Multiple mysterious sightings have been reported at various locations across Second Life! One witness detailed a white faced tall, dark figure with red eyes wondering around a seemingly abandoned cemetery. Another witness spoke of a beautiful pale skinned woman he met in a bar who mesmerized him with the words she spoke. His memory of what happened next is very vague and scrambled into bits and pieces as if he had been drugged. His wife reported his disappearance after not coming from the bar. He remained missing for 5 days. He finally came stumbling in at 11 am on the 5th day with a strange injury to his neck resembling the bite of a vampire. After trying to contact his wife for a personal interview she replied with "no comment" and we later learned that her husband disappeared again one week later and never returned. Many SL residents speculate, do vampires really exist? Journalist LadyLoveDr decided to go deep into this dark world to uncover the truth and put an end to all the speculation.
The journey started with one simple question, 'If vampires do exist, where would I most likely find one?' This question posed a more complicated response than I imagined it would. I finally came to the decision of visiting the bar where the woman vampire who's words memorized the missing man had been. I became a regular at the bar after being there nightly for 2 whole weeks. By then, I was well known to some and pretty sure the others were under the impression I was an alcoholic. I was finally approached by a woman I had not recognized at the bar before. She sat down next to me and put her cold hand on top of mine. I glanced over at her and as our eyes met I heard her say "We're ready for you now." I sat there dumbfounded for a few moments. I knew exactly who, or should I say what, she was. I needed to stand my ground. I needed to be in control. "What makes you think you're what I've been looking for?" I asked her.
"You've been frequenting this bar for 2 weeks straight asking about us."
"How would you know?"
"I've been here watching you."
"No you haven't. I would have noticed you before tonight."
"We're only noticed when we want to be."
She invited me back to her place. I went willingly after making it well known that I was a guest and not dinner. Once back in her domain I was able to obtain an interview with her and was granted permission to share it with the world to finally put an end to the famous question, 'Do vampires really exist?'
Interview with Alejandra Rassir
LadyLoveDr: How would you define a vampire?
Alejandra Rassir: Vampires are creatures of the night who are cursed by God to drink blood in order to remain immortal.
LadyLoveDr: You told me you're in a clan, what is its purpose?
Alejandra Rassir: My clan, Kindred Rose Noire, have a reputation for honesty, kindness and impeccable taste. Since the beginning of time our purpose has been to enforce the ancient traditions and shape the destiny of the Kindred. Currently we have 759 clan members that consist of vampires, lycans, and human hybrids.
LadyLoveDr: Do vampires have any special powers?
Alejandra Rassir: We have the ability to transform into almost any animal: bats, cats, dogs and smaller. Some can fly or levitate, use hypnosis to mentally subdue their victims, and have the ability to hypnotize. Most vampires are psychic, can predict the immediate future, use telepathy to read minds , and move objects by telekinesis. We have control over physical pain, although any light weakens us and the sun causes terrible burns. All injuries can be regenerated when we go dormant.
LadyLoveDr: Are you currently involved with anyone romantically?
Alejandra Rassir: I have a great love that will last for centuries! His name is Antonio Pointe Du Lac and he is also a vampire in the same clan.
LadyLoveDr: Have you encountered any vampire hunters or vampire haters in the SL community?
Alejandra Rassir: Yes, I've encountered vampire hunters. I have personally killed some of them and tasted their blood on my lips. I do not fear them, nor does any clan member of Rose Noire.
At the end of the interview I was treated to a tour of the Rose Noire grounds. The architecture used to build their community is phenomenal! There were things that scared me yet intrigued me at the same time. Anyone is welcome to stop in and check it out, although almost all their members speak Spanish. If you're an English speaking person like myself, I highly recommend picking up a free translator HUD from the SL MarketPlace. They are always welcoming new members who want to take a walk on the dark side, be it vampire, lycan, or human hybrid. So my fellow Second Lifers, do vampires really exist? The answer is quite simple. They always have. Even for the speculators that will put denial at the top of their list. They can deny all they want, but when it comes down to the cold hard truth, vampires are real. Walking among us like normal citizens of Second Life. They creep in the shadows hiding their real selves from the rest of the world and preying on the weak in order to survive another decade. The next time you wake up in the morning and can't quite remember what you did at the bar last night, check yourself for the marks of a vampire because you might have just been someone's late night snack.