With inside information courtesy of Deep Throat, Mulder heads off to Wisconsin where the Defense Department is in the process of reclaiming a downed UFO. He sets off on his own and finds the crash site only to be knocked out by a soldier. In the brig, he meets Max Fenig, a UFO enthusiast who was also arrested for being too close to the clean up site. Mulder, who has been working on his own, is rescued by Scully but he is clearly in big trouble and faces a professional conduct hearing. When Fenig is found dead, it is clear that there are forces within the government who will go to any length to keep the existence of alien life forms a secret. Written by
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Max tells Mulder that he read Mulder's pseudonymous article in Omni Magazine about the Gulf Breeze sightings. Omni was a real magazine that covered both science and science fiction; it was published in a hard-copy edition between 1978 and 1995. The Gulf Breeze sightings were also "real." In late 1987, a Gulf Breeze, Florida, resident, Ed Walters, claimed that he had seen--and photographed--an alien spacecraft near his home. Although some flying saucer enthusiasts found the photographs convincing, they were revealed as staged hoaxes several years later when the new owners of Walters's old house found a model of a UFO identical to the one in the photos secreted in the house. See more
The reporter claims that Townsend's 12,000 residents are being evacuated. Townsend has less than 1,000 residents. See more
Say no more. You're a cautious man. Trust no one. Very wise. After what happened to JFK, I understand completely.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more