So. Back when she was a little girl, Heidi Grace Bleackley, like many kids, used to write messages in bottles.
A little while after she dropped the bottle in the water, 11-year-old Bleackley got this envelope in the mail.
When I got the reply from The X-Files, at first I couldn't understand what I was holding in my hands. Was it a joke? Was I part of some larger conspiracy from the X-Files? I was supposed to Trust No One! And why on earth did they need an 11-year-old smalltown girl for their plans? After much counsel from friends and family and all their friends and family, I determined that I was simply the luckiest message-in-a-bottle sender in the history of the world.Their letter response actually made me feel pretty embarrassed – I had a terrible time learning to spell, and I still mess up some pretty basic words (but thank goodness for spellcheck as you type!). I had wished they could have found one of my more practised oceanic notes, one where I took time to get it right. But they found what they found, and I was still glad for their response. I actually did work harder after that – I wrote my first book in high school and never looked back.
And guess what's happened to Bleackley now?
X-Files crew member, if you ever see this, you did such a good job. This is one of my treasured possessions. I was such a fan of the show then, and became The Biggest Fan Ever (TM) after you sent me this.