On a quiet, suburban Maple Street,somewhere in America, the inhabitants notice a meteor-like object fly overhead. After it passes, all electricity and electronics go dead.
A young boy named Tommy tells a story he read about aliens arriving from outer space. Believing his story, the people start to suspect each other of being secret aliens.
Pete Van horn leaves to check the next block over. Mr.Goodman's car mysteriously stars. Everyone accuses him being an alien. Steve tries to talk some sense into the mob but fails. He becomes a suspect as attention is directed to the radio in his basement.