Outbreak of Zombie Virus

A fake BBC news page has been doing the rounds that describes an outbreak of 'zombism' in a small town in Cambodia:

After death, this virus is able to restart the heart of it’s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during “resurrection.”

It's a pretty decent looking fake news page, although the url is a dead giveaway (pun intended), as is the awful grammar. The image of the ugly-looking creature comes from a photograph by artist Charlie White that was discussed in the forum last year. (thanks to Chris for the link)


Posted on Thu Apr 28, 2005


I remember another fake CNN website with a sombie breakout, you click on a link, you get an error page, but when you move your mouse over the error page, some freaky face appears.

Posted by Yaanu  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  08:22 PM
really? do you have the address for that webpage?
anyways that ...zombie looking thing is so creepy... and so realistic too. @@
Posted by Yushi  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  10:51 PM
Actually the article had a more believable picture to begin with. It was a quasi blurry picture of androgynous third world soldiers walking through some beat up streets and such with a caption reading something around the lines of, "Cambodian troops move into that random town's name". The dog thing picture just cuts from the believability that freaked out my coworkers. That was a fun day...
Posted by That fabled Chris (I'm an Idiot actually)  on  Sat Apr 30, 2005  at  10:23 PM
My friend got me with that, I thought it was a backup BBC server but then I started trying to go back and look for it in the BBC archives, then I looked at the url, I tried to go back and look deeper into the archives. Then I saw the date and knew it was a prank. The picture was good but I wish it was bigger. If anyone knows where I can get one thats 1024x768 tell me.
Posted by BOB!  on  Sun May 01, 2005  at  01:57 AM
i dont really believe in zombies i only believe in ghost becausze i seen my deceased grandfarther.
Posted by ashley  on  Fri Nov 04, 2005  at  01:37 PM
I saw this article in Maxim, it was one of those "one out of these 3 articles is fake" and the other two had midgets getting massacre by a lion and a powerful gun that uses exploding ammunition to blow apart walls and things of that nature.
Those poor midgets got pwned by the lion.
Posted by Crow  on  Sat Dec 03, 2005  at  12:14 PM
Out of curiosity, I looked up the hostname for the IP address used in the URL for the Zombie article. It's baserape.com
Posted by Chip Jarred  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  12:21 AM
my friends brother saw something about it on tv, so i don't think that it's fake.
Posted by Rachel  on  Mon Feb 06, 2006  at  01:18 AM
why whenever someone says these things are real is it always their brothers friend or their uncles cooks dog? (ok the last ones a bit unrealistic but it could happen) :grrr:
Posted by Ethan  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  06:40 AM
your all fuckin idiots...
Posted by 420  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  03:16 PM
i havent been around for too long, hell only 18 now, but ive always been interested in Zombies...
i do think i can bring them back, im not sure if the virus is complete though.
i could be wrong, but i must try, and the only way to tramsmit that i know of is human to human, not animal to human, or animal to animal.
i havent had a human subjet, so im not sure if it will infect us or not...
ill post once again when the outbreak is complete.
be prepared to kill when the time comes...
i bid you all farewell...
Posted by Z Torres  on  Wed May 17, 2006  at  04:25 PM
Some of you people, I swear...
Posted by 1-1  on  Thu Jul 27, 2006  at  11:01 PM
Oh, I'd like to see a zombie. . . a REAL one! 🧛
Posted by Whisperpaw  on  Thu Oct 12, 2006  at  10:22 PM
Completely idiotic. Either this is a giagantic cover-up or the article's information is bad.
First, the Solanum Virus is only transmutable through bodily fluids and a mosquito would have died shortly after biting an infected human.
Second, the lifespan of a zombie is around 11 years. Not the two hours this article states.
While it does have some plausiblity as a cover-up, the information is wrong.
Posted by Jake  on  Wed Dec 13, 2006  at  11:31 AM
Uh... I realize that this was a while ago but I came across it on good old google a minute ago and felt the need to comment in case anyone else does the same and sees this.

