It should be understood that the photos in this article are a creative  effort to better drive home the seriousness of the recent attacks and to point to  similarities between the recent crimes and the acts of the ( fictitious )creatures we’re all very familiar with. As Vampires have , Zombies have, likewise, created a genre all their own.   THE PHOTOS ARE NOT A CALL TO ARMS, or a suggestion that any action should be taken outside of being more cautious.  We suggest the  monitoring  of as many sources of  news as  possible to be informed about any continuation  of similar killings.  The illustrations and plans  in this article are meant to be  applied ONLY to the hypothetical situation of a Zombie Apocalypses. 

(The Midnight Observer bears no responsibility for any irresponsible  crimes or injuries incurred during  them, that may result in mental or physical injury or death. Any physical actions similar to the kind mentioned within this article are ILL-ADVISED, and if supported by the reader at all, should, at this point , be copied and kept as educational reference material only. 

Any misinterpretation that leads to harm of the reader or others is solely the   responsibility of the participants.  The very closeness of the recent crimes to the appearance of the otherworldly, still fictitious creatures, could lead to accident or crime of violence against innocent people.  We have to remember the actions taken in such apocalyptic scenarios would be our last human resort,  after the break down of local and national and possibly global law enforcement.   Until that time, we have the responsibility of still living in a lawful fashion.   That in no way limits our right to remain vigilant , watching and waiting to see what direction if any the recent phenomena takes.   

The whole Zombie Apocalypses thing should be ridiculous, but then, again, so should be the thought of Governments testing on the uninformed  and UFO activity in skies over  cities around the world.  Every horrendous  act through history leaves us with the notion afterward that this can’t, won’t  be allowed to happen again,that we certainly learned a lesson in it .   But there are certain things that happen that even a media, hungry for news, quickly pushes aside. The recent horrendous killings in Florida were such a story. I naively believed it was like the crimes of Jack the ripper and other serial killers, on that frightening level, isolated singular offenses that couldn’t last. As the picture hung in my mind there was no time for reasoning or respite.  A man Stabs himself many, many times and incredibly pulls away chunks of his intestine to throw at police who brought him under control with a swat team and projectile bean bags.  Did you really listen to that?  A man, with a serious injury, worsening it as his intestines slipped out, two full cans of pepper spray were used and finally a SWAT TEAM?   Then there is the college student, who kills his room mate and eats portions of him.

With these crimes barely cooling,  a man is found half inside a tent with open wounds to his chest and dislodged spleen.  To make this event worse, medical examiners suggest his wound doesn’t resemble the damage inflicted by a knife or tool of some kind.  The Daytona death was  not the last of   the weirdness.  Lowpel Davis, 38, snatched the hairpiece from atop a mannequin at the Sassy Beauty Supply shop in New Haven and put it in her bag. She then leaves the store. She is followed for a block or more by the older owner of the shop.  She strikes at both the men and bites a piece from the older mans bicep muscle and spits it back at the man.—-Read more:        

Zombies; They should be as real a threat to us as the little black alien with the Roman Helmet in Bugs Bunny cartoons, but the image of whats was left of the 65 year old victim’s  face and the unreal story told by officers about how it got that way should chill anyone’s heart. The attacker, Rudy Eugene was not an average guy,  though his facial features would have allowed him to blend into any crowd in any major city.  Rudy Eugene was a very troubled man and apparently the use of bath salts was not the only problem he was carrying.   Eugene had been arrested during a physical and verbal  assault on his mother some time back ,that was only ended after three separate uses of the tazer on him.  His ex-wife discussed with police his abusive nature. With the heightening of that already aggressive nature in his attacker, Mr Poppo’s minutes were numbered.

It is any statement about  his resilience, that Mr Poppo still holds onto life in a hospital. The chances of his recovery are not known to us.  It has been guessed that he endured 18 minutes of this attack before police brought Eugene down.  That is also a statement about the officers professionalism, that he was able to fight the urge he had to have to shoot sooner, giving Rudy every chance possible to cease his attack.

The victim Ronald Poppo

This act of Eugene’s shows us graphically what a zombie attack might be like, and even more shocking is the view of what it must be like to be attacked by a real Zombie.  No confusion here folks. this is as close as you can come to the real thing. We’ve looked at the reality of zombie like actions by those still alive.

Now, after giving it some thought, I came up with a few ideas dealing with a real zombie apocalypse.  Of course other directions as far choice o weapons and multiple forms of home defense could be added here, but I’m not trying to write a handbook on the last days; just mention a few things others might not have thought of. Would they fly, would they work in the reality of a Zombie Apocalypse ? Lets hope we never have to find out.

