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Another news article! Except this time, it's not about zombies. This time it's about a vampire-ghost terrorizing a town :XD: Damn tourist attractions....

Vampire on the loose in Serbia?

ZAROZJE, Serbia (AP) Get your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose.

Or so say villagers in the tiny western Serbian hamlet of Zarozje, nestled between lush green mountain slopes and spooky thick forests. They say that rumors that a legendary vampire ghost has awakened are spreading fear and a potential tourist opportunity through the remote village.

A local council warned villagers to put garlic in their pockets and place wooden crosses in their rooms to ward off vampires, although it appeared designed more to attract visitors to the impoverished region bordering Bosnia.

Many of the villagers are aware that Sava Savanovic, Serbia's most famous vampire, is a fairy tale. Still, they say, better to take it seriously than risk succumbing to the vampire's fangs.

"The story of Sava Savanovic is a legend, but strange things did occur in these parts back in the old days," said 55-year-old housewife Milka Prokic, holding a string of garlic in one hand and a large wooden stake in another, as an appropriately moody mist rose above the surrounding hills. "We have inherited this legend from our ancestors, and we keep it alive for the younger generations."

Vampire legends have played a prominent part in the Balkans for centuries most prominently Dracula from Romania's Transylvania region. In the 18th century, the legends sometimes triggered mass hysteria and even public executions of those accused of being vampires.

Sava Savanovic, described by the Zarozje villagers as Serbia's first vampire, reputedly drank the blood of those who came to the small shack in the dense oak tree forest to mill their grain on the clear mountain Rogatica river.

The wooden mill collapsed a few months ago allegedly angering the vampire, who is now looking for a new place to hang his cape.

Some locals claim they can hear steps cracking dry forest leaves and strange sounds coming from the rocky mountain peaks where the vampire was purportedly killed with a sharp stake that pierced his heart but managed to survive in spirit as a butterfly.

"One should always remain calm, it's important not to frighten him, you shouldn't make fun of him," said villager Mico Matic, 56, whose house is not far from the collapsed mill.

"He is just one of the neighbors, you do your best to be on friendly terms with him," he said with a wry smile, displaying garlic from both of his trouser pockets.

Some locals say it's easy for strangers to laugh at them, but they truly believe.

"Five people have recently died one after another in our small community, one hanging himself," said Miodrag Vujetic, a local municipal council member. "This is not by accident."

Vujetic, however, said that "whatever is true about Sava," locals should use the legend to promote tourism.

"If Romanians could profit on the Dracula legend with the tourists visiting Transylvania, why can't we do the same with Sava?"

Richard Sugg, a lecturer in Renaissance Studies at the U.K.'s University of Durham and an expert on the vampire legends, said the fear could be very real. Stress can bring on nightmares, which makes people's feelings of dread even worse.

"The tourists think it is fun and the Serbian locals think it's terrifying," he said.

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:heart: Loves cats and other fluffy animals
:heart: Personal quote (and our group's quote) "Never let go."
:heart: Loves Disney and anything about Disney
:heart: "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne is her theme song
:heart: Has a great sense of humor
:heart: Favorite movie is "Blades of Glory"
:heart: Goal in life: To find the mystical place where fairies and princesses lives
:heart: Strongly dislikes the color dark yellow
:heart: Is Nordic.
:heart: Loves her family and friends, and will do whatever it takes not to lose them.

:skull: Blood, guts and gore are my friends
:skull: Goal in life: To go to a Murderdolls, BVB, Green Day, and a BFMV concert before I die
:skull: "Dawn of the Dead" by Murderdolls is my theme song
:skull: Loves zombies
:skull: Watson is my sweet and innocent alter-ego
:skull: Loves to read and write poetry on rainy days
:skull: Goth/Emo is my style
:skull: Anti-social (along with Watson)
:skull: Lives for Left 4 Dead 2
:skull: Is German.

All the things above is what and who we are. Got a problem with it, STFU and GTFO! We are who we are and nothings gonna change that. We both love our families and friends, and will do whatever it will take to not lose them.

Current Residence: My house
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