21 Mysteries That Are Some X-Files Type Stuff

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21 Mysteries That Are Some X-Files Type Stuff

When you’re in the mood for a dose of gritty reality, The X-Files is probably not your first choice. Between all the paranormal creatures and the idea that two people so perfectly calibrated to appeal to the bisexual population would choose to work for the FBI, it’s the kind of show where you have to hoist your disbelief to the rafters.

But lots of X-Files episodes were based on real-life cases. Government conspiracies, cultural legends, known but unexplained psychological phenomena — even the hands-down most disturbing episode of the series, “Home,” was based on a real family accused of murder.

There’s plenty more where that came from, too. When user Sadlyalone asked r/AskReddit, “What are some weird, real-life X-Files-type mysteries?,” Reddit provided heaps of material should there ever be (another) reboot. What do you say, Mr. Carter?

Epople 8y ago La mancha negra. Black slick the keeps expanding with no hard reason and no hard evidence of what it is. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mancha_Negra
_coyotes_ 8y ago Miracle of the Sun: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_Sun Thousands of people in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917. After a period of rain, the dark clouds broke, revealing the sun as an opaque spinning disc is the sky. Very neat to read about.
monsieur_bonana 8y ago Edited 8y ago The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter. A bunch of people dealt with a two hour attack by strange little men in the dark woods of Kentucky in 1955.
openupimwiththedawg 8y ago The spontaneous fires of Canneto di Caronia in Sicily. Basically, things just started catching fire in this town and nobody could figure out why. It seems to stop for a while, but then will start again. Seems to always be electrical appliances, but the city shut down power and they kept happening. Scientists are sure it's because of static electricity, but nobody knows why it happens so frequently in one place. Pretty cool mystery
PinkAnigav 8y ago A mysterious case from South Korea that had never been solved called the Frog Boys about a group of boys (5) gone missing without their corpse, remaining, nor any evidence found for about 20 years. Even soon after a massive police search in the whole area foot-by-foot, nothing was found. However, 20 years later, their remaining have been spotted and discovered just right near their home area, which have already been searched for thoroughly. During this period, there were multiple theories and conspiracies. One professor also personally tried playing detective and accused one of the parents for
Loves2watch 8y ago Edited 8y ago The Battle of Los Angeles. Military guns and spot lights just shot up into the sky for minutes and then it was over. No one has a clue what they were shooting at It was over LA and no can give any reasonable account as to what happened. The military said it was a weather ballon. Most people say bullshit.
trebroder 8y ago In a village in Sweden called Röjdn there's a cross-shaped hole in the ground that won't go away. Over many years people tried to digg it out, fill it up, etc. but it comes back. Nothing grows there, and if you plan something in it it dies. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=HeoUA4nkDUU
croquetica 8y ago The death of Gloria Ramirez Summary: A woman was brought into the ER suffering from late stage cervical cancer. Her body had an oily sheen to it, her breath smelled like fruity garlic, her blood samples smelled like ammonia and had floating particles in it. Most of the people who worked on her got sick themselves.
nguyengh 8y ago The Taured Mystery. A man shows up at an airport in Tokyo and his passport says that he's from a country called Taured. When asked to point to Taured on a map, he points to Andorra but is confused because he had never heard of Andorra before. The company that he claims to work for has no idea who he is even though he had copious amounts of documentation to prove it. Не was held in a hotel room guarded by two policemen while the police investigated the case. Не disappeared from his room even though they
SpaceMantis 8y ago The insatiable Tarrare, a French man who could not stop eating. Не was said to have an incredibly large mouth with stained teeth, and supposedly had a visible vapor rising off of his body. His parents kicked him out as a teenager because he was literally eating them out of house and home. Не ate any and everything, including live animals, stones, silverware, anything he could get his hands on. The French military even tried employing him as a courier to smuggle documents by eating them. No doctor was able to find a cause or a cure
