Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

10 Best Episodes of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Within the course of each episode, 5 stories are shown, all of which appear to defy logic, and some of which are based on actual events. The viewer is offered the challenge of determining which are true and which are false. At the end of the episode, it is revealed to the viewer whether the tales were true or works of fiction.

Written by Sophie and last updated on aug 24, 2022.

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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E6

#15 - Bright Light, Magic Mighty Man, The Student, Scribbles & Count Mystery (Season 2 - Episode 6)

"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. “Magic Mighty Man” - 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. “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. “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. “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.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 10 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E4

#14 - The Wrestler, The Escape, Dead Friday, Ghost Visitor & The Lady in a Black Dress (Season 2 - Episode 4)


"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. "The Escape" - A man escapes from prison through the laundry area only to arrive in another prisons laundry room which all happens on Friday the 13th. "Dead Friday" - A young girl and her friend gets 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. "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. "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.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 14 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S1E1

#13 - The Apparition, The Electric Chair, On the Road, Number One With a Bullet & Dream House (Season 1 - Episode 1)

"The Apparition" - A lady who has a history of mental problems sees images in her upstairs mirror. "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. "On The Road" - Vicky calls her husband & daughter to come to their old night club hangout after she is killed in a plane crash. "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. "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.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 48 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S1E3

#12 - The Prophecy, Couch Potato, Love Over the Counter, Imaginary Friend & Last Man on Earth (Season 1 - Episode 3)


"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. "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. "Love Over The Counter" - A woman invests in stocks based on signs she thinks her dead husband is leaving for her. "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. "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.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 29 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S1E5

#11 - Needle Point, Toy to the Rescue, Mystery Lock, The House on Baker Street & The Train (Season 1 - Episode 5)

"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. "Toy To The Rescue" - 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. "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. "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. "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)!

The episode was rated 7.62 from 21 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E8

#10 - Kirby, Dust, Malibu Cop, A Joyful Noise & The Hooded Chair (Season 2 - Episode 8)


"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? "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. "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. "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. "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 collect

The episode was rated 7.64 from 11 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E7

#9 - The Mummy, The Perfect Record, Grave Sitting, Murder on the Second Floor & They Towed My Car (Season 2 - Episode 7)

"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. "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 attacks the police and keeps Vic's perfect record intact. "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. "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. "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.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S1E2

#8 - The Viewing, The Subway, Kid in the Closet, Justice is Served & The Tractor (Season 1 - Episode 2)


"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. "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. "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. "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. "The Tractor" - An old man with paralyzed legs suddenly walks again to save his granddaughter, about to be run over by a tractor.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 22 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E5

#7 - The Land, Titan, The Diary, Town of Remembrance & The House on Barry Avenue (Season 2 - Episode 5)

"The Land" - A farmer makes the ultimate bargain to make his land fertile for his family in the future. "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. "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. "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. "The House On Barry Avenue" - Mysterious fires continue to break out in the house without explanation. The house was ordered destroyed and in the ashes a scrapbook was discovered pointing to the wife's childhood as a super natural cause.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 10 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S3E1

#6 - Morning Sickness, The Curse of Hampton Manor, Wax Executioner, Blood Bank & Ring Toss (Season 3 - Episode 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 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.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 12 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E1

#5 - The Plane, The Gun, The Portrait, The Pass & The Caller (Season 2 - Episode 1)

"The Plane"- A plane flies itself, saving the pilot from a crash. "The Gun" - A gun that refuses to fire at innocent people. "The Portrait" - A portrait painter who has the power to end suffering. "The Pass" - Two boys visit a Morgue and one passes out after seeing his dead twin brother. "The Caller"- A talk show host gets a call from his dead son.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 19 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S1E4

#4 - E-Mail, Cup of Joe, Secret of the Family Tomb, Wheezer & The Unknown Patient (Season 1 - Episode 4)


"E-Mail" - An e-mail exposes estate fraud which the person sending the e-mails appears to be from the dead relative. "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. "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. "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. "The Unknown Patient" - Doctor tries to save an unknown patient, who's family read his obituary the next day.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 19 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E3

#3 - The Wall, The Chalkboard, The Getaway, The Prescription & Summer Camp (Season 2 - Episode 3)

"The Wall" - A suspect, who claims he is innocent during interrogation, leaves his blood handprint on the wall, which keeps bleeding in after the painter paints it. Days after, another officer, 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. "The Chalkboard" - Students are frightened by screams when they are writing on the chalkboard. "The Getaway" - A busy executive's ultimate getaway is as close to heaven as she can get - or is it too close? "The Prescription" - A young pharmacist's quest to get in the computer age is tripped up by a disappearing prescription. "Summer Camp" - Two boys pick on Anthony at summer camp. One morning, Anthony wakes up, and explains that he had a dream were he helped Marty and Darren escape from werewolf by feeding the werewolf cookies. Marty and Darren comes back to the campsite, and in their horror, they see Anthony there. They ask him how he beat them arriving their first. They explain about the werewolf 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...

The episode was rated 8.00 from 18 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S2E2

#2 - Firestation 32, The Computer, The Girl Next Door, The Wallet & The Woods (Season 2 - Episode 2)


"Firestation 32" - A boy alerts a firefighter about a major blaze, after he died running into the blaze. "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... "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. "The Wallet" - A young teenager discoveres his father was rich and inheirits the money after his death. "The Woods" - Someone in a wheelchair saves a young boy's life, but was it a doctor or a legendary ghost?

The episode was rated 8.00 from 15 votes.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - S1E6

#1 - The Candlestick, The Diner, From the Agency, The Magic Rose Garden & The Jeep (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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

The episode was rated 8.16 from 19 votes.

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