1982 is a year in the 20th century.
- FBI Agent Duane Barry is shot in the line of duty. The bullet pierces his bilateral frontal lobes. He leaves the FBI soon after. (TXF: "Duane Barry")
- Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist, does extensive field research in Haiti on zombification. His studies show that the "zombie powder" used by Voodoo priests actually contains small amounts of the lethal poison tetrodotoxin. (TXF: "Fresh Bones")
- Richard Langly, growing up on a farm in Saltville, Nebraska, gets in trouble from his dad for being on his new computer too much and not milking his father's cows. (TLG: "Like Water for Octane")