Hey Steve, the oven isn't working. Do know why that is?
I'm not exactly sure why honey but I think a meteor just hit. Power could be out.
I'm gonna go check to see if the other towns power is out.
No, don't go, they might be in the other town.
Sally (Tommy's Mother)
Don't talk like that Tommy.
Huh? I wonder how my car suddenly turned on with the power outage.
Maybe the car turned on because you're behind all of this, you are the monster.
Hold up guys, let's all be reasonable. Come to think of it has anyone seen Pete Van Horn.
It's a bright sunny day in Maple Street and all is well until a meteor hits close to this town. Or, is it more than just a meteor? This must be a sign that all will change very soon.
Later in the evening, all of the Maple Street residents come together to see if they can fix the power outage. Steve volunteers to go check downtown and see if their neighboring town has experienced the same power outage but Tommy warns Steve because Tommy believes there might be aliens.
You killed Pete!
It's all your fault Charlie!
Charlie catches on to Tommy's ideas and thinks there could be something out there too. Charlie ends up blaming Les for the power outage. Steve tries to calm Charlie down.
All you have to do is shut down a few items and people will plunder into darkness.
Oh my God! Charlie, you killed Pete.
In the dark night, Charlie sees a figure walking towards him. He assumes it's one of the so-called aliens but really it's only Pete Van Horn. Charlie ends up shooting Pete, killing him.
Oh no! I didn't mean it! I thought he was something else like an alien.
Pete Van Horn
Charlie! Don't do it!
Many of the townsfolk believe it's Charlie's fault of the power outage, their fear, and especially the death of Pete Van Horn. They chase him out of town and throw rocks at him to injure him.
You're the real monster!
Tommy was right. There were aliens. Their goal was to take over the town by stopping a few items like the lights and an oven. It just goes to show that groups are people with many different ideas but a mob is a group of people who only follow one belief. The darkness turned the people of Maple Street into a mob.