In any case, look at the date it was published/last updated. "Friday, 1 April, 2005, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK". It was an April Fool's joke, an article just get a rise out of people. Just a joke, not real.
Posted by Kat  on  Fri Jan 26, 2007  at  02:56 PM
Dang...you are all f*cking idiots. Seriously. First off, look up solanum or whatever on Google images. ITS A FREAKING BREED OF PLANTS!!!!!!!!!! I remember reading this about...oh...what? 2 years ago. Also, I tried baserape.com, and i didnt move my mouse over the website cus I bet there's a popup on dat there error page 😛 . Oh well.
Posted by Jacob  on  Thu Mar 01, 2007  at  01:30 PM
I want a zombie :/
Posted by Megdizzle  on  Thu May 10, 2007  at  04:00 PM
heres some food for thought, make of it what you will, I just thought I'd give you all a bit to think and debate about hehe 😛 http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zombies/
Posted by Hitarou  on  Mon Jul 09, 2007  at  07:48 AM
i hope zombies do take over one day...im prepared.
Posted by Chris  on  Wed Jul 25, 2007  at  08:11 PM
i think its true cause ive heard soooo much about it. there going to take over one day! :grrr:
Posted by shaun omelia  on  Sun Aug 12, 2007  at  06:30 PM
all the ppl who think that this is real u suck, to ever1 else, well done
Posted by Ghost  on  Fri Aug 17, 2007  at  01:56 AM
this web page has been created as many people think is a hoax but I (zombie Expert) I think other wise, the undead have infiltrated our news...

You may think that its impossible but let this to be a warning to us all, zombies will attack and you will need to prepare...

please visit my page http://www.bebo.com/zombie-annihilation
Posted by Nathan payne  on  Tue Oct 02, 2007  at  07:12 AM
you people are stupid.... i want everyone to look up the ebola virus... its a virus that is real and it makes you act like a zombie before it kills you...wikipedia does the best job
Posted by Austen  on  Fri Oct 12, 2007  at  07:49 PM
If zombies attacked I'd leave the USA as soon as possible because of the population and the fact that USA warfare might make undead stronger because they need marksman to blow off the heads and not tanks or artillery to just blow off zombie limbs or legs and make them harder to see.
Posted by Joseph  on  Wed Oct 17, 2007  at  09:28 AM
The funny thing about all this is....the more debates on whether this COULD happen or NOT, the more some freakshow scientist is compelled to prove this theory. It could and most likely "will" happen, maybe not in the traditional movie sense we all know but similar cases may just rise....bwahahahahahaha
Posted by michelle  on  Wed Oct 17, 2007  at  12:23 PM
That would have been pretty sweet if the zombie virus actually existed, we're overdue for nature to produce something to help 'thin the herd'.

This sh!t would have been all over the news, "they" can't stifle every news-source in the world; although they can try and discredit them.
Posted by Cody Lowe  on  Thu Jan 31, 2008  at  05:59 PM
I also hope there is an outbreak. Because I am sick and tired of people who get away with shit and stick there noses high above the ground thinking they are above everyone else. If there was an outbreak, it would force people to get there feet back on the ground and it will show everyone who is truly fit to survive. I have been preparing for any kind of event where humanity will be tested. From economic breakdowns to a global virus infection. But no matter how much one can prepare his or herself, it all comes down to common sense. Where only 1/8th of the worlds population can claim to have any. So bring it on!!!!
Posted by Ski  on  Mon Mar 31, 2008  at  01:11 PM
this is ridiculous.
zombies are conceivable, and it's likely the government's already been toying with the whole thing... but the way people obsess over this is ridiculous.
even in england, people dress up in zombie costumes and roam the streets once or so a year.
that's just stupid.
i think the idea of zombies is really interesting, and as I said, conceivable, but please stop making a ridiculous mockery of the whole thing.
Posted by 1  on  Sat Apr 26, 2008  at  03:40 PM
Oh come on wat is it with the ppl in there callin the belivers fuckin idoits. If you dont belive fine but leave the other ppl alone some of us really do belive in zombies. Hell we all should have a zombie plan. zombies WERE real check out this sit it proves it! http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hierakonpolis/zombies.html
that is a credible website. for true belives who need help with a zombie plan go to http://www.redvsblue.com and look up the zombie plan PSA. the video may be a joke but u will get some good info from it.
Posted by max  on  Mon May 05, 2008  at  08:50 AM
Anyone at all afraid that maybe oneday a rage virus will break out? I hear awhile back ago there had been a rage virus outbreak and that scares the shit out of me. Just knowing what the government hides. I think I would kick ass though, my life or some dead person. Hell yeah the only way to kill someone AND get away with it. I have my head on straight and Im watching cause if something happens my ass is gone. :coolsmirk:
Posted by Diane  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  07:26 PM
does ANYONE have this on their pc or a link to it i saw it way back when but now im in a different house with different pc and dont have it its the cnn one i want not the bbc one
a cyber pint to the bloke who gets it or a fruit based beverage for the ladie that does 😊
Posted by glasgow  on  Wed Jul 09, 2008  at  06:52 PM
Really where's the link too see?!?
Posted by Lance  on  Thu Aug 14, 2008  at  01:14 AM
The Rage virus in 28 days later is partialy based on Rabies. And in case you didnt know, Rabies is very real, and can be caught by humans. So personaly, I dont find somthing like this to be so over the top. Though I know this a hoax, duh. Oh and Solanum is the virus featured in Max Brooks zombie books, the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, so the guy who mentioned it wasnt actualy being serious. I say, the people who take the people who are joking seriously are the ones who are assholes. Do a little reasearch before you start calling people dumb ass holes for knowingly referencing to a work of fiction.
Posted by Winchester  on  Tue Aug 19, 2008  at  03:14 PM
well I am not sure that real but somewhere in scotland in an lab. there is an man that must actually be dead but his brains has been totally stopped working and his hole body still moves. and he is not eating or something but just doing nothing. and if u touch him you get invected and than you die in a few weeks later.

