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The Flatwoods Monster 

Hynek and Quinn investigate a West Virginia case of a mother and her two children who witnessed an alien being emerge from a fiery UFO wreck.


Robert Stromberg


David O'Leary (created by), Sean Jablonski




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Dr. J. Allen Hynek
Michael Malarkey ... Captain Michael Quinn
Laura Mennell ... Mimi Hynek
Ksenia Solo ... Susie Miller
Michael Harney ... General Hugh Valentine (as Michael J. Harney)
Neal McDonough ... General James Harding
Nicholas Holmes Nicholas Holmes ... Joel Hynek
Currie Graham ... Cal Miller
Ian Tracey ... The Fixer
Brooke Smith ... Sara Downing
Mary Black ... Evelyn Meyers
Kiefer O'Reilly ... Will Downing
Beatrice Kitsos ... Lori Downing
Christopher Rosamond ... Donnie
Blake Stadel ... Local Sheriff


While he still contemplates what he saw and was told by Lieutenant Fuller, Allen is whisked away by Quinn to investigate the next purported space ship sighting. This case takes them to rural Flatwoods, West Virginia, where the Downing family - consisting of Sara Downing and her two adolescent children - reported seeing a flying saucer dart through the sky before crashing in the woods. In investing the resulting burning area of the crash, they reported seeing a ten foot monster - an alien being - before they ran away from it. In speaking to the Downings and visiting the crash site themselves, Allen and Quinn find among other things that the two children have both suffered from burn like marks solely around their eyes, with an associated increasing sensitivity to light. They also speak to another eyewitness who reported seeing the monster, she whose credibility is brought into question. In trying to figure out what they all saw, Allen and Quinn may ultimately be more concerned about ... Written by Huggo

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The farmhouse the woman and her children live on is the same one Fox Mulder lives at in The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008). This could possibly be a visual call out to the X-Files nature of the show. See more »


Hynek gives his son a reflector telescope to view Mars with. Hynek sets it up the wrong way about. On a reflector, the eyepiece is at the top of the tube, not the bottom end. The boy would only see a blurred image of the ground, as the end of the telescope which receives light is pointed down, not up! You can see when the end pointed at the sky is flat and looks metallic. It is - as it is the mount for the mirror. This error could have been avoided so easily. Just look in any telescope shop. See more »


Dr. J. Allen Hynek: I have to go out of town again.
Mimi Hynek: For how long?
Dr. J. Allen Hynek: I don't know.
Mimi Hynek: What's going on?
Dr. J. Allen Hynek: I can't really say.
Mimi Hynek: So is this how it's gonna be from now on? You keeping secrets from me all the time?
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15 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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