"Zombies are real... they're just not what you think they are."
I joke around about the zombie apocalypse happening all the time, but did you know that there's a group of people out there that truly believe it's only a matter of time before it happens? And they're preparing for it. The Discovery Channel did a special called Zombie Apocalypse, that focuses on this group of people.
According to THR the special features the stories of four individuals -- "a teacher, mother of two, ex-military firearms instructor and founder of the Kansas Anti-Zombie militia -- who are preparing for what they confident is an impending outbreak circa The Walking Dead."
There's even scientific proof showing that a zombie outbreak could happen! Dr. Robert Smith of the department of mathematics at the University of Ottawa warns,
A zombie pandemic … is something that is plausible, it's something that at least in terms of spread, is very likely.
They also say that experts predict that "a potential virus leading to an outbreak could overwhelm a city the size of New York in eight to nine days once a single zombie is infected."
So maybe I should stop joking around about it and actually start preparing for real. The show airs on December 18th at 10 p.m. Check out the promo trailer, and let us know what you think about the possible reality of a zombie Apocalypse!