A FORMER FBI AGENT CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED BY ALIENS, AND THE BUREAU SENDS MULDER TO INVESTIGATE. BUT HE UNCOVERS MORE THAN THEY SUSPECTED, TO SCULLY'S DETRIMENT.
In this first of a three-part story arc, a mental patient who claims voices in his head are the result of alien abduction escapes from a psychiatric institution, taking hostages, including his doctor. Mulder is called in to negotiate in the resulting standoff, where he discovers that the mental patient, Duane Barry, is a former FBI agent whose UFO abduction stories ring eerily true. Mulder exchanges himself for one of the hostages, but Scully discovers evidence in Barry's medical records that all is not as it seems. Resolution of the hostage crisis poses even more questions, as medical evidence may bear out Barry's claims. But before Mulder can investigate further, Duane Barry kidnaps Scully.