Mulder and Scully head off to the Pacific Northwest when there are reports that 30 loggers seem to have simply disappeared. Mulder is aware of a similar case in 1934 and along with a forest ranger and a representative of the logging company, the agents head off into the woods. They know that environmental activists are in the area and when they come across one of them, he says that a swarm of bugs that only comes out at night is responsible for the deaths. A body they find wrapped in a bug cocoon seems to bear out his claim. With no way to communicate with the outside world and with the gas for the generator running low, they have to find a way to survive.
Did You Know?
A TV show called PSI Factor (1996) that's often labeled as being the Canadian take on The X-FIles would frequently borrow ideas from The X-Files including the idea of this story for their season 1 episode called The Infestation. See more
Around 00:40:22, the quarantine team arrives and you see a man open the car door but his quarantine suit ends above the wrist. He has an exposed skin between his glove and the suit. See more
What do you think?
I think I'm going to suggest that we sleep with the lights on.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more