Jim and Lyle Parker
(father and son investigate
of an animal
roaring in their barn
. Lyle, the son, checks on a horse in the barn and finds a dead bull
. Lyle is attacked and wounded by a large animal and is thrown outside the barn. Jim Parker kills the beast but finds a dead Native American
man in its place.
Mulder and Scully
are brought in to investigate. The are told that the rancher
are being mysteriously slaughtered
and that the Parkers are in a boundary dispute with the local reservation. They talk with the Parkers and the local sheriff who can not explain the incident
looks at the corpse of the attacker and finds wolflike fangs.
explains that this region has been the source of trouble much like this dating back to the Lewis and Clark
expeditions, which described men changing into wolf
Jim Parker is later attacked brutally
on his porch. Mulder and Scully find Lyle nude
nearby. Scully takes him to the hospital
and Mulder visits the tribal elder
. The elder tells Mulder of the legend of Manitou
, and evil spirt
capable of changing a man into a beast
Scully meanwhile has taken Lyle back to his ranch. It has been noted that traces of his father's blood
were found in Lyle's stomach
. In the bathroom
, Lyle transforms
into a beast and runs around the house causing Scully to fall and hide.
Mulder reaches the ranch with the sheriff and the find Scully. The sheriff finds the animal and shoots it later seeing Lyle, now dead, where he shot the animal.
Scully -- "The creeps
Lyle Parker -- "Yeah, the creeps
. Don't you ever get the creeps?"
Ish (elder) -- "FBI
! See you in about ... eight years
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