A schoolteacher with a nervous disposition visits one of her students in his barn and sees something she shouldn't: a metallic box that seems to be controlling locusts. No one takes her story seriously, and even she believes she imagined the whole thing. But her story hits the newspapers, which brings David Vincent to her small Kansas town to investigate. The trouble is, the townsfolk resent strangers - none more so than the ones who are aliens in disguise.
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In the opening voice-over, narrator William Woodson states that Grady, Kansas is thirty miles from the geographical center of America. In Act IV, when asked by Ed Gidney why the aliens had chosen Grady for their experiment, David Vincent surmises that it's because Grady is about three miles from the center of the USA. See more
Thirty miles from the geographical center of America, at its very heart, is the town of Grady, population 5,312. Principal industry: farming. Grady, Kansas - the American Gothic: rigid, proud of its tradition, protective of its own, resentful of any threat from the world outside.