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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 07:37 AM
I just saw an episode of "The First 48". They described a situation were a murder victim whose paleocortex was still functioning. The dead person was still stumbling around trying to fix breakfast, read the newspaper, all the while totally unaware that they were bleeding profusely and about to die.

It is the closest I have seen to a real zombie. Very creepy.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:45 AM

Originally posted by ararisq

Originally posted by -Blackout-
But how realistic would it be for Zombies (like we see in the movies that eat the flesh of the living) to be a reality?

Researchers at MIT are hard at work at trying to answer this all important question. The United States is expected to spend $641 million in the next 10 years to research Zombification. The military application alone is worth the expense. If they can be made docile then we no longer need Mexicans to do the jobs that Americans won't do either.

But wouldnt the scent of decay and decomp be strong in the air?

If they are anything like they are in the movies....


posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:24 AM
In my travels around the various survival forums on the net, the subject of zombies has of course popped up from time to time. The discussion ranges from the comical to the very interesting and well researched.

In my opinion, any zombie like scenario in the future will be very much virus based, typical movie style where either an experiment has gone wrong or something is released purposely.

I'm sure there have been articles posted on ATS regarding the more serious possibilities of a "zombie", i'll do a bit of digging. If they are on other forums i will ask if i can post it on here.

I think it's more likely that we will see zombie-LIKE symptoms rather than the dead walking.

The only thing with that is, the majority of things that would cause zombie-like symptons will be as a result of brain injury. This in turn will most probably mean that the subject will not be able to run around eating people like we see in the movies.

An interesting subject anyway.


posted on May, 14 2010 @ 09:22 PM
And the dead shall rise and eat the flesh of the living,maybe not so undead as in zombie,but a world in the thoes of mass starvation,and maybe that is the only thing left to eat is other humans,scary thought to consider

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by jasmine23

Yeah, like those "zombies" off of 28 days and 28 weeks later. Those were some scary movies by the way, I recommend them.

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:23 PM
reply to post by -Blackout-

Seen about every movie out there on zombies,which freak me out,but i think the whole mass starvation and you have to consider am i really that hungry to actually kill and eat another person is the Question people have to ask themselve if it ever came to that,iI don't think i could so i guess i really would starve

posted on May, 17 2010 @ 04:23 PM
Yeah, I have a zombie thing too. My wife laughs at me whenever we've bought a new home because I always take into account the ability to zombieproof it. Fortunately in Nawlins we have a guy excuse to buy the indestructible shutters.

I'd hope I could make it to our farm in VA, the bunker offers far more protection. And to think my wife laughed at me when I put a snorkel on my truck, stocked up on .223 rounds for the AR15s, loaded up on on 00 buckshot and #6s(i think the pellets in the #6 are big enough to penetrate as well as possibly take out multiple targets), loaded up on MRE's and planted poppies.

But seriously, night of the living dead isn't possible. Muscles are going to require oxygen to work, and with no blood or lungs we have nothing to fear as long as the zombies arent skydiving.

On the realistic side. I think we could theoreticly encounter a virus that could amplify the aggresive aspects of the human brain and throw the infected into a rage with some PCP user type strength. But that isnt a zombie. 2 to the body 1 to the head ought to work fine either way.

posted on May, 17 2010 @ 09:51 PM
Most people don’t understand the whole Zombie thing. I’ll try to explain it.

It’s impossible to be prepared for every kind of contingency. There are just too many variables and remember situation dictates how you react.
It’s an ongoing joke to always be prepared for zombies. The reason is that if you are prepared for zombies you will be covered for almost any contingency.

posted on May, 17 2010 @ 11:59 PM
I would not be surprised if some secret lab was working on a "T" virus.. and if some guy or gal eats a hamburger and goes stark raving nuts and starts biting people. well. then again, I wouldn't be surprised.

Remember.. Cardio, and double-tap.

