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** It is, but I suspect the OP was wondering if anyone had a possible explanation they'd like to put forward in lieu of this. To which I'd suggest the following: even in the frozen wilds of Antarctica, someone would have to notice a the effects of a massive alien spaceship rising into the sky, leaving a massive gaping crater in its wake, even if they didn't see what caused it (seismic effects, lights in the sky, general weirdness and the like). Presumably there was a research base close enough to the location of the spaceship to be able to notice at least part of the shenanigans going on and came out to see what all the fuss was about. They found the crater, found Mulder and Scully unconscious beside it, took them back to base, nursed them back to health and sent them on their way.


** This is {{lampshaded}} in the season 8 episode "Alone." Leyla Harrison (a huge fan of Mulder and Scully) asks them straight out how they got back. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny We never heard the answer because Mulder and Scully end up bickering about how things actually went down.]]

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** This is {{lampshaded}} in the season 8 episode "Alone." Leyla Harrison (a huge fan of Mulder and Scully) asks them straight out how they got back. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments We never heard the answer because Mulder and Scully end up bickering about how things actually went down.]]



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*** Going by what we were shown, he's more than a decent shot. There are instances of him displaying ImprobableAimingSkills too, such as "Young at Heart", where he faced a monster of the week across the room who was using a hostage as a human shield and moving; and Mulder got him with a single shot without harming the hostage. As for his physicality, in "Anasazi", he managed to take down an armed Krycek by overpowering him (as he (Mulder) didn't have his gun with him), despite being physically ill at the time.



** Who would have believed the grandmother, or the Calusari? That would just sound like crackpot superstition to most people. As for why the mother doesn't talk to the doctors before she takes her son home...yeah, I got nothing. That was just dumb on her part.

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** Who would have believed the grandmother, or the Calusari? That would just sound like crackpot superstition to most people. As for why the mother doesn't talk to the doctors before she takes her son home... yeah, I got nothing. That was just dumb on her part.



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** Let's be entirely honest here; it's not like in the real world many serious journalists and news organisations are willing to devote large amounts of column space and broadcast time to conspiracy theories about the paranormal, supernatural and extraterrestrial to begin with, even if those researching them claim to have proof of their existence. They'd by-and-large be laughed out of the room if they did, because those sorts of things aren't really taken very seriously by the world at large. And that's in a world where (presumably) there isn't a ruthless under-government with near-limitless resources actively working to ensure these things remain hidden and anyone trying to prove their existence is discredited. The show, if anything, is quite realistic in showing that if a real-life Mulder and Scully were to have allies in the press, they'd be oddball weirdoes writing for obscure and low-key self-published fringe sources that aren't really taken seriously to the extent that they're even noticed by the world at large, not the ''Washington Post'' or ''New York Times''.

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*** In a lot of cases, Mulder and Scully believe or assume the creature in question is dead and don't know it survived; and if they have no reason to think it's alive, why would they spend time, energy and resources trying to follow up on it? Furthermore, in plenty of cases even if the creature has survived usually it's somewhat the worse for wear and presumably needs to spend a bit of time licking its wounds and regrouping, which takes time; Mulder and Scully don't have any leads to chase up on because the creature is keeping a low profile and actively trying to avoid being noticed, for a little while at least.

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** I think the real question is why Mulder and Scully never seem to follow up on these investigations where the creature or whatever gets away. If the case is still open, they should still be looking for signs of this monster (or another like it) popping up again, and now they know more about it and what to look for, but outside of the Myth Arc, we don't see that happen.


** Note that no one ever actually says that the family ''are'' suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars; Mulder and Scully are just ''worried'' that they will (not entirely unreasonably under normal circumstances). Events in the episode -- up to and including the vampire community upping sticks and disappearing for pastures new -- clearly indicate that the family probably had no intention of launching a lawsuit, especially since Ronnie wasn't actually dead.

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** Note that no one ever actually says that the family ''are'' suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars; Mulder and Scully are just ''worried'' that they will (not entirely unreasonably under normal circumstances). Events in the episode -- up to and including the vampire community upping sticks and disappearing for pastures new -- clearly indicate that the family probably had no intention of launching a lawsuit, especially since Ronnie wasn't actually dead.dead, but Mulder and Scully were just freaked out by the possibility that they might.

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** Note that no one ever actually says that the family ''are'' suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars; Mulder and Scully are just ''worried'' that they will (not entirely unreasonably under normal circumstances). Events in the episode -- up to and including the vampire community upping sticks and disappearing for pastures new -- clearly indicate that the family probably had no intention of launching a lawsuit, especially since Ronnie wasn't actually dead.

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* In the light hearted season 5 episode 'Bad Blood' how does the small town's community of vampires reconcile keeping a low profile with the family suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars?


