23 X-Files Storylines That Were Based on Real Life Stories

There are plenty of questions about The X-Files we still want the answers to. Are aliens real? What about ghosts? Are flukemen hiding in our sewers?

Whether or not you believe in the mysterious powers of the paranormal, these bizarre The X-Files plots based on real life suggest other celestial beings are here on Earth. This list of X-Files stories taken from real life occurrences is freaky enough to have you saying, "I want to believe." Mysterious murders, witchy black magic, and life on Mars doesn't even begin to cover it.

What is the government hiding in Area 51? There's a reason so many cases have been marked "unsolvable" throughout history - and by FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Some of these narratives are too eerie to just be a coincidence on this list of spooky stories stolen from the real world.