16 People Share the Most “X-Files” Experience They Ever Had IRL

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You could be the most die hard X-Files fan who totally believes the truth is out there, and there’d still be a decent chance you’ve never had a real life experience to back up your belief.

These 16 people, though, 100% believe that they’ve experienced the unexplainable…and they’re ready to share what happened with you.

Brace yourselves!

16. So many stories like this one.

I was 6 and my brother was ten. We had a 21 year old foster brother who lived with us off and on. One night I woke up to see him standing in the doorway of my room, checking on me. I said his name in a questioning voice. He said, “It’s okay. Go back to sleep.”

Around the same time, my brother woke up in tears. He said he’d had a dream about a knight standing on a hill, and it made him feel very sad.

Turns out our brother died in a car crash that evening.

15. It went right through the veil.

In high school, my pal bounced a bouncy ball in his room so hard, that we never saw it again. We tore that room up, never found it.

14. More ghosts than aliens, but still freaky.

There are two.

And if I told people who know me this, they would just laugh and think I was pulling their leg.

When I was a little kid I could see into the hallway that connected my room to the house. it was a short hallway, maybe 8 feet long.

I just happened to wake up for whatever reason, and an orb of light SHOT down the hallway, literally in a flash. It was so fast, all I could tell was it was an orb of light.

At first I thought it was a reflected car headlight or something, but we live WAAAYYY out in the country and there were no cars in the drive where. Plus there was no way light could reflect back into that hallway (three walls of the house are embedded in the hill, very energy efficient).

The 2nd was about 8 years ago. I had a job as a security guard in a hundred plus year old building. A cop had been shot to death on the stairs 60 years ago, and the stairs are about 6 feet from my watch desk in the center of the middle floor of this building.

We were open until midnight each night, and usually no one came in, but the staff sometimes worked late. So when I heard someone walking down the stairs (HUGE wooden stair well that terraces and splits to go up another level) I didn’t really think anything of it.

The footsteps stop at my desk, so I close my shift report and look up. Nothing. No one, no thing, no change, nada….

I thought I was hallucinating due to lack of sleep, so I played along with my delirium. I went back to filling out my report. On a lark I said ” I have no idea what you looking to do, but were both stuck here. If you don’t mind, I have a report to fill out, please excuse me.”

About ten seconds later, the steps started away from me going back up the stairs. I was terrified, way to scared to actually look back up.

But after that, I never had another issue in the building. Weird.

Was I freaking out, or did I crack up a 60 year dead cop ghost? Who knows, really….

13. Some kind of spirit, for sure.

We’re all convinced that something is going on in the flat above the one my parents have lived in since 2002. For starters, all of us (me, my siblings, our parents, as well as some of our neighbors) occasionally heard furniture being dragged across the floor when no one was currently living there. Sometimes we’d hear the footfalls of a running child as well. There is also the fact that in the years since we moved there, two different married couples lived there, both divorced within a year. A third couple came the brink of divorce to the point where they stopped living together for a while (she went to her parents’ home I think and he also went to stay somewhere else), apparently in their time away they mended things and, after hearing stories about that flat, decided to move out (no idea if they’re still together as of now). Actually before I moved out in 2009 a couple was remodeling it, apparently spent a ton of money on it but their relationship fell apart and they never got married.

