Are aliens real? What about ghosts? 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.
New Jersey - home to the Jersey Shore "guido" and The Jersey Devil sightings. In January 1909, hundreds of people reported that a kangaroo-like animal with leathery bat wings and an elongated horse face attacked trolley cars, social clubs, and hunters around town. Police even claimed to have spotted and fired upon the monster, but despite their best efforts to hunt it down, a body was never found.The X-Files riffs on the legend of the Jersey Devil in the episode, "The Jersey Devil" (naturally). It focuses on the resurgence of attacks on the New Jersey Turnpike that leave victims with missing their limbs.