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Posted by human invest G.A.T  on  Mon Sep 15, 2008  at  09:53 AM
Zombie's will be the end of times the bible talks about.
Posted by Jim Neutron  on  Thu Oct 30, 2008  at  08:19 AM
Belive me or not (most of you probebly won't belive me but it's ok you're the first to apprhend this moment!
I may not be smart , but there are over 200 sensores in a human body
1 of them is the sense of things happeing,
70years ago there were a couple of storyies about zombie attacks, which i presume were fake!
But if these storyies were fake, why right them!
Too scare people?
I say no, there are proof of such virus's like this one, but out of my instinct they are real!
Adhd (a aggresive emotion which apprehends half of you're body)

Tell me now do you belive these are real, if not then be prepared for the future,
we can cure almost everything.
But did you know that virus's also become immune to these cure's and they grow new skills etc..
such as h.i.v and aides.
What will come 3rd, a new virus which can almost wipe all humans out giving them aggresive symptoms and making them half dead!
Abit like you've just woke up, but you're body is dead.... the only thing living is you're brain And like i said, you feel half asleep which means you can't think straight and you would think you are invincble and not know what's going on!
Can this be true?
I don't know i predict so!
Posted by There coming  on  Mon Dec 29, 2008  at  10:26 AM
It doesn't take that long to catch a cold,
Or catch the birdflue
How long do you think it takes for this virus to spread and sprea through each one of us!
And the worst thing about it is that were not prepared!
quite frankely im scared myself, and no i am not prepared for what's coming because i don't know what to prepare,
People seem half dead to us already, is it catching up has it started?

It only takes a few days for a virus to take out a whole town maybe city!
I advise you to keep clear of this and probebly experiment on this due to the irrages infections which will be spreaded by touch or air!
Posted by there coming  on  Mon Dec 29, 2008  at  10:30 AM
You people that think zombies are real, you're dumbasses. I always love hearing how people Are "pre-pared." Really, pre-pared? Do you walk around with thousands of rounds, medical supplies, rations, water, etc, etc? Or is that all safetly locked up in your home or shed or wahtever? Give me a break, and what makes you all think that shooting a zombie in the head or anywhere else with a shotgun, or flare gun, or what have you is going to stop them? Is it because that is what the movies show? I'm not against having weapons, or ammo, or food supplies, to a degree. If you think that you are really surivialist, then go to the woods and live off the land for two weeks, or in a city. Really catch squerrials or birds, or eat termites. Just reading about surivialness wont amount to shit. Oh yeah, and when you do your little surival camping trip, dont bring water or food. Learn how to fliter water, cant expect that the water treatment plants and electricaly will last if a suppose invansion happens. Or that gas tanks will contiune to be filled up so you can drive to these safe areas. Give it up, "They," are not that smart, they do not have all the secrets in a folder in a cabinet somewhere just waiting for some ass to find it. THEY are not supper scientist creating such virsus and have UFO's all lined up in some damn warehouse underground.

Playing the waht if game is cool if really goddamn bored, but dont take it seriously, or you'll become one of those guys.
Posted by oh jesus christ  on  Fri Mar 20, 2009  at  08:16 AM
That little story made me laugh 😛

Why are you so botherd.
If zombies arnt real then why take a eppie fit upon it?

There is a disease that acts like zombie... search on google!

But you don't eat people or give them the disease.
Don't be so stupid aha.

And life in the open/nature isn't that hard!

I presume everyone will do it someday.

