The POD in this scenario begins right now (January 27th, 2011). Every day, this timeline will develop. It won't be much at first, but around February/March, it will reach a crescendo!
At 12:03 PM, January 27th, 2011, a murder occurs. Little does the world know that this is the first death in the coming Zombie Wars ...
I will have different news sources covering the war. Eventually, they will start to fall and the only source of info will be the SCC (Survivor's Coalition of Communications).
I will post links to each stations featuring Zombie coverage. However, until I can get each station up and running, the default news you will be listening to is BBC.
January 27th, 2011
... A disease has been discovered in Africa. Its effects are unknown. The only evidence we have is a dead body with a skull fracture that seemed to have been done from a blunt object. The body has been taken to a local Kenyan Morgue. The murder weapon seems to have been dropped a half mile away from the carcass. DNA tests are pending. The dead body was of a thirty year old man. He seemed to have been a tribal. A bite mark was found on his wrist. The animal that dealt it is unknown at this time.
The bite mark suggests a hominid animal, such as an ape, monkey or even a human being. If so, the area will be searched for cannibals. The dead body carried a disease that behaves unlike any other. No comments are being made and the details have not been released. All that is known is that it is not AIDS, HIV, or any other known virus ...
January 28th, 2011
... The murder mystery in South Africa has taken a turn for the worst. All communications with the area morgue have been lost. The last outgoing message was the doctor calling the CDC. Apparently, the virus of the dead man was found to attack and control cells. An investigation is pending.
January 30th, 2011
... The morgue the dead tribal that was found a few days ago has been investigated. The search team went into the morgue looking for evidence. It seems cannibals have taken over the morgue. The cannibals managed to capture one officer and injure two others. The captured man is presumed to be dead. The injured officers died of an infection via a bite mark. The infection seems to be of the mysterious virus that was found on Thursday of last week.
January 31st, 2011
The two victims of a cannibal attack that were pronounced dead last night have somehow awaken. The two awoke in the Cape Town hospital last night. The two are highly aggressive, however. They have attacked janitors, Emergency Room staff, surgeons, and even their own former search party members.
So far, at least eighteen people have been bitten, and ten are dead. The government will take care of the issue with force. It is advised that Cape Town residents avoid the hospital at all costs ...
February 1st, 2011
The city of Cape Town is in a state of emergency. The now insane former search party members have managed to kill nearly everyone in the Cape Town Hospital. Many more people have gone crazy after being bitten. Many people who have been bitten have died and many more are fleeing the city. The police reports state that, despite use of lethal force, the insane people are not dying. In fact, according to one police officer, hits to the heart are useless. Methods such as tear gas are also ineffective.
The South African Riot Control was dispatched at 3:10 this morning. Their methods of fear and non-lethal force have not in any way stopped the insane attackers. Riot shields are useless against a determined attacker.
According to eyewitnesses, the attackers smell as if they have died. Some of them are very stiff and cannot move well. Some that have recently gone insane sprint at full speed towards people. It is assumed that the reason for the behavior of the insane people is brain damage, as they have displayed no sign of thoughts or emotions. However, their determination is unmatched. More on this attack later.
February 2nd, 2011
The President of South Africa has ordered an evacuation of Cape Town. The insane people have taken control of the area. Sightings of these insane people are common throughout all of South Africa now. A captured insane rioter from Cape Town may prove what drives these people to near insanity.
All cellular tests return with similar results: the tissue is dead. The people are rotting. It seems that the brain is independent of oxygen. As it stands right now, their only known motivation is eating humans. They cannot reproduce or respond to their environment, meaning they are not really alive. As a majority of the 'undead' are experiencing rigor mortis, some people are dubbing the 'undead' as Zombies. Other words include walkers, ghouls, shamblers, and, according to a British comedian escaping from Cape Town, the 'Brainy Bunch'.
The article on Zombies will be written shortly.
February 3rd, 2011
Zombies are attacking several South African cities and are under attack by Zombies. Port Elizabeth is being evacuated while Johannesburg burns. The South African government is almost non-existent, due to several key members of the government being dead.
February 4th, 2011
Zombies have been spotted all over Southern Africa. South Africa is completely overrun with Zombies. Meanwhile, a lone Zombie has been spotted in South America.
February 7th, 2011
Southern Africa is nearly completely overrun. It is a forsaken region now. Northern Africa is under siege. Riots in Egypt have turned to even more chaos. Alexandria is being torn apart by a three way battle between rioters, the Egyptian government, and Zombies. Zombie activity has been seen in South America and India. The Middle East is also seeing Zombie activity.
In lighter news, the Pittsburg Steelers have won the Super Bowl ...
February 8th, 2011
Rioters in Cairo have started a fire that has burned down several buildings. Zombie activity is severe in Argentina, India, Madagascar, most of the Middle East, and almost all of Africa.