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Fearful Symmetry 

In a small town in Idaho, a man is killed by what seems to be an invisible elephant. Mulder's investigation into the local zoo, its owners and a local animal rights group uncovers evidence of insidious alien experiments.

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... Fox Mulder
... Dana Scully
... Willa Ambrose
... Kyle Lang
... Ed Meecham
... John Fitzgerald Byers
... Melvin Frohike
Jody St. Michael ... Sophie
Charles Andre ... Ray Floyd
... Red Head Kid
Tom Glass ... Trucker
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Mulder and Scully investigate strange occurrences when an invisible forces seems to wreck the downtown of Fairfield, Idaho and an elephant from the local zoo is found lying on the highway some 40 miles away. No one at the zoo can figure out how the elephant got out of its locked enclosure and animal rights activists have been active in condemning the way the zoo treats its animals. It's not the first time animals have escaped or disappeared from the Fairfield Zoo but when an animal activist is mauled by an invisible tiger, they're dealing with something no one has encountered. When Scully determines that the elephant and the tiger had been pregnant leading Mulder to believes that the animals are perhaps being abducted by aliens. Written by garykmcd

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24 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The hardest part of filming was getting an elephant, which required a permit for the animal to pass the border into Vancouver. See more »

Goofs

Mulder is speculating on why the animals are not being returned to the proper location and says to Willa Ambrose, "I don't know where they're being taken, but there's obviously some problem getting them back, due to what is probably an astrological variation, a trouble with the space-time continuum." Even if Duchovny didn't blow the line and spoke it as written, the reference should have been to an 'astronomical' variation. See more »

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Fox Mulder: I saw David Copperfield make the Statue of Liberty disappear, once.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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