From here on we’re talking as if that nightmarish scenario has come true. The question is on the table “what would you do?”  The first reality that some will miss is, if this is wide spread, local law enforcement , governing agencies and groups that represented Uncle Sam, will fold.   Face it.  They have families too!  Each senator, mayor and police chief will have somebody to worry about themselves.  Don’t expect speed traps or tickets, but don’t expect any help either.  The nobler officers will do what they can as long as they can, but just where do you think you’ll be on their list of things to do?   Have you ever seen the old version of Salem’s Lot?  Its a great example, well written and it seeps with the reality of an unreal situation.

below to the right the attacker Eugene,)

So,  whether your one of the good guys or the bad guys,  your pretty much on your own.  In those conditions, your resourcefulness  and imagination may be as important as anything else you have going for you.  Your survival  tools will be the currency of the day.  Your home, which should be in that situation looked at as a fortification, will have to be quickly, haphazardly  modified to serve as your castle. Don’t fool yourself, doubting that others won’t covet it.  It will be the worst side of the Wild West.  People, who were marginally criminal, will  have the freedom to feed that beast inside them. Those, who you were normally acquainted with and possibly trusted may show their true face, and the boys you played cards with,  they may forget past friendships  to better set themselves up, doing it  at you and  your families expense .

Hard, lasting choices will have to be made quickly. You’ll be unable to let the regular practices of generosity cloud your faculties because the bills that will come due will have nothing to do with the utilities.  If you let in the smiling face on your porch, he may just kill you in your sleep and commit terrible crimes against your wife and children before taking every useful thing you have and leaving.  It will be the dawn in which all masks fall away.

The first decisions will be to decide if you are mobile. Maybe you have an unreliable old car,  or its been stolen as many will be. Maybe your funds are limited or gas is hoarded  by those who can hoard it.  Ask yourself  “are you willing to kill a man over Gasoline?” Many will be willing. I will not.

The  option of  lengthy travel won’t be there for some, so settle in, grabbing loose materials, plywood sheets and nails, old boards, anything that could be solidly nailed into place to bar a window from outside entry. These should be made solid inside and out, at least on the ground floor, against Zombies,  against the human monster that will be just as real. All windows should be secured with holes cut for visibility.  If you fear some window or door may be entered that has been secured, while you’re asleep, hang wind chimes inside from each window so that if they are tampered with, the slightest forcing or shaking will alert you with tinkling.  You can trust this because you’ll have no fan to stir up air inside and the holes would be so small that little air could stir them.  What if someone or something tries to tear down your defenses? How will you guard them?

Study the defenses used in castles.  Hot liquids were poured from above.  The dropping of  heavy objects on Zombies heads would probably be more effective.  So, loading up one upstairs room with throw-able chunks of rock might be a good idea .  There will be no perfect solutions, only what your resourceful enough to do with what you have at hand.

The fortified house scenario, in my opinion, would work best  in a country setting. The sparse population would make the numbers you initially had to deal with, manageable.  With caution, it would give you a better chance of quickly and efficiently building up the houses defenses.   You’ll do what you can in the time you have as others will.

Every shot in your defense will take from that supply that must protect you indefinitely.  Bullets, shotgun shells, powder, and B.B.s are gold. YOUR LAUGHING!!   Pellets,B.B.s and steel darts of the same 177 caliber will be a priceless commodity.  These are used in airguns, not for killing Zombies, but, instead should  be used to hunt small game. They would be good for thousands of shots.  They are quieter than guns, drawing less attention.  Their main strength, though  is that if they are used to hunt, all your bullets and shotgun shells can be kept for combat situations.

If you are in a position where flight is not possible due to lack of transportation, illness or physical infirmities, building up your home defense may be all that’s possible. The drawings below are hypothetical situations, possible answers to certain problems. While canned and dried beans might be high in protein, you would need other sources of food to stay physically able . The idea for an elevated garden and a way of thinning out large groups of Zombies is shown below the garden to the left and the funneling area to the right.

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Zombie apocalypse coming soon

5/16: McArthur High School HazMat Situation
Students, Teachers Decontaminated After Breaking Out In Rash

5/19: No confirmation on chemical at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

5/21: Police: Man bites woman in Westchester

5/23: I-285 reopens after hazmat incident

5/23: Man Bites Cousin’s Nose Off

5/24: Second Broward school reports mystery rash

5/25: Hazmat Called After Kids Exposed To Pesticide On Bus: Hazmat, EMS Respond To Lake County, FL School

5/25: ‘Disoriented’ passenger subdued on flight in Miami

5/26: Naked Man Allegedly Eating Victim’s Face Shot And Killed By Miami Police

Add to these the lady above who tore a chunk out of a mans bicep with her teeth and you have, as far as we are aware, the list to date.

Zombie apocalypse coming soon

5/19: No confirmation on chemical at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

5/26: Naked Man Allegedly Eating Victim’s Face Shot And Killed By Miami Police

5/26: Florida Doctor Spits Blood at Highway Patrolmen After DUI Arrest

All in same week and same state… May God be with you, Florida.