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  • 1253 A.D., Fiskurhofn, Greenland

    Following the great tradition of Nordic exploration, Gunnjborn Lundergaart, an Icelandic chieftain, established a colony at the mouth of an isolated fjord. There were reported to be 153 colonists in the party. Lundergaart sailed back to Iceland after one winter, presumably to procure supplies and additional colonists. After five years, Lundergaart returned to find the […] More

  • 1996 A.D., The Line of Control, Srinagar, India

    This excerpt was taken from a post action report by Lieutenant Tagore of the Border Security Force: The subject approached at a slow stagger, as if ill or intoxicated. [Through binoculars] I could observe that he wore the full uniform of the Pakistan Rangers, odd since none were reported to be operating in this zone. […] More

  • 60,000 B.C., Katanda, Central Africa

    Recent archaeological expeditions discovered a cave that contained thirteen skulls on the banks of the Upper Semliki River, in Katanda, Central Africa. All had been crushed. Near them was a large pile of fossilized ash. Laboratory analysis determined the ash to be the remains of thirteen Homo sapiens. On the wall of the cave is […] More

  • 1611 A.D., Edo, Japan

    The record here comes from a Dutch merchant, who was told this story by a missionary. Apparently, a samurai had wanted to convert and flee with the Europeans. The samurai had told the priest that he belonged to a secret cult, called the “Society of Life”, a secret organization that was founded, and ultimately reported […] More

  • 1971 A.D., Nong’ona Valley, Rwanda

    Jane Massey, wildlife journalist for The Living Earth, was sent by her magazine to document the lives of endangered silverback gorillas. This excerpt ran as a small anecdote among the larger and more popular story of rare and exotic primates: As we passed a steep valley, I saw a movement of something in the foliage […] More

  • 1583 A.D., Siberia

    A scouting party for the notorious Cossack Yermak, lost and starving to death, was rescued by a local Asiatic tribe. The scouts “repaid” the kindness by declaring themselves to be the de-facto rulers, at least until the reinforcements arrived. After gorging for several weeks on the villager’s stored food, the scout’s cleaned out their entire […] More

  • 2002 A.D., St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

    A zombie—bloated, waterlogged, with skin completely dissolved—washed ashore on the northeast coast of the island. 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, […] More

  • 156 A.D., Castra Regina, Germania (Southern Germany)

    156 A.D., Castra Regina, Germania (Southern Germany)- In Castra Regina, Germania around 156 A.D, an attack by seventeen zombies left a prominent cleric infected. The Roman commander that was sent to dispatch the outbreak, recognizing the signs of a newly turned zombie, ordered his troops to destroy the former holy man. The “death” of the […] More

  • Zombies in India? Two reported rabies biting incidents!

    Two separate reports, from Madhya Pradesh state and Ludhiana in India, tell accounts of people infected with the rabies virus who later went on to bite other people. In the first report from Madhya Pradesh as reported in the Daily Bhaskar, which has since been unavailable, a six-year-old boy was bitten by a rabid dog […] More

  • 1863, Vicksburg Mississippi, zombie

    1863 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, […] More

  • Feb. 1993 A.D., East Los Angeles, California

    The outbreak is recorded by Octavio and Rosa Melgar, owners of a local carneceria that doubled as their home. At about one forty-five AM, the couple was awoken to the sounds of frantic cries beneath their window. Fearing their store was being looted, Rosa called the cops while Octavio raced downstairs with his pistol. What […] More

  • 1987 A.D., Khotan, China

    In 1987, reports of rioting, martial law, and widespread violence towards large unarmed mobs turned the attention of the United States government to a nuclear power plant in Xinjiang, China. The People’s Republic of China offered many different stories at first, but none that matched the brutality of the reports coming in, as well as […] More

  • 1587 A.D., Roanoke Island, North Carolina

    The English settlers of Roanoke, cut off from England, regularly sent hunting parties to the mainland to find food. One day, one of those parties failed to return. Three weeks later, a lone survivor of the eleven member group appeared at the colony. He told of a attack by “a band of savages . . […] More

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    24th, November 2012 A.D., Chicago Zombie Attacks

    24th, November 2012 A.D., Chicago Zombie Attacks Chicago is not without it’s fair share of strange attacks. On Thanksgiving, an enraged man was aboard the California bus on Chicago’s south side. He was intoxicated, and taking off his clothes as he beat and assaulted several passengers, including the bus driver. The first officer on the […] More

  • 1923 A.D., Colombo, Ceylon

    This account comes from The Oriental, an exatriate newspaper for Britons living in the Indian Ocean colony. Christopher Wells, a copilot for British Imperial Airways, was rescued from a life raft after fourteen days at sea. Before dying of exposure, Wells explained that he had been transporting a corpse discovered by a British expedition to […] More

  • 1998 A.D., Zabrovst, Siberia

    Jacob Tailor was a documentary filmmaker for the Canadian Broadcast Company who visited the small Siberian town of Zabrovst to record a recently discovered saber-toothed tiger carcass. The body of a man in his late twenties, whose clothing matched that of a sixteenth-century cossack, had also been found. This cossack would turn out to be […] More

  • Mar. 1994 A.D., San Pedro, California

    The major source for the information of this outbreak was provided by Allie Goodwin, a crane operator at this Southern California shipyard, and her twenty-four-frame disposable camera. An unmarked container was offloaded from the SS Mare Caribe, a Panamanian-flagged freighter out of Davao City, from the Philippines. After it sat for about a week awaiting […] More

  • Key West, Florida, 1935 zombie attack

    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 […] More

  • Hawaii, 1892 zombie outbreak

    At the beginning of the 1890’s, 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 […] More

  • 212 B.C., China

    During the Qin Dynasty, the Emperor ordered all books not relating to practical matters, like construction or farming, to be burned to guard against so-called “dangerous thoughts”. While we will never know with certainty whether accounts of zombie attacks were destroyed, a excerpt from a obscure medical manuscript, which was hidden in the wall of […] More

  • 1523 A.D., Oaxaca, Mexico

    The natives tell of a sickness that darkens the soul, causing a thirst for the blood of their brothers. They tell of men, women, even children whose flesh have become gray with rot and possess an unholy smell. Once darkened, there is no method of healing, save death, and that can only be achieved throughfire, […] More