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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Season 3

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  • Episode 32
    Episode 32
    Episode 13
    8/18/00
    6.6

    Segment 1: "The Dealer" - A young soldier was winning at the black jack table which turns out to be the son of the parents the dealer ripped off in a telemarketing scam. The soldier sets up the dealer and club owner kills the dealer only to find out later the soldier died 25 years before.

    Segment 2: "Gratuity" - A college student cab driver installs an insult machine for people who do not tip well. After showing it to his girlfriend she disapproves and give him a medallion to protect him. After picking up a new fare that did not tip he pushes the button only to have the insult machine give out compliments. This saves the cab drivers life since the fare turns out to be a killer and the box did not upset him.

    Segment 3: "The Cake" - An evil son takes over his fathers bakery and orders the baker to make a special cake for a party the next day. The baker agrees and begins to heat up the oven. The oven starts to make strange noises and after investigation the baker believes he sees the devil in the oven. After telling the son, the baker is fired and when he is at home the baker sees the devil's picture which turns out to be a crime boss. When the baker is called back to the bakery he finds the son burning in the oven and finds out the son had killed the crime boss and this was his revenge.

    Segment 4: "1st Time Offender" - A boy thinking he can never get caught for anything he does robs a store of a watch. In front of the judge his mother makes a plea that she had just purchased that watch for the boy and worked out a deal with the store owner. As the judge was about to let the boy off his lucky charm fell from his neck only to be discovered by the court and turned out to be the medallion stolen from the judges wife. And the boy was sent to prison.

    Segment 5: "The Mirror of Truth" - A vain woman goes to a beauty shop to have her make-up done. After the shop owner finished the job the woman went crazy saying that the shop owner did a bad job. As the woman was leaving the shop owner put a curse on her. The woman calls in a doctor to repair her face but there is nothing wrong with her face, she only believes there is.

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  • Episode 31
    Episode 31
    Episode 12
    8/11/00
    8.7
    Segment 1 : "The Handyman" - Chad, a young carpenter, is married to a wealthy older, Victoria Beau. Chad is cheating on her with young Andrea and when Victoria arrives home early and catches the lovers in bed, Andrea shots Victoria. The wealthy Mrs. Beau vows on her deathbed that Chad will never get the money or leave the apartment. The young couple tries hiding the body in a fake wall, however the tools exact revenge on the couple.

    Segment 2 : "Anatole" - An old man, Anatole, is put in a cell with William Pope, a murderer. After lights out, Pope recounts his murdering of a college student named Alan, but Anatole gets angry and strangles Pope. The next morning, Anatole is missing and Pope is dead with a picture of Alan and Anatole (Alan's father) in Pope's hand. The detective traces Anatole to Phoenix, where he discovers Anatole catatonic and confined to a wheelchair for the previous six months. When asked if he was "Anatole Guttenoff", he replied weakly "No. I am Anatole... the avenger".

    Segment 3 : "Makeup Magic" - June, a plain-jane, steps up to protect the beautiful Clarence from a pushy guy. Clarence pays her back by doing June's makeup turning her attractive. June learns the next day that she didn't have much makeup on and her new look stayed. After several days of looking for Clarence to thank her, June finally find her and discovers Clarence was horrifically burned 2 years ago, but June only sees her as a friend.

    Segment 4 : "Screwdriver" - Lauren is leaving for college but has one serious fault: he is extremely forgetful. One cold winter night, Lauren is returning from a party and his car breaks down. And once again his absent mindlessness has caused him to be without his tools and his jacket. As the weather worsens, Lauren awakes to see a man that looks like his father fixing the car. When he calls his parents, he discovers his father is at home. However, after hanging up the parents find grease and a screwdriver in the bed.

    Segment 5 : "Charlie" - Arty Holdman has been having a lousy year and is hoping his luck will improve with returning to his favorite restaurant. So far he has lost his wife and his job, but Charlie, the men's room attendant, gives him the encouragement to turn his life around. After winning his wife back and landing a new job, he returns to the restaurant to thank Charlie, only to find out Charlie died six months ago.moreless
  • Episode 30
    Episode 30
    Episode 11
    8/4/00
    8.0

    Segment 1 : "Deadbeat Dad"
    A cheating gambler at a bar refuses to give his ex-wife financial support for their baby, he beats a mysterious beautiful woman at a game, afterwards kept losing for a while. When he began winning again he still mistreated his ex. The mystery woman returned and beat at a coin flip. She won the bar and gave it to his ex. He commited suicide two weeks later.

