Zombies Apocalypse: Top 5 Theories That It Can Actually Happen


The world is obsessed with zombies and many have taken actions to survive what they perceive as an inevitable apocalypse. Many more people who believe it could happen, also believe that it will not be in their lifetime. The following are true stories of how zombies may have already been living among us, and how it is feasible that an outbreak could occur. In our lifetime? That is anyone’s guess, as we all know, life is stranger than fiction.

Zombies Theory Number One Comes From Haiti: The word zombie started out in Haiti where humans have died and been brought back to life. There are drugs like alkaloids that can and will, reanimate a human. After a poisoning, like from a neurotoxin which is found in blow fish for one, the reaction is that it slows the bodily functions to the point that the person appears dead. These alkaloids will revive that person and bring them back to life in a trance-like state. They will have no memory, and will only be able to perform simple tasks, thus taking on the form of the walking dead. One such true life story that happened in Haiti, was about a guy named Clairvius Narcisse who was declared dead by not just one doctor but two. He was buried in 1962, and 18 years later they found him wandering around the village! It seems the local priests of voodoo had used a chemical found in nature, and brought people back to life to work on sugar plantations. That sugar packet one may use in their coffee each morning could have been handled by real life zombies!

Zombies Theory Number Two Comes From Rats: Parasites of the brain is a terrifying phrase, but they are very real. There is a particular parasite called toxoplasmosa gondii that lives in rats. The infected rats can only breed the parasite within the intestines of cats. This all-consuming and terrifying toxin gets the rat to put itself in the position to get eaten without the rat even knowing it is putting itself in danger. So how does this translate to a zombie apocalypse? Well, scientists say that a good percentage of humans have this toxin already in us, and if an even more evolved strain of this toxin appears mankind could end up like the rats. It is not so far-fetched as rats are pretty close to humans and that is why they use these rodents in medical testing.

Theory Number Three Comes from The Rage Virus: There have always been a number of brain disorders that can turn a person violent, however they have also never been contagious, until humans encountered mad cow disease. When a person eats the infected meat, there are a number of symptoms that sound suspiciously like being a zombie. Some of the symtoms are, muscle twitching, delirium, changes in how the affected person walks. If mad cow disease got out of control and it turned our delirium into rage, and it could be transmitted by blood, well then, humans are just a bite away from a zombie apocalypse.

Zombies Theory Number Four Comes From Stem Cell Research: Neurogenesis is the regrowth of brain cell tissue, that was previously dead. This is done in a lab and regeneration does not happen in a real human, right? Currently this is correct but doctors have been able to use comatose patients with head trauma and have re-grown brain cells to the point where the person will wake up and walk. Taking this news and coupling it with the reality of suspended animation and it is possible to reanimate the world into a zombie apocalypse. Scientists working on reanimation, state there is a problem with the brain dying from the outside upon reviving it. This is essentially the nice parts of the human psyche and what is left is a primitive brain with just basic motor control and a survival instinct. It just might be time to sign up for a zombie survival reality show.

Theory Number Five Comes From Nanobots: These are tiny self multiplying robots that can destroy anything. Scientists have created what is call nano-cyborg, which is essentially a chip fused to a virus. These little chips can function almost a month after the host is dead, and there are studies that state that nanobots are will be a reality and that they will be able to crawl into a brain and replace damaged connections. Well, how could this possibly go wrong, and who would sign up for this?

Will it happen, when will it happen, and how will mankind survive? Some of the questions on the lips of many including the CDC which has advocated a zombie apocalypse survival kit. OK, it will also be useful for pandemics and other world shattering catastrophe’s, and includes the use of camouflaging oneself with chemicals to trick the undead into thinking a survivor was one of them. Two such stinky chemicals are cadavarine and putrescine, and their names alone make one think of the walking dead. So if it comes down to real life zombies and an apocalypse, at least we have a little bit of science on our side to fight for humanity.

By Kristi Cereska

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107 Responses to "Zombies Apocalypse: Top 5 Theories That It Can Actually Happen"

  1. Max   June 19, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I honestly think this is very likely because not only were there cases of this kind of stuff in Africa because of Ebola and it’s happening to ants so what’s stopping the parasites from evolving and taking humans along with the rage disease

  2. Axl Brito   December 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    it’s kind of scary thinking about this but in my opinion i think this article is just a cheap idea. I think that i’m not getting sold.

  3. demonsty   August 10, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I like turtles.

  4. poof9428   August 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    You know we’ve already figured out how to stop zombies, chop off their head. But the real question is “if by some chance the was a skeleton apocalypse (“living” moving skeletons bent on world destruction) How would we stop them?

  5. Martin Kirby   May 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I believe that a zombie apocalypse is coming to the world and will be upon us very soon

  6. varun   December 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    i belive in zombies but m still confuced when is it gonna occur..?

  7. Tom   December 12, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I think the movie “Contagion” has it right. Some fool scientist makes rabies morph into a highly contagious and quick acting virus. It changes the brain to make it less active but uses blood to preserve and energize nerves. Thus you can shoot the body and no blood comes forth. The body continues to be working only because the nerves are stimulating the muscles but without the blood to supply the muscles with energy. Hence they (zombies) are twitching and jerking but can still walk. In order to stop a zombie you have to destroy their brain where most of the virus is and possibly being replicating or multiplying. To keep nourishing the disease it feels hunger, and will eat flesh. I don’t think it digests the flesh, it absorbs the flesh, thus it keeps on walking. The disease regulates the heart to the point the it seems to have stop. The virus is making the muscles work and doesn’t need blood pressure to make the body move. It stimulates the heart when needs to like when it sees or hears something that whats left of the brain thinks there is flesh to be had. Also, the sense of smell detects either non living persons and doesn’t attack or it senses that living flesh and attacks.

  8. Ava   October 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’m a zombie BRAINS k sorry I’ll just leave now

  9. ileana snyder   September 14, 2015 at 8:45 am

    zombies don’t exist. god will send them to you be bad. so be good and you will see god instead of zombies !

    • ileana snyder   September 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

      You forgot to write ‘if you’ between ‘you’ and ‘be’ ileana!

      • katy nysa   September 14, 2015 at 8:52 am

        why are you correcting yourself ileana?

        • ileana snyder   September 14, 2015 at 8:57 am

          sorry katy! should have changed the name if I wanted to correct myself !

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