In the exposition, Charlie, Charlie's wife, Steve, Steve's wife, Les, Les's Wife, Mrs.Brand, TOmmy, Sally, Pete Van Horn, Pete's wife, Don, and Don's wife, are all outside preforming daily tasks when what they believe is a meteor posses overhead.
After the 'meteor' hit, everyone became flustered trying to figure out what was going on. No power was working, not even things like portable radios or cars. Tommy suggests it's like his comic book, and aliens are responsible. The adults do not think this explanation is logical however, they begin to blame Les Goodman.
Pete Van Horn decides to visit the next town to see what's going on. The whole town becomes panicked over who or what is doing this. Suddenly, mysterious footsteps are heard approaching from the woods.
Charlie decides to get a gun for protection from whatever is causing the footsteps. Suddenly, Pete Van Horn walks out of the woods and into his death as a bullet from Charlie's gun hits him.