    Segment 2 : "Ghost Town"
    A photographer reaches an old ghost town and the date is 1848. His phone is shot, his money is no good and the bartender says the heat plays tricks on him. He later encounters a man who looked like the bartender and says no one has been in the town for hundreds of years. He finds his phone with a gun hole in it.

    Segment 3 : "The Sewing Machine"
    A young couple try to sell the husband's grandma's sewing machine. That night it comes to life and makes an old dress from Gone With The Wind.

    Segment 4 : "The Sleepwalker"
    A man who is said to be cursed sleepwalks everynight. He hears oneday he will never return but he says he will remain with his daughter forever. One night he vanishes without a trace, the next morning the girl tells his wife her dad is in the dollhouse and will be with her forever. Inside was a doll of him, with 100% accurate details. According to Johnathan Frakes, the author who found this story even saw the doll of the missing man.

    Segment 5 : "Money Laundry"
    A catholic widow prays that her boss and land lord lets her stay. Then a gang comes and use fake coins to get the coins in the machine. The police come and they reveal to be the land lord's missing coin collection and he lets her stay with no rent.

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  • Episode 29
    Episode 29
    Episode 10
    7/28/00
    8.1
    Segment 1: "Devil's Tattoo" - A biker dude takes his girlfriend in to get a tattoo. The biker dude insists it has to be the devil's tattoo. As the dude was forcing the girl and tattoo artist into putting on the tattoo the tattoo gun went crazy and killed the dude.

    Segment 2: "Static Man" - A business man is about to close a big deal and an indian medicine man puts a curse on him. Items start sticking to the business man and ruins his big deal. The business man agrees to save the trees and the curse was lifted.

    Segment 3: "The Bloody Hand" - Two detectives solve a murder case where an ex-husband tried to steal from his dead wife before her funeral. The only thing that can't be explained is the cuts on his face. And the fresh blood in the fingers of the woman, who was already dead.

    Segment 4: "Where Have All The Heroes Gone" - Two young thieves get a shock while robbing the home of a recently deceased cowboy star. A cowboy shows up and scares the boys straight.

    Segment 5: "War Surplus" - A struggling college student is unnerved by a vision of a man who looks like his father — who died 8 years earlier in the Gulf War. Following his father into a surplus store the student finds his father's uniform jacket. In the pocket of the jacket the student finds a letter telling that there is an insurance policy worth $100,000 in the his name.moreless
  • Episode 28
    Episode 28
    Episode 9
    7/21/00
    8.4
    Segment 1: ”For the Record” - Lauren and fiancé, born on the same day, search for the truth of her birth only to discover that they were switched at birth. Each having been living with each other’s birth parents their whole lives.

    Segment 2: “Halloween” - Harold Ratcher hates kids begging on Halloween and every year scares them away. This year someone dressed in a grim reaper costume scares him almost to death.

    Segment 3: “Precious” - Wendy and her family moved recently and her parents had gotten her a cat to help the transition. Now the parents have called in Dana White, a child psychiatrist, to help Wendy since a car killed the cat two months ago. Wendy still believes that “Precious” is still alive, even though no one except her can see the cat. Dr. White uses the families’ camera to photograph the cat, but is astonished to see that the pictures have “Precious” visible on them.

    Segment 4: “Get your kicks at Motel 66” - A suspended police officer and his wife are on vacation and stop at the Motel 66. While settling in, he sees a cowboy and attempts to chase the stranger only to discover a pool of blood. Later that night, he awakens to see the gunslinger again and draws his weapon and again a pool of blood. While checking out, the manager tells the wife about the legend of Billy the Kid being gunned down and that his spirit is looking to exact revenge against a police officer. When she races back to the room, she finds her husband dead by gunshot wound.

