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Anyone who's driven alone at night and looked up at the vast sky has probably wondered if we’re alone.

Whether you believe in aliens or not, there’s an undeniable fascination with the unknown. It’s part of our psyche to wonder, to look beyond what we can see - the UFO obsession never goes away.

TV, film, radio...you name it, it’s tried to answer our questions; what it would look and what it would entail.

Perhaps no show has achieved this quite as well as The X-Files, the sci-fi phenomenon from the mind of Chris Carter.

The show ran from 1993 to 2002 initially following the exploits of Agents Mulder and Scully -the believer and the sceptic - who took the cases no one else wanted including the search for alien life.

They believed the truth really was out there.

But while we watched the pair run around deserts and the FBI's corridors trying to save the day, government officials sat in their offices thumbing through ‘secret’ files.

Skip forward to 2018 and some of these have already been released, albeit with redacted sections, but thousands of papers are there ready for people to read.

The man behind many of them is former MoD official Nick Pope, who spent 20 years investigating UFOs. Nick spoke to the Mirror about whether we are actually alone, and how realistic The X-Files were.

To read more and view the video, click here.

Category: Weird Desk