* How could Scully give up her son? How could she think it could help him to have a better life? It doesn't make any good sense. It can't be so very hard for the omnipotent conspirators and colonists to track the baby down. If anything, William's life is more endangered because at least his biological mother and The X-Files gang knew about the threat. Now what happens if they find him and he has only the ignorant adoptive parents to protect him? [[note]]According to TheOtherWiki, the idea for Scully to give William up for adoption was mandated by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz. David Duchovny (credited for co-writing and directing "William"), Gillian Anderson, and executive producer John Shiban were not happy with this turn of events, due to them being parents and feeling that the action was not realistic, but "grudgingly consented".[[/note]]

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* How could Scully give up her son? How could she think it could help him to have a better life? It doesn't make any good sense. It can't be so very hard for the omnipotent conspirators and colonists to track the baby down. If anything, William's life is more endangered because at least his biological mother and The X-Files gang knew about the threat. Now what happens if they find him and he has only the ignorant adoptive parents to protect him? [[note]]According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the idea for Scully to give William up for adoption was mandated by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz. David Duchovny (credited for co-writing and directing "William"), Gillian Anderson, and executive producer John Shiban were not happy with this turn of events, due to them being parents and feeling that the action was not realistic, but "grudgingly consented".[[/note]]


* The episode "Calusari" really is starting to bug me. Why is the grandmother so secretive about all this? Why don't the Calusari explain? Why doesn't Charlie's mother simply overrule her son and actually talk to the doctors? The whole thing is almost like an episode of RescueMe when it comes to bad decisions!

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* The episode "Calusari" really is starting to bug me. Why is the grandmother so secretive about all this? Why don't the Calusari explain? Why doesn't Charlie's mother simply overrule her son and actually talk to the doctors? The whole thing is almost like an episode of RescueMe ''Series/RescueMe'' when it comes to bad decisions!

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* In the Sixth Season episode "The Unnatural", there's a scene where the whole team and Arthur Dales (the cop assigned to protect Exley) are sleeping on the bus. Arthur wakes up, and notices that in the window Exley is sleeping next to, his reflection is that of a Gray, not a black man. Now, it was necessary for the plot, as this is the point that Arthur starts to suspect that there is more to Exley than meets the eye, but why would his reflection be that of a Gray, if he shifted his form to that of a black man? It's not that he uses telepathy to just cast an illusion that he's a black man (in which case his reflection being a Gray would sorta make sense, because you can't cast an illusion on a mirror), as it's made clear they change their form completely to blend in (although their blood stays green and fatal to humans). If it was an illusion, it would likely be dropped completely when he was asleep or knocked unconscious, like when he was hit with the fastball during a game. Also, it couldn't have been an illusion because he became fully human when he refused to shift for the Alien Bounty Hunter and chose to die as Exley. ''Great'' episode, but can't help but wonder about the reflection thing.

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*** There is 3 points here: 1). 2016 year is not the year where humans evolved from still animals to truly intelligent species.
Humans are very primitive-minded and miopic. 2). Well-respected scientists by who? The same scientists and other people who simply think the same way as them. Scientists in our world are not smart people! Thy are not any smarter than your average joe.
That being said, scientists are usual people and people are extremely subjective beings. Which leads everyone to the fact that their advocation and opinion of their nothing-but-theories means nothing in the long run! 3). And any reasonable person would know that we are not alone at all. Thinking otherwise is indeed very dumb at the very least. And again, no, we are not "in fact, alone in the galaxy.".



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*** The implication seems to be that in Spender's case CSM is gradually trying to groom Spender to be a successor or heir to whatever position or role he's got going on. The last couple of seasons have a bit of a character arc for CSM revolving around him being confronted with his mortality, his loneliness and his legacy. He helps Spender rise through the ranks and gets him into the X-Files both as a plant and to get him acquainted with aliens / supernatural phenomena as a way of helping him get into the family business. It's ''also'' implied that he'd much rather that it was Mulder, but that ship's clearly sailed by the time Spender enters the scene so he makes do with the son (assuming Mulder is CSM's son) who hasn't come to completely detest him and everything he stands for.



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*** Mulder has obviously made a name for himself but the show has shown time and time again that he is lucky to get the little proof he gets because there is a constant effort for cleaning up and cover up. Look at how many people got killed just to keep the proof from going public. So Mulder might had gotten away with a lot of stuff but that is the exception not the rule. Any serious reporter would had gotten fired soon after some cover up discredit him and a tabloid reporter would had probably exaggerated everything and/or fabricated facts in order to gain more views. Neither of this things help X-Files or Mulder so no reason to involve anyone else.


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*** Mulder is in a middle age crisis, depressed, his life work a waste of course he will be willing to believe that he has been wrong all allong especially since his new informant is kind of leading him that way. I bet that once things clear up he will find out proof of real aliens on Earth. This is just a roadblock to bring the new audience in the journey all over again.

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