    Segment 5: “Phantom Drifter” - David and wife feud driving to his mother’s house and get a flat tire. A drifter helps them and the couple drives him down the road, when the drifter passes on words of wisdom. When the couple starts getting along again, the stranger disappears while the car is moving. When they can’t find him along the road, they talk to an officer who explains that they are the fourth in a week to report the same thing.moreless
  • Episode 27
    Episode 27
    Episode 8
    7/14/00
    8.6
    Segment 1: "Creepy Comics" - A comic book drawer is down on his luck. His boss gives him one more chance to scare him or he is fired. The police show up and report to the boss that the man killed himself. When the boss arrives home he finds a comic from the man outlining the man's death. The boss becomes scared and dies from a heart attack. Segment 2: "Louie The Dip" - A pick pocket had to be careful because he was on his third strike. A man comes in the bar and brags about winning the lottery so Louie picked his pocket. Louie hides the ticket to be safe but then it disappears. Louie has to go back to picking pockets. Louie get pinched by the cops they check his ID and in his wallet was the missing lottery ticket. Segment 3: "The Wailing" - A Mystery writer moves into a spooky house. The house seems to communicate with the writer and he goes to investigate. The writer finds a little girl in a hidden room and gets locked in. When they find the writer in the room they find the body of the little girl. The writer was talking to the little girls ghost. Segment 4: "The Landlady" - An evil landlady hears strange noises that eventually drive her insane. After believing there was an invisible stalker the landlady moved out the next day. Segment 5: "Curse" - A young girl is into evil witchcraft. The young girl puts a curse on her psychologist. The young girl refuses to remove the curse from the psychologist and joins the evil witches. Going through the ceremony the young girl discovers the psychologist has tricked her into joining the good witches.moreless
  • Episode 26
    Episode 26
    Episode 7
    7/7/00
    7.4

    Segment 1: "Connie"
    Dead woman's spirit lives on in her husband's new wife.

    Segment 2: "Positive I.D."
    Man accused of a robbery that he didn't commit. After the real culprit is found, the two learn they are twin brothers seperated at birth.

    Segment 3: "Trucker"
    A hitchhiker is trying to get a ride from a trucker, one of them spot him and takes him to a gas station. The hitchhiker then sees that a man is in pain at the station, a car is on top of him. The hitchhiker tries to lift up the car on top of him and can't do it until the trucker comes and helps him. When the police come, the hitchhiker says that the trucker helped him when the police claim that the trucker died 7 years ago.

    Segment 4: "Cook Out"
    It's a family reunion, but it would have been the best ever if Uncle Larry were still alive. Then the grill starts acting up, the cook is trying to turn on the grill and wont turn on, the cook walks away and suddenly the grill starts. An hour later, the burgers are done and now the cook is trying to turn it off, The next thing is that the grill starts a fire and burns every burger next to it. The cook tries to put out the flames but then, the flames are gone! The fire department comes and check the grill only to see that its working fine. Until the grandmother saw on the news that a production code for hamburgers are being recalled after they were poisoned and even more interesting is that every burger that they cooked had the same number of production! The family thinks that Uncle Larry has saved their lives.

    Segment 5: "The New House"
    A couple with an only daughter move from the city to the countryside. When they get into their new home, they find an old painting of a landscape. When they show it to their daughter, she simply says that the woman in the picture is beautiful. That night after she is asleep, the couple start a fire in the fireplace when the picture falls for no apparent reason. That night after they're asleep, the mother awakes to find a ghostly woman is hovering over her bed claiming 'Please save her. Your daughter needs you.' They go to their daughter and find that her room is engulfed by flames. The next day after the fire is extinguished, they find the painting in the corner of their bedroom. Charred, but they peel the paper off and reveal a picture of the same woman the mother saw the night before. The fire marshal reveals that the woman who owned the house died old and alone after her only daughter died in a fire.

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  • Episode 25
    Episode 25
    Episode 6
    6/30/00
    7.9
    Segment 1: "Red Line" - A race car driver frustrated that his is not winning races he pushes the car too hard. The driver sees and old time race car driver telling him to stop the car. The racer car driver gets out just in time before the car explodes. The old time race car driver turns out to be the grandfather of the crew chief that dies on the track 70 years before. Segment 2: "Two Sisters" - Two sisters fight over the same man. One sister wins and she comes down with a rare blood disorder. On her death bed the other sister is still trying to get the man. The other sister steal the wedding dress off her dead sisters body. At the wedding the dress begins to effect her and the other sister dies from heat and an a reaction to dress. Segment 3: "Eclipse" - A man believes he is cursed by the werewolf. He talks to the doctor and asks to be moved to a room without a window because if he does not then he will die tonight. The doctor makes the request but the director refuses the move. The guy dies that night and the clues look like he was killed by a werewolf. Segment 4: "The Ice Box" - A wife is concerned about the future of her doctor husband. On a little trip they stop off at an out of the way antique shop in the middle of a heat wave. In the store they find an old ice box that reminds him of his childhood. At that moment a medical emergency happens and they need to cool the man down before he dies. All of a sudden the ice box has ice in it to save the man's life. Later it was discovered that the ice box was the exact ice box his grandmother had as a kid. Segment 5: "The Gathering" - A group of 4 older ladies love to get together on Thursdays. During their gin rummy game and man enters on a home invasion to rob them. The man locks all the women in the basement to rob the rest of the house. While the man in robbing the house strange things begin to happen to him and is knocked out. Were the ladies witches or not?moreless
  • Episode 24
    Episode 24
    Episode 5
    6/23/00
    8.4
    Segment 1: "The Nightmare" - A woman is having nightmares about her husband being murdered. She believes it is the grounds keeper and wants him fired. The husband fires the grounds keeper and he leaves the shears in the bushes. When the husband tries to go riding the horse gets spooked and backs the husband into the bushes where he is stabbed and killed by the shears.

