A man with aspirations of overthrowing the U.S. government is apprehended by men who walk through walls. They explain to him that they are a secret society dedicated to guarding the people from men like him. He escapes the house where they wish to confine him and, after several days of exposure, flags down a passing motorist. While recovering in the hospital, he tells a fake story to a psychiatrist about the guardians plotting a government takeover, figuring that the police will remove them from being an obstacle in his path. What he is unaware of, is that the psychiatrist is one of the guardians and has him committed as insane.
A man thinks he is a failure because the machine he created to contact other worlds gets no response and his boss fires him. Unknown to him, his signal was detected by a far off planet, and because of him, they redirect their atomic weapons at another target for testing.