Halloween may be over, but it’s horrors live on in the waves and chilling waters of Lake Michigan.
Over the course of last weekend, Chicago’s Coast Guard took on a new and unique role due to the macabre holiday and a bout of ghoulish weather – zombie hunters.
Due to the freakishly high winds, coupled with cold temperatures and even a bit of snow in and around the Lake Michigan area, Chicago’s Navy Pier Halloween barge nearly sank Friday, resulting in the closing of the popular attraction for the weekend. You can see a video of the sinking barge below:
As a result, props and merchandise from the barge were washed and blown into the Great Lake, including life-sized zombie mannequins, though one, perhaps, must wonder if all of it is some elaborate ploy for the dawning of a new zombie apocalypse. Watch out!
The Chicago Coast Guard spent a good portion of the weekend fishing the zombies and debris out of the water, but it can’t be for certain whether every zombie has been recovered. Communities on the shores of Lake Michigan are recommended to stay on high alert for potential plastic and silicone zombie hordes floating their way. Lock your doors or run for the hills! Not since the Ebola virus has America seen such a faux disaster in the making.
Images of at least one recovered zombie have surfaced on Imgur, though the Coast Guard has not confirmed who posted them.
Clearly the nation owes that person a hearty thanks for their whistleblowing of this potentially life-shattering threat.