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Serbian public health warning issued for deadly vampire (seriously!)

The Serbian vampire, Sava Savanovic, is on the prowl.

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We interrupt this program to report a vampire is on the loose. In Transylvania, maybe. In Serbia, what? Oh, yes. It’s quite serious, too.  The village council of Zarozje, Serbia released a statement to residents that the dreaded local vampire, Sava Savanovic, has been roused and is on the move.

Apparently, Savanovic isn’t a beautiful vampire like “Eric” from “True Blood.” According to an ABC News report, he is deadly and feared, which is why the council issued a public health warning, (I suppose being killed by a vampire warrants a public health statement), telling locals to take immediate and necessary safety measures.

And they have. ABC News reported Miodrag Vujetic, one of the town’s municipal assembly members, said the following:

[Zaroje residents] are all taking precautions by having holy crosses and icons placed above the entrance to the house, rubbing our hands with garlic, and having a hawthorn stake or thorn.  We are all frightened. I understand that people who live elsewhere in Serbia are laughing at our fears, but here most people have no doubt that vampires exist.

Vampire Savanovic’s old mill home collapsed recently in Zarozje, Serbia

The Mail Online explained that an old mill, said to be Savanovic’s home, recently collapsed due to disrepair because the new family who owned it were “too scared” to make home improvements for fear it would “disturb the vampire or unleash his wrath.” I guess that didn’t work out so well for them.

So you see, old Savanovic, whom legend claimed would kill and drink the blood of those who used the mill, is now homeless and on the prowl.

As if all that wasn’t enough for these poor people, the ABC News article reported this bit of bad news:

Villagers will have to be on their guard for at least seven more months, because local legend holds that vampires are most active between Christmas and the Feast of the Ascension on June 7.

Read more from ABC News.

Read more from The Mail Online.


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