Author: Jesse Chapman

#B05 Our original unaired pilot

#B05 Our original unaired pilot

Beyond Beyond Belief unaired pilot

This week we’re bringing you a special bonus episode: our original unaired pilot. No one outside of the five of us has ever heard this before. And in fact, we hadn’t even listened to it in over a year. So, we gathered around the campfire (living room) and marveled at our genius (inexperience). Take a listen with us and be sure to stick around until the end in which we have a post-mortem discussion about the original pilot, noting fun observations and easter eggs for long-time listeners.

#B05 Chris starts his own podcast, Highbrow Reviews…

#B05 Chris starts his own podcast, Highbrow Reviews…

Chris has gone rogue and started his own podcast: Highbrow Reviews. With some pretty spectacular co-hosts, I might add: Claire Berger and Max La Bella, both previous Beyond Beyond Belief guests. In this new podcast, Chris and his co-hosts get high and review things… movies, TV shows, video games, and a whole lot more. We’d love it if you’d show him some Beyond Belief love and take a listen. Unlike our show it doesn’t need to be listened to in any specific order—actually, does our show? Probably not—so subscribe, listen, and let us know what you think! A brand new episode is up right now and every Wednesday.

#39 Car trouble [S4E7]

#39 Car trouble [S4E7]

This is the season 4 mid-season break…and Jesse has karaoke voice.

Story 1: The Wreath – A detective investigating a hit and run case gets a break when another accident mysteriously occurs.

  • It’s very believable that city officials could get confused with their paperwork.
  • This could be a case of the complicated theory.
  • The parents of the deceased child were a bit too “handsy” given the scenario.

Story 2: Terror Night – A mysterious pipe leak leads to a life-changing event.

  • Chris just thinks this is about crappy apartments.
  • There’s been a running theme in season 4 –near death astral projection to save one’s own life.
  • Jesse thinks the “thanks” is too writery.

Story 3: Tants – An artist who’s inspired by an old woman at the park, makes a shocking discovery when she paints her.

  • No one thought this story would be named Tants. Which are actually pants with a table built into them…from The Regular Show.
  • No one saw the initial twist coming.
  • There is no way this story is fiction. The writers couldn’t make this story up.

Story 4: The Candidate – A politician’s conscience gets the best of him during a political debate.

  • Kyle would believe this it was from an older time.
  • Tiff points out that if it’s the spirit of Abraham Lincoln why didn’t he step in earlier?

Story 5: The Ring – A hairdresser having an affair with a client’s husband enacts a nasty plan to get what she wants.

  • Tiffany believes that people do crazy things for money.
  • No one understands why the ring is cursed.

Part 7 of our Ouija experience:

  • On this week’s installment Mark, Jesse, and Kyle finally use the Ouija and dive into the spirit word…

The story results are revealed.

  • 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.

#38 Black belt ghost [S4E6 with Jamie Gaul & Joe Dolce]

#38 Black belt ghost [S4E6 with Jamie Gaul & Joe Dolce]

This episode we welcome two guest hosts: comedian Jamie Gaul from Upright Citizens Brigade and friend-of-the-podcast Joe Dolce. Regarding the world of supernatural, Joe is a skeptic while Jamie is a “boo-liever.” That’s not actually said in the show. I just thought of that right now.

Story 1: The Dorm – A girl in college finds that her dorm protects her in mysterious ways.

  • Tiff doesn’t understand why the girl didn’t inform the mom that her daughter’s spirit helped her.
  • Jamie doesn’t understand why the mom came back to the dorm at all.
  • No one understands why a woman can’t just defend herself. Nope, she has to be possessed.
  • Chris has never heard of a ghost giving someone a superhuman skill.

Story 2: The Child Artist – A child with an antique chalkboard scribbles a strange message.

  • Chris thinks the mom projected her ideas onto the chalkboard.
  • Jesse thought (hoped?) the mom was just sleeping with the neighbor.
  • Chris remembers his grandma telling a similar story.

Story 3: The Weatherman – A weatherman’s tries to boost ratings in a way that comes back to haunt him.

  • Jesse can see it being told, but not it actually happening.
  • Jamie thinks this all checks out.
  • Chris thinks, yet again, that he would have heard of this story.

Story 4: Sit-Down Comedian – A comedian who bullies his manager gets karmic retribution after a freak accident.

  • Tiffany thinks it ties up way too nicely.
  • No one believes that the manager would give up a profession as a successful comedian.

Story 5: Room 245 – A woman staying at a hotel with her sick mother stumbles into one of the strangest conspiracies ever.

  • Chris thinks that if this is fact, this is the craziest story Beyond Belief has ever told.
  • Jesse thinks maybe the woman just mixed up which hotel she was staying at. Jamie thinks maybe the woman just murdered her mother?
  • Tiffany thinks this could be an urban legend.

Part 6 of our Ouija experience:

  • On this week’s episode Mark, Jesse, and Kyle finally use set up the Ouija board and begin to reach out to spirits…

The story results are revealed.

  • Chris gets a surprising score. Joe gets an even more surprising score.
  • 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.

