Western Slope woman blames vampire for car crash
“FRUITA, Colo. – If a Western Slope woman is to be believed, vampires may be lurking in Colorado’s Grand Valley. The woman claims she spotted a vampire in the middle of a dirt road near Fruita, Colo. Sunday night. She told Colorado State Troopers she was startled by the undead being, threw her SUV into reverse, and crashed into a canal. She was not injured. State Troopers say the woman’s husband arrived at the scene and took her home. The vampire, which was not seen by anyone else, apparently let her get away. Troopers do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be factors in the crash.” [photo source]
Another news report says the woman claimed the vampire was chasing her, indicating it was more than a momentary glimpse or indicating an event that lasted longer than a blink.
I am not discounting that was what she saw, nor am I automatically accepting it. I’ll tell you why at the bottom. But in pursuit of logic, I wonder the following:
Why would a perfectly sane, adult woman who was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, say she saw a figure she understood to be a vampire. Whatever it was, however, the apparition so frightened her, that she changed course in her car, and was again so terrified that the changed course was frantic enough that she lost control of it. Since vampires differ in likeness from humans very little, then how did she know this particular figure was a vampire, and not, say, a crazed hobo with bad teeth? Why would a person in all other regards choose a vampire as the catalyst for petrifying fear? Not a knife-wielding man, not a werewolf, not a ghost, not even a bear on hind legs (being a dirt road in Colorado) but a vampire? And what would cause a woman who was so positive of her identification, that she reported it to the police, which is a public statement, knowing that public mocking was sure to follow?
What would be going on here? Several things.
–She was under the influence of a kind of drug contradiction of mixed meds that was not immediately apparent to police. [But police can generally tell if a person is under the influence and the article said that she seemed not to be affected by alcohol or drugs
–She was delusional, having a breakdown. [But police are trained to evaluate marginal people and make an on-the-spot determination if they are a danger to themselves or others]
–She was lying [But it’s unlikely she would choose to construct such an outrageous lie that would tarnish her reputation and then stick with it under questioning over a period of time]
—She really saw a vampire [This one is harder to refute than all the rest. Why? because of the refutations above that exclude most reasonable answers and because no one can say she didn’t see a vampire. Also for biblical reasons, see below–]
The bible says that the time prior to the tribulation and during the tribulation would be rife with with deception. (2 Corinthians 11:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Luke 21:8; Mark 13:5…) We know and understand that Satan appears as an angel of light and it should be no surprise that his angels will appear as ministers of righteousness too. What this verse tells me is that the Savior of the Universe warned us over and over not to be deceived, therefore it is a time of risk of deception. Deception comes from Satan, the father of lies, and donly satan, the father of lies. The bible tells us that satan will be afoot, and after all, he is the god of this world. That satan and his angels can morph into different figures in order to deceive. We cannot rule out that ot was a demon of some sort, perhaps indeed appearing as a vampire. Further…
Moreover, when satan is afoot, the atmosphere darkens. His presence is accompanied by an oppressive, fear-inducing terror that rises beyond reason and logic and causes panicked decision-making beyond all reason and logic. It causes physical, biological changes in a person that likely include hyperventilating, adrenaline rushes, and sweating, rapid heart rate, and confusion. At least, this is what the horror books repeatedly tell us, and it is what we imagine from the described confrontations Jesus had with demons in the bible. If indeed some kind of demonic apparition appeared on the dark road and this woman saw it and felt the attendant terror, it makes perfect sense that she would shift her car into reverse and overshoot the road, landing in the ditch.
Of course, it also makes perfect sense that the woman was hysterical for some other reason. We just don’t know.
However, this brings up another issue. The current cultural climate is one that is increasingly friendly to vampires. Vampires have been re-tooled into something dark and romantic. I wrote more about that issue, here. The “Twilight” book and movie series is the latest of the vampire-friendly phenomena that have infiltrated the minds of the vulnerable and caused them to re-think vampires’ evilness. In this case, it is tweeners of age 11-12 and young female teens. The breakdown of the family and the scourge of absent fathers has caused a generation of young women to long for the stability of the father-figure. Jesus IS this father-figure, but satan has been successful in corrupting the loving Father-relationship through his demons, to the extent that a question about the popularity of vampires is answered thus:
“What…would a young lady in that age group love most [about the vampire in Twilight]? “A handsome, dark stranger who loves them … and will never die,” he jokes. The bright, loving father who loves them and will never die is Jesus. But our youth are being swayed by the erotic meanderings of well-written books and movies that corrupt the notion of pure love, stable relationships, and of how men are supposed to behave toward women. Anyone who says that this pervasive attitude presented through media has no effect on the psyche of the receiving populace, is kidding themselves.
That the woman in the car crash was in such terror that she fled a location that she obviously traveled often and was familiar with speaks volumes. I won’t say that she didn’t see a vampire, or some other evil apparition, not when the bible is clear that they exist (demons) and that they are given this world to run rampant upon.
Christians, I hope that you are not choosing to indulge in the corrupt media’s cultural perversions by reading these books or watching these movies, because it only exacerbates the situation. Stay true to the Word, because “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” (Titus 1:15) Most importantly, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)