A zombie—bloated, waterlogged, with skin completely dissolved—washed ashore on the northeast coast of the island on 2002 AD St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Local inhabitants were unsure of what to make of it, keeping their distance and calling for the authorities. It is thought this was only known instance of a zombie travelling long distances undersea before the war. The crowd of beachgoers, unsure what had happened to the zombie, kept out of range until police arrived. The police eventually fired shots at the zombie’s chest, but it wasn’t until a curious boy was grabbed and almost bitten by the zombie that a tourist from the United States commandeered an officers sidearm, and shot the zombie in the head, killing it. It is unknown what happened to the body after the incident.
Saint Thomas (Danish: Sankt Thomas) is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea which, together with Saint John, Water Island, Hassel Island, and Saint Croix, form a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. As of the 2010 census, the population of Saint Thomas was 51,634, about 48.5% of the US Virgin Islands total. The district has a land area of 32 square miles (83 km2).
The island was originally settled around 1500 BC by the Ciboney people. They were later replaced by the Arawaks and then the Caribs. Christopher Columbus sighted the island in 1493 on his second voyage to the New World.
Originally posted 2013-02-13 12:10:32.