Yes, you read it correctly. There’s an X-Files museum coming to Wilton. Why Wilton? No idea. Why now? Not sure, but it’s coming!
The new X-Files museum is opening at 4284 Route 50 (just past Wilton Mall) on April 30, according to Saratoga Living. Saratogians Jim and Kelly Thornton, have amassed a collection of upwards of 10,000 pieces from the show and now, they’ll have a museum to showcase it all.
The show, which originally ran from 1993-2002, starred Gillian Anderson and David Duchovney as FBI special agents who investigated unexplained and mind-bending cases.
The show, or rather his obsession with the show, helped Jim Thornton turn his life around and inspired the search for all of the items which will now make up The X-Files Preservation Collection and Collectables. The collection includes items as far back as the pilot like a mammalian corpse as well as the actual computer that show creator Chris Carter wrote the pilot on.
The Thorntons have traveled to many an expo but are finally excited to have their own space – mostly so they can finally show off their Alien pod from the first movie. “We have had it for a long time now, but we have never had the space to display it,” Kelly says. “It will be a sight to see.”
On April 30, General Admission will be available at the door for $25.00 and Chris Carter will be meeting fans and signing, throughout the day.