James Whitmore Jr.
s watch as an invisable
force shatters window
s and cars
and seriously hurts a man. An elephant
suddenly appears later on the road 43 miles from the zoo and is found dying.
investigate the mysterious happenings. Mulder believes that it was an invisable elephant that did the damage.
They talk to Ed Meecham the cheif of operations
at the zoo
who tells them that the elephant has died and that her cage was found locked. They then talk to Willa Ambrose, a naturalist
, who tells them that her and Meecham were not friendly that he may have let the elephant out. She says they may be dealing with the W.A.O, Wild Again Organization
who believe that capturing animals is a crime against nature.
The talk to Kyle Lang, the local leader of W.A.O. Lang exibits suspectal behavior, that he says all animals should run free, but says he did not do anything. Still, Mulder and Scully are unsure of their suspects.
Mulder talks to the Lone Gunmen
who tell him that the zoo is near a major UFO
spot and that no animal there has brought a pregnancy
Scully keeps an eye on the W.A.O and tracks a member to the zoo. She is grabbed by Meecham who shows her a tv where she can watch the member
. They see the member outside a tiger
's cage. Suddenly, with a flash of light, the tiger is outside its cage and the man is mauled
to death by the invisable tiger.
Mulder suggests they talk to Ambrose's gorrilla
, Sophie, who can communicate using sign language
. Sophie repeats 'light, afraid.' Mulder then asks to have an autopsy performed on the elephant, which shows that althouh it has never mated, it was pregant. The tiger turns up across town and is killed by Meecham. The same was shown for the tiger, that it has never mated but was still pregant
. And because of the incidents, the zoo is closed.
Mulder believes that the animals are being abducted by aiens and artificially inseminated. They question Sophie and she responds 'Baby go flying light' although she has never mated.
Sophie is taken into custody
for transfer to her homeland
. Ambrose goes to Lang, who shows up later at Sophies cage and is crushed
to death. Mulder follows Meecham who is going to kidnap
Sophie on Ambrose's request.
Mulder suddenly finds himself in a locked room with the panic
-stricken Sophie and is charged at. Dazed, he sees Sophie disappear in a blinding flash before she motions to him. Scully and the police find Mulder unconscious in the empty room. Ambrose translate Sophie's final gestures
as 'Man saves man.'
Sophie turns up miles away and is killed
by a car. Mulder thinks that aline abductions may be a way of conservation
Scully -- "An invisible elephant?"
Mulder -- "I saw David Copperfield
make the Statue of Liberty
Lang -- "This is a perfect example of man's imperialism
over the animal kingdom
- this craven impulse to turn animal
s into objects for our own selfish pleasure."
-- "If that's the lovely Agent Scully
, let her know I've been working out. I'm buff."
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