The story of dead Ebola victims rising from the dead, with the first “picture” of one of the zombies that has gone viral, (if it weren’t glaringly obvious) is a hoax.
The story, “Africa confirms 3rd Ebola victim rises from the dead, releases picture of first ‘Ebola zombie’ captured,” was shared which has been shared around the web, is posted on a satirical site.
The image caption reads: “For the first time in human history, confirmed footage is captured of a man who scientists watched die from Ebola then only several hours later, regain life and rise from the dead”.
A lab-Zombie seen in ‘World War Z’
The site, Big America News, purports to be built upon the principles of “fearless reporting, loudly yelled opinions and facts proudly born of raw gut instinct”.
The image on the article, while impressive, is in fact doctored picture of a zombie from the film World War Z. It appears to have taken an image of one of the film’s lab-zombies, and merged it with this picture of a “realistic movie sculpture” from Schell Studios, which the messageboard 8chan pointed out.
Written by LOULLA-MAE ELEFTHERIOU-SMITH
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