The story takes place on Maple Street, a typical small town in America. On Maple Street, the residents see a flash of light, and believe it to be a meteor. This flash of light seems to stop everything from working cars, telephones,and radios.
Tommy is a boy in the neighborhood. There was something in the sky and Tommy said it was aliens. At first nobody believed him, but then people started getting worried and fear started to conquer logic.
Everyone was already fearful, but then all the lights went out in the neighborhood! Everyone went inside to check what was going out but not even there radio was working. Everybody was freaking out, and blaming eachother and saying they were aliens!
Everyone was already fearful, and then one thing went on. Mr. Goodmans car. They all automatically assumed that it was him. They started making up things, and pointing things out to make them look weird.
The goodmans kept explaining that it wasnt them, but an angry mob formed. Everybody was going crazy and not trusting eachother. It was just outrageous. Fear took over these peoples lives. Then the unthinkable happened. They saw a strange figure and a neighbor shot him! But when they went to see who it was, it was there neighbor.
At the end of the show and story they showed the overview of the street from the hill. It showed to aliens controlling everything, so they went crazy on eachother for nothing. They didnt do the right thing!