Host: Our next painting on Night Gallery tells the story of an illusion. An invisible specter, which guides and motivates and drives. And though you'll never see her, this childish wraith, you'll know she's there. And we venture to suggest that you'll be chilled by the knowledge. Our painting is called Little Girl Lost.
Cottrell: Can a man remain a genius when his mind is clouded by delusion?
In syndication, the 15-minute episode is padded out with footage of computers, a military base, and oscilloscopes.
This episode is based on the short story "Little Girl Lost" by E.C. Tubb. This story was first published in New Worlds (October 1955).