The world around us is not as it appears to be. In fact, it's very far from it. As we all go about our daily business, working, and living our lives, behind the scenes something dark and dangerous is taking place. And it has been going on since the dawn of civilization. Most people remain oblivious to the truth and don’t even realize it. Now and again, however, someone will stumble upon the startling reality that, potentially, affects and dictates the lives of just about all of us. What am I talking about? Nothing less than a monstrous collection of supernatural entities that terrify and torment us, and have done so for millennia. They do far more than that, however: they feed upon us. Like bloated, paranormal leeches, they suck us dry as they seek to fuel themselves with our psychic energy, high states of emotion, sexual energy, and the human life-force. They hate and despise us, but, paradoxically, they cannot live without us.
Extensive data exists which strongly suggests that the human soul, essence, or life-force is something that all of these entities – the vast majority of which exist in states of pure energy, but which can take on just about any form they choose – need to survive. Have you ever woken up, drained and utterly exhausted, from a terrifying nightmare that didn’t seem like just another, regular dream? If the answer is “Yes,” then you may have been “fed” upon by these infernal things. When we sleep, we are at our most vulnerable. And that’s exactly how they want us. A dream is not always a dream, as strange as that might sound. Sometimes it’s an indication that, as you sleep, and as your guard is down, these voraciously hungry monsters are, in essence, eating you. Among these creatures are the Shadow People: hostile things that typically manifest between 1:00 A.M. and 4:00 A.M. and who have the ability paralyze us and drain our bodies of energy in much the same way that the vampires of folklore would drain people of blood. In fact, such distorted tales of vampirism almost certainly had their origins in the worlds, and actions, of these multi-dimensional things.
Equally dangerous are what can accurately be termed supernatural seducers: dangerous entities that thrive on sexual energy - such as Orgone Energy, as theorized and documented by Wilhelm Reich - are also part of the equation. A highly-charged, sexual dream may be deliberately initiated by such things, which, over the centuries, have been referred to as Incubus, Succubus, Lilith, and the Old Hag. Also relevant to this angle is the reason why so many supernatural encounters occur at so-called “Lovers Lane” locations. In these cases, voyeurism and sexual emotion lead to feeding. Poltergeists - violent entities that can cause chaos in the home and who delight in tormenting us as much as they are energized by us – are also part of the equation, as are thought-forms and Tulpas; creatures created within the human mind and the depths of our imaginations, but which can be externalized and given a strange form of life in the real world. Key to the survival of Tulpas and thought-forms is that we believe in them. The stronger our belief, the greater the ability of the Tulpas to live. In other words, they feed on - and coldly and carefully nurture - our belief-systems.
Then, there is the Slenderman: a sinister figure which started out as an Internet experiment, but which has mutated drastically in the last few years, to the extent that numerous people report having seen the Slenderman in the real world. It’s a perfect example of a modern day Tulpa / thought-form running wild in our reality. Witnesses describe seeing the scrawny, black-suited figure looming over their beds in the dead of night, extracting energy and dining in a fashion that would even have chilled the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. The Men in Black fall into this category, too: those who have had UFO encounters and who have been visited by the pale-faced ghouls known as the MIB state that while being threatened and intimidated by the Men in Black they have felt cold, clammy, weak, and light-headed. As many of the unfortunate witnesses have stated, it’s as if the MIB are draining them in the same way that a flashlight drains a battery. And, using the same analogy, when the light finally goes out, we do, too.
The list also includes hungry ghosts, the extraterrestrial Greys of Ufology, terrifying reptilian creatures that are also a part of UFO lore, the monsters that inspired Bram Stoker to write his classic, gothic novel, Dracula, and supernatural cats that – according to ancient lore – steal our breath as we sleep. Now, we get to one of the most dangerous supernatural creatures of all. It’s a little-known fact, though, that throughout history accounts can be found of creatures that sound very much like the undead. And, just like the less-than-living in The Walking Dead, these ancient monsters savagely feed on the human race. In many cultures, they still do. For the people of the many islands that comprise the Philippines, its resident zombie is the Aswang. It has two alternative monikers: the Tik-Tok and the Sok-Sok. The names are taken from the odd noises the creatures make when they are on the hunt for human flesh. The Aswang has another string to its bow – if that’s the appropriate terminology to use. As well as lusting after human flesh, the Aswang is also a monster that thrives on human blood. In that sense, the beast is half-zombie and half-vampire. And all-predator.
The Aswang makes for a grim picture: it is skinny in the extreme, is as white as a ghost – which is more than appropriate – and its eyes are pale and bulging. As for its clothes they are typically torn and ragged and they give off a nauseating stench of rotting meat. And, it’s an extremely fast runner. No wonder the zombie parallels are so in evidence. Like just about all zombies, the Aswangs live on the flesh of people. Horrifically, they consider newborn babies to be the most prized meal of all – something which has led pregnant women in the Philippines to ensure that their homes are well-protected and in locked-down mode at night. As all of the above shows, in very strange and eerie ways, we are the prey.