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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction? was a 1997 anthology television shoe that originally aired on Fox from 1997-2002. It was hosted by James Brolin and later by Jonathan Frakes. The show was narrated by Don LaFontaine (from 1997-2000) and Campbell Lane (2002).

We live in a world where the real and unreal live side by side, where substance is disguised as illiusion and the only explanations are unexplanable. Can you seperate truth from fantasy to determine which of our five stories are fact or fiction? The majority of stories on the show were adapted from published, and previously unpublished, original material that had been researched and written by author Robert Tralins.

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Episode 101 - aired 5/25/1997

"The Apparition" - A lady who has a history of mental problems sees images in her upstairs mirror. FACT
"The Electric Chair" - A man on his way to the electric chair only to have the chair malfunction. The next day another man that resembled him was caught and confessed to the crime FICTION
"On The Road" - Vicky calls her husband & daughter to come to their old night club hangout after she is killed in a plane crash. FICTION
"Number One With A Bullet" - A bullet logged in a tree was shot out by a chain saw and kills the man years after his wife's friend tried to shot him FACT
"Dream House" - A woman dreaming of the perfect house ends up finding the one she saw in her dreams, however the home owner arrives and she believes the woman was the one haunting the house. FACT

Episode 102 - aired 6/1/1997

"The Viewing" - A boy allows an old man to visit the body of the deceased after viewing hours, who turns out to be the dead man. FACT
"The Subway" - A couple boards a subway train with no passengers. A mysterious man appears, who tells them that the train "Goes nowhere". So, when they go home they found out the man is the dead husband of the woman they just saved FACT
"Kid in the Closet" - Danny is 10 years old and insists there's a monster in the closet. The other kids and Brian, older brother, make fun of him for it...until the day Brian enters the closet, and disappears forever, leaving only behind his clothes FACT
"Justice is Served" - A man tries to cover up the fact that he killed his partner in business, until her ghost appears in the courtroom, and he starts acting nuts FICTION
"The Tractor" - An old man with paralyzed legs suddenly walks again to save his granddaughter, about to be run over by a tractor. FICTION

Episode 103 - aired 6/8/1997

"The Prophecy" - Three girls learn a harsh lesson not to mess with black magic when a spirit forever takes one of them with him, never to be seen again. FICTION
"Couch Potato" - A very obese man goes under a heart attack, and dies, only be be revived by an electric shock by his television set.
FICTION
"Love Over The Counter" - A woman invests in stocks based on signs she thinks her dead husband is leaving for her. FACT
"Imaginary Friend" - A girl's imaginary friend proves to be more than just imaginary when he tells her that a couple was divorcing, and within that same family, the girl's best friend falls seriously ill. FACT
"Last Man On Earth" - A divorce couple are reunited by songs on a radio station. Only after they fall back in love, they discover the station that they heard never existed. FACT

Episode 104 - aired 6/15/1997

"E-Mail" - An e-mail exposes estate fraud which the person sending the e-mails appears to be from the dead relative FACT
"Cup of Joe" - Girls heading to a party are scared along the way and see a billboard that delays them enough to miss a deadly mud slide on the highway
FACT
"Secret of the Family Tomb" - After one family member dies soon after another the caretaker of the cemetery discovers vandalism in the crypt. The theory is that the dead daughter's spirit wanted away from her abusive dead mother FACT
"Wheezer" - 8-year-old's bond with his dog and the dog is killed by a car. The dog is buired only to appear back home at a later date. FICTION
"The Unknown Patient" - Doctor tries to save an unknown patient, who's family read his obituary the next day FACT

Episode 105 - aired 6/22/1997

"Needle Point" - A woman works for a terrible boss who can barely remember her name. One day, her boss get really frustrated with her, she makes a voodoo doll of the boss and at that same time, the boss is feeling pain in his arm. FICTION
"Toy To The Rescue", Part 2 - A little boy loved his teddy bear, so much that he had a special bond with the bear. He had health problems and collapsed very often. After he died at the hospital, his sister brough him the teddy bear and he came back to life. FACT
"Mystery Lock" - Aunt Connie loves to have her grandson come over to her apartment. She has lived in there for 40 years and was a peaceful town until gangs took over. Aunt Connie gets a lock installed and the installer tells her that no body can break into these locks, its basically impossible. The lock wouldn't open to evil visitors. FACT
"The House on Baker Street" - A spirit seems to be haunting the house. One night, someone in a black jacket is pouring gasoline all over the home, the same neighbor that told the mother about the spirit calls the police, the police show up and the arsonist reveals her face, only this time, she was possessed by the spirit of the house.
FICTION
"The Train" - The year is somewhere in the mid-1800's, An actor is riding a train when a man nearly gets run over, the actor save the man's life. The actor became friends with the man. The actor had links to President Lincoln. The man the actor saved is John Wilkes Booth (the man who assassinated Lincoln)! FACT

Episode 106 - aired 8/3/1997

"The Candlestick" - Unfaithful man kills his wife and the parrot talks and gives him away. FICTION
"The Diner", Part 2 - An elderly couple poisons drifters only to poison their long lost son. FICTION
"From The Agency" - Young girl is trapped in a safe only to be rescued by an unknown woman from the temp agency FACT
"The Magic Rose Garden" - Rose garden gives woman psychic powers
FACT
"The Jeep" - Bomb's explosion does not harm soldiers after learning that the metal used once was owned by his father. FACT