Today we look back at several interviews with guests that all reference a type of silent invasion within the human race. The basic story structure is as follows, the invasion has been long complete, the anti-hero or protagonist through some mishap suddenly has the ability to see the monsters or aliens that have been walking among human beings for millennia. Stories such as Ray Nelson’s Eight O’Clock In The Morning, Stephen King’s The Ten O’Clock People and Hunter S Thompson – Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, all reference an altering of human consciousness either through drugs or hypnosis that would allow the main character the ability to see through the invader’s masquerade. Author and paranormal researcher John Keel believed some humans were actually androids. In the Bible the Wheat and the Tare parable tells of monsters disguised as humans existing among us.
Movies such as They Live, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and the TV series V are constructed around a similar story line. Are these authors, writers and producers trying to communicate something beyond an entertaining science fiction story? As you will hear in these interviews the line is blurred as to whether this invasion is science fiction or a reality hidden in plain sight. It is true that human eyes only detect light within a very narrow range within a broad electromagnetic spectrum and that we have a physiological blind spot, the place in the visual field that corresponds to the lack of light-detecting photoreceptor cells on the optic disc of the retina where the optic nerve passes through the optic disc. There are psychological blind spots and personality shadows that are also worth factoring in.