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It's that time of year again. Leaves crunch under your feet, the nights have begun to cool, and soon the streets will be overflowing with kids dressed goblins and ghouls. Spooky Mulder would be so excited. So in order to celebrate the show that scared the pants off of us all, we are excited to be hosting the 4th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Halloween is the scariest holiday of them all, and it wouldn't be right to celebrate without Flukeman or Eugene Victor Tooms.

Here's the mission: create the best X-Files-inspired pumpkin you can dream up. Send a picture of it to us, and if your masterpiece gets chosen by our special guest judge, you get your hands on some new XF goodies. 

The Rules

  • Your pumpkin must feature The X-Files in some way. But you already figured that one out because that's why they put the I in FBI. 
  • You must send a photo of your pumpkin to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 31st at 6pm PT. 
  • You can submit a pumpkin that you didn't carve for the contest, but not one you've submitted before.
  • Only one entry per Phile. 

And now what you've all been waiting for: the identity of our secret judge. This year we have the pleasure of telling you that none other than Dana Scully herself, Miss Gillian Anderson, will be our guest judge. So don't wait to start carving, you don't want to miss out on this one. 

Excited but lacking inspiration? Check out the pumpkins submitted by Philes in previous years. Here is 2011 and 2012. There are 201 episodes, 2 movies, and probably some fanfiction that's practically canon that you can base your pumpkin on.

So grab some carving tools and go search for the Truth in your local pumpkin patch. The perfect pumpkin is out there!