edit: grammar

12. I think this happened on an episode of Fringe.

When I was 19 and my best friend was 20 (we are nearly 40 now), we were driving back to my house after visiting someone at work. We were on a somewhat busy road. It was getting dark but wasn’t quite dark yet. There were street lights and business lights everywhere so visabilty was still great. This road was 3 lanes in each direction and there was a concrete median dividing the traffic. I was in the left lane next to the median, and a traffic light was coming up. I saw a man standing in the median a good way before where the cross walk for the light would be. It instantly made me nervous. As soon as I thought that, he stepped out to cross the street. My best friend and I both instantly braced for impact as I slammed on my brakes. We went through him. We didn’t hit him and because there was a car to my right I wasn’t able to swerve out of my lane to avoid hitting the man. I looked in my rear-view and there wasn’t anyone there. I had come to a complete stop and we physically turned around in our seats to see how he had jumped out of the way. There was no one there and no way he could have ran off or hidden anywhere that fast. We both turned toward to each other and almost in sync asked each other “did you see that man”. We both saw the same thing. A man(couldn’t decribe his face, but it was a man’s form and both of us remember being confused as to why be was wearing a white robe, and both being terrified that he stepped out in front of us, like he was commiting suicide. I had a baby in the back seat. She was about 3 months old. She had been crying diring the drive and went silent when we came to a screeching stop which added to the weirdness of it all. We still bring it up occasionally and neither of us can come up with an explanation for what we saw other than something supernatural. Also, we both saw the white cloth fling across the windshield, like he was hitting it. But there was no impact, nothing. It was like he went through the car.

11. You saw the future!

I saw my mom holding my baby sister in her arms and taking her to bed. Not weird, right? My mom was still pregnant with my sister at that time. I went to kitchen and saw her still in there. Still pregnant. I didn’t even bother going to bedroom to see who just went in there. Just nope. Stay in living room and mind my own business.

10. This is amazing.

My wife calling my name, nothing unusual about that, except that I did not hear it with my ears, as I was listening to Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time Of Dying” on the stereo, and it was cranked up. I heard it in my mind. I walked to the bathroom as I knew my wife was taking a bath. I found her face down in the water, she was unconscious, having suffered an epileptic seizure. Fortunately, I found her in time.

9. Definitely aliens, right? Unless it was the government.

Not as spooky as some other things I’ve read. But I was sitting at my computer with my door kinda cracked open, enough to where I can see out. my door is right next to my desk so I can see out. I then see like 5 men in suits walk up the stairs and start walking to my room. I should be freaking out but I can’t seem to move my head, then they reach my room and kick the door open all the way, then suddenly I can move my head again. All the men are gone but my door is wide open. Still freaky to think about sometimes

8. I could see this playing out on an episode.

Background: There’s a compound near where I grew up that is a (supposedly decommissioned) AT&T Cold War communications center. It sits at the end of a dead-end road isolated from any houses nearby. On the outside it looks like a small, mundane 2-story building. Nothing exciting at all..until you find out the building is actually many stories…deeper. The entire building rests on a bed of springs to absorb shock from explosions and features an underground parking structure adjacent. Over the years there have been theories that it was a missile silo, UFO research center, and something about a dark cloud full of lightening hovering just above it on an otherwise clear day.

The X-Files part: Prior to decommission, you could drive down that road until you almost reached a guard station. I say “almost” because doing so resulted in being engulfed in flood lights with a military-type security team armed with assault rifles demanding you turn around immediately. As far as I know, no one to this day knows what really went on there or what the inside looks like.

Here’s a few links if anyone wants to know more:



Edit: I was last minute Xmas shopping and this kinda blew up. Super surprised at all the people who could basically be my neighbors, which is awesome! So…field trip anyone?

Edit2: wish me luck

Edit3: https://imgur.com/gallery/StcAL

7. You were probably on board a UFO.

Let me preface this with my morning routine: Wake up at 4:30 am. Out the Door by 5:15 am. Clock in at work 5:5x am. Never fails unless major traffic incident on the highway. Anyhow, one morning this past August, I am out the door as usual, minimal traffic on the road. Boss calls half way through my commute, “Hey, you coming in?” and I say “Yeah, why do you ask?”. Boss “well its 6:30 am and you usually call if you’re going to be late”. I look at my dashboard and yup. It’s 6:30am. Somewhere between leaving my door and getting on the road I lost about 1 hour.

Edit: Alright guys, your replies are scarier. Absence seizures, Carbon Monoxide, Secret DST, Alzheimer’s.
Edit 2: Not Daylight Savings. Happened this past August.

Edit 3: I am taking your advice and visiting my GP for a check-up and referral.

6. That seems like the most logical response.

Late to the party but I’ll share anyways. One day I’m over at a friend’s house and we go in to the kitchen to do something, both him and I are moving around the kitchen All of a sudden we hear a pop and then there is a small spot of orange gooey stuff on my friends shirt. To this day we have no idea what it was. Looked around the entire kitchen and didn’t find anything that looked similar to the goo. We just chalked it up to an inter-dimensional being jizzing on my friend.

