As the incurable Ebola virus continues to tear through African nations, comparisons have been drawn between the disease’s victims and the walking dead of horror movie lore.
But a new revelation from one of the afflicted regions may add credence to that analogy.
A report from The New Dawn Liberia purports that not one, but two Ebola patients from Nimba County who had died from the disease mysteriously came back to life to residents’ disbelief right before their funerals.
From The New Dawn Liberia:
Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba.
But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be in her late 60s, were about to be taken for burial when they resurrected.
The report goes on to claim that the victims’ supposed resurrection “has reportedly created panic in residents of Hope Village Community and Ganta at large,” with some rejecting the newly resurrected as ghosts “who shouldn’t live among them.” According to The New Dawn, this is the first known occurrence of Ebola zombie-ism.
As one reader on AllAfrica.com points out, the most reasonable explanation is that the victims had likely never actually died, but were probably still alive in comatose states.
If the news is factual, it could give new meaning to federal, state and local preparedness drills and training exercises being carried out in which the primary targets are “zombie life forms created after an organism is infected by a virus or bacteria or some other contagion.”
The macabre question that has to be asked at this point is: how many other supposedly “dead” patients have been buried alive?
Watch our shocking special report on how army troops are training to kill waves of “zombies” during a viral pandemic in the backdrop of a third world country.