Breaking News: Actual vampire feared on the loose in Serbia

File this one under Stories Not to Share with The Five-Year-Old:

“Residents of the western Serbian village of Zarozje reportedly received a unique public health warning recently, when the town’s mayor cautioned that a vampire was on the loose. That is not a joke, and the people of Zarozje are taking heed and stocking up on garlic bulbs and crosses.”

Read more: The Serbian village that’s warning of a vampire on the loose – The Week.

In related news, my copy of Matt Kaplan’s Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters arrived yesterday. Excellent timing, Amazon. I’m definitely in the mood to read it.

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