Vampires, Aliens, or Alien Vampires : Vampire encounters share many similarities with alien abductions. Could aliens have been misinterpreted as vampires in ancient times? The original vampire description seems more alien than the romantic vampire we know today. This is due to Bram Stokers "Dracula" novel. Before the book was published, vampires where described as more alien looking in nature. The original vampire film "Nosferatu" depicted a vampire as it was believed to look like from ancient reports.
Down through the centuries people have been visited by all sorts of strange paranormal beings. Some of these have been utterly fantastic in description as well as activity. By far the most common type, however, have been humanoid -- and by that I mean having some semblance to the human physical configuration --although their powers have been distinctly super-human.
The general outline of many of these visits is that a creature with strange, glowing or compelling eyes comes in the night and somehow drains the energy, blood, or life-force from the victim who is unable to call out for help because they are paralyzed in both mind and body.
Other common effects are unusual lights and freezing temperatures.
The strange beings are reported to have powers that include the ability to disappear, fly, control weather, direct the behavior of animals, change into the form of animals, pass through solid objects and produce hybrid offspring by having sex with their victims. The producing of offspring seems to be only by the interaction of "male" beings with human females, although the incidence of succubi, or female creatures, having sex with human males is quite common as well.
The point is that there is a tradition stretching back thousands of years of beings abducting humans and their offspring; these beings fly in globes of light, can paralyze their victims, induce amnesia about the event, force strange drinks on their victims, have sex with them and, in many cases, ultimately drive them to madness, physical ruin, or even take over their bodies for their own use. This possession can be permanent or semi-permanent. (Possession takes place after a long period of wearing down of the will through repeated forced encounters which generally include draining of energy.)
Some occultists see any sexual activity as part of man's lower nature. Others see it as a sacrament. Cornelius Agrippa described copulation as "full of magical endowment," and Aratus said that:
"As the physical union of man and woman leads to the fruit from the composition of each, in the same way the interior and secret association of man and woman is the copulation of the male and female soul, and is appointed for the production of fitting fruit of the divine life."Many occultists believe that the mysterious psychic energy producing all phenomena is sexual in nature. In point of fact, poltergeist activity is usually associated with a disturbed adolescent who is unable to "ground" their sexual energy. It is asserted that sexual currents of the libido are manifestations of an energy that can be transferred from one person to another. In this way, it is suggested, the old can draw the life force from young persons.
For example, King David regularly slept with a young virgin when he had become old, and the same technique was used in classical Greece and Rome.
Some physicians of the past went so far as to hypothesize that the life energy was strongly concentrated in young blood and suggested that vampirism should be employed by those enfeebled by age.
Legends of the vampire have persisted since the beginning of recorded history. The problem lies in sorting fact from fiction. The fact is that reports in Eastern Europe tell us that something called vampirism reached almost epidemic proportions in the 18th century. The stories are quite lurid and many of the details must be attributed to the terrified imaginations of superstitious peasants, yet much of the documentation is so detailed and the witnesses so reputable that it seems impossible that there is not something going on here. The question is, what is it? The idea of a corpse coming out of their coffin at night to suck the blood of the living seems pretty irrational and I think we can discard it as confused reports of a phenomenon of an entirely different nature.
From beyond recorded history the ritual drinking and spilling of blood has been the vital element in sacrifice, gaining power and appeasing the gods. For life, one must have blood. From what has this idea arisen?
For many years occultists have talked and written about demonic bloodsucking materialisations. Dion Fortune believed that the astral body can escape from a persons's living body and assume another form such as a bird, animal or vampire. Vampirism is believed to be contagious; the person who is vampirized, being depleted of vitality, is thought to be a psychic vacuum who then draws energy from the people they encounter in daily life. This energy is then available for the vampirizing entity on their next call to collect.
The cultic vampire, created largely by Bram Stoker in 1897, carries overtones of sexuality that may be more than mere accident. The combination of violence, psychic seduction, sex and giving up of life force made vampirism very popular.
Vampire as Incubus
This phenomenon is part and parcel of the alien abduction, vampire and possession syndromes. When possessing entities have been questioned during exorcism about how they selected a target for possession they often reply that the subject was chosen before he was born. In most cases, line of contact and the gradually building assault can be traced back to childhood. It could be said, in general, that the process of possession has already begun before either the target or those around him are aware of the signs.
In most cases there is a sensation of the presence before an actual encounter takes place. The Betty Andreasson alien abduction is a classic. The scenario described is quite common in many abduction cases. For the sake of comparison, let's look at a condensed version.
A sweet liquid oozed into her mouth. When she was released from the chair she found that she had traveled to the alien's planet. Two of the creatures took her along a tunnel and through a series of chambers. The first was full of small reptile-like creatures; the second was a large green-colored space where they floated over pyramids to a city of mysterious crystalline forms. She was taken into one of the crystal shapes where she was confronted by a giant bird that burst into light and then collapsed into a pile of embers. A voice told her that she had been chosen for a special mission which would be revealed to her.
When Betty stated she believed in God, the voice told her that that was why she had been chosen... the leader, Quazgaa, told her that secrets had been locked in her mind. She was then escorted back to her home where she saw the rest of her family still in a state of suspended animation. The aliens put the family to bed.
The Betty and Barney Hill case, and all subsequent abduction cases with similar format, describe a simulated medical test in which a long needle is inserted into the navel. A fifteenth century French calendar, the Kalendrier des bergiers, shows the tortures inflicted by demons on the people they have taken. The demons are depicted piercing their victims' abdomens with long needles.
Anything is possible in this universe and it is highly probable that aliens where misinterpreted as vampires in ancient times, since humans have misinterpreted many things thorough history and in modern times.
For example, an alien encounter in pre modern times could easily be mistaken for a strange,supernatural vampire encounter when in fact it was actually an extraterrestrial encounter.
We would like to add that studying lesser evolved species is human nature. If and when the shoe is on the other foot, mankind will be doing the same scientific research when lesser evolved lifeforms are discovered on other planets.