The X-COM Files
The contents of this page contain fictional elements that are based on or expand on the official game mythos. Care should be taken by the reader not to confuse the artistic license taken as being an actual representation of the events and time lines in the game(s).
Imagine everything you know about the Alien War is wrong.
Imagine if there really are no aliens despite what the world goverments have been telling us until the start of the Alien War. Or if a war actually took place but X-COM was merely a cover-up for all what really happened. Or even if the 'aliens' were really the ones who tried to protect Earth from the very human forces that wanted to take control of it. Finally, what if those forces won and they are keeping you from knowing the real truth about the Alien War and X-COM?
Troubling isn't it?
Oh sure, they will tell you that a conspiracy of that size couldn't be kept in the dark and that someone will undoubtly spill out the beans about what really happened. That there would be public outcry and indignation and the culprits would be found and burned at the stake for lying to the entire world. Or even that it would be impossible for any nation or group to create such a convincing story and making everyone believe it.
As stated above, everything you know is wrong.
Remember that the official story states that Earth simply ignored the aliens existence before 1998 despite the fact that there were numerous public and private commissions that studied the issue? Well, isn't it strange that no one before 1998 bothered to take these reports seriously? Or isn't it strange than X-COM took less than a month to establish itself (despite the bureaucracy and the necessary coordination of 16 nations who can't agree in pretty much everything else) after the decision was taken by the Council of Funding Nations? Or that laser weaponry suddenly became available for battlefield use in a matter of months when they were supposed to be decades away from being pratical applications?
Of course, there's always the official record which is supposed to clear these facts. However, there isn't much of a public record since with more than 99% of all files are still classified above Top Secret for 'security reasons'.
If that doesn't make you think, well buddy I got these pyramids on Mars that you might be interested on buying...
But for those like me who want answers here are the X-COM Files.