The Vampire from Serbia

In Serbien geht der Verkauf von Knoblauch grade durch die Decke, weil die Leute Angst vor einem Vampir haben, dessen Mühle zusammengefallen ist, die Gemeinde dort hat deshalb eine offizielle Warnung vor dem Blutsauger rausgeben müssen.

Sales of garlic are booming in western Serbia after the local council issued a public health warning that a vampire was on the loose. The warning came after an old ruined mill, said to once have been the home of notorious vampire Sava Savanovic, collapsed. Savanovic was said to have lived in the old watermill on the Rogacica river, at Zarozje village in the municipality of Bajina Basta where he drank the blood of anybody that came to mill their grain. […]

Local mayor Miodrag Vujetic admitted: “People are worried, everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for somewhere else and possibly other victims is terrifying people. We are all frightened.”

Vampire fears boost garlic sales (via Arbroath)