If You Like The X-Files . . .

. . . You’re probably not too happy that the short six-episode season is now over and who knows if there will ever be more X-Files – though everyone seems gung ho for more –  so you have this massive entertainment void that needs to be filled now and you may be wondering where to turn to next.

How about you check out some podcasts.

The four podcasts recommended below all have a supernatural/paranormal feel that definitely make the listener think of The X-Files and all are produced with such high quality that one actually feels like they might be listening to an audio version of the TV show.

And they’re all free to download and listen through their respective websites and/or iTunes.

They’re also pretty terrifying.

A message that was heard from space 70 years ago is decoded and strange things start to happen.

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from Pacific Northwest Stories and Minnow Beats Whale, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both.

Join the inimitable Night Vale Community Radio host Cecil Palmer as he gives you the very strange goings on in the most unique town of Night Vale.