SCULLY FEARS THAT MULDER'S JUDGMENT MAY BE SKEWED WHEN THEY INVESTIGATE THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A WAYWARD TEENAGER FROM A LAKESIDE CAMP-OUT.
When teenager Ruby Morris disappears one night during a camp-out, no one but her mother seems to care. Mulder suspects she was abducted by extraterrestrials and searches for signs of alien involvement, while Scully maintains that the girl ran away. Meanwhile, Mulder's own painful memories of his sister's abduction may be clouding his judgment. The agents struggle against both official indifference and active interference from other agents as they pursue the case into biker bars, deep woods and a glade that holds a shallow grave guarded by white wolves. When they solve a local murder, Scully is ready to close the file, but Mulder is convinced there is more to the case. Ruby Morris's young brother provides the clue to an otherworldly explanation of the girl's absence, and leads the agents into an uncanny encounter with a mysterious light.