| As X-Files fans await the finale of the hit show’s new series, a century-old UFO sighting in Melbourne has come to light.
The historical sighting even has parallels with a more recent UFO “encounter” referenced by the science-fiction series.
The first episode of this year’s revival of The X-Files mentioned the real-life case of Victorian woman Kelly Cahill.
In the episode, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) asks internet newscaster Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale) to prove his UFO credentials by citing details of Ms Cahill’s story.
Ms Cahill claimed she had a close encounter with a UFO while driving at night with her husband on Belgrave-Hallam Road in the foothills of Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges in August 1993.
She has said she saw a row of bright, round orange lights, out of which descended “tall dark beings” who sent waves of “energy” through her body. […]