Friday, August 26, 2011

What Was The First True X-Files Case?

Even though it is a real part of the FBI designating cases of "supernatural" nature, does anyone actually remember what the first true X-Files case was all about?

By: Ringo Bones

Even though it was Chris Carter who made us mere civilians aware of the existence of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation's rather "spooky" branch called the X-Files, the X-Files - in reality - is an actual branch of the FBI assigned to investigate criminal cases of "supernatural" nature, like UFO abductions, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena involved in upper-class felony cases. Yes, Virginia, the X-Files are a real part of the FBI despite agents Mulder and Schully being mere Hollywood constructs.

Even though the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established by J. Edgar Hoover during the American Prohibition to tackle the scourge of organized crime, it wasn't until 1946 that the X-Files became an official part of the FBI's investigative arm. Curiously enough, the first ever X-Files case initiated with the behest of J. Edgar Hoover in 1946 was about a series of suspected werewolf attacks in Glacier National Park in the Pacific Northwest. Stranger still, famed explorers Lewis and Clark were the first ones to document Native American tribes in the region with the ability to willingly transform themselves werewolves 150 years before.