X-Files has a lot to answer for. I want to believe. The truth is out there. But then so are a lot of nutters.
I grew up watching X-Files: Mulder, Scully, and a myriad of alien conspiracies, paranormal activity and unexplained phenomenon. From alien encounters to giant fluke worms, the Jersey Devil to Chupacabra, Vampires to Alien-Human Hybrid Clones, to everything inbetween, X-Files gave a cynical 90’s world a power to look beyond the normal to the paranormal.
When convention and science offer us no answers, might we not finally turn to the fantastic as a plausibility? — Fox Mulder
In the search for the truth Mulder sought to do good: to believe in the unbelievable; to explain the unexplainable; to define the undefinable. He even had his own inspirational poster on the wall: A UFO with the words I Want to Believe.
I Want to Believe by Andy Pitts gives us everything Mulder could want in an inspirational poster. UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Men in Black, Bigfoot and Aliens. And what with Bigfoot holding the Alien in a homage to Mary holding Jesus in early Christian artwork, its enough to send the Symbolists nuts, and launch the Scientists, Christians and Conspiracy Theorists into a heated debate on Evolution vs Creation vs Panspermia (the belief that life on Earth was borne from elsewhere in the universe).
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