unknownkoger 8y ago The Hinterkaifeck Murders. A few days prior to the crime, farmer Andreas Gruber told neighbors about discovering footprints in the snow leading from the edge of the forest to the farm, but none leading back. Не also spoke about hearing footsteps in the attic and finding an unfamiliar newspaper on the farm. Furthermore, the house keys went missing several days before the murders. None of this was reported to the police prior to the attack. Six months earlier, the previous maid had left the farm, claiming that it was haunted; the new maid, Maria Baumgartner, arrived on
Stoutyeoman 8y ago The Hoia Baciu forest in Romania. Visitors to the forest often report intense feelings of anxiety and the feeling of being constantly watched. Moreover, the local vegetation is somehow bizarre in appearance, like something out of a make-believe story with strangely shaped trees, and unexplained charring on tree stumps and branches. The forest was named after a shepherd that disappeared in the area with a flock of two hundred sheep. Most people who live near the forest are afraid to enter it due to the stories and legends that have been handed down. They believe that those
BombayPharaoh 8y ago Edited 8y ago The Dyatlov Pass Incident. 9 Soviet students disappeared while hiking in the Ural Mountains. That in itself isn't particularly weird, apart from extremely unusual findings when the camp and bodies were finally located. Some of the bodies had signs of extreme trauma or were mutilated in ways that couldn't be explained by the normal hazards associated with the terrain. Most of the students had died of hypothermia, despite being experienced in winter hiking and so presumably knowing better than to leave the tent. There's a bunch of conspiracy theories about what caused them to
jason_stanfield 8y ago My favorite is The Hum, an ambient sound like an idling Diesel engine in the distance, heard in several locations around the world (Taos, NM being one), but no one knows what causes it or where it comes from.
Frecklebird 8y ago Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia UFO incident. Object fell from sky at night and hit the water near a small fishing village. Local fishermen jumped in boats thinking it was a plane crash but found no evidence of such. There was a strange foam on the water and a glowing object submerged. After a while the object seemed to move up the coast and eventually disappeared. Shortly after military arrived on site. Lots of credible witnesses left with no answers. It's known as Canada's Roswell incident and given that it was during the cold war era adds a
ShaolinRobot 8y ago Edited 8y ago The monkey man would have made a great episode https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey-man_of_Delhi Summary from Wikipedia: In May 2001, reports began to circulate in the Indian capital New Delhi of a strange monkey- like creature that was appearing at night and attacking people. Eyewitness accounts were often inconsistent, but tended to describe the creature as about four feet (120 cm) tall, covered in thick black hair, with a metal helmet, metal claws, glowing red eyes and three buttons on its chest; others, however, described the Monkey-man as having a more vulpine snout, and being up to eight
Spacker2004 8y ago Edited 8y ago For a mystery very close to the X-Files, you'd need to look at something like the  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bennewitz) case. Не lived and worked close to the Kirtland Airforce base and intercepted what he believed to be alien communications at what he called the Dulce Base. Не very well may have been the target of a government operation where he was fed false information and documents verifying his alien hypothesis by intelligence agents working for the Airforce Office of Special Investigations. Не was pushed to the brink and ended up in a mental health
 8y ago Skinwalker Ranch is a ranch in Northeast Utah where in the 90s the owners reported weird phenomena like giant wolf-like creatures attacking their cattle and taking multiple rifle shots without flinching, then apparently vanishing into thin air, floating orbs of light, bigfoot-like creatures, cattle mutilations, etc. A team of scientists from the National Institute for Discovery Science (including Colm Kelleher, who wrote a book about the occurrences) camped out on the ranch and reportedly witnessed much of the same, including what appeared to be windows opening into other worlds and a creature climbing through; poltergeist-like, trickster activity,
wermodaz 8y ago The Oakville Blobs Gelatinous blobs fell from the sky in Oakville, WA in the early 90's that made people sick and killed some animals. After testing it was shown to contain human white blood cells.
fuckingoff 8y ago Edward Leedskalnin was a 5-foot tall dude who mined and sculpted 1,000,000 kg of coral in south Florida into a home and attraction. Не said he knew the secret of the Egyptians regarding moving heavy objects.
-eDgAR- . 8y ago Who pooped the command module on Apollo 10?


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