#B04 Uncut interview with modern sage, Ian Sneed

#B04 Uncut interview with modern sage, Ian Sneed

On this week’s episode, we interviewed modern sage Ian Sneed and asked: what are some tips and tricks for conducting a Oujia board night? Those of you who listened to the interview were probably as shocked to discover as we were that Ian believes there is no such thing as a safe Ouija board experience. The full interview was fascinating and went into much more detail that what we were not able to include on Tuesday, but based on the positive response we’re releasing the full, uncut interview for you to listen to. The full interview goes into much more detail on Ian’s background, and offers some additional interesting details on his methods and approach. Enjoy!

#37 Critical hit [S4E5]

#37 Critical hit [S4E5]

The group compares Don Lafontaine and Campbell Lane’s voice over work on the show.

Story 1: House Of Shadows – A house sitter finds a strange video on the TV that seems to be coming from inside the house.

  • Everyone agrees this one was really creepy.
  • Tiffany feels it’s too trope’y.
  • They debate why the murder went to Europe.

Story 2: One Hand In The Till – A son desperate for money, gets a mysterious visit from his dad.

  • They agree there are too many Beyond Belief’y elements going on.
  • Jesse likes that it’s a fable of good vs. evil.
  • Kyle thinks maybe the dad just had a premonition.

Story 3: Teasdale’s Motor Car – A car enthusiast finally gets his dream car, but it comes with a catch…

  • Kyle thinks maybe the car was possessed.
  • Chris decides to go the opposite of what he’d usually vote
  • Mark thinks the writers just like to write car stories

Story 4: The Vision – A man tries to stop a bus, after having a vision of an accident.

  • Mark points out the writers probably just watched the movie Speed.
  • Most agree there are a ton of stories like this in the world.
  • They point out the unnecessary boss/secretary subplot.

Story 5: The Grave – A conspiring wife is tormented by guilt over her late husband.

  • Chris thinks maybe a ghost could kill grass.
  • Jesse doesn’t understand why the husband’s warning couldn’t have been more interesting.

Part 5 of our Ouija experience:

  • On this week’s episode, we interviewed modern sage Ian Sneed and asked: what are some tips and tricks for conducting a Oujia board night?

The story results are revealed.

  • 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.

#36 Pickle [S4E4]

#36 Pickle [S4E4]

The group discusses how great the all-female episode was. Tiffany realizes how hard it is to host the podcast (but is it really? Try doing these show-notes every week).

Story 1: Second Sight – A blind woman who received a corneal transplant can’t help but stare at a certain suspicious looking man.

  • No one believes this story.
  • Jesse thinks the guy has Skeet-Ulrich-from-scream-hair.
  • Tiffany thinks it could have just been a coincidence.
  • Chris thinks she may just have had a psychic intuition

Story 2: The Fine Line – When one sister is miles away her twin gets a bad feeling…

  • Jewel Staite from Firefly was featured in this story. Jesse points out that, more importantly, she was in Space Cases.
  • Is there a beyond belief twin rule? …No.
  • Jesse doesn’t feel like there was any interesting twists in this story.
  • Jesse thinks it could be a complicated rule story.

Story 3: The Wrong Turn – A mattress deliveryman swerves to miss an old lady and ends up saving a little kid. But where is the old lady?

  • Mark gives us the story recap…Kyle criticizes Mark’s recap…Chris rates Mark’s recap a 99/100.
  • Kyle proposes a plausible theory about how this story could have actually happened involving people taking lots of drugs.
  • Chris makes a connection to last week’s story, “Out of Service,” where someone who is alive projects themself as a vision to seek help.

Story 4: Who Was I – A man suffering from claustrophobia sees a hypnotist and digs far back into the cause of this illness.

  • The group discusses personal stories about hypnotism.
  • Kyle thinks he may have heard about this other man then just forgot.
  • Jesse points out through his knowledge of hypnosis, that it’s more likely that a hypnotist would plant the idea or belief in the patient.

Story 5: You Are Next – When a man’s luck is turned around he tries to call off a hit he placed on his wife.

  • Everyone wonders – who told this story?
  • Kyle loves this story.
  • Tiffany doesn’t understand why he would still take her to the restaurant. Kyle thinks since they probably got engaged at a Chinese restaurant he probably just didn’t want to mess up the anniversary.
  • Everyone points out how cool this guy’s chair is.

Part 4 of our Ouija experience:

  • A caller leaves a voicemail that influences the group’s decision to move forward with the Ouija experience.

The story results are revealed.

  • The group tied at 3 correct!
  • 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.

#35 Girls just wanna have puns [S4E3 with Misty Monroe, Claire Berger, Misty Stinnett, & Kelly Perron]

#35 Girls just wanna have puns [S4E3 with Misty Monroe, Claire Berger, Misty Stinnett, & Kelly Perron]

Prepare for an all-female takeover of Beyond Beyond Belief!

Along with Tiffany, our guest hosts this week are: Misty Monroe, Claire Berger, Misty Stinnett, and Kelly Perron. The hosts dive into their relationship with the show and the supernatural. And Misty Monroe regales us with her amazing and frightening Ouija experiences.

