“I'm telling the truth, dang it! It came from outer space. I saw it!”
―Earl Stutz to some local fisherman
A local fisherman and citizen of Rockwell, Earl Stutz is a spunky old man and a drinker, considered to be a kook by some. Upon being the first to witness the giant's arrival to Earth, he is treated condescendingly and ridiculed by other fisherman for his alleged experience with an "Invader from Mars". However, when strange events started occurring around town that seemed to confirm the presence of an unknown creature, he informed the U.S. Government, effectively starting a conflict between their agent and the machine. It is presumed his life returned to normal in the coming months, after the giant's absence.
On a cold and windy night in the fall of 1957, Earl Stutz struggles to steer his fishing boat through rough seas as a hurricane ravaged the coast line of Rockwell. Signaling for help on his vessel's radio, as the ship takes on water, his attention is drawn to the stormy skies as a bright green flash streaks through the sky in the distance. After regaining his composure, he began to give coordinates over his radio as he searched for a way back to Rockwell. Earl then see's what he presumes to be a Lighthouse, and tells over the radio in glee that he can see it! but then a second later, his face drops when he notices the light turning towards him, showing two lights instead of one, meaning that this is no ordinary Lighthouse... a massive wave then blocks his view, with him crashing into a massive metal object and flying out the window. Earl then looks up to get a good look at the metal object, while the giant metal objects eyes loom down upon Earl... another massive wave then pushes Earl off the boat and into the deep cold ocean. the ocean then pushes him onto the side of some rocky land, where he looks up and see's the Lighthouse right above him...