Real-Life Crimes Signal Dawn of Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on June 14, 2012 by

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Stock up on rations, ammunition, and guns; find a safe house too: The zombies are coming!

On 29 May, A Florida man was fatally shot after he was found eating another living man’s face in the middle of the day while he was nude. Police shot the man, ordering him off the other man.  The attacker, Rudy Eugene, proceeded to growl at police officers and resumed eating the homeless man’s face. It took another six shots from officers to kill the attacker, who had gnawed another man’s face beyond recognition, with the feast lasting over a presumed 18-minute period of time.

This raises one question in every zombie enthusiast’s mind: Is it time?

The idea of zombies has been around for nearly one thousand years.  The idea of reanimated corpses has been a facet of ancient myth and folklore in many cultures that practice witchcraft and voodoo. The ‘zombie’ itself has been around since 1929, in a book called The Magic Island by William Seabrook, with the first movie being White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

The story only gets weirder.

On 31 May, a Maryland man was charged with first degree murder after admitting to killing his roommate and eating his brain and heart, dismembering his limbs, and dissecting him with nothing more than a kitchen knife. Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Hartford student from Kenya, was first held under suspicion when body parts were found contained in a tin in his basement.

What does this all mean? Is it time for a zombie apocalypse?

Bath Salts look to be the blame for the Florida attack, and the Maryland seemed to possess Hannibal Lecter complex that has called into question his state of mind.

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