A woman who owns a ranch stumbles across a pair of bodies. The fact that they are bodies is all that she can make out. Mulder and Scully are brought in to figure out what happened.
While in town nothing seems to make sense. The coroner takes them aside and tells them what really happened to the bodies versus what she was made to put in her report. More people die in this strange matter. Then an attack is made on Mulder, but he survives.
The suspect list is not long as the victims don’t seem to connect. The sheriff is not very helpful. Mulder tries to enlist the help of the local Native American tribe as well. No one seems very excited to solve this case.
What is killing these animals and people? Why do they look as if they have been scoured? Will Mulder and Scully be the next victims? Is the killer a human or a supernatural entity?