Back in 2002, The X-Files, one of the most popular sci-fi TV shows ever, ended its nine-season run. Fast forward 14 years, and the long-awaited 10th season finally started airing. Unfortunately for most fans, only six episodes are going to air this year due to conflicting schedules of the actors, but thanks to the success of the released episodes, we bet this isn’t the last we’ll see of The X-Files. In order to celebrate the return of this legendary TV show, we present you with 20 facts you probably didn’t know about The X-Files.

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Chris Carter, the show’s creator, came up with the idea for The X-Files when he stumbled upon a report, which said that as much as 3.7 million people have claimed to have been abducted by aliens.