Garlic sales are booming in Serbia because of rumors that a vampire is on the loose.
The rumors began after an old ruined mill, said to once have been the home notorious vampire Sava Savanovic, collapsed. The local mayor is quoted as saying, “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.”
The local council had advised all villagers to put garlic on their doors and windows to protect themselves from the vampire.