Napoleon himself. Everyone who sat on that chair died in a short time, including Napoleon, who sat on it before his lost a Waterloo. It had recently taken the lives of his maid and best friend. The night he attempted to destroy the chair, the collector dies of a heart attack.moreless
  • Episode 13
    Episode 13
    Episode 7
    3/20/98
    8.6
    Segment 1: "The Mummy" - A Museum displays a rare mummy only to discover a beautiful woman floating off the floor. The mummy turns out to be a woman that was murdered which matches the ghost seen in the museum.
    Segment 2: "The Perfect Record" - A security guard is working on a perfect record while training a new guard. The new guard is an inside man there to rob the location of its computer secrets. All the lights at the location begin to explode and go on and off which attracks the police and keeps Vic's perfect record intact.
    Segment 3: "Grave Sitting" - A challenge is put up to spent two hours at the grave site of a serial killer. The girl is found dead and it is suspected that she was scared to death.
    Segment 4: "Murder On The Second Floor" - Witnesses see an 18 foot tall man murder another man on the second floor balcony. The detective can not seem to believe the stories but continues to investigate. He discovers that the murder victim was an abusive husband that killed his wife, who was once part of a circus family in Europe. The detective determined that her three circus brothers formed a human tower to get revenge. The detective could've called them in, but figured the murder victim wasn't so innocent.
    Segment 5: "They Towed My Car" - A man with a torn suit wanders the town repeating "They towed my car". No one in the town helps the stranger except a small boy named Reese. The man finds the car and requests that he needs to get something from the trunk. When the trunk is opened the body of the stranger is found in the trunk.moreless
  • Episode 12
    Episode 12
    Episode 6
    3/6/98
    7.1

    Segment 1 : “Bright Light” - A lost, scared women stops at a bar to review her map when Gunner, a local bar regular, approaches her offering to buy her coffee. She declines and carefully leaves to continue her travel. While on the road, Gunner drives behind her flashing his brights and honking and eventually pushes her off the road. Gunner draws his rifle and forces her out of the car. To her surprise, he then orders a rapist hiding in her back seat to get out and holds him until the cops arrive.

    Segment 2 : “Magic Mightyman” - Lenny Fields, a comedy writer, jogs in the park daily and meets a local bag lady named Gloria. While continuing his jog, two young guys mug him of his clothes and money and lock him in a cage. Gloria lets him out and lends him a costume to wear, which gives him super strength when the guys try to mug him again.

    Segment 3 : “The Student” - A frustrated teacher questions her dream of teaching until a student named Rudy inspires her again in an essay he wrote. He soon ends up scaring her into moving out of the line of a drive-by shooting, which she finds out was the way he died years before.

    Segment 4 : “Scribbles” - Earl Potter buys a life insurance policy before his pregnant wife gives birth. Four years later Earl has a heart attack and dies. A week later while the widowed wife and her sister Bonnie pack to move to Bonnie’s house, the son is drawing. Bonnie recognizes symbols in the drawings, which are short hand, which tell Marlene where to find the missing policy to claim the money.

    Segment 5 : “Count Mystery” - One day, a little boy named Tanner wanders off and that night a local news crew reports the story. They remember another story about a horse with psychic abilities, which they decide to ask for help.

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  • Episode 11
    Episode 11
    Episode 5
    2/27/98
    8.5
    Segment 1 : "The Land" - A Farmer makes the ultimate bargin to make his land furtile for his family in the future.

    Segment 2 : "Titan" - A Writer creates a short story that parallels the fate of the Titanic. The story matches the details almost to the letter until it is revealed that the story was written over 14 years before the Titanic set sailed.

    Segment 3 : "The Diary" - A young high school girl sees the future and records it in her diary. Two other girls who read her diary to tease the young girl only discover that she has written they are going to die in a car accident.

    Segment 4 : "Town Of Remembrance" - A women who has lost her memory discovers on the way to an appointment with the doctor a town that she finds familiar. She discovers a name of a boy that died in a car accident years before and visits his grave only to discover another grave with a photo similar to herself.

    Segment 5 : "The House On Barry Avenue" - Mysterious fires continue to break out in the house without explaination. The house was ordered destroyed and in the ashes a scrapbook was discovered pointing to the wife's childhood as a super natural cause.moreless
  • Episode 10
    Episode 10
    Episode 4
    2/13/98
    8.5

    Friday the 13th Episode

    Segment 1: "The Wrestler"
    A professional wrestlers last match turns out to be his best only to find out that he was wrestling a dead man for the last part of the match.

