When something frighting or unknown is happening mankind is at its worst.
Mr. Goodman's car starts - without him turning it on.
All by itself. He wasn't anywhere near it. It started all by itself.
The late Pete Van Horn
You killed him, Charlie. You shot him dead.
It's... It's the kid. It's Tommy. He's the one!
In the first box above, after no one can get any item that needs any type of energy, whether it be a battery or electricity, Mr. Goodman's car starts on its own. So, he gets accused of being the human like alien. In the second box above, There was a dark figure (Pete Van Horn) coming towards the crowd of neighbors and first, Don was the one to bring out the gun, soon afterwards, Steve takes it out of Don's hands, exclaiming that it would do no good, but the Charlie acting as quick as he could, shots the dark, mysterious figure walking towards them. Unfortunately, the dark, mysterious figure, as they soon learned was there friend Pete, that is now dead. In the third box above, Charlie doesn't want to be blamed, so he goes onto blaming it on Tommy, a child that can't help but watch a few too many sci-fi movies. Scapegoating to the point that someone gets killed, is the best example of mankind being at its worst in a frightening time. Instead of thinking and working together in a time like the one presented to us in "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," people are fighting and blaming each other. As these awful, yet true examples of how us humans act in frightening and unknown times, are terrifying to say the least, we just have to hope that the acts in this Maple Street aren't what every Maple Street are like.