Famous Cases | Historical Tales | Vampires | Zombies
Base: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date/Time: July 8, 2009, midnight
Incident: I was walking with my family to our hotel next to the dock in Old San Juan. We had to walk through many alleys along the way. As we started down one alley, we noticed a a person walking towards us. My parents and my siblings thought it was a homeless guy, since we had seen many in San Juan, but I knew better. Not many homeless drag their feet and smell like rotting flesh. I believed it was a zombie, so I convinced my family that we were going the wrong way and that we should turn back. The thing was pretty close to use when we left that alley, and when I looked back I believe I saw an eye that was out of its socket. I then heard it groan quite loudly.
I truly think it was a real zombie.
Comment from Dr. Pecos: Assuming your account is true, then you should consider yourself very lucky. The creature you describe was undoubtedly a zombie; probably in the later stages of infection, judging by its movements.
Like other countries in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has had more than its share of zombie outbreaks. San Juan, the capital city, experienced large outbreaks in 1599, 1627 and 1797. Early-stage zombies moved swiftly through the narrow, winding streets of the old town, attacking anyone they came across. Interestingly, Ponce de Leon, legendary explorer and first governor of Puerto Rico, was bitten by zombies in Florida and had to be destroyed by his crew as they sailed to Cuba. He is buried in a cathedral in Old San Juan.
I will forward this report to my associates in Puerto Rico.