The Special Affairs Department (abbr. SAD) is a division within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Relatively independent within the FBI, the Special Affairs Division is dedicated to investigating crimes and criminal activity involving supernatural creatures or occult phenomena. Founded in the early 1950’s, the Department is well aware of the threat posed by and has documented evidence verifying the existence of vampires, werewolves, and mages. The Department has also investigated cases involving ghosts and even UFOs in the past. Even though in recent years the size of the Department has been reduced, the bulk of the division’s resources and manpower has almost solely been devoted to criminal cases implicating the activities of either vampires or werewolves.