people can tern on each other and create there own problems
in the monsters are due in maple street the people of maple street turn on each other after a power outage and create big problems. after the electricity goes out they find that not only was it there light and power, there cars would not even start. soon after they found there cars would not start a little boy named Tommy tells them about the comic books that he had read and how the aliens come and take over he also says that the aliens send a family that look just like normal humans except, there not. at this point they start to believe the boys tales and that is when they start to decide that they need to find who this family is. at first they found it a little odd that only there neighbors car would start so they blamed him but then they point out that one neighbor has a secret radio in there basement. there unsure weather to believe that he is talking to aliens or doing normal stuff. more towards the end of the story they are about to loose it, when one neighbor that was comming back from town was walking back to his neighbors. while the neighbors are talking one notices the odd figure, with they could not point out exactly what it was because of the shadows covering his face. one neighbor freaks and takes his gun out, they beg him to not shoot but he. once they see the creature fall to the ground they go to check on it and to there amazement it was actually there neighbor. after they realize what they had done, they go crazy.