Enchanted Bow has it's merits as well, especially if you can line them up.. multiple targets, 1 shaft.

If you think about it tho, to a small degree, the general population could be considered brain-dead zombies, no?

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 01:15 AM
reply to post by salchanra

The short and narrow of it is that it's fun to talk about zombies. It's fun to imagine you and friends going Rambo on zome zombies. etc

As far as a survival situation is concerned though, many could not imagine surviving without society as we now it today. That means everything from, Music, to Television, to Automobiles, Neighborhoods, to communities, families, etc.

It's hard to imagine a more difficult scenario to survive indeffinitely in where; Not only are all those things gone, but the people you respect, cherish, love, and interact with daily not only cease to exist, but want nothing more than to
and eat you alive.

Suddenly you are alone in all senses, with nothing to comfort you but the haunting moans of hostile flesh eaters.

Survival Indeed!

[edit on 18-5-2010 by TruthAboveIgnorance]

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 02:29 PM
reply to post by dbloch7986

...and boomstick. Don't forget the boomstick.

the zombie apocalypse is totally the in thing right now. Tomorrow, unfortunately, it'll be sparkly vampires or somesuch.

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 02:33 PM
Also the term "When the zombies attack" is (in certain circles) a metaphor for when the SHTF.

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:33 PM

Originally posted by zaiger
enchanted bow and arrow is probably the best moethod of killing zombies. Unicorns are their natural predator so if you have a few of those you have nothing to worry about.

And i spent all my cash on a dragon. I guess its over for me.

posted on May, 23 2010 @ 07:11 PM
actually i think regardless of cause there will be zombies in real life or under a virtual reality helmet. my weapons of choice are

model 1911 45 automatic
browning automatic rifle with6 200 round drumclips and three rotating barrels
claymore mines all around my trailer
stolen m1 abrahams tank

zombieproof 14x70 trailer with roofdeck and m-60 machinegun nest on said roofdeck
stolen vending machines (full)
hydroelectric generator
and a pound of weed with starter sprouts next to the machinegun nest

posted on May, 23 2010 @ 07:11 PM
double post..sorry!

[edit on 23-5-2010 by rockoperawriter]

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 12:43 AM
reply to post by salchanra

I think a few posters have hit upon it: it is a metaphor. A symbol for lashing out a non-thinking, non-caring world. It taps into your most base instincts to survive against all that would kill you.

...and I'm philosophically spent.

I have wondered the same too. It must be the topic du jour for books and movies. It has to be better than teenage vampires/werewolves throwing down to see who gets the hot chick.

I like the idea of just blasting away, sort of cathartic.

I really like the the predatory unicorn information

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 01:17 AM
I could imagine a outbreak of refined rabies like synptoms. Probably remind one of 28 days later.

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:28 PM
the idea of rabies is interesting. but the idea of a necromancer is more intriguing. think about it, germany has had it's little search for religous relics with strategic advantages. so has america. (i'm bs'ing right now you can go to another thread i wont bother you there.) what if american military archeoligest found some sort of artifact that when activated by an occultist who knows what hes doing suddenly has the power to command the dead? imagine h.p. lovecraft, mary shelly, the necronomicon, the indiana jones movies, the movie black sabbath and the band, several venom, iron maiden, cannibal corpse and metallica albums being somewhat accurate about the undead and government involvement with said undead creatures. the u.s. government is in debt. why? they might be breeding cthulu's, raising the undead, raising half monkey half apes (thanks stalin) and raising dagons. it takes money to house, train, and feed dagons and cthulus. how much do they eat? CITIES! cities full of life, and people and stuff. half the skeletons we see on t.v. are serial killer victims or they look like they have been pooped out of a cthulu. if the world doesn't explode in 2012 the above aforementioned things is another possibility.

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:31 PM
and saying its a metaphor expresses lack of imagination.

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:35 PM
If I take a look outside looking at the creatures walking and driving down the street, I guess Zombies are Real.

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