If you are on this website and have never watched The X Files at any point in your life – I am genuinely surprised.
The famous TV Show from the 90’s covering all sorts of conspiracy theories, most notably about extraterrestrial contact, has been brought back as a miniseries for a 6 part show which will reignite the shows’ passionate following.
TV show creator Chris Carter, however, tells of the show at one point being at risk of never gracing a TV set, following events that led him to question whether the conspiracies that were highlighted throughout the show were too close to the truth, closer than he had originally believed.
“When I wrote the pilot, I called the FBI to do some research, and they were nice enough, but didn’t really give me the time of day,” he said during an interview with the Huffington Post. “Then, as we got close to airing, the FBI called and said, ‘Who are you and what are you doing?’ And for a second, I thought it was going to be the long arm of the law coming in to shut me down.”
During the early days of the show, Carter was contacted by someone who claimed to work within a secret arm of the government.
“I had someone come up to me during the original run, who said they worked in some high place in a secret government agency,” he said. “[They] said that we were very close to the truth.”
As for whether Carter is a believer, he is optimistic, and puts himself in the ‘I want to believe’ camp, noting he hasn’t personally seen anything of an extraterrestrial nature.
Is the truth out there?