The zombie apocalypse is a fascinating, frightening prospect. Friends and loved ones turning on you, no cure, an enemy that refuses to stop, and hungers for your flesh. A world in which the dead don’t stay dead. Sounds bleak, doesn’t it? Luckily, we all know zombies are fictional creations, and have little-to-no basis in reality. Like, a zombie apocalypse could never actually happen… right?
As it turns out, there have been times, many in the recent past, during which we haven’t been so sure. From people attacking and eating folks in Florida without cause (other than bath salts), to individuals who woke up at their own funeral, various real life incidents have left many wondering, are zombies real, and if so, is the zombie apocalypse upon us?
Time to take a closer look at real life zombie attacks and instances of living dead. Were these people (and one animal) who ate flesh and came back to life actually zombies, or was something else going on? Be warned: many of these tales are gruesome. By the end, you too may question whether maybe, just maybe, the zombie outbreak is finally upon us.