I can't believe this forum exists!! I thought I was the only person planning for the event of a zombie outbreak.
For the sake of anonymity, I'll go by memento mori, mori for short. I'm a 30-some year old female stranded in the midwest with my daughter and husband. My daughter shares my interest in zombies and horror movies, and my husband shares an interest in guns, so it all works out well. My husband hasn't seen the things I have, but when the outbreak becomes widespread he'll see I'm a tad less crazy than he thinks I am.
I work as a nurse at a local hospital. It was there that I saw what had to be some sort of undead. A Code Yellow was called (a large influx into the Emergency Room) and extra staff was called down to help out. I went down to assist. The patient in room -, the room I was in, was unresponsive, in severe respiratory distress, and had what looked like some gnarly chemical burns over maybe 60% of his body. There wasn't much that could be done for him. I watched him die and heard the MD pronounce the time of death as 22:36. I remember thinking that was the exact same time that I was born.
Then I heard shouts and crashes coming from another room. I went out to see what was going on (hey, the guy in room - wouldn't need me anytime soon). One of the other patients that came in with my patient had pinned a tech to the floor and was attacking him. Then I saw he wasn't just attacking the tech, he was BITING him. Tearing flesh with his teeth. When another tech went to help, the patient snapped at him and took a chunk off his arm. I backed away and turned to see my deceased man in # - sit up on his cart. I think my own heart stopped about then.
The next thing I knew, all unneccessary personel was escorted out by some type of security personnel-- the likes of which I've never seen. They had some sort of gun or tool on them that I couldn't recognize. In retrospect (and after searching on the web), it looked to me like a cattle gun. The thing they use to stun livestock by popping a bolt into it's brain.
Those of us who witnessed these events were pretty much told that we didn't see it. It would cost us our jobs and licensure if word of what happened got out. It was covered up as an "industrial accident" and there was barely a mention of it in the papers or on the news.
Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions. I don't know. What I saw, along with all the secrecy, and the fact that those two techs haven't been seen since that day, well... it's the only conclusion I can jump to.