Grab the Garlic: The Bloody Truth About Serbia’s (Modern) Vampire from National Geographic

© Heather Bauer with CCLicense
© Heather Bauer with CCLicense

I think we’re yearning for something beyond the every day. And I will tell you I don’t believe in the supernatural, I believe in the supernormal. To me there is nothing that goes against nature. If it seems incomprehensible, it’s only because we haven’t been able to understand it yet.

Richard Matheson

Modern man often prides himself on his rationalism, but there are strange things happening everywhere, many of them quite human in origin. The small town of Zarozje, Serbia, issued an edict in November to warn residents that the local vampire, one Sava Savanovic, might be on the prowl because the old mill where he formerly resided has collapsed. Read more about this anachronistic yet fascinating story here.

Supernormal or supernatural, is there really so much difference? I would hate to think that humans could tie up all of their mysteries with time, but I doubt we would ever be able to. Questions always lead to more questions and understanding is elusive.

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