The story takes place on Maple Street, a typical small town in America. On Maple Street, the residents see a flash a light, and believe it to be a meteor. This flash of light seems to stop everything from working: care, telephone, and radios.
Tommy believes that there are people who are actually aliens disguised as humans. At first, no one believes him, but then people become more afraid, and believe there are aliens disguised as humans living amongst them.
The flash of light stops everything from working. Tommy believes that aliens have come. The whole town blames Les Goodman for this mess and because of his house lights going on.
Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn thinking that he was the monsters that caused the disaster. Charlie probably shot Pete Van Horn because of Tommy talking about the monsters invading Maple Street.
The camera zooms out from the town going crazy. People are running around breaking windows and throwing rocks at one another.
Camera stops at the pat where there are aliens with remote that can control the town. After that they leave Earth off to space.