Category Archives: Doomsday News

Real Life Zombies in Everyday Life

When we think of zombies, we think of the undead, bloodthirsty ones depicted in movies and television. They moan, groan, shuffle, and remained focused on one thing, brains. The truth is, there are already real-life zombies walking amongst us. Things are getting a bit weird out in our world today. If one things for certain, these real-life zombie stories will at least keep you on your toes, and teach you what to look out for, since our zombies are not necessarily the ones out of your favorite movie or show.

A little girl wakes up at her own funeral

Just this past June, there was a 3-year-old girl that awoke at her very own funeral, talk about a heart attack for her parents. The little girl had been suffering hard from a fever and was taken for emergency care at a local hospital where the doctor had declared her dead from the lack of a pulse.

A neighbor of the family was attending the little girl’s funeral when she lifted up the lid to the coffin and saw the little girl move her head. This is when the little girl jumped up, springing to life, eating all the attendants. Well that part is a joke, but she did move her head. The parents immediately removed the little girl from the coffin, gave her some water, and took her to the hospital where they preceded to yell at the doctor who almost caused them to bury their little girl alive.

Chinese man attacks a woman and chows down on her face

When I think of China, it’s not a place I would necessarily want to be when a zombie outbreak occurs, due in part to their large population. But they’ve also already have recorded a few of their very own real-life zombie occurrences. In 2012, a drunken bus driver, was angry because a motorist was blocking their path. Instead of waiting, he got out of the bus, jumped on the woman’s hood, and began chowing down on her face. The woman thankfully survived but did require some plastic surgery to fix her wounds from the attack. Many in China believed the bus driver was being possessed at the time by Jiang Shi, a zombie creature of legend who was believed to kill and absorb the qui of all the living people.

New SARS Coronavirus -The Next Plague?

There’s a new nasty bug making its way across the planet the new SARS-linked coronavirus and it may be spread person to person. This is the way they believe SARS first began, as well as a number of other, very fatal, viruses. It starts with a simple virus, it begins spreading from one being to the next. Eventually, it will hit someone that has an unusual mutation and the virus itself mutates. It passes on to the next person in this mutated form and becomes, over time, more deadly and infectious than before.

This new virus was first identified in the Middle East and all 10 previous infections were people who had lived in, or traveled to this region. But now, the latest UK patient had not traveled to this region, but instead, came in contact with someone who had. This new coronavirus is related to the common cold, which we all know is very transmittable. Of the 11 reported coronavirus cases, 5 of the people have died.  A 45% death rate should make people stand up and take notice. If this virus gets out ‘into the wild’ we could have another major pandemic.

Asteroid Close Encounter Tomorrow!

Although NASA says there is ‘no chance’ of Asteroid 2012 DA14 hitting Earth tomorrow, this asteroid will pass closer to Earth than our geosynchronous satellite ring. This means this asteroid will be closer to Earth than our very own communications satellites. If you live in the Eastern part of Europe, Asia, or Australia you will be able to see the asteroid with a pair of binoculars. It will be at its closest point to Earth around 12:26 PT. Let’s hope NASA is right and the Earth’s gravity doesn’t suck it in, or that it doesn’t smack a communications satellite – or worse yet the moon, on its way out of our system.

Photo by: NASA/JPL-Caltech

TV Station hacked and Viewers warned of Zombies!

‘Dead bodies are rising from their graves! Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous’

This was the warning TV viewers in Montana saw during a CW program on KRTV.  Pranksters apparently hacked the channel and broadcasted the message. Was it as some, like Gawker, reported an attempt at a viral Walking Dead campaign?

Watch the video and see what you think…

Dept. of Homeland Security Warns of Impending Zombie Apocalypse

If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s the zombie apocalypse. I don’t know why, really. Although some people think that it would be cool to blow the heads off the undead and attempt to survive in a brutal post-apocalyptic landscape, most people would get their fat asses either gnawed on by zombies or shot by a survivalist looking for supplies. The harsh reality is that most people wouldn’t survive the zombie apocalypse, but we can keep dreaming that we’re the exception – we’re all Rick from The Walking Dead.

This month is National Preparedness Month, and the Department of Homeland Security is capitalizing on the never-ending zombie craze to make people start thinking about what they would do in the event of a disaster.

According to the AP, DHS is urging citizens to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. “The Zombies are coming!” they say.

Except they’re not. At least not right now. DHS’s message is that if you’re prepared for a zombie attack, you’ll likely be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack. That’s because all of those events have something in common – the need for shelter, food, water, etc. DHS wants emergency planners across the country to use the “zombie attack” trope to get people into the disaster preparedness mindset.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that a government organization has mentioned the z word to citizens. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control actually acknowledged zombies and released their own zombie preparedness guide.

Here’s what the CDC says would happen, on a governmental response level:

If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine).

It’s likely that an investigation of this scenario would seek to accomplish several goals: determine the cause of the illness, the source of the infection/virus/toxin, learn how it is transmitted and how readily it is spread, how to break the cycle of transmission and thus prevent further cases, and how patients can best be treated. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas (I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work).

Even though the CDC clearly has a plan, they officially denied the known existence of zombies after a rash of cannibalism stories hit the news earlier this year.

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