Ghost Stories

Published on November 12th, 2012 | by Nick


Are Zombies Ghosts Too?

They are both dead, so are zombies ghosts?

This week, I spent a lot of time thinking about the undead. Ghosts, spirits, zombies. Okay, so I got caught up in reruns of The Walking Dead. Point is, it made me think: Ghosts and zombies are both the remains of people who were once alive. So are zombies ghosts?

To put it simply: No, they’re not. A ghost is the spirit of a person who was once alive. A zombie is the body of a person who was once alive, reanimated. With zombies though, there is no spirit, consciousness, or history. The zombie epidemic is a disease that infects the brain and takes over the body. Much like a car will get us from point A to point B, the disease uses the body to bring it to where there is more human flesh to be consumed.

So yes, zombies are a part of a human life that is left to roam around once the human dies, but it is not the part that can think, feel, remember, or haunt.

Besides, zombies aren’t real. I can’t say the same thing for ghosts.

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Aspiring writer for film and television who's making a lot of stops along the way. Gamer. Cinephile. Geek. I believe in the existence of extraterrestrials and that they are (probably) already among us.

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