On Maple Street in the 1950's, everyone is is doing their everyday normal things like washing their car, selling ice cream, gossiping, and watering their garden. Normal things they would do in the summer time. When all of a sudden they see a streak of light zoom pass in the sky.
All electronics even battery operated items shut down after the streak of light passed so, Pete Van Horn decides to go to the other town to see if they lost power too. Then, Tommy tells everyone on Maple Street about a book referencing aliens coming to Earth disguised as humans. The same things that happened in the book was happening now. Everyone starts jumping to conclusions of who the aliens could be.
It is Tommy!
That's crazy! He is only a boy!
...just stop a few of their machines and radios and telephones and lawn mowers...
All of a sudden they hear Les Goodman's start running all by itself. They all start accusing Les and his family of being the aliens causing a big commotion. They then hear slow footsteps walking in their direction in the dark. Charlie gets out his shot gun for safety.
Charlie is so scared he shoots his shotgun at the sound of footsteps. With the sound of knees hitting the ground everyone rushes over to see if the creature was an alien. With a sudden rush of shock they see the face of Pete Van Horn lying on the ground dead.
They start yelling at Charlie for killing Pete Van Horn. Everyone starts attacking Charlie and his home. They all begin yelling who they think is the alien and they start to blame Tommy because he was the one who knew about the aliens. Off in the distance two figures come out of a spacecraft saying, all you have to do is shut off their stuff and leave them in complete darkness and let them destroy each other.
In the end Maple street was completely destroyed not by destruction but with thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices.