Bring in a vampire, get a reward. Anybody? Anybody?

‘Vampires’ turn villages ghost towns in Tamil Nadu

As bizarre as it may sound, the villagers believe blood-sucking vampires (Ratha Kaatteri) have been attacking their cattle and could harm them as well.

For some strange reason, the cattle have been dying one after the other. The villagers have painted holy namam signs outside homes and written messages on doors asking vampires to spare them for the day.

“It is a big hoax. Anti-socials whose illegal night activities such as bootlegging and liquor brewing have been disturbed are spreading rumours and killing cattle,” said O. Jayaraman, who announced [a] reward.

“Since people are not willing to believe us, we have challenged them with this reward,” he said.

Tip: io9

I do like this idea. Want to be superstitious? Here is a reward to bring in a real vampire. Oh, no vampire… yeah, that’s what we thought.

Replace “vampire” above with any magical claim, person with psychic power, Bigfoot or evidence of a haunting. No one ever claims these rewards.