Dreams and Alien Abduction
by Dirk Vander Ploeg
(Copyright 2007, Dirk Vander Ploeg)
Posted: 00:00 May 7, 2007
Last week, I watched the May 3, 2007 episode of the hit television show, "Supernatural."
I was "blown away" by its premise. The scriptwriter, Raelle Tucker, took a totally new approach in retelling the story of the genie.
This is not the genie from Scheherazade's One Thousand and One Arabian Nights!
We have all heard the legend of the genie. The genie is a sprit or demon imprisoned in an oil lamp, bottle or other container and that the finder of the vessel simply had to rub its exterior for the genie to appear and grant the discoverer three wishes.
Now, the genie or jinn are described as being spirits. They are very powerful and appear able to create matter out of nothing and to change time and space instantly.
Today, "genies" are so much a part of our everyday life that they are subject of jokes and television series, commercials and Hollywood movies. The lesson of the genie is well known to all: do not be fooled into wasting your three wishes!
But, back to Supernatural: one of the main characters, Dean, dismisses his brother's warning and searches an abandoned warehouse looking for the reason why several people have disappeared over a short period of time. He discovers the missing people hanging from hooks suspended from the ceilings by their wrists. Tubes are protruding from their necks and at least one of the victims appears to be alive.
Dean and his brother Sam Winchester are following in the footsteps of their dead father, who was a real-life ghost buster. They hunt down and destroy ghosts, demons and urban legends, savings damsels as they go.