Antarctica—Shortly after the discovery of a new bacteria in an ancient lake buried miles in the ice, all contact was lost with the Vostok Research Facility. The Russian facility, located on the Antarctic ice sheet, had managed to drill through nearly two miles of sub glacial ice before inadvertently releasing an unknown bacteria into the air. It is described as a flesh eating bacteria, but those infected apparently do all the eating.
Russian President Vladimir Putin remains adamant this not a zombie outbreak. “Those exposed essentially die and are immediately resurrected with an insatiable craving to feed, but we have the situation contained,” said Putin, who is denying allegations he has turned the area into his own Wildlife Preserve and Zombie Hunting Range.
Russian officials also claim the last picture received from the facility (depicted above) was a bit of a false alarm. “The scientists were simply watching John Carpenter’s The Thing on Netflix,” said Putin. “In the image prior the scientists were drinking vodka and eating popcorn. But stay tuned as I will be sending back shirtless images of myself shooting zombies from my bobsled.”
In a rare form of journalistic clairvoyance, The Discord’s own Erisa Brahe already predicted such an outbreak at that precise location here. CEO Pierce Winslow said, “This is not the first time we’ve been out in front of the news. Although usually we’re behind the news, Deliverance style.”