'Zombie Hunters & Popsicles'
research facility - undead massacre
Ice station mystery surrounds
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special ZWN report I travel to the beautiful wilderness of northern
of Alaska. To Nome, the finishing point of the brutal Iditerod trail
sled dog challenge. I have been assigned to try to unravel the mystery
surrounding the recent slaughter of nine workers at the ill fated Ice
Station Pardue research facility.
begins in Anchorage, capital of Alaska. I am greeted at the airport
by Sheriff Robert Lipton. With a firm handshake a few words and he drives
us away to his station downtown. I am a little surprised at the extent
of help being afforded to me by the authorities. I even go so far as
to mention this to Sheriff Lipton. He confides that at least up in Alaska,
where you are much more likely to be eaten by a bear than a reanimate,
they are somewhat in the dark as to how to handle such a unique situation.
Consequently, any independent help is appreciated. particularly from
an organization as comprehensive as ZWN.
Of course government intervention is immediate. Nome, scene of the undead
attack, is under heavy cordon and access is limited to military, emergency
and a few trade organizations only. Zombie hunters are also descending
on the area in droves. "That worries me, says Sheriff Lipton, it
really does. They will come here without an undead hunting license,
looking for fame, illegal trophies,
whatever else. They will end up getting themselves or somebody else
I have few clues exactly as to who the unidentified assailant was that
massacred the 9 research facility members. The attacker is believed
to be the same person found just 3 miles away from the scene of the
killings, frozen to re-death. Lab reports confirmed that blood on his
body matched that of two of the slain researchers. He was also a confirmed necro-mortosis late stage victim.
image was captured on closed circuit CCTV (left)
in question was found naked and frozen. His body was attached to a tree.
I say 'attached' because apparently, just like a child getting their
tongue stuck to a pole by licking it, he became affixed to a nearby
tree, but blood oozing from a large open wound that ran the entire length
of his torso was this fixative.
Heath, ZWN's regular zombie hunter columnist comments upon this. "We
call them 'zombie popsicles'. It's a little un 'PC' I admit. But we
find them on missions in cold climates. I even documented one account, 'Taking the piste'.
The necro's would try to move away from whatever it is they were stuck
to, and so more blood would ooze out as the wound, widened it. Then
they would stick more."
at least answered the question of how he ended up stuck to a tree, frozen
solid. But who was he? and why was he naked?
Lipton had one possible answer, but it would involve a choppy and very
rough plane ride into 'Trapper creek' east of Talkeetna.
yours truly, about to face a very nauseating plane ride.
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