5. Definitely saw through to another universe.

Ghost car.

I worked the overnight shift at an AM radio station back in the 90s. Saw a car come down the driveway to the parking lot. Went out to see who it was and the car was just gone.

I would have seen if it had turned around or backed out.

Thought I was going nuts until the announcer strolled out of the studio and said “What happened to that car?”.

4. At least they saw it together.

Nothing too crazy, but definitely creeped my wife and I out:

We have a Wii. The sensor bar is on the TV stand directly in front of the TV… as is anyones…

We dont have the cord wrapped up or anything it just hangs behind the TV in a jumble.

One night we were watching TV cuddling on the couch, when suddenly, the Wii sensor bar literally flies across the room til it got to the end of its length and fell to the floor.

Like someone had grabbed it and chucked it across the room.

We could find no explanation for this whatsoever. We had a cat and a dog at the time but cat was sleeping in another room, and dog was on the couch with us.

We did have several birthday cards on top of the TV on display and one of them was on the ground, so the only thing I could think was that somehow we missed the card falling and it hit the cord and viola!

I tried for 10 minutes to throw that card as hard as I could at that cord and it didnt even move the bar from its place on the TV stand.

Eventually we just chalked it up to “WTF?!” and moved on, but it was definitely weird.

3. Another alternate timeline experience.

My cousin and I both remember a room that apparently doesn’t exist.

When we were both around 10, my cousin was having family problems, and my mom invited her to stay with us while it got sorted out. It was pretty fun, kind of like having a temporary sister. We ended up talking about it a few years ago, reminiscing about the weird things we would do together and some of the memories that stood out the most, among them the night we stayed up laughing at my golden retriever, who kept trying to steal my pillow off the bottom bunk when we were trying to get to sleep.

Only problem was, we didn’t have a dog, and I never had a bunk bed. For whatever reason, I’d never considered how little sense the memory made. Thinking maybe she was just going along with the story, I asked her what color the bedframe was. She thought about it for a second and then answered ‘red’. She was right.

According to my mom, we never stayed over at anyone else’s house — and even if we had, I still remember what her friends’ houses looked like. None of them had red bunk beds. I still have no idea what happened.

2. It’s probably aliens, said every Mulder everywhere.

Every few weeks my girlfried or I will cstch sight of colourful lights moving past our 3rd storey apartment window at night.

I (the scully of the relationship) am convinced it is some trick of the light, with a police car’s flashing lights reflecting off of something and bouncing back to our window.

My girlfriend is certain that someone is flying a drone past our window to spy on us.

I always run out to check as soon as i see the lights, but i never see a drone. The lights look like a drone, but they move too fast and they move through tree branches, so I dont think its a drone.

It’s probably aliens though.

11. Okay this one gave me chills.

This happened when I was either 8 or 9. It involves a weird incident with my twin brother, and for a long long time afterwards I thought I had dreamt it.

So it was early evening after the sun had gone down, and I was downstairs in the living room watching tv. My brother was up in our bedroom reading. At some point this really uncomfortable feeling came over me, and I thought that my brother needed my help. I go upstairs, and our bedroom at the time was at the end of the hallway. As I walked down the hallway, and I’m standing right outside our door and right as I go to knock I hear a voice say “I have to leave now”.

He opened the door said “I think someone was outside the window talking to me, but I the only thing I heard was that they had to leave.” We were both creeped out, and told our mom what happened, but nothing ever came of it.

For a long long time I thought I had dreamt this, but a few years ago my brother asked me “Hey, remember that time when we were kids and someone was talking to me through the bedroom window? Remember how he left right when you came in the room? What the hell was that?”

Because he remember it exactly the way I do I’m convinced this really happened.

I’ve got to be honest, I’m one of those people who believes there’s probably intelligent life out there, but also I don’t necessarily want to meet it.

How about you? Where do you fall on the scale? Have you had an experience? Tell us all about it in the comments!