On a quiet suburban Maple Street, somewhere in America, residents notice a meteor-looking object flies ovehead. The electricity goes out.
Mr. Brand and Charlie try to go down town, but a kid named Tommy told them not to go town because it doesn't want you to. Tommy told then that there was an alien family in this neighborhood.
Then Les Goodman's car started by itself and it caused people to be suspicious of him. That let to more things such as blaming everyone for being the alien and Charlie called Steve an alien for working in a radio that no one knew about.
While they were arguing about who's the alien,they heard footsteps coming from a little way down the street. It is dark out so no one can see. Charlie grabs a gun and shoots it to what he thought was an alien. After the shot they ran toward the body and found out that Charlie killed Pete Van Horn.
Soon after thay all chase after Charlie. He played guilty and blamed it on Tommy for telling the theory about the aliens. That led to everyone yelling at each other and breaking windows and people getting shot. It all went down crazy.
The aliens were watching over head saying "I guess maple street isn't so great after all, They are many maple streets out there, we will go to one after the other, one after the other, one after the other.......