What do u think schools here for?
It's here so you can learn on how to live your future and take responsibility's.
Science praticles are the number 1 priority of helping you deduct life in the open. along side RE and Geograpghy..
Posted by chris thomas  on  Fri Mar 20, 2009  at  09:36 AM
🧛 come one i'd seen it on movie but now your saying that zombies are real........OK then show me a real zombie and i will believe you
Posted by duane  on  Wed Apr 29, 2009  at  08:53 PM
Posted by Chris thomas  on  Thu Apr 30, 2009  at  09:55 AM
i think that thay will one day take over and when thay do it will be very fun cuz i am preperd for it and i wont to run round kickin sum zombie ass ohhhraaa mariens
Posted by tyler  on  Tue May 05, 2009  at  02:33 AM
you all discuss me.he is right if u make eboli permanent it can have long term effects (zombies if you will) but ohh sooo sickning you will all see the future.it stores many surprises.
Posted by ??????  on  Mon Jun 29, 2009  at  08:06 PM
the mosquito will turn into a more vicious hunter thirsting fro more than just blood...
Posted by masturchief anonymous dude  on  Sun Aug 16, 2009  at  07:37 AM
i wish i'm just in between L4D handling all those zombies
with all those guns
i really wish how it feels to be in a zombie pandemic
Posted by masturchief anonymous dude  on  Sun Aug 16, 2009  at  07:39 AM
my brother called me on he phone yesterday, and held the phone to the radio. it was an article about zombies. real zombies. his mom listens to nothing but NPR.
also, scientists have done research and have re-animated the dead. and they have found a virus and a parasite that creates zombies. they also linked the N1H1 (swine flu) virus to the Z-Virus.
You also have to realize that there has been evidence of zombie-ism in history and religion. also realize that almost everything in story books exists or has existed in the past. where else would we have all these stories, but human experience?
I fully believe that tis is the way the human population will be wiped out. my dad and i already have plans on how to barricade and escape from out house, and he has stared a stockpile of food. You have to prepare for it, or you'll become a zombie, too. before its your time, at least.
If you dont believe any of this is true, just do a little research. a google search will suffice. or go through all your history books. theres evidence. lots of evidence. its nothing to be afraid of. you can still sleep at night. theres no zombies outside. yet. but the zombie appocalypse is coming. you have to prepare yourself.
Posted by Kitty  on  Fri Aug 21, 2009  at  01:21 PM
🧛 ha
Posted by jim  on  Wed Nov 04, 2009  at  09:33 AM
this is bullshit. BBC news, is actually a large news network. do your homework, before you slander. anyone of you can go into any search engine, type in BBC news. after you see the website (first thing that pops on google), you go search african sleeping sickness. they have pages of news articles about this parasite. want to make it simple. type in "african sleeping sickness zombie" and the same news article pops up. Still not convinced. look up medical refrences on african sleeping sickness. Every symtom classifies urban belief of the zombie virus, including: fevers, irritability, malaise, aching muscles, joint problems, skin eruptions, progressive confussion, extreme personality changes (patients may act violent), slurred speech, siezures, difficulty with walking and moving.

there you go. seriously, you need to learn to research your bullshit, if youre going to opperate a website.
Posted by eva  on  Tue Nov 10, 2009  at  05:23 AM
I have always played around with the idea of a zombie outbreak and have used it in many of my short stories, but i doubt there will ever be a 'natural' occurence for a zombie virus. The virus would have to be manufactured useing nano-technology or something thereof. However, an existig virus such as Ebola or Rabies could mutate, but very unlikely to such an extent that it would drive the subject to feed ravenously on the flesh of humans.

Nevertheless, it is a very good medium for many horror films and stories.
On an end note, The Zombie Survival Guide, for all of you true belivers, is in fact a magnificently constructed work of fiction.
The recorded attacks are all fictional and are quite interesting to read.
Posted by leonin  on  Fri Dec 25, 2009  at  07:18 PM
In all fairness, despite whether "zombies" are real or myth, some say yes, some say no. The ones that say yes they are real are laughed at and called nuts, the ones that say no want proof. If you dig deep and hard enough on the internet, you will find declassified military documents (with a lot censored out of them), about experiments conducted over a period of 30 years to reanimate dead soldiers to place them back in the field to keep numbers up on the battlefield. While experimenting, an untested compound was dropped in the cooler where five cadavers were being stored. Shortly thereafter, all five corpses began to exhibit basic and almost spasm-like motor skills. The incident lasted for only 86 seconds. Shortly therafter, the government shut doown the research program claiming that it was unethical. Is it possible some jerk in a lab is messing with this stuff? Of course. Is it possible that an actual zombie outbreak could occur? Of course, but highly improbable.
Posted by SardoPsycho  on  Sun Feb 28, 2010  at  08:55 PM
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