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X-FILES HUNK IN REAL-LIFE CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH A UFO
X-files star David Duchovny says he really believes in aliens and ghosts and once had a close encounter with a UFO.
Duchovny, who has become TV's hottest new hunk, plays Fox Mulder, an FBI investigator who hunts extraterrestrials on the Fox series. And the 33-year-old bachelor has brains to complement his good looks.
Duchovny is a Princeton graduate, and is close to getting his doctorate in English literature from Yale.
He believes the U.S. government probably has real-life files on unsolved paranormal phenomena and mysterious crimes committed by unknown forces. "My UFO experience wouldn't be in any file because I didn't report it to the authorities,"
Duchovny says, recalling a bizarre sighting 13 years ago. "But I did tell my friends about it because it was rather scary."
Duchovny says the encounter occurred while he was jogging alone along an empty stretch of beach in Ocean City, N.J., in 1982. "I suddenly looked up and I saw this triangular kind of spaceship. It was early morning, and I don't think I took more than a few steps when it just disappeared right out of sight. "It almost looked like a variation of the Stealth bomber except there was no sound coming from it.
One minute it was there, in the sky, in broad daylight, and the next minute it was gone."
Duchovny says there were no other eyewitnesses to his UFO sighting that day, but adds that that doesn't surprise him.
"Aliens can be very tricky," he says. "They come after you when you're alone. There wasn't another soul on the beach that day.
"It's as thought once 'they' see you, it's, 'Hey, let's scare this guy.' I think it's some sort of game with them. What I do know for sure is that whatever I saw, it got the hell out of there real fast."
The former college basketball star says he thinks the U.S. government should be open with any files they have on alien life forms or any other unknown or unexplainable forces.
Duchovny, who's familiar to movie fans for his 1993 role in the Brad Pitt serial-killer thriller, Kalifornia, is one of three children born to a schoolteacher mom and a novelist dad..
His folks are very spiritual, he says. "My family and I are real close. And one thing we all seem to have in common is that we believe in ghosts. "I believe that the energy we create in our lives is so strong that it hangs around for a while after we die.
"Actually, I would rather hang around than go to heaven. It's much better to just be set free." Duchovny, who is of Scottish and Russian descent, says he remembers his grandmother telling a story that the ghost of her grandfather visited her after he had died in a drowning accident.
"I believe in things like that," Duchovny admits. "I can't say I've actually seen a ghost, but I've definitely felt their presence. "Whether it's my imagination is not the point because the products of my imagination are real to me."