    Segment 2: "The Stalker" - A widow & her daughter moves to a new state and then gains a stalker which was caught and put in jail. When the daughter looks at her compact that has a picture of her father inside & a mirror, she confesses to her mother that she is worried about the stalker. The daughter starts to see the stalker in the mirror of her compact. On a doctors recommendation the mother takes the compact from the daughter. A strange light then appears that the mother thinks comes from the compact when she picks it up to inspect it and then she sees the stalker in the mirror. The daughter uses the compact mirror to shine light into the stalkers face and the mother is able to knock the stalker out with a lamp.

    Segment 3: "The Impossible Car Dream" - A man is in trouble with his accountant boss and then gets fired. The father is worried that now that he has been fired he will not be able to purchase a car for his son. The son has this strange dream about buying a car for $1.00. The son tells his father about the dream and the father tells him t stop dreaming. The son finds the actual ad in the paper and gets his mother to take him to the house believing it was a misprint. The lady who owned the car decided to sell the car for a $1.00 to get back at her cheating husband. The husband turned out to be the accountant boss that fired the father.

    Segment 4: "The Dresser" - A man enjoys his job as a decorator and teaching younger guy the business. Unfortunately the younger guy working with the man goes to the boss and lies about poor job performance and gets the man fired. When the young guy takes over then tries to show the boss the display but the there was nothing in the window. The young guy working late starts to get beat up and tries to blame it on the man which he was out of town at the time. The only ones in the store with him were the mannequins.

    Segment 5: "The Burial" - A tale of premature burial in the antebellum South ends in a shocking discovery. The woman was not dead and then later was the mother of Robert E. Lee.moreless
  • Episode 23
    Episode 23
    Episode 4
    6/16/00
    8.4

    Segment 1 : "E-Mail"
    A couple gets a used computer from a professor. But when Statler, the man whom they bought it from, becomes trapped in a tomb with no computer. But if that is true...who's sending the e-mail calling for help?

    Segment 2 : "Blood Donor"
    After recieving a blood transfusion, a man finds that he can see murders as they happen. So he uses this to help him trap the killer, whose blood he recieved during a transfusion.

    Segment 3 : "Epitaph"
    A gravestone craftsman is given orders by a strange man to create an elaborate gravestone for a dead man against the wife's wishes. Later it turns out that the man that ordered the expensive gravestone was the wife's dead husband.

    Segment 4 : "Stitches in Time"
    A mother and her daughter are in poverty when the mother has a dream of when she and her own mother stitched a quilt together. When she wakes up, she takes out the quilt, only to discover that hidden inside was lots of $100 bills.

    Segment 5 : "Soldier"
    A soldier from Vietnam recalls what happened to him during a devastating battle. Almost near death, his father, who went missing in action years ago, shows up and carries him to safety. The soldier thinks he's dreaming, until the paramedics find his father's dog tags in the boy's hand.

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  • Episode 22
    Episode 22
    Episode 3
    6/2/00
    8.5

    Segment 1: "The Find" - A newlywed couple run across an old motorcycle. The motorcycle is an out of production mint condition classic bike. The man takes a joy ride on the bike and hits a woman that disappears along with the motorcycle. The EMT describes the same accident the man had but it happened 54 years before to a young couple and the man was the only one to ever ride the bike which they believed that they released the spirits.

