During the era of The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond is a show that told
real stories about supernatural encounters. Host John Newland narrated
stories of ghosts, monsters, mysterious disappearances, and supernatural
circumstances in which no logical answer to explain the events was
found. Along with dramatic and eerie re-enactments, viewers couldn't
help but wonder if the paranormal truly exists.
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One Step Beyond - John Babbacombe Lee - Netflix
John Henry George Lee (1864 – c. 19 March 1945), better known as John
“Babbacombe” Lee or “The Man They Couldn't Hang”, was an Englishman
famous for surviving three attempts to hang him for murder. Born in
Abbotskerswell, Devon, Lee served in the Royal Navy, and was a known
thief. In 1885, he was convicted of the brutal murder of his employer,
Emma Keyse, at her home at Babbacombe Bay near Torquay on 15 November
1884 with a knife. The evidence was weak and circumstantial, amounting
to little more than Lee having been the only male in the house at the
time of the murder, his previous criminal record, and being found with
an unexplained cut on his arm. Despite this and his claim of innocence,
he was sentenced to hang. At times, he was thought to be “the man you
shouldn't hang” due to suspected divine intervention.
One Step Beyond - Portrayals - Netflix
The tale of Lee has inspired a play, a film (The Life Story of John Lee,
or The Man They Could Not Hang), a folk opera and a teleplay.
One Step Beyond - References - Netflix