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Published at: June 3, 1998, midnight CST

Ok you X-Philes, here's that cool track from THE X-FILES: THE ALBUM track 14 at 10:03 in the track. This includes what many are speculating to be spoilers for the film, the series, and the end of the world as we know it. But hey, I feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. Oops, sorry. Anyway here's the dish as given to me by Nicotine-Patch-Wearing-Man, so enjoy.....

I am a student at American University in Washington, D.C. A friend of mine manages the campus radio station and today brought home the radio station's promotional copy of "The X-Files: The Album," the new CD coming out for the movie. (It is mostly techno, with some pretty good Soul Coughing and Sarah McLachlan songs tossed in.)

The final track - #14 - is The Dust Brothers doing the X-Files theme song. I accidentally left the CD playing after the song ended, and after maybe 5 minutes of silence, a man's voice began talking about the plot of the show, basically summarizing everything fans of the show have tried to piece together after watching the series. I did not recognize the voice, so it was not one of the show's actors; it may have been Chris Carter himself.

I examined the album case, and there was a sticker on the front that said, in tiny letters at the bottom, "Hear the truth revealed at 10:13." Sure enough, the guy started talking at 10 minutes and 13 seconds into track 14.

I wanted to convert the entire four minutes into a wave file and put it on the web for you. I figure it would just be faster (especially with my connection speed) to just send you the transcript, which I typed up below. The punctuation and paragraphing is my interpretation, since it many of the guy's sentences are run-ons.

It might be cool if you put this up on your site, and I'd sure be flattered if you did.

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[the recording begins in mid-sentence]

"The Method" as they called it, though it was more so a germ-line procedure of singular meta-scientific [or "medi-scientific"?] complexity, had been given to them by the alien colonists as a quid pro quo. The Syndicate would help them [the aliens] to create a population of alien hybrids who would hide in plain site, cloned from human ova and alien bio-material so there would be a clone race immune to the effects of the black oil when the return to the planet began.

For this, the Syndicate would be sequestered - granted a sort of immunity or asylum, given a place in the grander scheme. They were the Vichy government to the German "Final Solution": collaborationists whose motivation was simple, self-directed survival. These cloning operations were spread across the country, the cataloging and record-keeping done through a complex intra-institutional system that connected to every branch of government, from the Social Security Administration to the Department of Defense.

The operation, under the working title "Purity Control," had been launched in 1948, its original conception the brainchild of German scientists given immunity themselves for war crimes, and allowed to continue the eugenic experiments that were Hitler's dark legacy. The Syndicate had begun as a subset of a shadow intelligence agency whose original orders were to create plausible denial and an effective cover-up of Purity Control. But through 50 years, [and] numerous U.S. and UN administrations, the principals began to wrest control, accumulating power and influence across international borders, such that - by 1990 - the operation ceased to have any member accountable to any one government and whose only orders would be taken by a man named Strunkhold [phonetic spelling], a German industrialist who had fled his homeland to northern Africa.

These men, whose knowledge and access provided control of a foreseeable future, had, in spite of this, everything to lose; their secret work, the cloning preparations and the cataloging constituted their greatest vulnerability: exposure. Their detection would ensure not just their own demise, but a far-reaching dissolution of social and religious order around the globe.

To protect against this, the Syndicate employed methods of disinformation, using covert government programs that had been regrettably discovered, as a kind of smokescreen - a dodge or blind where the transgressions of Congress-accountable [sic] agencies served to hide their own more odious undertaking. They had even, at times, used the UFO phenomenon to create an hysteria that science and the intelligentsia denounced so completely as to make belief in believers seem ridiculous, and completely discreditable.

They had also, in a crisis, used a tool of the colonists themselves - alien bounty hunters who policed the cloning operations and enforced rule on the countdown to colonization. A double-edged sword whose clod-blooded tactics had helped to stem a leak, or threat, but also kept a watch on the Syndicate. A threat in itself, as the Syndicate had something to hide that not even the colonists knew of: a vaccine against the black oil, an inoculant against the substance in which the alien life force was held - in fact, the very medium of the life force itself.

To guard this secret was perhaps even more critical than the truth of the existence of alien life, and of colonization. If the Syndicate's own secret vaccine were discovered, the vaccine that would make themselves immune from the effects of the black oil, they would certainly be destroyed and the timetable for colonization stepped up. They would protect this secret with their lives. They would kill to protect it, as it symbolized the only hope they had of avoiding enslavement when the planet was overtaken.

That they had been able to, over decades, conduct their work on the vaccine undetected was the result of a code among the Syndicate members that put honor and the future above personal politics. But now this code was beginning to break down. An incipient scramble for power [was] beginning to develop. A threat from within that doubled the threat from without: from agents Mulder and Scully, and the X-Files.

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