So apparently I am going to have to accept the fact that eastern Europe is still a hot bed of superstition and whatnot. Why else would something like this make the news? Why would anyone believe something like this. It’s not like they get Twilight, Vampire Diaries, or TruBlood out in the middle of Serbia. They must all be living in caves, under rocks, for years at a time, caught in the dark ages. No televisions, no movies, no internet, no media, just the local broadsheet nailed up in the tavern and horse-drawn carts. A random reporter must have stumbled across the village while he traversed the country to get this story.
Seems a mayor issued a public health warning in the city of Zarozje (don’t ask me how to pronounce it) telling the people there was a vampire on the loose/rampage and warning the citizens to stock up on garlic and crosses, then stay indoors at night. Yeah, you read that right. Some ancient grain mill collapsed that was the source of a local legend for the home of a vampire named Sava Savanovic. Now that his home, which was a tourist destination since it closed in the 1950’s, has collapsed he is on the prowl for new digs and some fresh necks. Yup. Who am I to mock the beliefs of a twenty-first century society? They must have some reason to think this legend is true. I mean don’t these people know that vampires are either sparkling, drink like fishes, or have teen angst issues. Otherwise why would they be portrayed as such on the television?
In unrelated news the village of Zarozje also identified thirteen witches and burned them at the stake, dug up the freshly dead and decapitated them over fears of zombieism and put four suspected werewolves to death. Villagers are on the lookout for anything that may be remotely supernatural so they can kill it on a moments notice. These people are aware and prepared; anything else comes at us and we’ll kill it said the mayor of the town. The village people have been stocking up on pitchforks and torches just in case the new lair of the vampire is found in the near future.
The garlic farm, however, is doing booming business as residents are buying more of it than an Italian restaurant. The owner of the farm is only giving a small kickback to the mayor as a kind of honorarium for his services in the whole vampire matter. I haven’t been able to find anything on the cross industry, but I am betting the local churches are blessing the holy water by the 55 gallon drum-full.
That is how I imagine this all playing out, like some bad movie, I am just flabbergasted. Don’t you think if there was some kind of blood sucking human like creature out there, we’d have killed one and put it on display before now. We are after all humans and there is nothing we do better than kill the strange, odd, or unexplained things we come across. But I guess superstition will run wild no matter how far we progress.