    Segment 2: "The Golden Cue" - An older man purchased a pool hall only to lose it to the young pool hustler. The old man stays around sweeping floors. The owner gets mad at the old man for talking about the golden cue while he was shooting. At closing time a strange man enters the pool hall and challenges the owner. The owner keeps running the table until the stranger makes one final bet for the pool hall. The stranger takes down the golden cue, breaks and sinks the 9 ball. The stranger turns out to be a legendary pool hustler that quit pool 15 years before because he went blind.

    Segment 3: "The FBI Story" - A young local cop had a dream of becoming an FBI agent. The young cop was accepted to the FBI academy and then disappeared on his way to the acedemy with some money. 5 Years later an FBI agent arrives in town to investigate a counterfeit ring. The sheriff starts to suspect the FBI agent and asks him along on a body that was found in the swamp. The body was the young cop and the FBI agent confesses that he killed the young cop. In the attempt to flee the swamp the FBI agent was sucked into the bog and died.

    Segment 4: "The Gravedigger's Nemesis" - Two young boys hire on as grave diggers and work for an evil grounds keeper. The two boys and grounds keeper hear and see an old woman. The old woman haunts the grounds keeper until he dies in the old woman's grave.

    Segment 5: "Last Rites" - A woman is called into an attorneys office because she attended a funeral. The women was there researching the artwork of the cemetery. The woman sees the chapel and decides to enter. While inside she finds out it is a funeral and she stayed because no one else showed up. The lawyer informs the woman that she gets the dead man's estate of 34 million dollars do to the fact she was the only one who showed up for the funeral.

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  • Episode 21
    Episode 21
    Episode 2
    5/26/00
    8.3
    Segment 1: "One For The Road" - A truck driver is in his favorite diner and meets a friend of his. Everyone in the truck stop thinks the truck driver is acting strange. Later the truck driver finds out that the friend he was talking too was killed in an accident earlier in the day.

    Segment 2: "The Music Box" - Two women were shopping and one woman discovered a special music box that reminded her of a lost love. When she found out it did not work she decided not to buy it. When having second thoughts and returns to buy it only to find out that her lost love was there and bought the item for her birthday and now the music box began to work.

    Segment 3: "Two to One" - A man pawns his grandfathers watch for extra cash. When borrowing the money from a friend he returns to get the watch back only to find out they sold it the day before. That night the guy had a dream that the pawn shop lied to him and had the watch and a robber was going to steal it. The guy turned to the store to find things happened like his dream to only this time he got his watch back.

    Segment 4: "Damsel" - A woman looking for that special an in her life goes to a fortune teller to find out that she was looking too hard and that the special man would find her. A few days later the woman spots a good looking hitchhiker and assuming this was her man which turns out to be a killer. During the attack a hikers comes from the woods and saves her and he turns out to be the man that finds her. The man also turns out to the son of the fortune teller.

    Segment 5: "The Horn" - A mortician visits his friend an antique dealer and discovers a special item called a death horn. The mortician makes a bet with the dealer that he could not sell an item associated with death. The dealer loses the bet and the mortician arrives to collect on the bet and find no one in the shop. At the last minute the mortician hears the death horn and discovers the dealer has a heart attack and saves his life.moreless
  • Episode 20
    Episode 20
    Episode 1
    5/19/00
    8.8

    1) Segment 1 : "Morning Sickness"
    A girl gets all the symptoms of pregnancy, but the tests say she's not. When they do surgery they find a baby octopus in her.

    2) Segment 2 : "The Curse of Hampton Manor"
    A greedy woman sells a cursed house to couple. After the husband loses his wife and will to live, the greedy woman gets the house and is electrocuted in the bathtub.

    3) Segment 3 : "Wax Executioner"
    A woman is almost murdered in a wax museum, and the only apparent suspect is the creepy executioner figure, that someone keeps moving, but leaves no footprints. The artist and his brother didn't want to accept the fact the executioner figure was used as the body of an evil spirit. Everytime the guillotine fell, the figures hands were on the rope.

    4) Segment 4 : "Blood Bank"
    A nurse treats a weird patient during a break in at the blood bank. She find empty bags of blood in his bathroom. Was he a vampire?

    5) Segment 5 : "Ring Toss"
    A crooked con artist tricks kids out of money in ring toss, until an old man becomes the only winner and wins everyone toys. He threatens the old man, until he has to fix the haunted house ride. They all hear him scream and found him hung with one of the rings by an electronic dummy who looked like the old man.

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