Below is the sequence of events leading up to the zombie
apocalypse. This is the timeline we are using for our documentary.
Submissions do not have to tie to these specific events but they
MUST NOT contradict this timeline.
February 2007 - The Super Flu
The Super Flu pandemic begins in February of 2007 as common,
seasonal influenza. By March the number of cases reported has
quadrupled and the Flu strain is dubbed “The Super Flu” by the
media. The Super Flu proves resilient against influenza vaccines.
On April 1st 2007 the World Health Organization announces that the
Super Flu meets the three criteria of a Pandemic. In the streets
people begin wearing white dust masks. There are protests in major
cities, as the public demands healthcare for the uninsured. In San
Francisco a man robs a bank with a squirt bottle full of, what
claims is, super flu infected blood.
May 2007 – Camp Saint Teresa
On May 1st the US Government working with FEMA and the CDC sets up
a camp in the Nevada desert with the purpose of treating the
uninsured sick. The US Government issues St. Teresa Passports to
Hospitals across the country who are instructed to give the
passports, which grant access to Camp Teresa, to uninsured patients
in need. People all over the country rush to their local hospitals
seeking passports. By June 1st all the passports have been issued.
Reports of passports selling online for tens of thousands of
dollars are not uncommon. By mid June additional camps are set up
in every state across the US. Each of those is full by the end of
July 2007 – The Campion Virus
In July the Super Flu mutates and the total death toll doubles in
just a few weeks. The CDC dubs Super Flu, the Campion Virus.
Reports of cases are coming in from every country on the globe. The
United Nations declares a global state of emergency. Accounts
surface from Camp Saint Teresa that describe atrocious living
conditions. Rumors spread that Camp Saint Teresa is a massive death
camp where the infected are sent to die. The White House tries to
rebound from the accusation calling Camp Teresa a Quarantine Camp.
Riots breakout in major cities across the US. The Capital building
catches fire. Martial Law is declared.
August 2007 – A New Industry
By August a slew of Pharmaceutical Companies claiming to have a
cure for the Campion virus begin selling their products direct to
consumers and drug stores. The Pharmaceutical Companies skip the
FDA approval to increase time to market and capitalize on the
global panic. The most heavily promoted of these is
September 2007 – Dead and Attacking
On September 8th 2007 a 911 call is placed from a mobile phone
somewhere in Northern California. The person making the call claims
that he is at a pharmaceutical testing facility where they are
testing Campion Virus treatments. The caller claims that some of
the patients have died and are attacking people. The 911 operator
asks if the patients are dead or are attacking to which the caller
responds, “both.” This is the first recorded case of zombie
behavior resulting from the Campion Virus.
November 1st 2007 – We Lost Some Zombies
On November 1st 2007 the headline on New York’s leading newspaper
reads “We Lost Some Zombies.” The quote is from a uniformed guard
stationed at Camp Saint Teresa. The Article describes a frantic
radio transmission made by the Camp Saint Teresa guard. The article
goes on to describe armed soldiers racing away from the camp in
November 19th 2007 – Zombies
By November 2nd 2007 the infected reach Las Vegas. The city falls
by the 3rd. The infected spread from there. The west coast is hit
on the 5th by the 7th the east coast is infected. Estimates are
that 75% of the population is dead or undead by the 19th of
November. Survivors are on their own. Most cities had gone dark
while some managed to maintain power. The US Government and all
it’s agencies cease to function (As far as we know).
The Campion Virus has reached its final mutation. The positive is
that the virus is only transferable by bite, it is no longer an
airborne virus. The negative is that the virus will , inevitably,
take over the body and cause zombism. Take over of the body by the
Campion Virus does not always result in death, meaning that a
living person infected with the Campion virus can turn to a Zombie
without dying. These are called Runners. They do not possess
problem solving skills or the ability to communicate. They do
however possess most of the physical skills they had prior to
turning, meaning they can run in most cases. Those individuals who
turn after death are slow moving zombies. Present day survivors
have spread out across the globe.