Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Season 3

Season 3

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Season 3

First Air Date: January 21, 2000

First Aired on    :   2000
Episodes    :   13 episodes



Episodes

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3x13 The Dealer, Gratuity, The Cake, 1st Time Offender & The Mirror of Truth (January 18, 2000)


"The Dealer" - A young soldier was winning at the black jack tablewhich 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. "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. "The Cake" - An evil son takes over his father's 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. "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. "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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3x12 The Handyman, Anatole, Makeup Magic, Screwdriver & Charlie (August 11, 2000)


"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 "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. "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. "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. "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.


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3x11 Deadbeat Dad, Ghost Town, The Sewing Machine, The Sleepwalker & Money Laundry (August 04, 2000)


"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 committed suicide two days late. "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 "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. "The Sleepwalker" - A man who is said to be cursed sleepwalks every night. He hears one day 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 Jonathan Frakes, the author who found this story even saw the doll of the missing man. "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.


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3x10 Devil's Tattoo, Static Man, The Bloody Hand, Where Have All the Heroes Gone & War Surplus (July 28, 2000)


"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. "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. "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. "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. "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.


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3x09 For the Record/Halloween/Precious/Get Your Kicks at Motel 66/Phantom Drifter (July 21, 2000)


This episode features the following cases: For the Record; Halloween; Precious; Get Your Kicks at Motel 66; Phantom Drifter.


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3x08 Creepy Comics, Louie the Dip, The Wailing, The Landlady & Curse (July 14, 2000)


"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. "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. "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. "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. "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.


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3x07 Connie, Positive I.D., Trucker, Cook-Out & The New House (July 07, 2000)


"Connie" - Dead woman's spirit lives on in her husband's new wife. "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 separated at birth. "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 cant 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. "Cook-out" - Uncle Harry's spirit saves his family for eating poisioned hamburgers during a family reunion cookout. "The New House" - An old painting saves people's lives.


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3x06 Red Line/Two Sisters/Eclipse/The Ice Box/The Gathering (June 30, 2000)


A race car driver gets veered off course by an unlikely ally; a vindictive woman schemes to marry her late sister's husband; a prisoner believes that he will die if he is exposed to an eclipse; a doctor uncovers a mysterious ice box that holds sentimental memories to him; a trio of old ladies use unorthodox methods to protect them from a burglar.


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3x05 The Nightmare/The Stalker/The Impossible Car Dream/The Dresser/The Burial (June 23, 2000)


A woman has a recurring dream that her husband will get stabbed by their grounds keeper; a woman and her daughter use a compact to protect them from a stalker; a teenage boy has a vivid dream about owning a classic car being sold for a dollar; a young fashion designer finds that the mannequins at a department store are possessed; a southern gentleman gets the surprise of his life at his wife's funeral.


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3x04 E-Mail, Blood Donor, Epitaph, Stitches in Time & The Soldier (June 16, 2000)


"E-Mail" - A couple get 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? "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. "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. "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. "The 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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3x03 The Find, The Golden Cue, The FBI Story, The Gravedigger's Nemesis & Last Rites (June 02, 2000)


"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. "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. "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. "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. "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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3x02 One for the Road, The Music Box, Two to One, Damsel & The Horn (May 26, 2000)


"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. "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. "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. "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. "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.


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3x01 Morning Sickness, The Curse of Hampton Manor, Wax Executioner, Blood Bank & Ring Toss (January 21, 2000)


"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 octopuss in her. "The Curse of Hampton Manor" - (true story of Helmsly 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. "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. "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? "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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