Oil - Black biotoxin of extraterrestrial origin that congeals into tiny
worms and penetrates human orifices on episodes of the fantasy drama THE
X-FILES/FOX/1993-2002. The Black oil (a.k.a. "Purity") appeared in the episodes
"Piper Maru," "Tunguska," "Terma," "Patient X" and "The Red and the Black."
episode "Tunguska" Special FBI agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is
strapped to a table, held firmly in place by a blanket of chicken wire, infected
with the oily black worms and then injected (in his left arm) with an amber
liquid. The inhuman experiments were an attempt to create a vaccine against the
The black oil's filmy membrane could be seen swimming across the surface of
it host's eyes. Once infected, the host's will was under the control of the
black oil organism and after an incubation period an alien being would feed on
its host then burst from its body.
Traces of the black oil were discovered inside a four-billion-year-old rock
found in Tunguska, Siberia, the site of a cataclysmic fireball from space that
hit the region in 1908. The black oil also appeared in the feature film spin-off
The X-Files: The Movie (1998).
A variation of Black Oil called "Black Cancer" will cause a paralytic stupor
when injected into human test subjects. The Black Cancer is the lifeless remains
of Black Oil. The Black Cancer cellular structure is identical to the Black Oil
and was used to develop a virus to neutralize the living Black Oil.
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