Mulder and Scully investigate the mental breakdown and disappearance of a U.S. Air Force officer, Col. Robert Budahas, once a well regarded test pilot. Mulder's research reveals that there is a pattern of breakdowns at Ellens Air Force base but Scully thinks there are any number legitimate medical reasons for what has happened. Mulder is soon in touch with local UFO enthusiasts and learns where in the area is best to view UFOs. He comes across two young people who regularly sneak onto the base through a hole in the fence to sit back and watch. Mulder believes the aircraft the locals are seeing were built using alien technology and it becomes apparent that the U.S. government is hiding something and will go to great lengths to keep it that way. Throughout, Mulder receives advice and a friendly warning from an unknown man, Deep Throat, who warns him to be careful and confirms Mulder's suspicions about aliens. Written by
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First episode to use the classic X Files theme, the full opening credit sequence and accompanying tagline: The Truth Is Out There. See more
Towards the beginning of the show when Mulder is using the restroom in the bar, he is approached by Deep Throat. Mulder notices that the door is bolted shut, even to see that someone is trying to get into the restroom. But when Deep Throat turns around to leave, the door does not show a bolt, nor the door being secured by any type of locking mechanism. See more
They're here aren't they?
Mr. Mulder, THEY'VE been here for a long, long time.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more