Maple Street a small town. Every house has a porch that people swing on the rocking chairs hooked to them. Late Summer tree lined street. Steve Brand, Don Martin, and Tommy live in this neighborhood. Suddenly a ball of light falls through the sky.
After the men try to leave Tommy shares his comic book story with the crowd. The crowd is shocked at what Tommy says and now wants to know who the aliens are.
After being stopped by Tommy, Steve, and Charlie stay in the neighborhood. After awhile Les's car starts on its own. The crowd is shocked by this and starts blaming Les. After the action has died down Steve is blamed because of the radio he owns.
After the fighting and arguments people see a shadow far away in the distance and think its the alien. Though they're assumption is wrong after Charlie takes the shot gun from Steve and he shoots the figure. They later find out that is was Pete Van Horn.
Blaming Charlie since he shot the figure so fast the crowd starts to go mad on trying to figure out who is the monster. Charlie is sick of the people blaming him and blames tommy since he knew everything about the aliens. After the fighting the crowd starts to grow even more made and crazy.