WARNING: If you don't want to know what happens in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Steve and Dawn Hess were looking forward to a weekend of camping on the Mojave Reserve. They left their kids, Steven and Bethany, in the care of Steve's parents, borrowed the camper and journeyed into the desert.
They ended up camping a little off the beaten path when they arrived to find Mid Hills Campground completely full. They were delighted by their isolated little spot, enjoying the quiet and beauty of nature.
And then they saw several bright lights in the sky, which soon created a sort of 'M' formation. They looked on in wonder as small red lights descended from the larger white ones, gliding to the ground as if they were parachuting.
After they returned home, Steve and Dawn tried to get on with their lives, but that bizarre night haunted them … as did the unaccounted hours between the mist appearing in the camper and them waking up the next morning. Little Steven got in on the mystery when he woke up one night to the sound of the low, hydraulic hum and flashing red lights, later telling his mother, "Don't let those little guys with the red eyes get me."
Steve told his best friend Paul about the experience, who in turn contacted Ron Silver, an author who at the time was working on a book about post-traumatic stress. Ron visited Steve and Dawn, noting their uneasiness and reluctance to talk about that night.
After waking up Steve and Dawn, Dr. Anixter was convinced there was no con or hoax going on here. When he asked them if there was anything they hadn't shared with him yet, Dawn revealed that she was pregnant.