When a homeless man is found in the woods just outside Atlantic City with his arm and shoulder chewed off, Mulder thinks it may be the work of the fabled Jersey Devil. Mulder has an X file from a killing in 1947 where a man who stopped to fix a flat tire was snatched and dragged into the woods in front of his wife and children. The agents are in Atlantic City informally but they get little or no support from the local police. It's clear that they know there is beast out there but are worried about the impact it might have on tourism if it became widely known. Mulder and Scully investigate on their own with the help of a park ranger and a paleontologist. Written by
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This is the first episode to make reference to Mulder's obsession with pornography. ("Anti-gravity is right".) See more
Although the Jersey Devil is depicted as being human-like here, according to legends, it actually resembled a devil. One says that it was a deformed child that eventually sported wings; another says that it was a child "born with horns, a tail, wings, an a horse-like head." See more
What about that guy you work with?
I thought you said he was cute.
He's a jerk. He's not a jerk. He's, um... he's obsessed with his work.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more