Strain Theory - Robert Merton argues that deviance occurs when a society does not give all its members equal ability to achieve socially acceptable goals. ... Or when a viral ancient strain of vampirism is unleashed.
TECTONIC STRAIN THEORY & PARANORMAL PHENOMENA! One of the popular theories linking Geology and the Paranormal is the Tectonic Strain Theory. This theory states that stresses within the earth's crust, less than that of earthquakes, may result in highly localized surface electromagnetic disturbances through piezoelectricity in subsurface rocks. This localized electromagnatic energy then creates a firestorm of paranormal disturbances.