Alice Deering is a shy teenage girl who is trying to fit into a new community, make new friends and coexist with her abusive aunt and insensitive father, who insists she’s a pyromaniac despite her pleas of innocence. Things are certain to get hot sooner than later.
When Army pilot Vic Russo is grounded after reporting a UFO sighting, he travels to a small New Mexico town hoping to get more reports and prove UFOs are real. When he gets there and starts asking questions, the townsfolk act strangely and close off to him. All except Crazy John.