Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (3x20)
JOSE CHUNG: Uh, do you prefer the term "abductee" or "experiencer?"
SCULLY: Actually, I prefer neither, but my partner uses "abductee."
JOSE CHUNG: Still, as a storyteller, I'm fascinated how a person's sense of consciousness can be... so transformed by nothing more magical than listening to words. Mere words.
MULDER: The description of the aliens, the physical exam, the mindscan, the presence of another human being that appears switched off, it's all characteristic of a typical abduction.
SCULLY: That's my problem with it, Mulder. It's all a little too typical. Abduction lore has become so prevalent in our society that you can ask someone to imagine what it would be like to be abducted and they'd concoct an identical scenario.
1ST MAN IN BLACK: No other object as been misidentified as a flying saucer more often than the planet Venus.
1ST MAN IN BLACK: Your scientists have yet to discover how neural networks create self-consciousness, let alone how the human brain processes two-dimensional retinal images into the three-dimensional phenomenon known as perception. Yet you somehow brazenly declare seeing is believing?
JACK SCHAFFER: You know what happens to most people after seeing a UFO?
MULDER: They experience "missing time."
JACK SCHAFFER: Any number of "soft option kills" will do... nerve gas... low frequency infrasound beams... Hell, with high-powered microwaves, you can not only cut enemy communications, you can cook internal organs.
MULDER: But abductions?
JACK SCHAFFER: Don't know as much about them. I'm just the pilot. You ever flown a flying saucer? Afterwards, sex seems trite.
1ST MAN IN BLACK: Some alien encounters are hoaxes perpetrated by your government to manipulate the public. Some of these hoaxes are intentionally revealed to manipulate the truth-seekers who become discredited if they disclose the deliberately absurd deception.
MULDER: Similar things are said about the men in black. That they purposely dress and behave strangely so that if anyone tries to describe an encounter with them, they come off sounding like a lunatic.
JOSE CHUNG: Then there are those who care not about extraterrestrials, searching for meaning in other human beings. Rare or lucky are those who find it. For although we may not be alone in the universe, in our own separate ways on this planet, we are all... alone.