Robert McDonough (played by Christopher Stapleton) was an Air Force pilot at Area 51 under the command of General Edward Wegman. Wegman, however, sabotaged the stealth module of a UFO being flown by McDonough and his co-pilot so that Fox Mulder would be able to see it and learn the truth of Area 51. However, the ship malfunctioned and crashed, tearing a gash in the space-time continuum. McDonough experienced a personality swap with Lana Chee. However, the effect was reversed soon after and McDonough was back to his normal self.