This episode of The Twilight Zone might have seemed all too familiar when it first aired in 1960. Following the red scare of the 1950s, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” depicts how the residents of a typical suburban neighborhood lose their marbles after a meteor flies overhead, causes a power failure and prompts a sci-fi-addicted resident to blame the incident on human-looking aliens. A witch hunt ensues, someone dies and Maple Street is never the same — and the twist revealed at the end leaves little hope for other towns.
Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes
"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man." Those words kicked off one of the most storied TV shows of all time, The Twilight Zone. TIME takes a look at some of its most memorable episodes