posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 10:04 PM
I have a thread buried on ATS that discusses the implications of being afraid of “the monster under the bed” and how it relates my own experiences
of being an abductee at an early age. (UFO Boogie Man Under the Bed)
Some folks here will put that down as an improbably stretch, but I content it is not near as unlikely as psychologists—those not believing in the
legitimacy of UFOs—wanting to shunt all abductee accounts into a file label “Misidentified Childhood Traumatic Sex Experiences,” thereby
providing themselves with a neat and satisfactory explanation for something they have no interest or knowledge about.
My point here is to enlarge upon my earlier thread. Having experienced the world for many, many decades, I have cause to wonder about a certain trend
or fad about vampires, and if there is a definite reason for that interest.
I don’t think that there is any need to elaborate on the popularity of the term today, except to suggested that the concept probably has swiftly
risen to mildly rival that of UFOs. –Might there be a obscure connection, a relationship between the monster that hides under the bed, vampires and
UFOs? In the instance of a childhood fear of monsters, as my early thread explained, there may be a basis for a direct connection, but how so between
vampires and UFOs? Perhaps there is an intangible, indirect connection, far more subtle but yet indicative of what lurks within slightly troubled
minds that don’t quite know that they are slightly troubled.
UFOs and aliens are a common aspect of our lives today. I doubt that a week goes by without the average, modern person hearing or seeing, one of
those words or the other. Still, little substance comes with those words. It comes down to, yes, a UFO was seen over Chicago yesterday, but the
newscasters can never exactly explain what it was all about. What the public takes away from the news they watch or read is a low-keyed, generalized
anxiety about the nature of the phenomena. If you haven’t noticed, UFO reports are so numerous these days that hardly every do the newscasters have
a denial report from some authority or another to squash this anxiety. That lack of a decent explanation serves to heighten the hidden anxiety. As a
result, the anxiety is well-founded, growing but remains subtle and hidden. It may cause some new folks to be attracted to ATS and other alternative
places on the internet or they just may get a bit more generally stressed.
Or they may find relief in getting hung up on the spate of vampire sitcoms, books and movies. Take a fresh look at your modern-day vampire. How
does it differ from the days of old? They don’t all dress in tuxes, evening clothes and lingerie anymore; they have been humanized. While the
crimes are not a blood-drop less despicable, we UNDERSTAND them today. We don’t hate and fear them at all these days. As in our everyday lives, we
have some we like, some we love even if some we want to drive a stake through. However, does this explain their popularity when for so long they have
remained in the dark corners of cellars in gothic castles? I submit that there is an unrecognized, other reason. But we must not solely blame the
mass public for this shift. This infatuation started with a humanizing of vampires by slow degrees. And the public proved to be eager for this salve
and wise marketers in entertainment created the virtual vampire industry that exists today. (Surely, an ET vampire will eventually swoop down on your
TV screen to suck human blood?)
But was it that simple, pure social dynamics…or maybe social engineering? Perhaps even a new breed of horror entertainment picking up where the
chainsaw left off. Imagine, if you will, scary entities that you may allow to visit your bed or neck with your compliance? Hum. How strange. Has
there ever been creatures of the nether world that we welcomed in such a manner, the Devil, demons, goblins, etc.? No, never. But with vampires we
have beings that are like us, maybe sharper (pun intended) than us, but we don’t load the gun with silver bullets quite yet. We want to get to
understand them, maybe help them. We—our alter egos on the screen --interact with them in an almost self-defeating, possibly self-sacrificing
spiral of dance, teasing, testing, provoking in the best of gothic traditions. You’re aware of “extreme sports? Dating a vampire is extreme
socializing, virtually asking to be a victim. But on the TV, in books and on the big screen, the human usual transcends the mystical power of the
vampire and remains, if nothing else, a pure human.
Basically, with the accepting of the vampires as being not quite human and yet interacting with them, we are bleeding off (sorry!) some of that
unexpressed and unrecognized anxiety we silently hold about what the whole UFO thing must be about if we could be allow ourselves to examine it in a
cool and logical way. And of course, we cannot do that because the government will not reveal what we think it knows about UFOs and so we stuff our
thoughts and tend to find associative outlets that are indicative if not helpful in our quiet suffering.
I will not claim that there is a many-tentacles conspiracy that has present us with the modern vampire on purpose, but I would not be surprised if
social engineer was not at play in some portion of this theater. But I can tell you one thing from my limited view, the psychologist Carl Jung would
be jumping all over this possibility with enthusiasm and his parameters would far exceed the simple connections I make here. In short, the
over-indulgence in vampire themes these days is a natural response to a hidden fear that is some basis in everyday reality. Unconsciously, vampires
are a permitted substitute standing in for the real fears that we cannot face about the unknowns of the UFOs.