In 1938, John Patton Jr. found the key to our darkest secretan anomalous skeleton neither animal nor man. Uncertain of its implications, Patton hid the discovery away from the worldthough never forgetting what he found. Seventy years later, his grandson Gardner is forced to come to terms with his grandfathers past, a man he never knew but in whose footsteps he inevitably follows. When his cousin, controversial documentarian Bart Thompson, arrives for a seemingly routine shoot, Gardner is eager to lend a hand. He soon learns, however, that Bart isnt back just to shoot a moviehe wants to find the discovery their grandfather buried nearly seventy years before, and prove what he claimed was true. As his skepticism fades, and the lure of mystery grows, Gardner becomes distant from his foundations, including his live-in girlfriend Kelsey. Losing himself to the adventure, Gardner is hypnotized by a single possibilitythat this discovery could be a direct link to God.