Back in the early 80's, I think, Dean Koontz wrote a really
terrific science-fiction/horror novel entitled Twilight Eyes; in it, the
young protagonist was blessed/cursed with the ability to see clearly the
demons that live among us; where others saw a rude old man or a really hot
bitchy babe walking down the street, this kid saw these things for what
they really were, hairy disgusting insectoid wolfish weird CREATURES that
were incredibly strong and could run up walls and stuff like that... he'd
had an early encounter with one of these, his own stepfather, who he'd had
to kill in self-defense... and so he wandered around looking for odd jobs,
and whenever he could manage to identify one of these things and get it
alone, he'd try to kill it; it just seemed his basic duty, the creatures
were truly sadistic demons that would kidnap and torture and rape and murder
people, and the kid was doing a public service...
I post a lot on Democratic
Underground, where you can find a LOT of talented people doing serious
research and writing incredibly intelligent and scholarly articles on the
important issues of today... it is interesting to see that others seem to
share that same sort of supernatural vision...
SwampRat's work is scary stuff; but I'm guessing
he does it for the same reason I do, not so much to scare people to death
as to awaken them to a real crisis at their very doorstep...