Author: Jesse Chapman

#22 The Lesco Desco connection [S3E3]

#22 The Lesco Desco connection [S3E3]

 

Turns out music doesn’t play a big part in Kyle’s life, but he like Phil Collins. Mark wants to redo his intro. And the group ponders why you always see only one shoe on a highway.

Story 1: The Find—a newlywed couple run across an old motorcycle with a cursed past.

  • Actor Constance Zimmer appears in this story, who’s known for such shows as UnREAL, Entourage, House of Cards, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and much more.
  • The group agrees that the paramedic cameo was the best part.
  • Chris thinks ghosts are just fucking with the couple.

Story 2: The Golden Cue—a stranger takes on a young pool hustler for a friendly game.

Story 3: The FBI Story—a small town cop with dreams of becoming an FBI agent mysteriously goes missing.

  • Chris thinks the realistic version is that the man just snuck into the bog to elude police, but did a bad job of it and just drowned.
  • No one knows if peat moss can preserve a body. Research after the episode reveals: oh yeah, “bog body” is a thing.
  • Some think it’s the ol’ complicated theory.

Story 4: The Gravedigger’s Nemesis—a cruel gravedigger is haunted by woman’s eerie song.

  • Everyone aggress this was a creepy one.
  • There’s no witnesses to this story.
  • Chris thinks it sounds like a convenient ghost story.

Story 5: Last Rites—a woman randomly steps into a funeral where no one else showed up and is questioned about it later.

  • Most think this is a very plausible story.
  • Jesse wonders why they needed to clarify the coffin as a funeral coffin.

Break: We ask the folks of Beyond Belief Fact Or Fiction to perform their talents in our first annual Beyond Beyond Belief’s Got Talent!

The story results are revealed:

  • Jesse voted all fact and got three out of five right!
  • Mark wonders if there’s always three facts per story (there are not).
  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime!

#21 Stop saying Willem Dafoe [S3E2]

#21 Stop saying Willem Dafoe [S3E2]

Turns out no one knows know how pawn shops work. Jesse points out that in season 3, Jonathan Frakes doesn’t do intro lines before the opening credits. No one else seems to care.

Story 1: One For The Road—a truck driver meets a friend at their usual spot, only to later make a chilling discovery.

  • Jesse points out that if this was pre-Sixth Sense, we would have all been blown away.
  • Mark thought all the set-ups revealing Hal was a ghost could have just been due to production issues.
  • Chris dives into the ghostly rules and wonders when exactly did Hal die?
  • Mark decides to go with a strategy this episode: supernatural = fiction/coincidence = fact.

Story 2: The Music Box—a woman wanting to buy a music box discovers something even more unexpected in the shop.

  • The group agrees this story doesn’t handle women well.
  • Tiffany thinks the story probably originated from a wedding announcement or engagement story that gets passed around.
  • If the friend Gale set the whole thing up, then it’s not a beyond belief story at all.
  • Jesse points out that Frakes is more aggressive with potential realistic possibilities in season 3.

Story 3: Two to One—a man strapped for cash has a dream of a robbery gone wrong at a pawn shop he frequents.

  • The group discusses how pawn shops work.
  • Chris believes in premonition. Mark believes we can dream the future.
  • Tiffany doesn’t know who can corroborate the man’s story. But what else is new?

Story 4: Damsel—when a woman visits a fortune teller in the search for Mr. Right, she learns that appearances can be deceiving.

  • Jesse and Mark believe this is all a scam set up by the psychic.
  • Tiffany doesn’t understand why someone would want to start a relationship after a violent encounter. Kyle points out the movie Speed as an obvious counter argument.
  • After talking about Willem Dafoe, Kyle cannot stop laughing for some reason.

Story 5: The Horn—a mortician visits an antique dealer and discovers a special item called a death horn, which may just save one of their lives.

  • Jonathan Frakes thinks the horn could have been blown by air from the AC. Really, Jonathan?
  • Chris points out old coffins that had bells attached for accidental deaths.
  • The group wonders if there was sexual tensions between the two leads.

Break: This week Chris tries to tell Mark about his fascinating experience with a psychic, but is interrupted by a mysterious sound.

The story results are revealed.

  • Turns out Mark’s coincidence theory worked!
  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime!

 

Amazon Prime now has Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, but the episodes aren’t in the correct order

Amazon Prime now has Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, but the episodes aren’t in the correct order

Amazon Prime is now carrying the entire catalog of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, which we probably didn’t have anything to do with but in our fictitious self-involved universe we’d like to think that we are solely responsible for. We did write a blog post asking Netflix to carry it, so it’s possible someone at Prime Video saw that and sniped it out from under Netflix.

One interesting thing to note is that we discovered while watching season three (not sure about other seasons) that the episodes are actually out of order. Interestingly enough, the descriptions of the episodes are in order, but when you actually play them they’re not the correct episodes. If you follow along with our podcast you’ll want to make sure you’re watching the correct episodes! So, we’ve created a handy guide to translate the Amazon Prime episode numbers to the correct airing order of the episodes, which you can see below.

Season 3 Amazon Prime Correction Guide

  1. Episode 1 = Amazon Episode 1
  2. Episode 2 = Amazon Episode 8
  3. Episode 3 = Amazon Episode 9
  4. Episode 4 = Amazon Episode 12
  5. Episode 5 = Amazon Episode 5
  6. Episode 6 = Amazon Episode 3
  7. Episode 7 = Amazon Episode 13
  8. Episode 8 = Amazon Episode 6
  9. Episode 9 = Amazon Episode 11
  10. Episode 10 = Amazon Episode 10
  11. Episode 11 = Amazon Episode 2
  12. Episode 12 = Amazon Episode 4
  13. Episode 13 = Amazon Episode 7

We hope that this helps you guys find this conversion guide handy. We’ve reached out to Prime Video and they’ve acknowledged the issue. We’ll let you know if and when it’s fixed.

#11 Soft fiction [with Eden Sher & Nick Cron-DeVico]

#11 Soft fiction [with Eden Sher & Nick Cron-DeVico]

Today we review Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction season 2, episode 5. Today we review Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction season 2, episode 6. In this week’s episode we welcome two hilarious guest hosts: The Middle star Eden Sher and Robot Chicken writer Nick Cron-DeVico. Eden and Nick share their own stories of the strange and paranormal before we launch into this week’s stories.

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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is NOT on Netflix, but maybe we can change that

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is NOT on Netflix, but maybe we can change that

UPDATE: Amazon Prime now has the entire catalogue of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, but as of now, some of the seasons are out of order.

I was stumbling across the Internet the other day when I found a link on the Netflix website that allows you to submit shows that you’d like them to carry. Working in entertainment myself, I know just as well as anyone how difficult it is to acquire licensing and work out the often muddy legal clearances necessary for this to happen. Still, I think it’s a good idea for anyone who’d like to see Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction to submit through Netflix’s website and suggest that they carry it.

Amazon started carrying fully restored versions of Unsolved Mysteries, so I don’t actually think it too far of a stretch.

#01 A burgle murder

#01 A burgle murder

“I tend to look more to the Rules of the Ghostly World.”

Today we review Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction season 1, episode 1. Jesse introduces the very first episode of Beyond Beyond Belief and Kyle gets excited about the campy 90s flair. Chris asks how everyone discovered the show and everyone has fond memories except for Tiffany, who didn’t grow up with the show but quickly fell in love with it.

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