(Excerpt of the SSIT Reports on the Different Breeds of Werewolf, Separate Species of Vampire and Human/ Animal Shape Shifters)
SSIT Report On The Separate Species of Vampire
Of all the legends of Shape Shifters in the world, Vampires have one of the longest and most varied history.
When the Supernatural Scientific Investigative Team began to look into Vampire legends of Eastern Europe, the first species discovered was the European Vampire. Then as the investigation deepened, more and more legends, superstitions and stories based on historical and/or cultural fact of this type of Shape Shifter became known. It became apparent that Vampires differ just as humans around the globe do. However, a common factor arose which indicated Vampires are Shape Shifters - in their transition from human to 'other'.
In the case of the different breeds of Werewolves, their Shape Shifter DNA could be linked to a genetic forefather, ‘The First Werewolf’, which was a hot-blooded predator located in the Mesozoic Age. As discussed in the introduction of the SSIT Report on the Different Breeds of Werewolves, the ‘First Werewolf’ had similar physical characteristics to its prehistoric cousins such as the Raptor. However the true origins of Vampire DNA are much harder to track, due to the range of cultural differences such as ‘the cause’ of becoming a Vampire.
Vampire DNA changes the living body to a state of near death; or scientifically put, Vampires enter a kind of biological ‘stasis’ which shuts down many of their normal functions. This permanent paralysis of organs may heighten certain physical abilities, but it will also decrease others to the point of necrotizing flesh. Some Vampires change from a human appearance to their other form at will, when engaged in hunting or combat. With other species, undergo a complete transformation that it's sometimes difficult to look human once more.
Interestingly, some Vampires share similar physical traits as Werewolves. Another commonality is the ‘bloodlust’, which is the overpowering need to drink fresh blood or eat fresh kill. Then of course, there is the allergy to silver, which is apparent in all Shape Shifters.
Many species of Vampire are also allergic to garlic. This is because the unique combination of vitamins, minerals and other chemicals found in this organic product, results in a side effect of thinning the blood. Vampires encounter great difficulty regulating their blood, since many of their internal organs that normally do this in a human body, are either no longer functioning or functioning properly. Due to this, imbibing garlic or any kind of drug or plant, which affects the thickening or the thinning of blood, is detrimental to a species whose health is solely based on the principle of never changing. However, if a Vampire is poisoned by garlic or another plant or drug, they can regenerate by drinking blood.
By imbibing the life force of their chosen prey, it became apparent that they take on many of their victims physical traits. What needs further investigating by SSIT, is that if a European Vampire should feed on a human with ESP; they also develop this paranormal ability. Werewolves as well as Vampires can differentiate a psychic from a non-psychic human, by their differing bio-electromagnetic field, which is also called their aura. It is by honing in on the human with the aura, they hunt psychics for their uncanny talent.
The Vampire’s urge to feed on fresh blood or other biological matter is similar to the Werewolf’s bloodlust. If a Werewolf should eat ‘bad meat’ i.e., flesh from a corpse which decomposition had begun, or even if the human is ill; this can affect the health of the creature. It's the same if a human ate meat which was infected by debilitating bacteria such as Salmonella. On this premise, Vampires must feed on fresh blood from a healthy being as it can and does affect their health and therefore their longevity.
Much of the Western world term Vampires as the ‘undead’, although doubtful to apply in the natural world, one can relegate this term loosely to particular Vampire species. Where some Vampire’s organs undergo a change to become stronger, others became damaged and ergo useless. However, Vampires still have a heart rate, pulse and therefore breathe, which enables their bodily movements by transporting the blood to their muscles. But in the change to Vampire, the medical drawbacks are numerous, which in turn is responsible for their need to feed on fresh blood.
Another superstition about Vampires, which needs to be quashed is the notion that they are immortal. This is scientifically impossible due to the fact that not even the universe is immortal. With differing scientific groups such as NASA or otherwise, proving with their work in astronomy or physics on matter, anti-matter, dark matter, atoms and molecules, with The Big Bang as well as The Big Crunch, very little let alone biological matter can be deemed to be ‘eternal’.
Many species of Vampire have a supernaturally long existence due to a successful feeding pattern. But what became obvious was that for many, if their feeding pattern was not successful then neither was the longevity of the subject. This can be said for any biological creature in the natural world. If the living conditions are plentiful in providing for the life form, then the life form will flourish. However, if food or other necessary elements to survive are not available, then the life form may either change to adapt to their environmental conditions or perish.
Vampires maintain an ambient body temperature, depending on their environmental conditions. This means that they do not sweat from hot weather nor do they suffer from hypothermia. With this said, Vampires still encounter physical injury from frost bite. Because of this, Vampires are very wary of what they experience as they must be careful not to damage their flesh even if they do not always feel pain.
By their bodies existing in a semi-stasis, they may not age; however, another drawback to this is they encounter a great deal of difficulty in healing from physical injury. Vampires may heal themselves after physical harm by drinking either human or Werewolf blood, with the latter their preferred choice. Because of this, particular species such as the European Vampire, have extensively hunted Werewolves - primarily the European Werewolf. When they drink from this other supernatural creature, they take on their physical attributes such as their greater strength and their powerful regenerative ability for up to seven days.
With this said, the same is applied to Vampires drinking human blood. By drinking from a healthy human then the Vampire is able to replenish its protein, vitamins, minerals, sugar-level, white cell count, red cell count and anti-bodies. However, should the Vampire drink blood from a decomposing body or a human with an illness, this can severely weaken them and in some cases lead to their demise.
Another myth in popular culture of Vampires being allergic to sunlight needs to be re-examined. Since they must be continually hydrated by drinking fresh blood, they are photosensitive to bright light and in particular Ultraviolet rays. Humans encounter sunburn every day and from this exposure, they heal by their skin cells reproducing to replace the damaged ones. But because Vampires do not age, their skin is also in stasis and unable to repair itself. They will not turn to dust from exposure to sunlight, but they cannot heal from sunburn unless they drink blood.
By examining the separate species of Vampire, SSIT barely scratched the surface of this global phenomenon. The subjects in this report, shows just how polymorphic this supernatural creature can be. Each species which was investigated, differed physically by appearance, dietary requirements, longevity and living conditions. Another important note was the different causes of how humans or even other biological life forms could be turned into a ‘Vampire’. Due to this, the true origin of ‘Vampire’ cannot be traced to one pure source.
From examining the differing legends of Vampire, the idea that they can also change into animals such as a bat or a wolf, can be allocated to their cellular structure being members of the Shape Shifter ‘family’. However, on this note, when investigating the European Vampire, North American Vampire, South American Vampire and West African Vampire, SSIT did not find any evidence that these Vampires could shift their shapes in such a way. The Vampires that SSIT investigated and gathered factual data and biological evidence, always retained a humanoid form. SSIT did another investigation on Human/Animal Shape Shifters from Africa, India, Asia and the Americas, on beings who were able to completely transform into native animals of similar size.