One of the strange internet rumors once claimed dead ebola victims to have risen from the grave alive. The hoax has resurfaced again claiming the above picture was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in one of the craziest rumors.
The story described happened in the year 2014 in the African country of Liberia and the victims are females aged in their 40s, and 60s. The two reportedly resurrected when taken to the funeral.
There was even a video that cannot be found anywhere now showing one of the males, thought to have died of ebola showing signs of life just before the final moments of his funeral that only helps in generating more wild reports claiming that he has turned into a zombie!
There was a report on the Mirror published during those times, confirming these zombie apocalypse fears. How silly!
According to the report, the incident was filmed by a news reporter when the person moved his arm.
The reporter, Dr Richard Besser, was speaking to the camera and was left astonished by what he saw: “He is not dead.” he shouted. “They were wrapping him away but he is alive. He is moving his arm.
“They almost took him away to the crematorium and they noticed he was moving his arm,” the report adds. With his current state not known, it is easier to build stories based on loose dots. The report on Liberia’s National Newspaper is said to have described the incident as a person coming back from dead igniting the rumor mill to grow stronger.
The story happened/cooked up during the time when Africa was losing thousands to Ebola – more than 3,000+ in West Africa – the perfect time to kickstart something and build sensitive stories.
Explanation of the hoax
The Independent confirmed that this image and reports of the zombies are totally untrue and was posted on a satirical site.
The image on the left is the one that’s has been fakely created from a picture from World War Z, a zombie Hollywood flick. The image on the right is the source.