When it comes to conspiracy theories, The X-Files is usually all over them. But could it be that the greatest TV theory of them all actually involves it and Breaking Bad sharing a universe? If not, then at least you can tell the influence that Mulder and Scully have had on Walter White. The truth is out there, it seems.

It’s well known by now that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had written a number of episodes for The X-Files. What you may not know is that that’s how Gilligan first met Bryan Cranston. Oh but it doesn’t end there.

Digging a little deeper, fans have noticed more and more connections between the two shows over the years, including everything from sharing cast and crew members, to something as strange as sharing a fictional cigarette brand.

Thanks to we now have this super handy fact file to fuel the conspiracy fires:

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