It’s a given that the Pentagon goes the extra mile when it comes to security, but zombies? You’ve got to be kidding me. Okay, well even I have started preparing myself, so I can’t say much.
The Pentagon, according to documents that Foreign Policy Magazine recovered, has in fact put together a detailed zombie apocalypse plan. According to IFL Science, the document even states,
“Because zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life, [Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population — including traditional adversaries.”
According to the authors, the document named CONOP 8888, is no joke (although I’m dying of laughter over here… See what I did there?) and writing the ‘zombie survival plan’ has helped by being an effective training tool for planners.
“We posted this plan because we feel it is a very enjoyable way to train new planners and boost retention of critical knowledge… Our intent was to place this training tool “in the wild” so that others who were interested in finding new and innovative ways to train planners could have an alternative and admittedly unconventional tool at their disposal that could be modified and updated over time.”
Rest assured, the authors do note that they know the plan is “so ridiculous” and even state that “Planners… realized that training examples for plans must accommodate the political fallout that occurs if the general public mistakenly believes that a fictional training scenario is actually a real plan” and “we elected to use a completely impossible scenario that could never be mistaken as a real plan.”
If you’re interested in survival of the pending apocalypse, you can check out my list of 10 Essentials To Prepare You for the Zombie Apocalypse and the Pentagon’s zombie apocalypse survival plan posted by CNN.
Now we know that one of the world’s most powerful military has the time to plan out what comes across to be a very detailed plan in case we find ourselves among the undead. And when I say detailed, I do mean detailed. They mention different zombies one might come across. Vegetarian zombies, weaponized zombies, evil magic zombies, and even chicken zombies are among the list.
Chicken zombies. I did not stutter. Actually, chicken zombies are the “only proven class of zombies that actually exists” according to the document. It states that chicken zombies “occur when old hens that can no longer lay eggs are incorrectly euthanized by poultry farmers using carbon monoxide” and although the hens appear to be dead when they are buried, they somehow come back to life and dig themselves out of their graves. But don’t worry, they end up dying after a period of time because of internal organ failure.
Is that enough to make you want to be vegetarian? I don’t know, but you tell me geeks! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Which zombies from the list would you want to encounter in the zombie apocalypse?