10 Terrifying Real Events That Inspired the X-Files

10 Terrifying Real Events That Inspired the X-Files

The X-Files TV series was one of my favorite TV shows when I was growing up, and I especially loved the self-contained episodes of strangeness. Here is a list of the real terrifying events that inspired the X-Files. Hope you enjoy this 14-minute video detailing such real-life events along with the episodes that they reference. Oddly enough, this video references many of my most memorable episodes from the X-Files series.

Thanks to Slapped Ham for creating and posting this video.


The X-Files (1993)

Directed by Rob Bowman, Glen Morgan, James Wong, Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Rod Hardy, Daniel Sackheim, Jerrold Freedman, Kim Manners, Joe Napolitano, Thomas J. Wright, Larry Shaw, David Nutter, Vince Gilligan, Michael Lange, Richard Compton, Tucker Gates, Frank Spotnitz, R.W. Goodwin, Darin Morgan, Tony Wharmby, Michael W. Watkins, Jim Charleston, Cliff Bole, William A. Graham, Peter Markle


Official Synopsis: Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files investigating cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder, a true believer, and Scully, a skeptic, perceive their cases from stand points of science and the paranormal.

Cast: Steven Williams, Mitch Pileggi, Roger Cross, John Moore, Robert Patrick, Doug Abrahams, Adam Baldwin, Brian Thompson, Kirk B.R. Woller, Gillian…
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery