The first European vampire scares people so far

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It is believed that belief in the supernatural monsters left far behind in the dark ages. But even today the legendary vampire Sava Savanovic causes people to put crucifixes and garlic hanging in the house.

The first European vampire scares people so far The first European vampire scares people so far

The vampire attacks Christian. German engraving of the XV century.

History Sava Savanovich began in 1880, when Serbian writer Milovan Glišić used the image of local folk character in his novel "After ninety years." Geist dishili life because he killed his girlfriend, refused the offer of marriage.

After his death, the vampire became frequented a water mill in the village of nucleation. Legend has it that visitors who come for the meal and stayed the night, risking becoming victims of bloodsucker.

The first European vampire scares people so far

Milovan Glišić - Serbian writer and "godfather" of the vampire.

Up until the 1950s, a small wooden mill to satisfy the needs of the villagers. After the closure, the owners began to promote it as a tourist attraction because of the legend of the vampire and the connection with the "Serbian Gogol", a popular writer Milovan Milovan Glišić.

The first European vampire scares people so far

Sava Savanovic - the first Serbian vampire, ahead of "Dracula." For fear of the bloodsucker and not to disturb him, the mill building has not been repaired and is gradually destroyed. A few years ago the mill finally collapsed, and a vampire who no one bothered recent decades, lost their permanent shelter.

The first European vampire scares people so far

Watermill in nucleation - the habitat of the Sava Savanovich.

Soon, the village council nucleation village issued an unusual public warning to the locals. It was recommended to put the Holy Cross in the homes and on the windows and doors hang garlic. Nucleation village head told the press: "People are concerned, everyone knows the legend of the vampire and the idea that he is now homeless, wandering around and looking for victims terrifies people. We are all afraid. "

Defending his village, he said: "I understand that people who live in other places laugh at our fears, but here the majority have no doubt that vampires exist."

The first European vampire scares people so far

Garlic on the window sills and door frames saves from vampires.

Undoubtedly, this event caused garlic sales growth in the region. And, as expected, increased the flow of tourists who want to see the famous vampire.