    Segment 2: "The Escape"
    A man escapes from prison through the laundry area only to arrive in another prison's laundry room which all happens on Friday the 13th.

    Segment 3: "Dead Friday"
    A young girl and her friend get ready for a blind date. The young girl sees scary images on the television and freaks out. The images she saw came true and the two boys were killed in a train accident.

    Segment 4: "Ghost Visitor"
    The boss demands his employee (McDaniel) to have insurance claims completed and on his desk first thing in the morning. This causes McDaniel to work late in the office when strange things begin to happen. The boss returns looking for a file that ends up being with McDaniel. The boss sends McDaniel home and then strange things start happening to the boss. The file belong to a business man who died in a boating accident, however the boss made it look like suicide to avoid paying the man's family 2 million out of his business. When McDaniel returns to the office he accidentally scares the boss to death, believing him to be the ghost of the business man.

    Segment 5: "The Lady in the Black Dress"
    A woman thinks she sees her Aunt Lilian in a dress shop. The woman is hit by a car and sees her Aunt telling her, she will not let her die alone.

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  • Episode 09
    Episode 09
    Episode 3
    2/6/98
    8.9

    Segment 1: "The Wall"
    A police officier uses savages techniques to get the truth from a suspect, who didn't do it this time. The suspect who placed his bloody hand on the wall, looked back at the officier and proclaims he is innocent. The officier orders the wall to be cleaned, but it can't. He tells them to paint it over, and the painter tries. The painter tells the officier that it just keeps bleeding through the paint, but somehow he gets it done. Days after, another officier, who knew what happened with the suspect, tells the main guy that the suspect died while spending some time in jail. The officier brushs it off, and meets his faithful death when he notices the bloody hand print appears on the wall.

    Segment 2: "The Chalkboard"
    Students are frightened by screams when they are writing on the chalkboard.

    Segment 3: "The Getaway"
    A busy executive's ultimate getaway is as close to heaven as she can get - or is it too close?

    Segment 4: "The Prescription"
    A young pharmacist's quest to get in the computer age is tripped up by a disappearing prescription.

    Segment 5: "Summer Camp"
    Anthony isn't an ordinary kid. He is forced to go to summer camp, and naturally the bullies, Marty and Darren, pick on him every way they can. Campers start to notice Anthony's sleeping behavior, and one of the adults notices the laughter. The adult notices Marty's and Darren's bed are empty, and asks the other kids if they up this up to Anthony. Anthony wakes up, and explains that he had a dream were he helped Marty and Darren escape from wolf by feeding the wolf cookies. Marty and Darren come back to the campsite, and in their horror, they see Anthony there. They ask him, how he beat them arriving there first. They explain about the wolf and how Anthony saved them. The adult is skeptical about this, but Anthony pulls the covers off of him, he has the bag of cookies in his hands...

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  • Episode 08
    Episode 08
    Episode 2
    1/30/98
    9.1
    Segment 1: "Firestation 32" - When a boy alerts a firefighter about a major blaze, unexplainable events take place.

    Segment 2: "The Computer" - A couple's baby sitter often brings her laptop to the job, one night as the couple is driving to a restaurant the wife notices that the babysitter has left her laptop behind...

    Segment 3: "The Girl Next Door" - A man falls in love with a woman who lives across the street. She then explains that she was once cheated on, and the man afterwards realizes that it was him, and that the woman is a ghost, who was buried in a curchyard across the street.

    Segment 4: "The Wallet" - A young teenager discoveres his father was rich and inheirits the money after his death.

    Segment 5: "The Woods" - Someone in a wheelchair saves a young boy's life, but was it a doctor or a legendary ghost?moreless
  • Episode 07
    Episode 07
    Episode 1
    9.2
    Segment 1: "The Plane" - A plane flies itself, saving the pilot from a crash.
    Segment 2: "The Gun" - A gun that refuses to fire at innocent people.
    Segment 3: "The Portrait" - A portrait painter who has the power to end suffering.
    Segment 4: "The Pass" - Two boys visit a Morgue.
    Segment 5: "The Caller" - A talk show host gets a call from his dead son.moreless
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