Story 1: Out Of Service – A couple camping in the woods is saved by a man who needs saving himself.

  • Given the title, cell phones don’t really play a big part.
  • No one buys that the yellow jacket man is still alive.
  • Kelly wonders how many people have disappeared in these woods.

Story 2: When I Was Big – A child psychologist discovers a strange connection with a young patient through his childhood books.

  • Misty S. doesn’t understand why the bookshop employee didn’t help find the books. Misty M. knows she just isn’t paid enough.
  • Tiffany thinks the bookstore would tell this story to drum up publicity.

Story 3: The Greedy Investor – After greedy relators are cursed by an elderly tenant, they find that closing a deal is more difficult than they thought.

  • Claire buys this story. Grandchildren could easily return and buy the home.
  • Tiffany feels the one thing that’s not fact is this woman being with this “frog” man.

Story 4: Seven Hours Of Bad Luck – After breaking a mirror, a woman decides not to clean it up, and finds herself facing hours of bad luck.

  • No one understands why she tried to put out a fire with a bathrobe.
  • Turns out Tiffany only owns one t-shirt.

Story 5: The Secret Of The Coins – After doing a good deed, a pizza delivery man receives a tip, which turns out to be worth more than it seems.

  • Claire thinks the playground is a good reason for the story to get out.
  • This could be a case of the complicated theory.

Part 3 of our Ouija experience:

  • Chris warns Jesse not to bring a Ouija into their apartment.
  • Kyle and Jesse go on an adventure to find a Ouija.

The story results are revealed.

  • The hosts go into a “detailed” discussion about Beanie Babies.
  • Plugs abound!
    • Misty Stinnett has a web series called Creeper Upper.
    • Claire Berger has a new podcast called High Brow Reviews, with co-host Chris Newth!
    • Misty Monroe has a one-woman show called Unapologetically Black.
    • Kelly Perron is a photographer and you can see her work on her Instagram. She’s also apart
  • 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.

 

 

#33 The journey of the ouija [S4E1]

#33 The journey of the ouija [S4E1]

This is the season 4 premiere! And apparently it’s already Chris’s favorite season… Kyle’s loving it too.  The stories this season look like they’re shot with more cinematic direction. The group misses Don Lafontaine’s opening voiceover. There’s now a new voice to Beyond Belief, and that man’s name is Campbell Lane. There’s also so much Jonathan Frakes that Kyle feels like he’s in Frake-ception.

Story 1: The Devil’s Signature—after being found not guilty in court, a man admits to killing his wife, but then karma catches up to him when he slips and gets impaled by a pen.

  • Tiffany wonders how this story would even get out.
  • Kyle’s on the “it seems so possible” bandwagon.
  • Everyone pretends to be in the South for a minute.

Story 2: Mail Order Degree—a scam artist gets his comeuppance when a voodoo doll portends his death. Turns out, the place he hides his money causes him to get deadly radiation poisoning.

  • Mark forgot that the voodoo doll was part of the story.
  • If the guy dies because of radiation poisoning from the nearby radiology department, Chris wonders what the people who work IN the radiology department look like.
  • Mark compares this slow death to the transformation in the movie “The Fly.”
  • Kyle’s problem is the lead component. What?
  • Is this Beyond Belief’s first body horror story? No.
  • Chris locks in the wrong vote!

Story 3: The News Stand—a homeless kid gets assistance from a news stand owner, who later dies & passes along the business to the kid. The kid then finds out it was his biological father.

  • The group criticizes Chris for basing his predictions on past episodes. What’s wrong with that?
  • Tiffany points out that the 15-year-old kid plays Steve in Showtime’s Shameless. Meanwhile, Chris thought he looked like “Malcolm in the Middle of a Garbage Can.”
  • Jesse thinks the dad might just be lying about being his father. Chris and Mark think this can get complicated.

Story 4: The Murder of Roy Hennessey—two teens witness a murder… and realize that it happened two years prior.

  • Finally Chris can bring in some Ghostly Rules into this show! …And he might also have a really obviously fake book coming out about it.
  • Kyle brings up the fact that he’s a published forward author, which we do indeed confirm! You can check out his forward in the book Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors.
  • Jesse wonders why the ghost of the victim didn’t just tell authorities two years ago.

Story 5: Mysterious Strangers—two mysterious strangers encounter and old woman and change the course of her life forever.

  • Kyle admits that he didn’t know Frank James (brother of Jesse James) was real… then everyone else admits they didn’t know either.
  • Tiffany points out that we all thought Zerelda was going to turn out to be evil. Jesse agrees, pointing out that her campy acting made her seem disingenuous. Kyle had a coven of witches flashback.
  • Jesse brings up the kernel of truth: “Did anyone else think this was a prequel to The Legend of Zerelda: A Bank to the Past…?” Mark and Jesse nerd out over Zelda’s lullaby.
  • Mark and Jesse discuss: who told this story? Mark thinks that this story was talked about on the news. Jesse pushes back: THE NEWS? Was Walter Cronkite reporting on train robberies?
  • Tiffany thinks this story stems from a family folk tale.

In this episode we begin our Journey of the Ouiji.

The story results are revealed.

  • 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.