The lore of vampires may make for a tantalizing tale, but for locals in a tiny Serbian village, the threat of a vampire on the loose is all too real.

Villagers in Zarozje, Serbia, are afraid the legendary vampire Sava Savanovic is on the loose, according to ABC News. Savanovic's home, a former water mill near a small river, recently collapsed, and villagers believe he is roaming the mountainside looking for a new home.

Sava Savanovic, one of the most famous Serbian vampires, reportedly lived in an old wooden mill on the Rogačica river and sucked the blood of millers. The legend of the blood-sucker brought many tourists to the "vampire mill" throughout the years, according to Serbian news outlet, Politika Online. However, the mill succumbed to rot.