The truth is in here: 9 essential X-Files facts

The truth is out there! Also, it’s right below, in our top nine trivia selection for veteran X-Philes and newcomers to Chris Carter’s incredible show.

Chris Carter used to write and edit Surfer magazine. “Surfing’s an addiction,” he said in 1998.

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The X-Files was inspired by a report claiming 3.7 million Americans have been abducted by aliens.

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Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin, Dean Cain and Lou Diamond Phillips all auditioned to play Mulder.

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Scully was inspired by Jodie Foster’s portrayal of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Jodie Foster voiced Betty, the talking tattoo, in Season 4 episode Never Again.

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While Mulder believes and Scully’s sceptical, in life it’s Anderson, not Duchovny, who believes.”Psychokinesis appeals to me.ESP, telling the future – I love that stuff!” said Gillian Anderson in 1994

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The show was originally shot in Vancouver as, says Carter, that’s “where the good forests are.”

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The whistle at the heart of Mark Snow’s theme was inspired by ’85 Smiths’ track How Soon is Now?

To offset their height difference, 5’3″ Anderson stood on a box when filming with 6′ Duchovny.

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