The X-files

3X18 Teso Dos Bichos

When an archaeological expedition from the Boston Museum of Natural History excavating a site in Ecuador uncovers an Amaru Urn, containing the remains of a female shaman, which the Secona Indians believe is sacred to their tribe. The head of the expedition Dr Roosevelt orders the urn be shipped back to the US despite warnings from the Indian liaison for the expedition Dr Bilac that the urn should be left undisturbed. That removing the shaman's remains would be against the wishes of the local tribe people. Dr Roosevelt dismisses his warning and is later attacked and killed by a wild cat. No sooner has the urn arrived in Boston then one of the archaeologist is found dead in the museum. Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate, the museum's curator Dr Lewton believes that the murder is politically motivated as the Ecuadorian's have lodged a complaint with the State Department. Mulder tells Scully that the Ecuadorians believe anyone who disturbs a Amaru urn will be cursed. Mulder and Scully's investigation centres on Dr Bilac, who since his return from the expedition has become a recluse. He claims that the killings are down to a jaguar spirit sent by the Secona Indians. But Scully suspects his involvement given that he is heading up the campaign to return the shaman's remains to Ecuador. As more members of the museum befall the same fate as their colleagues, Mulder and Scully try to determine if it is all the work of an ancient curse or political terrorism.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "The true curse that struck the museum, was the failure to understand that there are powers that should not be disturbed, that some things are better left buried...."

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Writer: John Shiban
Director: Kim Manners

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Gordon Tootoosis Shaman
Vic Trevino Bilac
Alan Robertson Roosevelt
Ron Sauve Mr Decker
Tom Mcbeath Dr Lewton
Janne Mortil Mona Wustner
Garrison Chrisjohn Dr Winters

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