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Zombie outbreaks in History.


The Top Three Zombie Outbreaks in U.S. History

Like vampires, zombies are great opportunists. So it comes as no surprise that zombie outbreaks often happen in the wake of natural disasters. Combine disasters with warm climates and you truly have a recipe for a major outbreak, as the following stories prove.
Key West, Florida, 1935

Key West, 1935: Zombie
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On Labor Day, September 2, 1935, a major hurricane bore down on the Florida Keys, a string of islands separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane, one of only two Category 5 storms ever recorded in the United States, made landfall at Key West, the most populous of the keys. As day turned to night, heavy rains and winds of over 150 miles an hour rolled over the island, destroying virtually everything standing. Amid the destruction, infected rats began roaming the island, and by morning, the first of the zombies appeared. Many islanders mistook the zombies for dazed hurricane survivors and the plague spread across the island like wildfire. To make matters worse, the roads and bridges connecting the keys to the mainland had been washed out by the storm. The islanders had no way to escape. Scores of people drowned when they chose to leap into the choppy surf rather than face the voracious zombies.

Within days, FVZA troops from all over the south converged on Key West in a variety of sea craft. They established a beachhead on the south side of the island and went about the process of extermination. It took three weeks to secure the island. A total of 3500 people were infected and destroyed, an enormous number considering that there was a zombie vaccine available at this time.

Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863
!863 was the pivotal year of the American Civil War. The Union army, sensing victory, tried to deal a knockout blow to the Confederacy by taking control of the Mississippi River. After New Orleans fell to the Union, the city of Vicksburg remained as the last Confederate holdout on the big river. On May 18, 1963, 3200 Union troops arrived off the coast of Vicksburg and demanded an immediate surrender. But Confederate leaders refused, and the Union laid seige to the city. A month of heavy bombardment ensued.

A zombie attacks a Union
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On June 17, city residents spotted the first zombie, and within days, dozens were wandering about. This development hardly worried the 30,000 Confederate troops protecting the city; they entertained themselves by conducting target practice on the zombies. But with their supply lines cut off, the Confederate troops soon ran out of ammunition, and the zombies kept coming. To this day, Southerners claim that the Union let the zombie plague continue out of pure malice. In any case, when Union forces entered the city on July 3, hundreds of zombies were roaming the streets, many in Confederate Army uniforms. As there was no FVZA at this time, the Union soldiers had to do the killing and they quickly found out that zombies, unlike soldiers, do not surrender. In the end, an estimated 2000 people were infected and destroyed at Vicksburg, almost as many as were killed in the Battle of Bull Run.

Hawaii, 1892

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At the beginning of the 1890s, Hawaii found itself in a tug of war between native islanders, who wanted the islands to remain independent, and powerful sugar growers who wanted to join the United States. Queen Lili'uokalani ascended to the throne in 1891 and promptly enacted a series of measures designed to weaken the influence of the sugar growers. However, her mind was soon occupied by different matters: in August of 1892, a zombie plague that had begun among Chinese laborers in the sugar cane fields of Oahu spread to Honolulu. Wave after wave of zombies came staggering out of the jungle, forcing desperate islanders to board outrigger canoes and flee to neighboring islands.

Despite her fear of losing independence, the Queen had no choice but to ask the United States for help. A detachment of FVZA troops arrived in the fall and quickly wrested control of the city from the zombies. But the surrounding countryside proved more difficult to clear, and more FVZA agents were called in. The sugar growers took advantage of the chaos and panic by launching a coup, and the Queen was deposed. Hawaii was annexed by the United States in 1898.

There has long been suspicion that the sugar growers let the plague go in order to destabilize the queen, a suspicion strengthened by the fact that the top growers left Hawaii shortly after the outbreak began. Whatever the case, Hawaii's 1893 zombie outbreak killed just under 2000 people, making it the third-worst in U.S. history.
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Good thing the stopped they Katrina outbreak in New Orleans before it got big. There are still a few undead out there...

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Agent/Witness: Katherine S.
Base: New Orleans, LA

Date/Time: February 25, 2006/2100 hours

Incident: I am a college student, living with my husband in a small
house in a mediocre neighborhood in New Orleans. We moved in in
January of this year, and for the most part our neighbors are
delightful folks. However, they kept warning us against going out at
night. Being as my husband works the night shift from 7 p.m. onwards
five days a week, this seemed like sane advice, but we both wondered
at how vehement they seemed.

This neighborhood is only about two blocks from the docks. Ever since
the flood, most of the warehouses and old factories have been
abandoned (they were ready to fall down anyway). There has also been
an upswing in the number of disappearances, which the police dismiss
as unimportant, or to be expected in a city being rebuilt, etc.

Back in December of 2005, a man named Paul who I knew slightly from a
course I was taking stopped showing up in class. Since this happens
fairly regularly at college, I didn't give it much thought.

At the time of the incident, I had come home from class and decided to
work at my hobby, which is making soaps to sell. I had my ingredients
set up on the table, including a large amount of lye in a margarine
tub to use in my soap. My only company in the house was Tom, my huge,
rather nasty cat. He was asleep on the bookshelf by our window. I
worked about 45 minutes in relative peace, until I saw a strange
movement outside the windows that face the street.

What happened next happened very quickly. I smelled a foul stench that
could be described as a mix of garbage and rot and meat going bad. At
the same time, Tom growled deep in his throat and stood, the hair on
his back going up. I spun around to find a man staring at me from the
kitchen. He was very pale and emaciated, and he had that awful smell.

It was the classmate.

He moved towards me, and I called out "Paul?" He seemed shocked by my
use of his name, and it stopped him short. He opened his mouth, and I
could see that his teeth looked funny: too long, and stained. He came
at me, and in a panic, I picked up the tub of lye and threw it.

Lye is extremely caustic–I wear a rubber apron and gloves to handle it–
and it struck his face. He shrieked with pain, and I saw that the lye
was blistering his skin. At the same time, Tom leapt at him and began
clawing and hissing. He turned and ran.

I later discovered that the screen on the door had been cut.

We still live in that house, but now we own a Rottweiler. He or it has
not come back, to date, although I'm much more careful these days. Tom
died in his sleep a few days later, I'm sorry to say. And the soap,
which used to be called "Kate's special soap," now is known
as "Miracle Soap."

Comments From Dr. Pecos: Quick thinking on your part. I've never
thought of throwing lye at the undead, but in this case it worked like
a charm.

Obviously, there has been great concern over a zombie or vampire
outbreak in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I wouldn't be surprised to
find that many of the missing persons from Katrina ended up like your
classmate. I'm wondering, though: did you call the police after your
encounter, and if so, were they able to find the unfortunate young man?
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YOU my good friend, need a valium push - STAT

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Ole' Rampy goes along great for a few awhile then he pulls something like this outta his azz and we all wonder bout him. He'll be back on his meds in a bit. In the mean time just don't let him in your house unless you have some lye in a bowl for self defense.

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YOU my good friend, need a valium push - STAT
I'd rather have some Ativan & Diazepam with a Haldol chaser :Thumbup: :Thumbup: :Thumbup:

Took a 6 week old baby to Denver with a brain bleed tonight, glad I only had to drive and not work in back with the paramedic as the baby slept the entire trip and was doing great when we left
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