In Chris Knowles' "Alien Dreaming and the Widening Gyre" he lays out a pattern in which X-Files episodes featuring Alien contact often come directly after episodes featuring entheogen or hallucinogenic motifs.
This is a pattern I later noticed within the Darkwing Duck series, as laid out alongside the idea of the UFO/other being an aspect of sound.
After the 10/13 whatever you want to call it, he writes:
I'm not surprised by this turn of events, which is why I put up the Alien Dreaming post. If you want mystery and wonder in your life, you don't need the skies to open with barbaric gods or saucers- you need to do the hard work of retrofitting this crazy neural software locked inside our skulls and finally solving some of the mysteries those ancient visitors left in their wake.
It just so happens that I had edited a video about a week earlier that revisits this idea, however YouTube has been scrambling the audio on every video I've posted in the last month or two. Now, I just tried uploading to Vimeo and that seems to work like a peach. So here you go:
I have a bunch more to add to this post, but I'll have to come back to it another time.