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Public Health Warning: Vampire on the Loose! (Seriously)

by Jacqueline Burt on November 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM

serbia vampireI don't know about you, but if my town issued a public health warning about a vampire on the loose, I'd be all, Hang on, lemme get all gussied up! Does he look like Alexander Skarsgard? So at first I didn't understand why the residents of a small Serbian village are reportedly freaking out over exactly that: A public health warning about a vampire on the loose. For real. No joke. I'm serious. Don't believe me? The actual mayor told everybody to put garlic in their windows and even more crosses in their homes than usual, all to ward off the terrible Sava Savanovic. Hmm. Sava Savanovic has kind of a sexy ring to it, don't you think?

I did. Until I found out what this Village Vamp looks like, supposedly. (Hint: He's no Askars, that's for damn sure.)

Yeah, not even close. This disappointment of an undead dude looks like your average, everyday crazy old bulbous-nosed perv. Who just happens to be wearing a throw rug and carrying a beer stein. Cripes, does he even sparkle in the sun?

As far as I can tell, he's got nothing going for him, not even a cool castle like Dracula: The reason why Sava is supposedly on the loose is because the old, ruined mill he lived in finally collapsed altogether, leaving him homeless (and, one would assume, kind of cranky).

No wonder villagers be gettin' crazy with the garlic. Said Mayor Miodrag Vujetic: "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."
I'm frightened just thinking about it! Sheesh, can you imagine what the werewolves look like in that village?!
Does Sava Savanovic look like the kind of vampire you'd want to meet?


Image via Matt Callow/Flickr

Filed Under: in the news, vampires, supernatural


  • Eliza...
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    Elizabeth Gronewald

    November 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    In some parts of the world, people still believe in witches. I actually find this more sad than funny because people are persecuted and killed for these superstitions. Oh, lol, he's a vampire! They'll only kill him when they get a chance. LOLS!!!!!!!! I'm sure the MOST of this homeless man's worries are that he does not look like the trendy vampires. Not that people are actually so afraid of a legend that he will most likely be executed if caught and subdued. I'm sure he'd appreciate that you understand that he might be "cranky" after losing his shelter and possible home.

  • Karma...
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    Karma Grant

    November 28, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Well you'd be cranky too if you were woke up after centuries of sleep! Probably the best sleep he'd ever had too.

    And yeah, he's quite fugly. Not the vamp I'd want to see coming toward me though I think I'd prefer him over the sparkly variety.

  • Eliza...
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    Elizabeth Heather Hope DeVirgilio

    November 28, 2012 at 7:42 AM
    Haha, he wasn't that scary looking honestly...ugly, yes.
  • enjoy...


    November 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Elizabeth Gronewald, Witches are real...Wiccans are Witches. They're not bad. It is a shame that people are being killed because of it though...Children,'s crazy.

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    sick in bed

    December 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    Hahaha This is great, made my day :)
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