SOLDIERS IN A VETERANS HOSPITAL ARE TORMENTED BY AN INVISIBLE PRESENCE THAT ATTACKS THEIR LOVED ONES AND TAUNTS THEM BY THWARTING THEIR SUICIDE ATTEMPTS.
Several inmates at a veteran's hospital have attempted suicide recently, with varying degrees of success. Mulder and Scully come into the case on the strength of Mulder's curiosity about the latest effort, prevented, so the inmate says, by an invisible man. The men, all veterans of the Gulf War, are afraid of something that walks where no man can walk, that sees them no matter where they hide, and seems to know all their secrets. Mulder and Scully's investigation uncovers tragedies hidden from the official record, a General more afraid of the truth than of war, and the bizarre retribution of a man whose spirit is larger than his body.