At 6:43 p.m. the residents of Maple Street saw a flash of light shoot across the sky. All of a sudden, the power went out.
A 14 year old boy named Tommy stands in front of the crowd. "Be careful! Don't leave the street!" he yells frantically. The residents stare at him in confusion and suspicion. Tommy warns them about monsters coming from outer space.
I thought it was the monster that kid was talking about! I wouldn't have shot if I didn't know!
It was Pete Van Horn! You killed Pete Van Horn!
The residents tried to test their power, with no luck. One of them, Les Goodman, tried to start his car. Again, no luck. He walked away from the car and told the residents it wouldn't work. Suddenly, he stops, listening to the sound of his car starting on its own. The other residents started to blame him for the power outage.
One of the other residents named Pete Van Horn decided to head to a nearby street to check if the people on that street had power. He came back a while later to report to the residents on Maple Street, but it was too late. Charlie mistook him for the monsters, and shot him.
After Charlie's shot, the residents turned from a crowd to an angry mob. They went from person to person, blaming each other for the strange behavior occurring on Maple Street that night.
Two figures sit in the sky, safe inside their UFO, watching the chaos that has begun on Maple Street. Watching the people tear each other apart.