Famous Cases | Historical Tales | Vampires | Zombies
Base: Bluffton, South Carolina
Date/Time: October 12, 2006
Incident: Today I heard a disturbing report along the grapevine that there was an organization using three or four zombies as exhibits in a "zoo" of sorts; i.e., there is/was a place where live zombies were chained up and set out for viewing by a paying public. I tried to find out where said exhibit was, but I couldn't get anymore information.
The implications of this are scary. If this secret "zoo" was improperly run several people may end up being bitten.
I am skeptical of this report, however. The fact that my source, an equally curious friend of mine, couldn't or wouldn't reveal where the penned zombies were held is a sign that it may be bogus. There is an issue as to how the zombies are fed and "cared for." I was also unable to determine the origin of the zombies through local news or FVZA reports. Lastly, the fact that I have only now heard of this establishment is suspicious.
I hate to post a report that may lead to nothing, but I think that it would be in the best interest of the FVZA to be informed of this so they can launch an investigation if they find the news important. Until then I will continue my research.
Comments From Dr. Pecos: Sadly, this is not unprecedented. Several times in my FVZA career I came across these hideous displays. I remember well one particular operation in West Lake, Florida, a town on the southern edge of the Everglades. Some backwoods types had caged four advanced stage zombies in a shack and were charging admission for a look.
While destroying zombies and vampires was my life's work, I never forgot that the undead were once people with lives and loved ones. Keeping zombies captive for the enjoyment of others is inhumane and despicable, to say nothing of the potential dangers involved. Let's hope this story is not true. Keep us posted.